Feedback from Clients


 I am a great aficionado of body work. I have experienced almost every modality of massage therapy and body work numerous times over the past 25 years. I am a long-time teacher at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, the mecca of massage therapy, and I would venture to say that Stephanie Shrum is the best massage therapist I have ever experienced. She is incredibly skillful, intuitive, and strong. My only regret is that she does not live next door.





Ashland Massage StudioOver 50, a bit shy and self conscious, I’d never had a professional massage. I listened to one of my more conservative friends rave about Stephanie’s therapeutic massages and finally decided to try it myself. Amazing. What a gift! Stephanie has a hidden talent for honing in on forgotten injuries and initiating healing using massage techniques developed through years of training and practice. Professional studio setting, soft music, gentle fragrance or none, fresh clean flannel sheets, privacy, plus the massage is not rushed. After finding Stephanie, I wouldn’t schedule a massage with anyone else.


Alison – Portland, OR

Stephanie has helped me challenge some deeply ingrained beliefs about caring for others at my own expense, and learn to listen to my body instead of ignoring what it needs.  I wish that all pain patients could be so fortunate as to have such a gifted therapist as part of their care team.

Tiffany Hilden – MS

Stephanie is gifted with a wide range of skills, so she is able to adapt her work to be exactly what is needed at the present moment. Her work is comfortable, satisfying, and extremely detailed. Her patient exploration uncovers layers of hidden strain, and the result is quite lovely.

Karen Edwards, Certified Rolfter – Portland, OR

As a professional dancer in my 30s, having a bodyworker who knows exactly what my body needs is critical to the success and longevity of my career. I had been searching for years and when I found Stephanie, I had finally hit the massage  jackpot! Every single one of my massage therapy sessions with her is unique and tailored to the needs of my body that day. Her gift for the healing arts is profound and something I’ve never experienced with any other bodyworker before. She soothes more than sore, tired muscles.  A true holistic experience, and for that I am very thankful to have found her.

Shara – Portland, OR


I have worked with dozens of various body therapy professionals over the years who have employed a variety of approaches, and I can say, without reservation, that Stephanie is extraordinarily skilled in healing arts. In comparison with my other massage therapists, she is in a category all her own.

Stephanie combines a confident, intuitive touch with her warm and personable manner. I felt totally at ease in our first massage. I also felt she could “understand” me through her hands in a very deep way, locating areas that needed support which I wasn’t even aware of. It was remarkable to me that she could combine a sensitive mode of deep bodywork with a gentle, caring presence. I enjoyed her connection on so many levels (including her sense of humor!)

Best of all, I felt the effects of working with Stephanie for days afterward, which is an unusual experience for me. I look forward to the next opportunity for another massage with her.

Susan – Portland

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