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About Sonja Yamin

Sonja Yamin is a Licensed Massage Therapist specializing in Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Chi Nei Tsang of the Abdomen and Pelvis, Reflexology, Prenatal Massage, Silicone and Fire Cupping, and Hot Stone Massage. As a part of her own healing process, Sonja Yamin began gravitating towards natural healing, plant medicine and bodywork several years ago. This journey ultimately led her to a fulfilling career as a Licensed Massage Therapist. Sonja completed a 640-hour program at Oregon School of Massage, with a focus in Neuromuscular Therapy and Japanese Shiatsu massage. She expanded her practical knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology through her work in chiropractic settings and has also gained deep appreciation for luxurious spa therapies during her time in the high-end spa industry. Being at Blue Marigold allows Sonja to offer the therapeutic services that she loves most while being a part of a truly amazing community. Sonja received her Chi Nei Tsang (abdominal massage) training by Universal Tao Instructor, Saumya Comer, at the East West College of the Healing Arts.

Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) and the Seasons

Despite some flurries, we've been fortunate with a relatively mild winter and more sunshine than the  Pacific Northwest typically offers during this time of year. And yet, there are many natural and unavoidable changes that our bodies undergo during seasonal shifts. Winter is the perfect time of year to bring a focus back to your [...]

Chi Nei Tsang (Abdominal Massage) and the Seasons2019-03-13T20:30:19+00:00

Blue Marigold Featured on the Spa Insider, A Guide to the Best Spas in the Country!

Massage Studio in St Johns Portland, OR We are delighted to announce that Blue Marigold was recently featured on the luxurious Spa Insider, an informative guide to spas, beauty, travel and wellness centers around the country. We must say, many of the featured locations in the guide are undoubtedly stunning, and  we are [...]

Blue Marigold Featured on the Spa Insider, A Guide to the Best Spas in the Country!2019-01-07T06:58:07+00:00

Lomi Hapai, a Beautiful Prenatal Massage for Expectant and New Mothers

Prenatal Massage (St Johns, Portland) It is well known that few experiences in life give such a plethora of blessings and challenges as childbearing does. As special and intimate as the experience of pregnancy can be, it can also be very demanding and wearing to the body and mind. One of the ways for expectant [...]

Lomi Hapai, a Beautiful Prenatal Massage for Expectant and New Mothers2018-12-31T23:33:49+00:00

How A Reflexology Session Can Instantly Reduce Stress

As with many of the modalities we offer at blue marigold, foot reflexology has withstood the test of time as an ancient healing art. It appears to have been practiced for thousands of years before modernization by multiple cultures, most notably Chinese, Indian and Egyptian and Native American. The underlying principle of this work is [...]

How A Reflexology Session Can Instantly Reduce Stress2018-12-10T15:04:47+00:00

What is Cupping Therapy? A Brief Introduction to Cupping & Common FAQs

What is Cupping Therapy and What Does it Do to Your Body? Cupping Therapy has been used as a health-promoting modality in Ancient Chinese, Egyptian and Middle Eastern cultures, among others. It has recently gained widespread popularity among Licensed Acupuncturists and Massage Therapists in the U.S. because of its effectiveness and relative ease of use. [...]

What is Cupping Therapy? A Brief Introduction to Cupping & Common FAQs2019-01-05T18:49:42+00:00

Abdominal Massage and its Incredible Health Benefits

Abdominal Massage (Chi Nei Tsang) - Powerfully Effective for Digestive Issues  As the physical and energetic center of the body, the health of our abdominal region affects our overall wellness on many levels.  The gut is often referred to as the 'second brain' because of the impact that it has on our emotional balance and the [...]

Abdominal Massage and its Incredible Health Benefits2019-01-18T20:06:59+00:00

Hot Stone Massage: History, Uses, and Benefits

Now that we are offering hot stone massage at blue marigold, we wanted share a bit about their application and history. Hot stones have been used reverently throughout the ages for their therapeutic properties by cultures on every continent. Ancient Hawaiians discovered the power of natural lava-based stones long ago, Chinese medicine has traditionally incorporated [...]

Hot Stone Massage: History, Uses, and Benefits2019-10-08T19:24:58+00:00

Should I Get A Mayan Abdominal Massage or Chi Nei Tsang?

What is the Difference between Mayan Abdominal Massage and Chi Nei Tsang? This question is brought up frequently at our massage studio, where we specialize in abdominal massage. Although I do not practice Mayan Abdominal Massage, I am a long-time recipient of this beautiful work and have benefited from it greatly. And, as a Chi [...]

Should I Get A Mayan Abdominal Massage or Chi Nei Tsang?2018-12-10T15:06:56+00:00