Jillian Coogan

About Jillian

  • Training:  hours 845
  • School: East West School of the Healing Arts
  • Licensed since: 2020
  • With Myo since: 2023
  • Continuing Education: Ashiatsu, Rossiter Technique, Orthopedic Massage, CranioSacral Therapy 1, Reiki, Shiatsu
  • Areas of expertise: Swedish, Myo

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How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?

I have been licensed for almost three years.

How many hours of training do you have?

845 in massage and almost 1000 in Yoga.

Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?

As a yoga teacher since 2010, I am passionate about empowering others to learn how to build strength, peace, and resilience within themselves through embodied movement, breathwork, meditation and touch.   Massage and Yoga go so well together and it gives me another therapeutic tool to share.

Also, my uncle was an osteopath and my sister is a chiropractor and since childhood bodywork has been a part of our family culture.

Where did you go to school for massage?

East West School of the Healing Arts in Portland Oregon.

How do you describe your massage/work to others?

I work intuitively to unwind tension and to allow for clients to deeply experience themselves.  A blend of modalities are often used in sessions, and I like to work slowly.

What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?

I would love to study Thai massage, Lomi Lomi, and more Craniosacral therapy.  There are so many amazing modalities!

What do you do to stay healthy?

Healthy diet, massage, nature, yoga, meditation, breathwork, freeform movement, sound healing, talk therapy and plant medicine.

How has receiving massage affected you personally?

Receiving massage has been transformative for my nervous system and has helped me to deal with anxiety and depression.  It has helped me to gain more self awareness in body/mind and has been beneficial for softening the tug-o-war in my body from my scoliosis.

What do you like about working at Myo Massage?

I am just beginning my journey at Myo. So far I would say the people here, the beautiful space, and the wide array of offerings!