Ash Wylder is a Hood River massage therapist specializing in deep tissue massage, sports massage and prenatal massage.
She is a trained Doula and certified life coach.
About Ash Wylder
Ash Wylder has always been passionate about helping others feel their best. A licensed and trained medical massage therapist and life coach, Ash believes in the power of mind-body strength to help people reach their highest performance.
Ash started her massage therapy career in California focused on sports massage. She worked with competitive athletes to help keep them at the top of their game. She provided sports massage to players from the NBA, U.S. Men’s soccer team, the National Women’s Soccer League and others. She worked with highly motivated athletes. It was an honor (not to mention, fun) and an incredible opportunity to witness the healing power of massage.
While in California, Ash Wylder studied medical massage at the Science of Massage Institute under renown massage therapist Ross Turchinov. She treated pre-surgical and post-surgical patients, addressing chronic pain and conditions such as sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder, low back pain and plantar fasciitis.
Ash moved to the Columbia River Gorge to be closer to the mountains, forests and rivers where she loves to run and paddle. Today, she is a Hood River massage therapist, running a studio in downtown Hood River.
In addition to being a Hood River massage therapist, Ash Wylder is also a trained Doula. She has more than three years of experience helping women navigate the physical changes they experience during pregnancy. Providing prenatal massage to women as they prepare to bring a child into the world is a deeply satisfying role.
In 2019, Ash became a certified life coach through the High Performance Institute, the world’s leading think tank and training center on the subject of human high performance. With a broad background in both massage and life coaching, she empowers people to reach their peak performance by removing obstacles in the way.
Ash Wylder Massage – My Philosophy
Communication is a powerful tool. I welcome/empower clients to share open and honest feedback during massage sessions. The more feedback you provide, the deeper our work can go. I use a variety of techniques during our sessions together including breathwork, guided imagery, cupping, trigger point therapy, MET’s, and myofascial release. Massage is not a “one size fits all” practice.
As the nature of the injury changes, so does our approach. The human body is complex and nuanced. Our work together might require a combination of techniques and more than one visit to allow your body to fully let go of the tension it’s holding onto.
I believe strongly in my clients’ power to heal their own bodies. During each session, we address lifestyle habits, stretches and strengthening exercises that you can do on your own to ensure every massage has lasting results.