Waywest Massage Therapists
Licensed Massage Therapist #18140
Miranda has been easing muscles and minds professionally since the spring of 2011.
With a calming demeanor, interest in anatomy, and desire to do good in the world, massage was an obvious choice. Her effortless and specific style of discovering the areas you didn't even realize were causing you trouble leaves you mentally clear and physically lighter. Her goal is to provide a massage that is gentle yet effective. Massage can be deep, but doesn't have to be painful to work. She reads between the lines of your muscles and provides a treatment so you are renewed and ready for your next adventure.
Licensed Massage Therapist #21453
I don’t want to give a standardized massage, a formula to apply to all clients. I want to hear about what you need the day of your massage. Do you want to try and conquer an old injury? Do you have an achy elbow but also your school finals or work deadlines are days away? Or, is relaxation the goal... with no chatting and your personal music selections? If we work together, you communicating and me listening, we can acknowledge where you are and make space for and encourage change.
Our body is our oldest friend. When we strain one area, our muscles recruit their resources to keep us from re-injuring the area or from feeling weakness or pain. In time the body’s well-meaning support can cost us our natural balance and ease of movement. My work is directed at your body’s holding patterns, letting them know that it is okay to relax, okay to share their work, and okay to be strong again.
Art in it's many forms has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. When I create a new body of artwork I research the subject, imagine a new interpretation and express this using my hands to create. For me, massage has a similar creative element. I research and continue to learn about the body and its many varieties, I imagine through the surface of the skin to build a picture of your unique structures. Through my hands I work to create the change, relaxation, and restoration that you ask for.
Licensed Massage Therapist #24226
My fascination with the human body – how it moves and functions – initially developed through my studies of anatomy and physiology during my undergraduate degree in Nutrition. I, then, completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training program at The Bhaktishop Yoga Center in Portland. This expanded my passion for helping people live healthy and active lives and eventually led me to pursue a career as a licensed massage therapist. Through massage and yoga I get to share my knowledge about anatomy and physiology, alignment, and structure to empower my clients to understand their own bodies and leave them feeling balanced and at ease.
My massage style is a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage as well as some integration of myofascial release and Thai massage techniques. I bring a calm, grounded presence to the space I’m working in which translates to my clients so they can feel relaxed and more present in their own bodies. I encourage my clients to try Thai massage – an ancient healing system involving deep compressions, stretches, and gentle passive movements to increase range of motion, loosen tight muscles, and improve circulation. It can leave you feeling invigorated or deeply relaxed, help alleviate pain, and generally leaves one with an overall sense of wellbeing.
My approach to massage is to bring the body back into optimal shape to prevent injuries and illness so clients can enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle. As an avid rock climber and yoga practitioner I know and appreciate firsthand the importance of having a healthy body in order to enjoy my favorite activities.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT OUR MASSAGE THERAPY STYLE:
"I have been going to Miranda for over a year now, and I cannot adequately express how much she has helped me. She kneads, pokes, prods (and sometimes atomic elbows) all my aches and pains away. After I started seeing her once a month I was able to quit my chiropractor - I just didn't need the adjustments any more. You should make an appointment!
"I highly recommend Waywest Massage if you're looking for a lovely massage in a bright and calm space. I've had appointments with both Miranda and Mariana and I would highly recommend each of them. With appointment times in the evenings and on Saturday & Sundays, there is plenty of flexibility with scheduling. Mariana showed me a number of stretches and gave me a few tips to manage tension in the weeks between massages which I really appreciated, too. Enjoy!"
"Miranda Morehouse is a great massage therapist. Before I met her, I carried lifelong tension in my neck and shoulders. I tried yoga, physical therapy, ergonomics . . . but nothing gave a lasting fix. When I started regular sessions with Miranda, her skill with deep tissue massage helped release these tight muscles. My pain level diminished, and now after each session my overall relief lasts longer and longer. As a postscript: Miranda travels with athletes during week-long cycling events in Montana and Oregon. I admire this. It must be hard work to ease cyclists' aches and pains along the road. Yet she's also skilled at using the lightest of touches in a massage. When an older friend of mine faced thyroid gland surgery and wanted relief from muscle stiffness, I referred her to Miranda. I knew Miranda would be thoughtful and sensitive enough to apply exactly the right gentle techniques my friend needed at that vulnerable moment."
"I absolutely love Miranda. I have sent so many people to get massages from Miranda because she is one of the best. I have been going to Miranda for over a year and recently have been going to Mariana due to my work schedule. They are both really great and have 2 totally different techniques but both have helped me heal from serious injuries. The new space is wonderful, the location is perfect, scheduling is easy and convenient, she is always willing to work with you, and they take insurance. I couldn't be happier with Waywest Massage."
"I LOVE my massages with Miranda! I have been seeing her for over a year and cannot recommend her more highly! As a triathlete I appreciate every massage with Miranda, because she listens intently when I describe areas of tightness, but what is more amazing is how she can intuitively find areas that need a little extra work and focuses extra time on them. Her calm and positive energy makes every massage a fully relaxing experience. Miranda is the BEST!"
I've been getting massages from Miranda for a couple of years now. Her new location on Dekum is warm and inviting. As a massage therapist, Miranda has an intuition to what areas of my body need attention and then she works her magic. She provides both needed mental and physical relaxation. She is also amazing at sore and injured muscles for focused therapy session.
“Effective and gentle but expertly focused therapy.”
"I had my first therapeutic massage from Miranda during a week of biking through the North California mountains, and was amazed at how effective her gentle but expertly focused therapy helped me through that ride. Now in Portland, I again am enjoying restorative and peaceful therapy sessions with Miranda, and find her skill, knowledge, and professional yet friendly manner an ideal combination. I highly recommend her to anyone!"
— A. D.
“A true healing experience.”
"I have had countless massages over the years but, Miranda's massages are hands-down the best I've ever received. Her technique is strong and knowledgeable, finding all the trouble spots and working them out with a skill I've never before experienced. She does not give frou frou massages, but a true healing experience. The results are immediately felt and long-lasting. She also gives stretching tips to help the massage work last longer, which I find to be incredibly beneficial. The euphoria created inside my body and mind stretches for many days, when many massages lose their effects within a few hours. Her energy is positive, confident and relaxing. Her prices are a steal for her incredible services and her studio is cozy and comfortable. She puts you at ease and then blows your mind. Once you've had a Miranda massage, you won't want to go to anyone else. Trust me, you will not be disappointed."