Gabriel Raven Goldberg*, LMT
* Specializing in Myofascial Listening and Release
* Trained in Lymphatic Massage
* Licensed in Intra-Oral Massage
* Certified in Breast Massage
Becoming a massage therapist has been a vital part of my own journey toward a positive, joyful, and thriving relationship with my body. Like so many others, I was steeped in body-negative messages, images and experiences while I was growing up. I internalized a lot of shame and pain in my own body. When I chose to become a bodyworker, it was a part of my path toward treating myself gently, prioritizing what feels good, and connecting with my own deep and intuitive body knowledge. Now, I have the great honor of helping other people discover what is possible in their own bodies. I am delighted that I am able to create a container for healing that is inclusive and body positive, and to offer my clients the opportunity to connect with their bodies in liberatory ways.
I strive to create a practice where people of all sizes, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, genders, ages and abilities can experience healing. I am committed to understanding and unpacking the privileges I hold and the oppressions I experience so that I can show up well in my massage practice. I am a queer, non binary person (they/them pronouns). I am a white person, and I am continually in the process of healing and understanding my own racial identity so that I can hold an actively anti-racist lens. I live with a chronic health disorder, though in many circumstances I have able-bodied privilege. I am a straight-sized person committed to body liberation for myself and all bodies. I believe, deeply, that my own liberation is tied up with liberation of all oppressions, and I continually work to create a practice that promotes healing and thriving for all of my clients.
Before I was a bodyworker, I worked on a crisis line with survivors of domestic violence and as a Prevention Educator with middle and high school students, discussing issues of dating violence, bullying and healthy relationships. As an educator, facilitator and advocate, I deepened my skills in listening and holding space for people, and I gained a clear understanding of the impacts of trauma. I also developed an appreciation for the complexities and vital importance of practicing consent.
I have been a dancer all my life, and I bring my love of movement to my bodywork practice. In addition to joyfully practicing multiple forms of dance, I enjoy bike rides, long walks, home weight lifting sessions, and exploring new kinds of physical activity whenever I can. I am aware of the ways in which we sometimes push our bodies doing the things we love, and my bodywork practice is a place where I have learned to slow down and move from a place of deep connection with my body.
From 2014-2015, I received an excellent and comprehensive education in massage therapy at the Discovery Point School of Massage in Seattle, WA. Subsequently, I completed a year long mentorship in myofascial techniques, and additional training and certification in intra-oral and full chest/breast massage. I have been working as a licensed massage therapist since 2015, and opened Raven Bodywork in 2017.
* I am working on a legal name change; the name on my licenses continues to be Rebecca Goldberg.
Taylor Briggs, LMT
* Specializing in Holistic Medical Massage
* Trained in Hot Stones Massage
* Certified in Breast Massage
As a trans masculine person (he/him pronouns please), I have long had a complicated relationship with my body. The world sends us so many messages about what our bodies should look like, feel like, be able to do, and with that; how much dignity and respect we deserve. Becoming a massage therapist has allowed me the opportunity to gain an appreciation for the millions of complex processes that our bodies do for us every second of every day. Our bodies are amazing! Through massage therapy, I hope to help clients connect more deeply to their own bodies and give some much deserved love and care to these bodies that do so much for us.
Through all of my work, I prioritize clear communication and invite client feedback and collaboration to ensure that each session is exactly what you need it to be. Whether you’re looking to relax after a stressful week and/or have specific areas of tension or pain that you would like me to focus on, your massage session will be tailored just for you. My work has been described as intuitive, patient, nurturing, and confident.
Prior to becoming a massage therapist, I earned my masters in Student Development Administration, and served in various higher education and nonprofit roles supporting students through college. Most recent, I served as Scholarship Program Manager at a local non-profit that provided educational funding and community building for LGBTQIA+ students. I've always been drawn to service and am excited to serve my community in this new capacity as a massage therapist.
As a graduate of the Renton Technical College Massage Therapy Practitioner program, I am proud to have learned from long-time industry leaders to provide quality, client-centered, trauma informed care. I look forward to working with you!
Annie Herring, MA
* Certified in Sound, Voice & Music Healing
* Certified in Spiritual Counseling
* Certified in Harner Shamanic Counseling
My name is Annie Herring. I am a sacred space holder and a guiding light for souls seeking transcendence and transformation. As a seeker and maker of magic and meaning, I offer spiritual navigation and vibrational transformation and sound healing for those seeking more than the mundane.
I am a sound healing practitioner, singer, ritualist, alchemist, poet, priestess, witch, enthoegenic practitioner, and spiritual coach. I use the tools of sound and vibration, the healing power of the voice, guided meditation, shamanic journeywork, and altered states of consciousness to guide people to discover their own truths and divinity.
I hold a Master’s Degree in Women’s Spirituality with an emphasis in the sacred arts, healing, and women’s mysteries as well as a Certification in Sound, Voice and Music Healing from the California Institute of Integral Studies. I am currently completing a year long Certification in Psychedelic Therapy and Integration through Vital with Psychedelics Today.
I have also earned a Bachelor's Degree in Human Studies with a Music Minor from Marylhurst University where I extensively studied creative art therapies, human process work, and vocal performance. I’ve also received post baccalaureate training in Theater Arts and Directing from Portland State University.
I have completed certifications in Harner Shamanic Counseling (The Foundation for Shamanic Studies), Emotional Freedom Technique (Priority Academy), Spiritual Coaching (Love, Nature, and Beyond), Advanced Angelic Healing (Academy of Ancient Magick), and Therapeutic Art Life Coaching (Transformation Academy).
I have a professional background of working in healthcare management, behavioral health coaching, human services, education, and the arts. I have also founded, facilitated, and cultivated several spiritual circles and groups for women and queer communities over the years.
In addition to my academic studies and professional pursuits, I am a published poet and a classically trained vocalist and musical theater performer with over 30 years of performance experience. I have also served as a sacred song and drum leader for women’s ceremonies throughout the Pacific Northwest. I combine a multidisciplinary and multicultural approach to my vocal, musical, and vibrational healing modalities.
I am a queer, neurodivergent, chronic illness warrior who exists in many margins and fringes of society. I am a Seattle native, and have also spent several years living in Portland, OR, the Big Island of Hawaii, and the San Francisco Bay Area. I am also an amateur photographer, resin artist, astrology nerd, and Golden Girls fanatic!
I am committed to the liberation of all Queer, Trans, BIPOC, disabled and chronically ill beings. I strive to be a safe harbor for people of all genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, sizes, ages, non-traditional relationship styles, and abilities. If you are a Trans or BIPOC individual in need of care but are unable to afford it, please reach out to me.
I am here to meet you where you are, so you may become who you are meant to be!
It would be an honor to get to hold space for you.
You can learn more about my practice at www.fireinthebellyalchemy.com.