Earth Touch’s healing philosophy centers around an east meets west, more holistic approach to wellbeing, through a fusion of advanced massage techniques from around the world.
Hannah Olson, EarthTouch’s lead practitioner, is certified in Therapeutic Massage with her Associates of Applied Sciences in Massage Therapy, graduating from the Advanced Massage Program of Bend Oregon. She has studied and incorporates into her practice of Neuromuscular Therapy, Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Physiology of muscle health and dysfunction, Myofascial Release, Clinical Assessment, Sports Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Eastern Theory and other integrated massage therapies.
Hannah received her Fitness Instructor Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine, where she studied and incorporates into her practice Exercise Physiology, Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries, Exercise Testing and Evaluation, Exercise Science, Human Movement and Assessment, Sports and Exercise Psychology, Sports Nutrition, and Training Theory and Application. Hannah is in her ninth year of practice helping clients heal and deeply relax through massage.
As part of her commitment to integrated therapies, Hannah studied Thai Massage and Thai Herbal Medicine in Chaing Mai Thailand, and has undertaken numerous advanced workshops, including Chinese Cupping, Gua Sha, Acupressure, Thai Table Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Myofascial Release, Bio Cranial Stillness Therapy, Myokinesis and Osteokinesis, Essential Oil Massage, Ashiatsu Oriental Barefoot Massage, Yoga Therapies, and Vipassana Meditation.
Hannah is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and a committed student of mindfulness and Vipassana Meditation. Hannah incorporates a broad spectrum of healing modalities from deep stillness of Bio Cranial Therapy to invigorating barefoot Ashiatsu -Thai Massage. Ashiatsu is deep barefoot massage to reach the depths of muscle tissue and increase lymph and circulation. This approach is the result of Japanese and Indian traditions coming together to form an effective treatment to transform the soft tissue system. This practice is a beautiful extension of Thai Massage meets deep myofascial release. Using this approach Hannah is able to follow the guidelines of treatment oriented medical massage and neuromuscular therapy. The greater contact surface of the feet creates a broad approach that is more comfortable and incredibly relaxing, and more sustainable for her practice.
Whether you have acute or chronic pain or are simply seeking relaxation, EarthTouch’s blend of unique combinations of eastern and western-inspired healing practices creates a comprehensive treatment helping to facilitate a natural state of balance giving your body the opportunity to heal and deeply relax.
Christie graduated from Massage School here in Central Oregon in 2012. Christie brings with her years of passion within the bodywork world. Growing up in Spain for the first 20 years of her life she was exposed to various types of bodywork and healing by her mother who has been practicing massage for the last 17 years. After graduating high school Christie attended college where she earned a degree in International Hospitality Management which led her to travel worldwide working in various luxury hotels, ultimately landing in Bend. With a big passion for the outdoors and all the beauty Central Oregon has to offer Christie has called Bend “home” for the last 9 years and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come.
Christie works together with her intuition, bodywork knowledge and passion for restoring balance to create a truly unique and caring experience. She works individually with each client, listening to your needs and creating a plan to help achieve the healthcare goals.
Christie specializes in Relaxation, Deep Tissue Massage, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage, Cupping Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Reiki.
Carmen is originally from the Pacific Northwest and has naturally been drawn to holistic healing. She has deep love for plant medicine and is certified in clinical herbalism as well as AromaTouch essential oil relaxation massage. The use of essential oils is a powerful way to include her passion and desire to truly elicit the bodies healing potential. She is knowledgeable in selecting the right oils to aide in relaxation, muscle aches & pains, and other issues that might be causing discomfort. Carmen holds space for a deeply relaxing environment perfect for restoration for busy lives or overly active lifestyles. She is proficient in many lovely spa techniques; including hot towels & hot stone to melt down any areas of concern. Incorporating many different modalities into her treatments Carmen creates a mind-altering experience, which is therapeutic and relaxing.
She joins EarthTouch with a wealth of experience in advanced treatment massage as well. She worked with countless acute & chronic pain issues in a spinal clinic giving her the expertise to effectively include Neuromuscular therapy, Cranio-sacral therapy, Pre-natal massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Deep tissue myofascial release, and intentional wellness massage. She also calls on Chinese cupping and Gua sha to assist in unlayering areas compromised by scar tissue and for other healing benefits. Carmen is a mother, a wife, and a healer. She is always seeking out new ways to learn and grow and share her gifts through massage. She thrives to deliver massage that is suited for the individual needs of her clients.
Carmen is local to the Bend area for over 15 years. She studied at COCC-Graduating from the Advanced Massage Program in 2011 and has taken countless continued education courses since then. She loves to cook, craft, practice yoga, and always finding ways to inspire health and healing.
Additional modalities include the use of hot towels, ice massage, pregnancy massage using body cushions, kinesio taping, essential oils and herbal balms.
EarthTouch clients are also provided other self care options, including yoga postures, baseballs, foam rollers, instructions on the miracle ball method, correct toes, wooden foot rollers, still point inducer, fitness and training adjustments, and stretching techniques with an emphasis on passive or active-specificity to culprit areas.