Laurel Wolfe Surles, LMT #17485 | Licensed Massage/Myofascial Therapist since 1984
Specializing in the improvement and restoration of lost function due to injury or illness
Our bodies have a natural affinity for total health, seeking from a cellular level on up and balance. With that comes a sense of wellbeing. When an illness, trauma or accident challenges our body with pain & dysfunction, it is important to find healing practitioners to assist our bodies in finding that healthy balance again so that we may continue to perform our usual activities of daily living and have active lifestyles.
In 1984, my brother was in a serious motorcycle accident. He told his Chiropractor about the substantial pain relief through massage sessions with me. He asked if there was a way to include massage with his chiropractic treatment plan, at which time I was invited to join the chiropractic practice. Thus began the first instance of Therapeutic Massage Therapy being provided through a chiropractic office. What followed was 18 years of experience working in Chiropractic & Acupuncture clinics, specializing in accident, injury and illness cases.
Since 1995, I have studied Myofascial Release (MFR) technique extensively, and even with John F. Barnes, PT himself, who is an internationally recognized physical therapist and the leading authority on Myofascial Release. I am continually amazed at the healing potential of Myofascial Release for acute care. This amazing technique promotes deep relaxation and in most cases, immediate pain relief, with long term healing effects.
I also possess extensive knowledge, skill and experience with a broad variety of therapeutic massage techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point, deep transverse frictions, compression, cross-fiber, Swedish, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretches and Ashiatsu
When it comes to injury or illness, I believe in a Healing Solution Team. I pride myself in working side by side with a network of experienced healthcare providers in the coordination and collaboration of care that may include a Chiropractor, Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, Medical Doctor, Surgeon or Physical Therapist.
I have also worked many years in the upscale Spa and Wellness Center settings, and provide a world-class relaxation massage that helps you just let it all go & feel good again.
Currently I practice in the Westlake area of Lake Oswego, and look forward to the opportunity to work with you!