Jay McCollum, LMT (Or license #7727) has been a student of massage therapy since 1999 when he moved to Portland, Oregon to attend massage school at East West College of The Healing Arts.
Upon completion of the extended program at East West, Jay began working with a chiropractic clinic in NW Portland and gained valuable experience working with people with whiplash injuries, sciatica, frozen shoulder dysfunction, carpal tunnel syndrome, and bulging discs, just to name a few.
In 2001, Jay began his private practice and has continued working with local health care practitioners to best serve his clients as they try to overcome their injuries and create positive change. Jay continues his education, learning new techniques to tackle tough challenges, by studying with bodyworkers from all over the world.
In his personal life, Jay is a cooking enthusiast, musician, fisherman, kayaker, and an overall lover of our natural world.
Jay’s caring nature led him to be a part of the recovery of his friend Dan Bigley, when Dan lost his vision due to a grizzly bear attack in 2003. You can read about it in the book “Beyond The Bear: How I Learned To Live And Love Again After Being Blinded By A Bear” By Debra McKinney and Dan Bigley.
It is my mission to create an environment that is readily accessible to everyone so that they may enjoy the benefits of myofascial release and healthy therapeutic touch. I keep up on the latest massage-based research so that I can tailor treatment sessions to each individual client.
I take pride in providing massage that is evidence based and can be easily translated to western and scientific understanding. I believe that the treatment session is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and that we work together to accomplish our goal of easing pain and dysfunction while encouraging greater mobility and kinesthetic awareness.