Why We’re Different
Voted “Best Massage Portland 2017 and 2021” 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.
Truly Changed My Life
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.
Olympic Athlete – Judo
Attentive, Interactive, and Compassionate
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!
Professional drummer, Fabulous Thunderbirds
Just Plain Awsome!
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!
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.
Thrilled with Treatment
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.
The Best Massage
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 !
My Soul Masseuse
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.
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
I have been going to East Bridge Massage for a few years now and they have been phenomenal. I have seen a few of the different therapists (all the ones I have seen are amazing) and will tend to see one a few times as scheduling permits so they can target whatever is going on in my body. I had been on hiatus the last 9+ months from massages when I just started back up (having a 2 year toddler during a pandemic makes getting time for a massage hard) and I have seen Kumi two times so far. She has done wonders for my shoulders, back, and general upper body. She listens to what I think are the issues and finds what they are in my body.
I tell everyone I know who is looking for bodywork to come to here, anyone with aches and pains. I came here my whole pregnancy to get massages to keep me working while my babe was growing and pushing my body in different directions. I really hope more people take advantage of bodywork from East Bridge. They are truly amazing!
WOW. I have had a few massage experiences before but East Bridge is where I feel that my body has really begun to heal. Everyone in this place always seems so happy and relaxed, nobody at the front desk has ever been anything less than warm and helpful. I would like to give massage therapist Peter ten thousand stars- he is truly fixing my body and easing my pain with the most exquisitely relaxing massages I can imagine. Seriously, somebody give him a medal. I couldn’t possibly be more satisfied with my massages!
High Quality Massage Therapists
This really is the best Deep Tissue Massage I have ever received. I started going recently and had acute pain. I saw several of the LMT’s there. All were unique but collaborated about my shoulder condition. I was in a lot of pain and needed the best massage therapy that I could find. Customer service was top notch and the owner cares deeply about the quality of therapists. She is also a massage educator who teaches advanced massage techniques. You can’t beat these high quality massage therapists that are truly cared for and respected. They are also open seven days a week.
Best Massage Place!
I have had many massages in my life, but East Bridge Massage is hands down THE BEST place I have been to. I have seen Kumi for a deep tissue massage twice now, and will continue to keep coming here as long as she’s around. My girlfriend has also been here twice now, albeit with a different therapist, and feels the same way. Thank you so much to Kumi and the rest of the professional and friendly staff here for the outstanding service! You have deservedly earned my business.
I’d probably still be in a lot of pain if my doctor had not referred me to East Bridge Massage. My massage therapist has played a crucial role in my journey of healing and managing nerve pain. She’s caring, professional and meticulous with her treatment plan for me. The rooms are beautiful, calming to the soul, clean, and detailed with local artwork. I’m appreciative of this place and highly recommend them.