Hi! I’m Jessica King, licensed massage therapist, certified auto accident specialist and founder of Avani Massage.
My mission is simple: HELP PEOPLE WITH HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES TO GET OUT OF PAIN.
After my own journey of searching for a natural way to alleviate my constant migraine pain, I found massage therapy.
This changed everything for me... It was the key to finding consistent relief in my daily life. After seeing the amazing benefits massage provided for myself, I decided that I wanted to help as many people as I could to find the same relief!
I started my journey as a massage therapist in 2005 and founded Avani Massage in 2007. Since then, I have served thousands of people in Utah and provided long-lasting relief from migraines, headaches, whiplash, stress, and anxiety. I became one of Utah’s top-rated massage therapists and the ONLY one who specialized in providing relief for upper body and cervical pain.
During the summer of 2019, my husband's job relocated us so he can oversee the Portland office. So we minimized our belongings, hugged our family and friends goodbye, packed up the few belongings we kept, and loaded up our fur babies (two dogs and two cats) into the car. We then headed out on our new adventure in the Pacific NorthWest, and landed in Vancouver, Washington!
With us both being born and raised in Utah, we are ecstatic to explore all that the PNW has to offer! From food, music (I have a very eclectic pallet for music), entertainment, and all the outdoor activities we love, we are so excited to have the opportunity to go hiking, fishing, paddle boarding, beach combing, and traveling more often.
I am excited to bring my expert skills and knowledge to the Pacific NorthWest to help even more people find relief from the pain of constant headaches and migraines. I look forward to connecting with you and working together soon!
Why Choose Jessica
My sessions always start and end on time. Provided you arrive 5 minutes early, my goal is to have you on the table by your appointment start time so you always get the most hands-on time. This means your 60-minute massage is actually 60 minutes, not 50.
I keep track of your preferences: everything from your favourite essential oils and your love of scalp massage to your ticklish feet and the name of your dog. You're not typical; Why should your massage be?
No nickel-and-diming here! I don't charge extra for add-ons like essential oils, hot towels, deeper pressure, or new modalities. Also, I don't accept tips. Save your money and put it towards your next massage.
Silence Is Golden
Have you ever received a massage from a therapist who won’t stop talking? I love a good chat, but I will never initiate a conversation with you during your treatment. I follow your lead.
YOU Are In Control
No aspect of your massage should ever come as a surprise. I conduct a thorough intake at your first appointment and I explain my treatment plan in detail. I obtain your informed consent - both verbal and written - and I make sure you know you always have the right to withdraw or alter your consent. Your session is about you, not me.
I sanitize absolutely everything in between treatments using a hospital grade spray. You don't want to know the things I've seen in other practices.
I lift weights - HEAVY weights. You want deep pressure? You're in good hands... er feet as my Ashiatsu sessions give the MOST pressure.
I provide a body-positive, LGBTQ+ friendly space where you can relax and feel like yourself again. Leave your insecurities at the door; your comfort is my utmost priority.
Peace & Quiet
Goodbye, noisy clinics and chatty receptionists. Hello, peace and quiet. My massage rooms are tucked away inside professional business plazas. The Vancouver, WA office is inside the BBSI Parkway Plaza building by the Vancouver Mall. The Beaverton office is located in the Park Plaza West building... Both are away from the street noise so you can enjoy your massage in silence.
I use a hydraulic massage table, have side arm rests and large sheets to accommodate all body types. You won't have to worry about feeling uncovered or your arms falling off the table.
I graduated from one of the highest ranked school in the nation UCMT. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and I’m constantly taking continuing education courses, often to ensure my skills, knowledge and services offered are top notch!
When you choose me as your healthcare provider, you’re not lining the pockets of the corporate CEO of a massage chain. You’re helping a local woman run a small business. Doesn't that feel good?
A Little Help From My Friends
I've cultivated a vast network of local healthcare practitioners. If I can't help you, chances are I know someone who can.
Massage Music Your Way
I have a massive collection of relaxing music beyond spa music like whale noises and pan flute. I even create customized playlists for my regular clients. Want an all-Björk playlist? I can make that happen!