Margaret HudsonR.N., LMT
Margaret has been practicing massage since 2007. After completing a 600-hour massage program at East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR, she continued her studies with an additional three-month certification in Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Since then, her massage career has been a mix of private practice and serving as an LMT and assistant in a chiropractic sports medicine clinic, as well as providing massage for patients in hospice care.
"It gives me enormous satisfaction and joy to guide and advise my clients to feel better and improve their conditions. I am honored and privileged to be a part of the healing journey for everyone I treat".
Margaret's approach to bodywork combines a well-rounded understanding of anatomy and physiology with an intuitive sense of how our bodies store stress, pain, and emotional memory. Her work is a unique combination of modalities, including facilitated stretching, deep fascial release, and trigger point therapy. Her style flows between focused areas of attention and full-body integration. She meets people where they are and helps them to evolve and maintain a sense of well-being and body awareness.
CHINESE MEDICINE LOVE STORY
What brings you joy?
I find joy in connecting with people individually, helping them learn who they are and what they need to feel better. I’ve found that no solution or therapy suits everyone the same. Very often, creating space for someone to feel seen and heard opens paths to healing. Practicing what I know about the body and fostering a trusting collaboration with another in the pursuit of their own well-being gives me a profound sense of purpose and wonder.
how I work
What’s your superpower?
Patience. Like most everything, healing takes time. With time and patience, breath deepens, and muscles soften. Figuring out what works is a process, and I’ve found that the most effective tool I have is the patience to let things unfold, respond, adapt, and move forward.
who I am
What was before Six Fishes?
Having spent ten years as a massage therapist in various settings, I began working as an LMT in hospice and inpatient oncology. Eventually, I wanted to broaden my scope of practice to help people beyond what I could accomplish with massage. I decided to become a nurse, seeking to bring my knowledge of touch and breath as non-pharmacological interventions to what I could also accomplish as a nurse in mainstream medicine. After working in intensive care units for seven years, I felt the need to rebalance and return to massage with a deeper understanding of the physiological and emotional toll that stress and illness can take on a person.