Why We’re Different

Voted “Best Massage Portland 2017” by the Willamette Week reader’s poll. Thank you for this honor!

Our massage therapists have unmatched skills and experience in a wide array of advanced massage techniques. Collectively, we have thousands of hours of training. On average, our massage therapists have twelve years’ experience, with some as many as twenty years.


After years of intense training and competition, I decided it was time to do some serious massage to get myself back into training again. I was in constant low grade pain throughout my back. Since my massages with several of the therapists at East Bridge, I have surpassed what I thought my body was able to overcome. I have never had this kind of deep tissue massage and it truly changed the direction of my life. I am completely out of pain and able to compete again. This is a rare find as it is more of a group practice, the owner is a massage therapist that works alongside the other therapists and is so passionate about making sure that everyone is getting the best massage in Portland.

Lee Canton
Olympic Athlete – Judo

I have had treatments all over the world but no one compares to East Bridge, it’s my go-to facility for deep tissue massage, rehabilitation and overall wellness.

In 2011 I was in a major car accident which eventually led me to have two low back surgeries and left me unable to play music. East Bridge was key in freeing up the muscles that had become inactive, stuck and atrophied, now I’m back to full force playing, recording and touring!

But, they are not just about the bodywork. All the therapists at EB are caring, attentive, interactive, and compassionate. They listen to your needs and tailor your massages so you out get the most out your time with them.

I always leave my sessions lighter, more relaxed and happy with the overall feeling I’ve done something really beneficial and healing for my body!

Jimi Bott
Professional drummer, Fabulous Thunderbirds

I highly recommend Clare for both relaxation-oriented massage or to address a specific injury. I was lucky enough to get referred to Clare just before I got into a car accident. Clare was incredibly supportive to me during my recovery – she gave me fantastic massages, addressing my issues as they arose and modifying her techniques as my healing progressed. Clare also gave me awesome advice on vitamins as well as referrals to other health practitioners who share her (and my) philosophies. Another plus is her skill/willingness to deal with insurance issues, should you need it. Yet another plus is that Clare is just plain awesome and it’s always a pleasure to be around her in her comfortable and peaceful space. I suggest you visit her right away!

Suzanne H.
Water Conservation Specialist

I was referred to Clare by a pain clinic in 2011.  I had tried everything (or so I thought) and they had recommended surgery for my neck.  I could not believe but after the first treatment I felt a difference but by the third I felt better than I had since my chronic pain started 5 years ago! It is almost unbelievable at times. I no longer need or would ever consider surgery.  I send all of my employees and family to her as well.   Now I only go to see Clare whenever I need a tune up or just want an amazing massage.  She has truly changed my life.

Paul L.
Property Manager

I finally found the best deep tissue massage I have ever had! I have looked for 15 years and am so thrilled with the treatment I have received.  She is skilled and artistic in her approach.  She is an athletes herself and really understands pain and is sensitive to people who have a lot of challenging issues.  My wife does not like deep pressure and Clare is one of the few therapists who can accommodate all styles.

Marin W.
Graphic Designer

I have never met a massage therapist who cared so much!  She has worked with so many types of health care providers that she understands how to approach each person differently.  Each massage experience is unique  and she works so hard to get you better quickly.  I told my doctor about her and now she refers patients to her for all kinds of muscular related issues.  She is the best !

Serena G.
Ultrasound Technician

When I refer to Clare Katner I refer to her as my soul masseuse. Before being massaged by her I had never felt transported by a massage. After her massage I was in such a deeply relaxed state that I had to briefly postpone driving!!

But it isn’t just the bliss of such a centering massage experience that makes her such a remarkably competent massage therapist, she is also a very knowledgeable practitioner and is able to identify exactly what the body needs during a massage. The best way to describe her ability is to say she is the most informed and intuitive health care provider I have ever worked with.

Jamie F.

We call Clare, “Dr. Clare Medicine Woman”. She has worked with our entire family and we all go to her when we have a problem.  She even has worked on our grandparents and they love her too!  She adjusts her style  to match each of us.

The Fisher Family

Clare, thank you for your support over the past two years in helping me create a healthy child after all of our struggles.  I really believe that my work with you made such a huge difference  in my health and ability to have such a peaceful and smooth birth experience.  I will be forever grateful.

Christina L.
Computer Programmer

Clare really knows what she is doing.  She has the ability to make you feel incredibly relaxed from the onset of your session, be it hypnosis or massage.  By the end, you will feel calm but revived!  Her methods are most effective.  She is someone that you can trust.  Oh, and the real benefit…Clare LISTENS to you and is always willing to go that extra mile to help you.

Kate B.

This place is absolutely amazing. I wasn’t just a “client” or a “patient” I was a person. They listened to my needs and exceeded all of them. It is so refreshing to be treated for my necessities and not proposed a bunch of costly services I don’t need. This group is not just a business, they are true healers that care and want to make you not just feel better, but be better. I have found my holistic home!



I have been getting massage therapy here for almost a year after a car accident. The first therapist I saw was Andrea and I left feeling like my pain went from a 5 to a 2. I have seen nearly all the therapist here now, they are all fantastic with their own unique styles. I recommend trying them all out to see who fits you best. It was Cranial Sacral therapy that left me feeling out of this world–truly, it is an indescribable feeling that I have never felt until coming here. It takes a lot for me to relax but after a session i’m on cloud nine, totally zonked in my relaxation realm. The space is very clean and welcoming. They instantly made me feel like part of the fam and are always eager to fit me in wherever they can even though they book up fast.

Katie F.


The Eastbridge Wellness experience is top notch due to the remarkably high level of skill and experience that each massage therapist has. They offer many specialty areas including shiatsu, cranial sacral, deep tissue as well as injury recovery 7 days a week. They accept my health insurance plan when most places will simply not take any insurance for massage.

Laura D.