Reduce tension and pain
Improve posture and movement
Enhance or start your yoga practice

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Uta Plotkin LMT#24983

Do you have chronic tension, pain or stress that you hold in your body? Do you have a knot that needs attention? Do you want to improve your posture and range of motion? Or maybe you want to be able to go deeper in a yoga posture and have better alignment? I can help you work towards your goals.

About me: I've experienced the frustration of recovery from knee surgery. I know the pain of a spasming neck and back. I know the fight against stiffness and deteriorating posture that comes from sitting for a living. After driving a taxi and touring in bands for a decade I decided to change course and go to East West College where I received my massage therapy training. I specialize in deep tissue massage with some trigger point and structural bodywork elements. I've been leading yoga classes at Forge Hot Yoga studios since receiving my 500 hour teaching certificate for hot and yin yoga in 2017. I love working with people to help them feel better in their bodies and I'm commited to working together to achieve your goals.


*All massages are clothed. Wear athletic shorts and a sports bra or tank.*

First Session 60 min: $59 // 90 min: $95

30 min: $40 // 60 min: $80 // 90 min: $115 // 120 min: $150

Structural/Deep Tissue

I start by evaluating your posture and alignment while standing. From there I have a better idea of how to help relieve tension and pain. I use structural bodywork techniques as well as deep tissue techniques. The actual depth of the massage depends on the client and their needs. My goal is never to create pain but to be effective and bring relief.

Possible benefits include: Pain relief, recovery from injury, increased mobility, decreased muscle tension, recovery from repetitive stresses, improved posture, and more.

Trigger Point

Do you get frequent headaches? Do you have pain that radiates to different parts of your body? Do you have tight muscles that stretching doesn't help or makes worse? You might benefit from a trigger point treatment. A trigger point is a tender node in your muscle that usually refers pain elsewhere. With proper treatment, there can be a significant decrease in pain and increase in flexibility.

Yoga + Structural/Deep Tissue

In these sessions, pick 2 or 3 postures you'd like specific help with. We'll spend about 30 minutes on posture coaching and the rest of the time on bodywork designed to improve those postures.

Another option for these sessions is to receive bodywork and then go over a few postures you can add to your home practice to benefit your body specifically and acheive your goals.

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Contact: utaplotkin@gmail.com

Location: Forge Hot Yoga and Hot Pilates

1301 NE Alberta Street

Portland, OR 97211

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