• Are you seeking therapeutic massage for physical aches and pains?
  • Are you under more emotional or physical stress than usual?
  • Are discomfort and/or pain interrupting you from living a vibrant life?

Whether you feel sidelined by an injury or a traumatic event, suffer from chronic pain, or simply sit too long at the computer every day…

In the wake of COVID19 concerns we have taken every consideration into account to create a safe environment for students and clients.  Our forest studio is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after every client to ensure that a fresh experience awaits the next person to step into our sacred space.  We ask that people wear face coverings and maintain appropriate distancing, and apply sensitivity for individual needs and discernment for the safety of all. When instructing classes we supply hand sanitizers – both organic and non-organic options – and ask that instructors and students use these and other precautions when treating each other. For any questions about these practices, please contact Ellen at [email protected] or through phone or text at (503) 931-2385.

Aloha from Ellen at Cascade Bodyworks

I’m glad you’ve found Cascade Bodyworks.

I created Cascade Bodyworks in 1990 to provide a place where people could find peace, and an effective alternative to drugs used as a way to reduce or eliminate pain and stress. The sessions I offer weave massage with several different and powerful kinds of energy work. Many of my clients have experienced profound healing.

The study of Hawaiian Lomilomi massage infuses my practice. The word ‘Aloha’ can be translated in many ways but its foundation is that of compassionate, loving kindness. This is also the foundation of Lomilomi, and my goal in our work together; to remind you of who you have always been, to help you regain your own vibrant health, to recapture joy and a feeling of peace.

When we work together, I draw from two decades of study in massage – specifically Lomilomi (Hawaiian massage), CranioSacral work, Lymphatic Drainage, Reiki and other energetic healing techniques.

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These methods work together or separately to relieve:

  • Tension/muscle pain/strain
  • Arthritis pain
  • Inflammation
  • Fatigue/Epstein Barr
  • Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Whiplash
  • Edema
  • Stress
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Melancholy

And to support and improve:

  • Optimal Brain Function
  • Immune function
  • Peace and calm
  • Authentic personal expression
  • Creativity
  • Problem solving ability
  • Memory
  • Joy
  • Production of stress-relieving hormones
  • Operating in life from your thinking versus your survival brain
  • Your sense of humor

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  • “Working with Ellen has changed my life, healing my body and my spirit in ways I could not have predicted. After each session in her peaceful studio, I feel relief for longer and longer periods of time. Her practice, and the healing she offers, is extraordinary.”

  • “It truly is an experience to get a massage from Ellen. I’ve been getting massages for a number of years (I have MS) and Ellen’s are exceptional! Her energy is so positive, relaxing, and calming. I’m in a peaceful state of mind (and body) when I head for home and for hours after.”

  • “There is no one like Ellen. She truly feels and understands my body. When the massage is over..which I wish it never was, I am totally and completely relaxed and pain free. Ellen is amazing!”