Ryan Kaufman, LMT

I grew up in the Portland area, and have lived here my whole life, with the exception of a couple years of traveling. I have been through every western state, but nothing compares the beauty of the place I get to call home. Today I live in a beautiful neighborhood in southeast Portland. When I'm not doing massage, I am working in my garden, taking photographs, brewing beer, or spending time with my friends and family. I feel so blessed to have a job that I love in the place that I love, and to be afforded the opportunity to really make an impact on people's lives.

All my life I wanted to be doing something that I found engaging and challenging both mentally and physically, and that directly contributed to people's well being. After years of working in various positions that were not fulfilling, I found massage therapy to be exactly what I was looking for; I graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in late 2010 and have been loving my job ever since. It's challenging to work on such a close and personal level with so many different people. My clients all vary considerably in their personalities, bodies, and how they approach their healing process, so I have to engage everyone a little differently and really be open to reassessing my own assumptions. My goal with every client is to help them reach a healthier state of balance by bringing awareness and movement back to the body. In massage my goal is to bring my client's attention to the areas they are holding tension, allowing their bodies to let go. I tailor each session to the individual needs of my client, to ensure that I am providing a comfortable and effective treatment.

Specialties Include Advanced Myofascial Techniques, trigger point release, and deep tissue massage.

Schedule an appointment with Ryan Kaufman online. Or call 971.400.7768.

Oregon License #18364