Massage Therapy Graduate
Oregon Licensed Massage Therapist,
Oregon Board of Massage Therapists
Maternity Massage Certificate
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Course Instructor, "Bodywork for the New Mother"
Hi, I'm Katie Rhyne (she/her), the owner and massage therapist at Birch Family Massage.
I opened this massage studio in 2015 with the goal of serving people of all ages: adult clients, individuals in prenatal and postnatal stages, and children & teens. I love being part of your whole family's health and wellness care. Read all of my policy & precaution info.
How did you get started in massage therapy?
It just clicked that this was the right thing for me! A friend of mine had started massage school, and the more she told me about it, the better it sounded. I visited the Oregon School of Massage and the program and atmosphere really appealed to me, so I took an introductory class. And the rest is history! I love helping my clients feel their best.
Your space is so cute! Did you build it for your business?
Yes, and our house as well! My husband and I are big "do-it-yourself" people, and we had a dream of building our own home as well as a studio for my business. With a lot of planning, time, and effort (and some help from a professional contractor for the really big parts of the job), we were able to complete both structures. It was an amazing learning experience, but I never want to see another bucket of drywall mud again.
What do you like to do?
When I'm not giving massage or working on DIY projects, I love to spend time with my family (that's our picture below!) and friends, and to travel to new or favorite destinations. I enjoy exploring our local area as well: visiting small businesses in Downtown Hillsboro, wine tasting in the Willamette Valley, or checking out fun hiking/walking trails in parks and nature preserves. I'm a voracious reader and like a wide variety of literary genres, including fantasy/sci-fi, nonfiction/biography, historical fiction, thrillers, women's literature...you name it!