Project Description

Laurel Wolfe Surles, LMT #17485 | Licensed Massage/Myofascial Therapist since 1984

Specializing in the improvement and restoration of lost function due to injury or illness; Licensed since 1984

Our bodies have a natural affinity for total health, seeking from a cellular level on up and balance.  With that comes a sense of wellbeing. When an illness, trauma or accident challenges our body with pain & dysfunction, it is important to find healing practitioners to assist our bodies in finding that healthy balance again so that we may continue to perform our usual activities of daily living and have active lifestyles.

In 1984, my brother was in a serious motorcycle accident. He told his Chiropractor about the substantial pain relief through massage sessions with me. He asked if there was a way to include massage with his chiropractic treatment plan, at which time I was invited to join the chiropractic practice. Thus began the first instance of Therapeutic Massage Therapy being provided through a chiropractic office. What followed was 18 years of experience working in Chiropractic & Acupuncture clinics, specializing in accident, injury and illness cases.

Since 1995, I have studied Myofascial Release (MFR) technique extensively, with John F. Barnes, PT himself, who is an internationally recognized physical therapist and the leading authority on Myofascial Release. I am continually amazed at the healing potential of Myofascial Release for acute care. This amazing technique promotes deep relaxation and in most cases, immediate pain relief, with long term healing effects.

I also possess extensive knowledge, skill and experience with a broad variety of therapeutic massage techniques such as deep tissue, trigger point,  deep transverse frictions, compression, cross-fiber, Swedish, & PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)

When it comes to injury or illness, I believe in a Healing Solution Team.  I pride myself in working side by side with a network of experienced healthcare providers in the coordination and collaboration of care that may include a Chiropractor, Naturopathic Doctor, Acupuncturist, Medical Doctor, Surgeon or Physical Therapist.

I have also worked many years in the upscale Spa and Wellness Center settings, and provide a world-class relaxation massage that helps you just let it all go & feel good again.

As of Sept 2019 I have moved my healing practice into Keahi Health Acupuncture & Herbal Clinic, just a few blocks from my Westlake Massage Therapy location! Words they live and do their practice with

“Dedicated, Passionate & Kind” truly align with my deepest value and way of living!

I love being in Lake Oswego, and look forward to the opportunity to work with you!

Hours

Monday 9-5
Tuesday 9-5
Wednesday 9-5
Thursday 9-5
Friday 9-4:30
Saturday & Sunday closed

What Laurel’s Clients Say

“Laurel Wolfe Surles, LMT is much more than an excellent touch therapist. Laurel is truly an artist. Having honed her kinesthetic sensitivity through a deep awareness, she has transformed her skills into a fine art. Laurel is a very centered human being and therefor is able to provide support for each individual’s innate capacity for recovering health. Nourishing the vitality of living tissue through touch, her hands are spot on, her mind is curious, and her heart is clear and receptive. I feel deeply held in every possible way, providing me with more potential for functional movement after each and every session.”

-Liz Koch International Educator and Author of The Psoas Book Core Awareness (TM)

MEET THE WHOLE TEAM

Dedicated, Passionate & Kind

2019-05-16T05:25:54+00:00

Meet Karly

Karly Bannister, Dipl.OM, MAcOM, LAc Founder, Keahi Health I’ve now been practicing in Lake Oswego for 10 years. I’ve learned a lot. I’ve made all of the mistakes. I’ve worked with all kinds of people with all kinds of needs. I still love it. Even though I have [...]

2019-08-23T00:00:12+00:00

Meet Laurel

Laurel Wolfe Surles, LMT #17485 | Licensed Massage/Myofascial Therapist since 1984 Specializing in the improvement and restoration of lost function due to injury or illness; Licensed since 1984 Our bodies have a natural affinity for total health, seeking from a cellular level on up and balance.  With that [...]

2019-09-05T21:51:26+00:00

Meet Catherine

Catherine Travis, L.Ac. "My focus has always been the honoring of the individual's unique journey toward healing. My goal is to help individuals understand their physical challenges and strengths. I believe in empowering individuals to be the best they can be, whatever their situation may be."  We are [...]