Melissa Hanson

Owner / Stretch Therapy Practitioner

Melissa Hanson is a Level 3 Fascial Stretch Therapy Practitioner with an additional certification in Sports Specific Movement, and the owner of Stretch PDX.  She is also a NASM certified personal trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Washington.  In addition, she holds certifications in Zumba and TRX.  Melissa has experience training clients from all walks of life; those aching from a sedentary work week to athletes training for triathlons.  She is passionate about Stretch Therapy and helping her clients feel their absolute best.  Her love for stretching stems from her background as an athlete and dancer.  It is further enhanced by the amazing progress it brings to her clients. 

She began utilizing Stretch Therapy on her personal training clients in 2017.  Clients were amazed by the nearly instantaneous positive benefits of mobilizing the chronically tight areas of the body.  They experienced greater range of motion, shortened recovery times after workouts, and improved athletic performance!  Fascial Stretch Therapy also proved to reduce stress levels, improve the quality of sleep, and eliminate chronic pain for clients.  She utilizes the gold standard in stretching techniques to release muscle, joint, and tendon tension and tightness.  She believes, “The human body is an unbelievable instrument.  We need to care for and fine tune it.”

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