Steven Nguyen

L.M.T

B.S in Health, Physical Education, and Exercise Science with a concentration in Exercise Science and minors in biology and psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University – 2008 -2013

ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist – 2013 – current

Licensed Massage Therapist, Oregon – 2016 – current

Concurrent Doctorate of Natruropathic Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine student at National University of Natural Medicine- 2014 – current

Steven Nguyen is a native from Virginia where he got his undergraduate degree in Exercise Science at Virginia Commonweath University. He completed an internship at Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research in Washington State where he worked alongside NDs, naturopathic medical students, and acupuncturists. He then did Americorps through the Washington Conservation Corps, where he did wetland restoration for King Country for a Year before going back to school. He is currently working on concurrent degrees in Naturopathic medicine and classical Chinese medicine. His hobbies include practicing gongfu (wing chun and taijiquan), playing capoeira, yoga, gardening, and foraging for edible and medicinal plants and fungi in the beautifulPacific Northwest

At the Center for Natural Medicine, he offers a unique integrative approach to massage therapy, in which each session is tailored to meet the individual through harmoniously orchestrating various therapeutic modalities. As a massage therapist he is trained in Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, and Craniosacral Therapy. He also incorporates Aroma Acupoint Therapy, Teishin (contact needling) and Sound Resonance Therapy (via tuning forks) into his therapeutic sessions to bring balance to mind, body, and spirit. He looks forward to working with you in therapeutic bodywork sessions at the clinic

Main modalities

Essential oils and tuning forks on acupoints are integral to his work if open to it

Shiatsu – Japanese meridian-based rhythmic acupressure massage with passive yoga like stretches, range of motion movements, tapotement (percussion techniques)
-Increases qi flow, breaks up stagnation, increases vascular circulation, lymph, fluid, and removal of waste products

Craniosacral and visceral manipulation– gentle and profoundly deep therapy guided by osteopathic principles increasing circulation and flow within the cerebral spinal fluid in the cranial bones, spine, sacrum, and organs
-Great for motor vehicle accidents, headaches, migraines, sympathetic dominance, stress, relaxation

Myofascial subtle modality that releases snags or patterns within the fascia or connective tissues that weaves a web between muscles and other structures
-Great for releasing chronic tension patterns, pain and injuries
-improves structural and postural alignment

Other modalities- Thai, Active Isolated Stretching, qigong tuina, visceral manipulation, cupping, gua sha, teishin

He likes to allocate time in the following ways:

(30 mins) quick fix – pressure and areas specified by the client primarily using shiatsu, sotai, active isolated stretching, strain-counterstrain

(60 mins) goldilocks* – areas of focus based on chief compliant plus global areas where tension could come from; also for wellness, relaxation, and massage Rx


(90 mins) somatic exploration*– full body massage!  Front, back, sides, abdomen, face, neck, ears, eyes, knees, elbows, shoulders, hips, ankles, wrists, fingers, toes

*He recommends these for those new to him

Relevant LMT Credentials and Trainings

Bodywork

Shiatsu I-VI – Jim Cleaver, LAc

Asian Bodywork – (Sotai and Qigong Tuina modalities)– Robert Quinn, LAc

Thai Massage for the Table – Allie Larie, LMT

Advanced Qigong Tuina – Stephen Schleipfer, LAc

Moving Mountain Institute  Michael Mcmahon, LMT, LAc

Myofascial Release I-III

Craniosacral Therapy I-III

Visceral Manipulation I

Active Isolated Stretching I

Skill Jam – Lower extremities

Advanced Myofasical TrainingTil Luchau

Headaches and Migraines

Rib Issues I

Teaching assistant for the follow courses-

Acu-Moxa Techinques I-II – Roger Batchelor, LAc

Palpation and Perception I-III – Michael Mcmahon, LMT, LAc

ND Physical Medicine Lab – Thomas Walton, DC

Teishin (Contact Needle Therapy)

Teishin Yin-Yang Pulsing – Stephen Schleipfer, LAc

Teishin: The High Art of Gentle Medicine – Iwashina Anryu Sensei (Dr. Bear)

Daishi Shonihari – Junko Shuto Sensei

Deepening Daishi Shonihari – T. Koei Kuwahara Sensei

Aromatherapy

Snow Lotus Aroma Acupoint Therapy – Peter Holmes, LAc, MH

Chinese Medicine and Essential Oils – Peter Holmes, LAc, MH

Ayurvedic Aromatherapy with David Crow, LAc

Sound Resonance

Sound Resonance Workshop – Brenda Hood PhD, LAc

Planetary Tuning Forks – Charles Lev, LAc

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