Catalyst Massage

Massage for EVERY body

Catalyst Massage is a small bodywork studio with big goals - to help all bodies find balance and ease. We strive to cultivate a safe, inclusive, body positive space. Each massage session is tailored to your unique needs, and you will always be treated with care, respect, and professionalism. We believe that all bodies are good bodies.

 Located in Portland, OR.


Catalyst Massage is no longer accepting appointments until further notice. I have decided to prolong my maternity leave indefinitely, but encourage you to send a message via the contact form if you would like to stay updated on my future massage updates, or if you would like referrals for other great local therapists. Thank you!



Jo Woodward (she/her) graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR in 2015, after which she immediately embarked on her journey with Catalyst Massage. She has taken many hours of continuing education in topics such as structural bodywork, polarity therapy, reiki, ethics, doula training, and cultural competency. Outside of massage therapy, she enjoys dance, reading, and spending time with her kiddos, dogs, and chickens.



Lindsay P.  "Jo is phenomenal! I swear, it's like she has magic hands that know exactly where your body is holding tension and then POOF. It's gone! She is incredibly welcoming and warm as soon as you arrive, and gives great tips for stretching and continuing muscle repair after the massage. I personally love that she doesn't talk during the massage. Very affordable prices for an amazing massage. The space is a little cozy but used well and quite comfortable. I've already booked my next appointment."

Stephanie M. "I loved my massage and am already looking forward to the next one! The space is warm and inviting as soon as you walk in. With a subtle ambiance and a heated table, I slipped right into relaxation mode. Jo was amazing! She used a combination of techniques to work on my trouble spots and even suggested some stretches to help with tension in other areas she noticed during the massage. Highly recommend!"

Angela C. "My experience was wonderful. I am very pregnant and often uncomfortable so I decided to treat myself to a prenatal massage. I was impressed at how tranquil the space she created was and quickly relaxed. I have had several massages and my experience with Jo was one I will book again. Also, her rates are fantastic!"

Bethany B. "I've been exploring massage therapists since I've moved to Portland 7 years ago and I have to say, Jo was amazing. Hands down one of the massages I've had in Portland."



All bodywork sessions are tailored to your needs, and may include a variety of techniques; such as deep tissue, myofascial release, trigger point, swedish, energy work, and stretching.

Hand Massage
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Stone Tower


A 60 minute session is ideal for those who are new to bodywork, who have one or two specific areas that need to be worked on, or who just need a quick full body "tune up".


90 minute sessions are perfect for those who want a more thorough full body experience, or those who need focused deep tissue work in more than 2 areas of the body.


Smooth basalt stones warmed in hot water are utilized throughout this 90 minute session to help ease muscle tissue and deepen relaxation.


Prenatal Massage, also known as Pregnancy Massage, is performed with the client in side-lying position with pillows and bolsters for comfort and security.




Please allow 24 hours notice if you wish to cancel your appointment.  This way I can fill the time with another client. If you cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you may be required to pay a $20 cancellation fee. However, this fee may be waived for emergencies or illness.

Late Arrival

If you arrive late to your appointment you will get charged for the full session.  If my schedule allows I will do my best to provide you with a full session, however I must respect my other client’s appointment times, so there is no guarantee that you will receive the full treatment.

No Shows

If you do not come to your appointment and do not inform me beforehand, you may be asked to pay a 50% fee, and/or pre-pay for any future sessions.

  • Any actions or speech that are sexual in nature will result in the session being ended and the therapeutic relationship being terminated. I do not tolerate sexual harassment, sexual "jokes", or requests for inappropriate touch. Draping will always be maintained.

  • Service may be denied if clients appear under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

  • Clients must provide health history and current updates when necessary.

What clients can expect from me:

  • I provide my clients with a safe, professional, and competent session each time they come in for an appointment, and address the client’s specific needs.

  • I customize my treatment to meet the client’s needs.

  • Privacy and confidentiality are maintained at all times.

  • I stay current with new information and techniques by regularly receiving bodywork from other professionals, researching, and taking continuing education classes.

  • I respect all clients regardless of their age, gender, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, body type, state of health, or personal habits. I do not allow any actions or speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, or body-shaming in nature.

  • I perform services for which I am qualified (physically and emotionally) and able to do, and refer my clients to appropriate specialists when work is not within my scope of practice or not in the client’s best interest.

  • I keep accurate records and review charts before each session.

  • My equipment and supplies are clean and safe.



Catalyst Massage is committed to exceeding your needs. Questions, comments or concerns? I’d love to hear from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out today.


SUNDAYS 8am - 3pm

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