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Awakening Touch
Massage and Bodywork by Danielle DeLizzio, LMT
Your Practitioner

Massage as a profession began for me in March of 2003. I received my certification and began the search for a job providing massage therapy.  My first serious massage gig was at Apex Pain and Rehab Chiropractic Facility.  Here I did both Massage Therapy and assisted regularly in the Physical Therapy department from May of 2003 until July of 2007. It was during this 4 year span that I gained knowledge and experienced through hands~on Therapeutic and Rehabilitative massage and physical rehabilitation with cases such as: back/neck injuries from auto accidents, slip and falls, disc herniations, etc... In July of 2007, inspired by a fellow massage therapist, I decided to take the leap and work for myself. I wasn't sure how to start my business or in what direction to take it.  A year or so later I took the steps to turn my massage space into something more than just a place to come and get a massage.  Awakening Touch was born! 

Awakening Touch is where you go when you don't want to go to a spa. I will never rush your massage and I will take the time to understand exactly what you're looking for in your session. It is my goal to provide affordable, effective massage therapy in a private, comfortable setting. 

Through my time and experience in my personal massage studio, I have developed my own particular style of massage; which includes techniques from the many different types of massage therapies that I have trained. I am capable of delivering a variety of sessions such as a relaxing/calming massage, post workout/training/event, pre workout/training/event, soft touch, deep tissue, and strictly therapeutic focusing on sore/troubled areas.  I can also include the Range~Of~Motion stretching, upon request.

In August of 2017 I relocated my studio, and my life, from Wilmington, Delaware to Portland, Oregon. 

Awakening Touch is not only LGBT friendly it is also LGBT owned and operated.


Continuing Education Certifications:

* Small Animal Massage:
 Oct 2006 from the Northwest School of Animal Massage

* Reiki Level 1 {chakra/energy balancing}:
May 2007 from Trisha Easley of Essential Touch Holistic Therapies.  I don't charge for Reiki with massage because it comes with every touch I provide whether intentional or not ~ "Hands on Reiki on".  I also offer Reiki sessions without a massage.

* Basic and Advanced Sports Massage:
Dec 2009 from the Cortiva Institute

Nuad~Borarn, Northern style Thai Massage {more stretching, less pressure points}: 
Dec 2010 from the International Training Massage School in Chiang Mai, Thailand

* Lomi Lomi Massage:
 Oct 2012 from the Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks

* Reiki Level 2:
Nov 2012 from Trisha Easley of Essential Touch Holistic Therapies

* OR requires a specific amount of continuing education credits, every 2 years,  in order to maintain a valid massage license. Since 2012 I have taken various type of classes in order to improve upon my current skills and to better my anatomical knowledge. Though I won't list them all, I will list the ones that I feel are important. *

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