Mudra Massage is a family owned & operated business established in Portland, Oregon in 2008. It was founded by Nancy Delong, a pioneer of ashiatsu massage. She now owns the international outfit, Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy, to spread this invaluable modality. Since it’s early years as a solo practice , Mudra has grown to include a diverse and talented group of licensed massage therapists, a training studio for Ashiatsu workshops and celebrates being the most well-reviewed venue for deep/therapeutic bodywork in Portland. Mudra aims to be the all-encompassing one stop shop for all levels of bodywork. We offer treatments that can accomplish everything from pinpointing a clients’ trouble areas, to assisted stretching, to simple relaxation. Whatever your goals are when coming in for a session, Mudra has a bodyworker who will listen and treat you in the best way possible.
Mudra Massage is an all-inclusive business, which welcomes people of all ages, races, gender, religion, ethnic background and sexual orientation. We are a business built upon respect for its patrons and employees and will always be a safe space to be healthy, happy, balanced and most importantly be yourself. Mudra Massage encourages you to love yourself and treat your body accordingly. Lastly, a big THANKS to all of our wonderful clients and our dedicated massage team for making our vision a reality these past several years, we are so grateful for all of you!
Yours in health & wellness,
Michaela Leonard, Owner
If you sign up for an hour massage and arrive on time, you will receive sixty minutes of actual massage time. This fact sets us apart from most spas and massage franchises that book on the hour and cut massage sessions short, rushing you and the therapists in and out of a treatment room. At Mudra, we allow thirty minutes in between each massage session, giving the therapist ample time to do a thorough intake with each client, change linens, and take a small break. We do our best to make up time for those running late, but showing up fifteen or more minutes late could result in the massage being cut short.
Mudra sets itself apart in keeping our staff healthy and centered. First with the half hour breaks between sessions as described above. 2nd by having an average of 3.5 sessions a day per therapist. 3rd by averaging 3.5 days a week per therapist. And 4th our therapists seek out work at Mudra because we are the Ashiatsu training center of Portland. Therapists want the Ashiatsu modality for its gift of deep tissue work and it saves their body from the wear of massage by using more gravity and body weight to distribute pressure. Because of our scheduling and Ashiatsu, we are able to keep the most experienced and gifted therapists. And keep them healthy.
When you enter Mudra Massage, you get the immediate sense that the staff members appreciate their work environment. We all take pride in providing exceptional service to our clients and work together as a team to do so. Our therapists are highly trained in the massage field and are treated as licensed professionals instead of micro-managed employees. We are very fortunate to employ such a unique group of talented therapists and we do our best to make it a flexible and comfortable work environment for them to thrive in. As a rule, we never pressure our staff to push products or services. Therapists at Mudra are content because the atmosphere is relaxed, the clientele is pleasant, and it is a space where they are allowed the freedom to be creative with their individual skill sets.
Although it feels like a spa when you enter Mudra Massage, we prefer not to place ourselves in a category where up-selling expensive products and services is the goal. Our focus and approach is on wellness and regular maintenance of massage therapy. Most of our clients continue to come to Mudra for monthly or bi-weekly treatments. Our prices are affordable and we also offer package rate discounts for those that wish to come in regularly.
Unlike spas that have an overwhelming menu of services, we pride ourselves in specializing in our chosen field of expertise. Our menu of services has proven to be very successful in treating chronic injury, muscle pain/stiffness, stress, and sleep disorders. Whichever treatment you choose at Mudra, you can be sure your therapist will listen to your needs and deliver precisely what you expect from your session.
Once you’ve been greeted by a friendly staff member you will have a tranquil wait room where you may relax and unwind before your treatment.
Before your treatment you may select a pure essential oil blend to add aromatherapy to the session. Steamed towels are also used during the massage, applying soothing heat therapy to sore or tired muscles. These amenities are all provided at no additional charge.
Our treatment rooms are exceptionally quiet. Each room is equipped with massage table warmers, hot towels and candle lights setting the tone for a relaxing and unforgettable experience.
Our facility is beautifully decorated and includes artwork by local artists. It is clean, quiet, and sanitized regularly. Come in and give us a try sometime, whether you’re looking to pamper yourself or a loved one on a special occasion, or you need regular body maintenance for chronic pain or injury, we exist to accommodate your needs.
Front Desk 9-6
We work by appointment but
accept same day requests
when there’s space.