“Your body is working so diligently for you every single day. It’s imperative to take some time from a hurried lifestyle and give your body the rest it deserves. Everybody desires to be acknowledged and honored.  That’s why I do what I do. “

Jocelyn Teal Hershberger was born and raised in the Portland area. Since she was a child, connecting with others and searching for ways to ease discomfort not only came naturally to her, but it felt fulfilling in ways she hadn’t ever experienced.  She is exceptionally sensitive and empathetic towards others and chose a career that would allow her to continue practicing and expanding these attributes, while benefitting others.

She attended the rigorous 800-hour massage therapy program at East West College of the Healing Arts and absolutely loved it. Being submerged among other talented, ambitious instructors and students alike, fueled her passion for learning about the inner workings of the human body and contributed greatly to her own personal development.  In less than 2 years, she acquired countless skills, a vast amount of knowledge, and her certification in Massage Therapy.

Obtaining her massage license in the beginning of 2016, she got started on her career right away.  She gained valuable experience working in a busy acupuncture clinic where she brought healing and relief to a wide range of patients suffering from chronic and acute pain due to various circumstances.  She’s worked with people of all ages from adolescence to elderly, and many individuals with injuries due to work, sports, or auto accidents.  She has brought relief and support to individuals battling cancer, fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, high stress levels, and chronic pain. Jocelyn enjoys working with people of all walks of life and truly believes that all bodies are incredible and should honored and accepted exactly as they are.

In 2017, Jocelyn opened her private practice,  Jocelyn Teal Massage LLC.  She’s beyond excited and grateful to provide therapeutic massage in a beautiful healing space.  Jocelyn molds each an every session to ensure that her clients feel acknowledged, safe, and relaxed.  She loves the wonderful foundation that massage therapy offers; constantly reminding her that there is room for expansion and refinement in regards to the well-being of herself and others. She feels at her best when she’s given a valuable service to others. Jocelyn believes that the integral aspects of health is movement and nutrition.  She is constantly continuing her education in massage therapy and plans to further her knowledge in yoga and nutrition, so she can help even more individuals alongside their healing journey.