Project Description





Myofascial Release Therapy is a potent approach to bodywork that utilizes manual stretching and massage to fascial tissue with slow sustained pressure to ease restrictions and associated pain. This therapy can help restore or improve range of motion and promotes healing by focusing on the interconnected connective tissue system called fascia, which is found throughout the body. When scar tissue forms and hardens in an area following injury, surgery, inflammation, or from less-than-efficient postural habits, pain or other sensations can sometimes be felt locally or in adjacent tissues and structures. Myofascial Release aims to address and treat a variety of these and related conditions – and is usually repeated over several sessions for ongoing efficiency. Self-myofascial release techniques, such as with a foam roller may also be recommended which can be performed at home in order to help support the effects of the treatment.

Pain that is referred to a different part of the fascial system than the area causing it are often called Trigger Points. Trigger Point Therapy utilizes deep sustained or rhythmic pressure on specific points which can provide great relief from these referred sensations or pain patterns. Fascial tension, or restriction due to adhesion of fascial tissue can sometimes be felt in entirely different parts of the body as well.  This therapy is used sparingly and usually along with other forms of bodywork.

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Click here to learn more about our Myofascial Release Therapist, Gallagher Smith.

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Dali was phenomenal, and the space was so lovely. I was in so much pain before my visit–shoulders, back, and hamstrings. Afterwards, I felt like I was walking around the world in a hot bath, completely relaxed and pain free. Her massage style is very thoughtful, present, and purposeful. I’m so thankful she had such amazing availability and for such a great price!

Anne M

Absolutely amazing. I have chronic pain in my entire back so massage has been out of the question for me until now. This wonderful lady is a miracle worker. I mean it! She is able to massage my pain away. I have had other massages around here and there, you know those franchises… I always left in more pain than when I arrived. Not with Blue Marigold Massage. I find that I am usually pain free, for the most part, until my next appointment. Highly recommend for anyone wether you have pain or just love a nice relaxing massage. Great atmosphere too. Love this place.

Laura B

I visited Blue Marigold while visiting friends in Portland from NYC. I get weekly massages as I am very sore from running, and training for the marathon. My massage from Dali was personalized to be exactly what I needed. She knew I was on vacation and was able to combine techniques to make sure my sore muscles were attended to with deep pressure, but also that I was able to relax and enjoy soothing touch. I wish I lived there so I could go back regularly — definitely worth the flight cross country so If you are in the neighborhood – take advantage of her custom treatment.

Danielle S

Dali at Blue Marigold is a brilliant massage therapist who also has an extensive knowledge for herbal and essential oil treatments. She provided a wonderful massage experience that melted away my daily stress and addressed specific muscles issues in my shoulder. Highly recommend to everyone. Worth more than she charges.

Scott H

I’ve been lucky in my life to have some great massage therapists in Hawaii and NYC. So, when I needed a much needed massage in Portland, I found Blue Marigold Massage on yelp and tried it out due to the great reviews. I was not led astray. My Ashiatsu and lomi lomi massages were amazing. Dali is an expert body worker and instinctively knew which part of my body needed work. She tailored her massage for my specific needs. I will definitely visit again on my next Portland trip.

Naheed E

I have not had massage work done in years and after this massage I will switch to regularly getting them from Dali.

I have chronic neck tension and lower back pain, as well as acute stress. I’ve been seeing a chiropractor and had no idea that pairing it with massage could be so useful. The massage was very calming and deeply attentive. Dali was hands down exactly what I needed –  she has the perfect touch.
I’ve already recommended her to my friends, and I will be going back for more visits.

Melanie H