I’m Tina Rea, LMT, Shiatsu practitioner and owner of Shiatsu for Health in Portland, Oregon.
After 15 years as a graphic artist I decided I wanted to be a massage therapist and do something that made a difference in people’s lives. From my first day of Shiatsu class I was hooked. It felt amazing and so different from any other massage as both the client and practitioner. For over 24 years I have happily studied and received Shiatsu. It is still one of my favorite things in the world. Lucky me.
Like most people from time to time various issues effect my health. That cold that’s going around, allergies, mental emotional stress, various aches and pains, digestive issues and so on. Sometimes they require more attention than others, from a doctor or other healthcare professional. For me Shiatsu and Acupuncture are my go to treatments to feel re-energized, re-balanced in mind and body.
My practice is now part of Portland Family Health, where many kinds of health insurance are accepted. An integrative clinic with a team of caring, talented practitioners and supportive staff located in SE Portland. I have worked at immune clinics as well as Terwilliger Plaza retirement facility. Clients that see me are looking for improved health and well-being, improved energy, alignment, circulation and energy. At the clinics my clients had cancer, MS, HIV/AIDS, or other autoimmune diseases. Working with these conditions taught me a great deal about illness, its effects on the body while learning how to better serve all my clients.
We are not our illness
I don’t work on illnesses; I work with people to reduce their pain and symptoms while increasing their immune system and their ability to heal. We all want to feel better and be active in our own lives doing all the things we need and want to do.
My goal is to help you reduce pain, increase movement, decrease the effects of stress while increasing your immune system.