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Seeking Ashiatsu Massage Therapist To Grow With Us

Sole Purpose Massage is growing and is looking for a talented massage therapist to join us. We’ll take care of all the marketing, scheduling and studio expenses so that you can focus on doing massage in a supportive environment that facilitates your growth as a therapist.

 

About Sole Purpose Massage: We are Bend’s only massage studio specializing in barefoot massage modalities, including Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage and SARGA bodywork. We are primarily a therapeutic massage office, but we like to give clients the best of both worlds, with massages that get results and leave them feeling relaxed and rejuvinated. Each massage is as unique as the client and may incorporate elements of barefoot massage, neuromuscular work, myofascial release techniques, cupping, Thai stretching, or hot stones. 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about bodywork, self-directed, creative, and comfortable providing therapeutic massage. 

The ideal candidate will be certified in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage or have the desire to learn Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage. A solid combination of other massage modalities and techniques may substitute for the Ashiatsu training. An in depth knowledge of the body and a creative and holistic approach to treatment is required.

Job Qualifications

·Applicants must hold and maintain a current Oregon massage license.

·Applicants must be available to work agreed upon hours, to be determined before hiring. 

·Applicants must possess the ability to work without direct supervision.

·Insurance billing experience is not required but is desirable.

·Applicants must have their own liability insurance. 

 

Experience

·Applicants should be trained in some of the following modalities: Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, SARGA Bodywork, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Prenatal Massage, Thai Massage (Other modalities not listed here are also desirable.)

·Applicants should have excellent communication and listening skills, as well as basic computer knowledge.

·At least one year of massage experience is preferred. 

 

Compensation

Compensation will be dependent on skills and experience, but will be in the range of 40-60% of the massage plus tips. 

 

To apply: Email your cover letter and resume to karynvlmt@massagetherapy.com

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Thank You! Sole Purpose Massage Celebrates It's First Anniversary

This month, I celebrate my first anniversary as Sole Purpose Massage. So, dear clients, thank you for making my first year in business such a sweet success! Helping you to feel better in your bodies, to move more freely, and to heal from injury is what keeps me passionate and inspired for this work I do.  To mark this occasion, I am launching two new services: Ashi-Thai massage and a summer treat for your feet called "Put Your Best Food Forward."

What is Ashi-Thai Massage? This extraordinary massage gives you the physical benefits of yoga combined with the relaxation of massage. Ashi-Thai is an expression of traditional Thai stretches that have been modified for use with Ashiatsu bars. This massage is recommended for sports recovery, improved flexibility, and relaxation. Ashi-Thai sessions are 90 minutes long and are performed fully clothed, so please come prepared with yoga or workout clothing.

About 'Put Your Best Foot Forward': Put the focus on your feet and lower legs in this 30-minute, summer inspired massage treatment. Start with a homemade citrus-thyme scrub and refreshing hot towel wrap, followed by deep, focused massage on the calves, feet and toes, ending with an application of organic Shea butter to keep your skin hydrated and feeling smooth and soft. Your feet will thank you!

If you haven't yet tried Ashiatsu barefoot massage, come and see why it is called "the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet." Once you try it, you'll be hooked! Cheers to keeping things growing and rolling in year two!

Try Ashiatsu Massage for Only $20!

Sole Purpose Massage announces its 2015 schedule of Ashiatsu Demo Days

Ashiatsu is a unique approach to deep tissue massage. Using the feet, and assisted by gravity, this massage works deep muscle layers without being painful. As a massage therapist, I have become an Ashiatsu crusader because I have seen the remarkable benefits of this type of body work for nagging back, shoulder and hip pain, for muscle soreness related to athletic endeavors, and when combined with stretching, for increased movement and range of motion in the body. The feet are an amazing massage tool and I want to share this healing work with everyone!

Since Ashiatsu is a very specialized form of massage, many people who might benefit from it have never heard of it before. To help remedy this situation, I am offering four Ashiatsu Demo Days at my studio in 2015. Demonstrations will be 20 minutes in length and will allow those curious about Ashiatsu to experience this amazing massage firsthand. Best of all, demonstrations are only $20! Reservations for these dates are limited to 6 people each day and you must call 541-610-8622 in advance to reserve your spot.

Dates are: February 7th, May 2nd, August 8th, and November 7, 2015. I look forward to introducing more people to the benefits of Ashiastu DeepFeet Bar Therapy.

Sole Purpose Massage to Open Massage Studio in Downtown Bend on June 1st


BEND, OR—Sole Purpose Massage, a therapeutic massage studio offering Ashiatsu Deep Feet Bar Therapy, will open a new studio at 325 NW Vermont St. Suite 104 on June 1, 2014. A grand opening celebration will take place on June 6th during the First Friday Art Walk.

Owner and licensed massage therapist, Karyn Verzwyvelt, has extensive experience in deep tissue massage and the treatment of neck pain, back pain, headaches and car accident injuries, such as whiplash. Karyn completed the Massage Therapy Program at COCC with a 4.0 GPA, and practiced massage in Portland for several years before returning to Bend in August of 2013. While in Portland she trained and worked at Mudra Massage, the Northwest’s educational center for Ashiatsu Massage. Karyn is excited to take over the studio formerly belonging to Roots Massage, and to continue offering therapeutic massage services to Roots Massage clients and the Bend community.

According to Karyn, “Massage is my soul’s purpose and I love being able to use my hands and my feet to help clients feel better. In addition to my Ashiatsu certification, I've completed over 1000 hours of training with a focus on deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release, Thai and sports massage.  I blend techniques from these modalities to create a massage tailored to meet each client’s needs. Whether you are seeking pain relief, a faster recovery from your sporting endeavors, or just want to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle, I will work with you to achieve your goals.”

Meet Karyn during the June 6th First Friday Art Walk from 5:00-8:00 p.m. There will be art by Shawn Taylor on display, live music by Dave Goodman and friends, dance performances, and massage demonstrations throughout the evening. You can also register for door prizes, including a free massage!

To learn more about Sole Purpose Massage or to book an appointment, visit www.solepurposemassage.com or call 541-610-8622.

 

About Ashiatsu Deep Feet Bar Therapy:

Ashiatsu is a barefoot deep tissue massage in which the therapist uses his or her feet to perform compression and gliding strokes along the body.  The force of gravity combined with the therapist’s weight creates an effortless deep tissue massage and a structural change in muscle tissues, while the client remains comfortable and deeply relaxed. Bars are used above the head for support and balance and warm oil is applied to the body to increase glide. The benefit of massage with the foot is the broad, continuous pressure that makes compression strokes smooth and comfortable instead bony or prodding as from an elbow, thumb or massage tool.  Most strokes are done with one foot on the table and one on the client, so pressure is easily adjusted to keep clients comfortable. Ashiatsu has been called “the deepest most luxurious massage on the planet.” Once your try it, you’ll never go back!