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DANI ALLEN

LMT # 26205 & CMLDT

She/They

About Me:

I specialize in post surgery massage, manual lymphatic drainage, cupping and car accident massage. My goal is to get great results without compromising communication, consent or comfort. 

My experience and education is in healthcare. I was a nurse aid working in various hospitals around Portland, but felt frustrated not having the time and resources patients need. Massage opened the door for me to create a space where I can provide personalized care. As someone who experiences chronic illness and has felt othered by medical professionals, it gives me so much joy to work with clients following their boundaries, wants and needs. I will probably throw in a few jokes as well. 

I know communication around bodies and health can be loaded. I work to integrate a trauma informed approach. 

I am queer, trans and fat affirming. I work to prioritize accessibility in my space and am also constantly learning and growing in my practice to provide culturally and identity responsive care; confronting and undoing how bias, homophobia, transphobia, fatphobia, ableism and white supremacy show up in this work. I know not all body work spaces are safe or welcoming for all bodies and people, so if you want to learn more about how this shows up in my practice, click here.

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Education

Trainings and Certificates

  • Lymphatic and Fibrosis Cupping After Liposuction, Kathleen Lisson

  • Ace MediCupping

  • Plastic Surgery Recovery and Fibrosis Massage, Kathleen Lisson

  • Neuromuscular Cupping (Ongoing)

  • Skinny On Skin - OHSU Skin Cancer Course

  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage Certified, Klose (Vodder)

  • Moving Mountain Institute- Craniosacral Certificate

  • Craniosacral 1, Upledger Institute

  • Professional Cupping Massage and Therapy

  • Cupping For The Modern Professional

  • Anatomy & Treatment Shoulder, Renee Stenbjorn

  • Chiropractic Assistant

  • Craniosacral 1, East West College

  • Neuromuscular Therapy, East West College

  • BLS, American Heart Association 

  • Certified Nurse Aid I and II 

Base Education

  • East West College of the Healing Arts- 800 hour Massage Therapy program 

  • The Caregiver Institute Certified Nurse Aid- I sub-acute and II acute

  • Portland Community College -Prenursing 

  • University Of Connecticut - History and Human Rights 

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