11030 Southwest Capitol Highway, Suite 200 Portland Oregon 97219
At Stretch PDX we utilize Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) to relieve overactive muscles and provide you with pain free movement. Experience the neuromuscular response to the flow and traction of FST. Results can be felt immediately and are often stunning to clients.
Stretch PDX is the product of success stories lived by my personal training clients. Chronic pain and tightness that prevented sleep and caused discomfort in the daily routine were eliminated through the protocols of Stretch Therapy.
· Greater Range of Motion,
· Shortened Recovery Times After Workouts
· Improved Athletic Performance
Stretch sessions are often likened to an amazing massage with longer lasting results. You have yet to experience what Stretch PDX can offer your tired and aching muscles. You will see visible changes in your range of motion. You will feel relief from tension like you have not felt from stretching on your own.
Give yourself the chance to feel the benefits of a properly functioning kinetic chain.
I am a Level 2 Fascial Stretch Therapy Practitioner, a NASM certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington. I am also certified in TRX and Zumba. I have experience training clients from all walks of life; those aching from a sedentary work week to athletes training for triathlons. I am passionate about fitness and helping my clients feel their absolute best. My love for stretching stems from my background as an athlete and dancer. It is further enhanced by the amazing progress it brings my clients. I utilize the most beneficial stretching techniques to release muscle tension and tightness. The human body is an unbelievable instrument. We need to care for and fine tune it.
I have been practicing massage therapy for the past 4 years. I studied massage at the Bingham Memorial College of Massage Therapy. After graduation I worked at the College of Massage Therapy, where I helped train therapists while integrating myself into Bingham Memorial Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department. I have experience with a wide variety of clients, running my own practice at the college and working at a chiropractic clinic. Due to my specialization in medical massage I have developed a knack for effectively implementing patient feedback into my sessions and tailoring each session to individual needs. My favorite aspect of massage is the ability to help heal both the body and mind. This is also why I love Stretch Therapy. I was trained by Melissa to utilize the amazing techniques of Fascial Stretch Therapy to further my knowledge of care for my clients. I often hear from my clients how excited they are with their newfound range of motion following a stretch therapy session!
When I’m not practicing massage and stretch therapy or studying anatomy I enjoy hiking, karaoke and spending time with friends and pets. I also enjoy exploring different restaurants in Portland and visiting Powell's.
DARBY SPECIALIZES IN:
Medical MVA Massage