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Your Massage Therapist 

Hello! My name is Iara (pronounced "Yara"), 


I love how massage therapy allows me to blend science 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 intended to be co-created with you and you are fully in control of your body at all times. 

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 the postpartum period.   


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, supported, and of course, grounded. 


Feel free to reach out and see if a session with Grounded Massage & Healing Arts is a good fit for you!  



Relevant licenses, certifications, & continuing education:


NY Licensed Massage Therapist # 033203

Massage Certificate

University of Western States, Portland OR

BS Midwifery

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  

MotherTouch™ coursework:

Prenatal massage certified  

Massage & Acupressure for Birthing

Postpartum bodywork

The belly and pelvis

Bodywork for the Female Pelvic Floor

Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® coursework:

Self Care

Professional Care 

Advanced Pregnancy 

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