Licensed Massage Therapists
Darby became interested in helping others at an early age. Darby’s parents were both in the medical field, which fueled her interest in Anatomy and Physiology, molding naturally into her seeking a career in Massage Therapy.
In Idaho, Darby was the clinic supervisor at a massage school where she helped develop new massage therapists. While there, she was also integrated within the local hospital, providing rehab massage to patients who underwent spinal surgeries or suffering from pain and anxiety. As a therapist in massage, Darby excels at being responsive to patient input. She also has worked as a developmental therapist teaching people with developmental impairments. Pacific West Chiropractic is fortunate to have a therapist who sees the clinic, and healthcare in general, with a team approach.
At Pacific West Chiropractic Darby specializes in medical massage. Medical massage includes trauma and personal injury from unfortunate events like car accidents, work injuries, and sports injuries along with general massage work from the stress of everyday life and the toll it can take on one's health. Relaxation massage is also available upon request.
Darby is a fun-loving person who makes assisting others her profession. Darby moved to Oregon to be closer to her sister. In her down time Darby is enjoying exploring Portland and the beautiful state of Oregon.
Dawni began her path to be a massage therapist after her husband passed away from cancer. When she witnessed how much massage helped him during hospice with his pain relief and relaxation, more so even than doctor prescribed medicine, she knew that she wanted to provide that to others. It has driven her to focus on helping bring pain relief to people suffering from chronic illnesses, personal injury, and debilitating pain.
As a graduate from Oregon School of Massage, Dawni focused on learning techniques to help those at end of life, living with cancer and chronic illnesses, as well as those dealing with the common stresses of life. Due to the experiences of managing injuries she sustained because of a motor vehicle accident and dealing with chronic back pain and headaches herself, she is passionate about providing pain relief to those in need.
When Dawni isn’t working, she is reading, knitting, (she once knit a dissected frog at a friend’s request), and playing video games. Sometimes she even chases her 5 cats around the house when they steal her yarn and make yarn art. She likes to say that she is pretty boring and prefers to live vicariously through the stories of others.