Hello, my name is Nathan Peterson and I am a fully licensed massage therapist in Portland (#21438).  I practice upstairs in a room overlooking Forest Park in the Thurman Building on NW 24th.  I love massage because it is such a deep form of communication.  When I close my eyes, turn off the noise and just truly listen to you, it's amazing.  Your ideas and emotions have been manifested into your physical form.  I can literally feel your pain!   And hopefully I can help you to release this pain and tension, if you wish.  For without your permission, I can not do any thing.


I have received massage for 15 years, but I was first blown away by its power about ten years ago.  I found that my hands were going numb each night as I slept.  They would slowly and painfully "wake up" for hours after, causing me misery.  My mom heard of my issues and set me up with an appointment with her massage therapist.  I was doubtful!  I had received a massage before and enjoyed its relaxing bliss, but I really didn't expect any lasting results for my issues.


It was amazing!   She worked on muscles in the middle of my back, which somehow affected muscles in my forearms.  My hands were "on fire" at one point.   She made adjustments to my eyes (which I still don't know how she did!).  But most importantly, she slowly moved the pain out of my body.  When she had finished I had to sit outside on a street bench for 30 minutes until I adjusted to the new way my body felt.  I was changed!  And the pain and numbness I had experienced each night disappeared (It would only reappear once or twice a year after a day of extremes).


These life changing moments shot me into massage school and on the road to being a body worker!  Life did twist me around for a bit and like most  people I lost my way for a while, but I am back on track.  Life eventually said "NOW!" and I have finally after several years found my place.  So without further ado...


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