About Holding Space Massage

Holding Space Massage is the private practice of Arwyn Daemyir, LMT #18250. It's located in the Montavilla neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, conveniently close to the 82nd Ave MAX stop, 72 and 77 bus lines, and near easy biking routes.

I offer longer appointments, starting at 90 minutes for established clients (2 hours for new clients, to have space to fully hear your story about your body), with 70 minutes on the table, to have abundant time to communicate and work together before, during, and after the massage. My approach is based in relationships, mindfulness, radical acceptance, and your strengths. I work deeply, yet always within your comfort level.

I specialize in body-affirming massage for people experiencing marginalization, particularly due to being queer, trans or nonbinary, fat, women, youth, or in chronic pain. I love working with whole families (in all the beautiful variations that "family" comes in), from pregnancy onward. Clients seek me out to feel respected and safe, to reduce pain and anxiety, and to improve their relationship with their body.

Read more about who I am (and why you might not want to work with me!), or the massage space I fell in love with and that sold us on this house.