Hello! My name is Iara (pronounced "Yara") Sapoznikow, and I am an Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist, #23904.
I love how massage therapy allows me to blend the cerebral with the intuitive and creative.
I care deeply about your experience and supporting your body autonomy. I believe strongly in the health benefits of regular positive touch. I want clients to know that each session is co-created and not done to you, but with you.
I bring to you a diverse background of studies and experiences that inform the work I do with you. My training in, and love for midwifery carves out a special place in my heart for bodywork related to the perinatal year, including fertility, prenatal, labor, and postpartum.
I am committed to creating a welcoming and therapeutic environment for folks from all walks of life, and welcome all ages, genders, body types, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and abilities.
I strive for you leave your sessions with less pain and tension than before. In addition, I wish for you to feel listened-to, nourished, and supported.
Feel free to reach out and see if a session with Iara Massage & Bodywork is a good fit for you!
Relevant licenses, certifications, & continuing education:
Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist # 23904
Certified Professional Midwife
North American Registry of Midwives # 14110011
University of Western States, Portland OR
Birthingway College of Midwifery, Portland OR
BA Women's Studies
SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz NY.
Traditional Thai Bodywork Specialist
Naga Center, Portland OR, 300 hour program
Prenatal massage certified
Massage & Acupressure for Birthing
The belly and pelvis
Bodywork for the Female Pelvic Floor
Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® coursework: