After practicing massage since the age of 5 for family and friends, Terralar decided in 2007 to make it her career, with no surprise to her family. She has always loved making people feel better and what better way to do that then with the healing touch of massage. After graduating from Heritage College in May of 2009 with her Associates in Occupational Studies, Terralar started her own practice of in home massage, and also work for Greenwood Village Athletic Club in Denver, Colorado. In 2012, her passion for total body balance and health led her to study yoga with Axis Yoga where she earned her Yoga Teaching certification. Having both the massage and yoga background has opened up Terralar's view of range of motion and the uniqueness of every "Body".
Terralar specializes in Integrative Therapy drawing from her knowledge of everything from Swedish, Deep Tissue and Sports to Reflexology, Reiki, and Thai massage, to form a truly unique massage session tailored to her clients individual needs. Whether you are recovering from an injury, need help activating a particular muscle group, or just need to relax, you will be in good hands.
“We all have different strengths and weaknesses and our bodies are no different. What works for one persons muscles doesn’t mean it will work for everyone. It is my duty as a body worker to work with the uniqueness of the individual to find the style, pressure, stretch, etc. that works for you.”
Hart has practiced therapeutic massage since 1996, and her main modalities are a combination form of Swedish/ Shiatsu, and Reiki energy work. She incorporates Traeger and Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapies for effective therapeutic work. It is Hart’s belief that bodywork is an important part of both self-care and as a way to repair strains, sprains, and general aches and pains related to aging or inactivity. She can perform longer targeted sessions on the face, feet, and other areas. Pregnancy massage is another specialty/focus. Her sessions are deeply therapeutic without being painful. Hart specializes in first-time clients, putting the newbies at ease with a choice of a clothed or more traditional Swedish style session.
For newcomers to bodywork, Hart recommends a half hour session; with targeted work on feet, head, or shoulders and arms. Gift certificates are a good way to get a loved one to experience a session of deep healing relaxation. Also, Energy work is an excellent choice for those unused to touch or for those who prefer this modality; Hart is a Reiki master since 2005.
Hart returns to the Long Beach peninsula after a long career working locally in Oregon at Cannery Pier Hotel, Stephanie Inn, and a private office in Astoria. She’s also worked in SW Portland, Skamania Lodge, Carson Hot Springs, and Breitenbush.
She lives in Ilwaco with her dogs, cats, and husband, a historic preservationist.