Frequently Asked Questions


What should I expect / wear?

Functional Massage is a little different from the relaxation-focused spa treatments that the word ‘massage’ can bring to mind. Your comfort and safety are our top priorities, and right there with them is your return to a free, active lifestyle.

We recommend comfortable clothing, such as what you might wear to hike, practice yoga, exercise, or dance. Many of our clients choose not to disrobe at all, and for those that do, we uphold the highest standards of professional conduct and draping.

While some techniques may cause some discomfort, we want to stay at or below the level of ‘therapeutic pain’ – around a 4 out of 10 on your personal intensity scale. It is counterproductive to the bodywork session if what we’re doing increases your tension! Your therapist will stay in communication about your experiences during the treatment, and we encourage you to speak up for your preferences. We won’t quit on you – but there’s always another way to reach our mutual goals.

How to see Summit Bodywork

autumn 2018 – Portland, OR

Back in Portland, Summit Bodywork is ready to rock with you and keep those winter blues away! Catch me at the new office, at 516 SE Morrison St. right on MLK.

summer 2018 – on sabbatical

For 10 weeks this summer, Summit Bodywork is taking the #BaseCampMassage program international! We aren’t taking appointments during this time, but stay tuned to the adventure!

fall 2018 – Portland, OR

We’ll be landing back in Portland, Oregon with a three day retreat on our beautiful Mt. Hood.

After Labor Day, Summit Bodywork will be engaged in continuing #BCM and will be available for appointments.

Referral Program

When a friend you sent in completes their first appointment with Summit Bodywork, we’ll treat you to 15 minutes free on your next visit!

Cancellations, Reschedules, and No-Shows

Appointments may be cancelled or rescheduled with 24 hour notice without penalty. Full payment will be expected if insufficient notice is given or if you miss your appointment.

Summit Bodywork does not accept insurance claims at this time.