EmilyRuth Christensen has been dedicated to sharing the Health benefits of massage for almost a decade. Her passion for this work began at a very young age with desiring to help friends and family with massage treatment. In 2008 she began schooling in Oregon at East West College of healing arts. By May 2009 she was working at the Portland Saturday market and soon established Love N Life Massage.
Love N Life Massage has aimed to help people reach optimal health through therapeutic massage modalities such as Swedish, Deep tissue and Medical Massage. Recently Emily has focused the practice on Family and Pediatric Massage. Her training from Tina Allen, founder of leading children’s health and nurturing touch organization Liddle Kidz foundation, has helped establish the new direction to pediatric massage for Autism.
Emily Ruth’s passion for Autism began with a pull towards really understanding health and nutrition. Her fascination with gut and brain connection and the microbiome health, fueled a deeper desire to understand brain function and how massage therapy effects the nervous system. After spending hours researching environmental contributors that may be effecting our health, she became very pulled to the role they may be playing on our gut and brain.
There is more and more research becoming available on gut and GI issues in ASD and other sensory processing disorders. Emily recognizes that a child with irregular sleep and GI pain alone are enough to trouble a family deeply. Stress can actually take someone of optimal health into utter sickness. Other behaviors such as social interactions, repetitive motion, speech, oppositional defiance, aggression, and anxiety are among the many things massage has been shown to support and improve. Not only does Emily believe early intervention to be key for ASD but holds high the need of self care nurturing touch for caregivers. She provides education on parent and spouse given massage with the goal to sustain an optimally healthy household. And She is thankful to share this education through the training she received from Tina Allen.