contact Ellen
Salem, Oregon

In 1988, on the recommendation of a friend, I registered for a class in Reiki. At the time I knew nothing about Reiki, but soon realized that this healing technique was somehow familiar—like coming home. I’ve continued to practice and be at home in Reiki ever since.

My interest in massage was piqued by two years of practicing Reiki and I was licensed as a Massage Therapist in 1990. In 1994, I became a Reiki Master and it has been my honor and privilege to teach others to use and share this energetic practice ever since.

I was introduced to Lomilomi through a therapist in Kauai who changed my life. The treatment I received from her felt more profound than anything I had learned or practiced. She referred me to her Kumu (teacher) in Seattle and it has been my great privilege to be able to study Lomilomi massage with her for more than 15 years.

Cascade Bodyworks was born in Salem in 1990. For a time I worked in Salons and at the local massage school, before moving my practice to my home. In 2009 my dream of building a cottage-studio nestled in the woods of my back yard became a reality.

My practice focuses on helping people heal; the techniques I use are Lomilomi (Hawaiian) Massage, Reiki, CranioSacral Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage. I also train in Heart Centered Therapy and Dynamic Energetic Healing® affiliated with Dynamic Energetic Healing International™, and will soon add these as full components of my work.

I offer personal treatments and couples massage; teach Reiki classes and workshops; facilitate, co-facilitate, teach and sponsor classes, workshops, and retreats in Salem and other locations throughout the year. I believe that learning never stops. I continue to study the healing arts, focusing on the techniques and modalities that move me, and which I believe will make a strong difference in the lives of my clients.

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