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Licensed Massage Therapist Since 1998, OBMT #6806

My Salem Oregon Massage Practice Combines the Following Massage Modalities

Swedish Massage - This style utilizes long, flowing strokes, often but not necessarily in the direction of the heart. Swedish massage is designed to increase circulation and blood flow. There are six basic strokes: effleurage, petrissage, friction, tapotement, compression and vibrations.

During massage, oil, cream, or lotion is applied on the skin to reduce friction and allow smooth strokes. This style of massage is generally attributed to the Swedish fencing master and gymnastics teacher Per Henrik Ling (1776-1839). The Dutch practitioner Johan Georg Mezger (1838-1909) adopted the French names to denote the basic strokes under which he systemized massage as we know it today, as Swedish or classic massage.



Trigger Point Therapy
(Also Known as Acupressure)

A  trigger point is an area of a muscle (about 50 cells) that may refer pain sensations to other parts of the body. Trigger Point Therapy applies manual pressure to these points. With the proper pressure, duration and location, immediate release of tension and improved muscular functioning may occur.  This therapy has been known to diminish migraine pain, mock sciatica, mock carpal tunnel syndrome and other pain syndromes, and other symptoms that may have been misdiagnosed.

Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release refers to the manual technique for stretching or releasing the fascia with the aim to balance the body. Injuries, stress, trauma, overuse and poor posture can cause restriction to fascia.


The goal of myofascial release is to release fascial restriction and allow the muscles to move freely. This is usually done by applying shear, compression or tension in various directions.


Barefoot Deep Tissue Fijian Massage
This massage style is a blend of Eastern barefoot techniques with Western manual medicine. Because the therapist can apply a broad range of pressure with ease and does not have to strain, more effort and concentration can be used to manipulate tissue, release fascia, as well as search for and attack trigger points and other problems, regardless of client's size or build. Clients remain loosely clothed and no oil is used, yet the therapeutic results are greater than that from Swedish massage techniques. Sessions may last 2 minutes or well over an hour. There is no walking on the back.   WIKIPEDIA.ORG

My mission is to provide therapeutic massage and bodywork for the enhancement of health and well-being to individuals through nurturing treatments that promote relaxation and self-healing. The standard for success based on trust, expertise, professionalism, and the personal touch that always putting the health and well-being of clients first.

Michael Dukart, Massage Therapist, Oregon License #6806

Certified Reiki Practitioner

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient's body and restore physical and emotional well-being.

Reiki is a technique used for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.


Chair Massage
Most office-related physical symptoms can be attributed to loss of circulation. Tight muscles caused by stress and sitting behind a desk all day, especially at a work station that is not ergonomically designed, can impede blood and lymph flow through the body. The result is mental fogginess, decreased energy and susceptibility to repetitive stress injuries, like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Chair massage counters the circulatory problems inherent with office work—and provide a appreciated break for employees. Sitting in a massage chair opens up the back muscles, relieves strain on the neck and provides a gentle respite for eyes usually glued to a computer monitor. Even 15 minutes of massage to the neck, back, arms and hands can increase circulation, returning energy levels and helping keep the body injury free.

Benefits of Massage
Massage can nearly always improve mental health and attitude, and performance at all levels. Typically a massage will stretch and loosen muscles and connective tissue, improving blood flow throughout the body to help the body remove metabolic waste and infuse the cells and tissues with oxygen and nutrients. Massage also works to simulate the sensory receptors in skin and muscles, which bring attention to areas that have been "cut off" by chronic tension.

Massage is known to release endorphins created by the body to reduce pain. Massage helps to unblock and balance the flow of life energy through the human system (known in various cultures as life force, c'hi, prana, ki, kundalini, hara).

Mental, Emotional & Physical Benefits of Massage


Enhanced performance for athletes, musicians, & dancers


Improved blood and lymph circulation


Headache and eye strain relief


Improved injury recover; pulls, sprains, strains and swelling


Deep relaxation


Release of muscle tension, soreness and stiffness


Deeper, easier breathing


Lower blood pressure


Improved joint flexibility and range of motion


Reduced muscle spasms


Skin nourishment and vitality


Strengthened immune system


Improved spinal alignment and movement efficiency


Improved outlook


Improved alertness


Feeling of nurturing and caring for yourself


Sense of well-being


Anxiety reduction


Experience the mind-body connection


Reduced stress


bout Michael Dukart OBMT #6806

Michael has lived and worked most of his life in the beautiful Salem, Oregon area and a licensed massage therapist since 1998.

Ever-conscious of the mind-body connection, Michael's work focuses on restoring balance to the muscles enabling a more relaxed mind to merge into a newly peaceful body. 

Michael has been involved with  the Oregon Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA-OR) as 2nd and 3rd VP, Secretary, Newsletter Editor, Web Coordinator and Government Relations Representative Chair.

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Appointments Available
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*available onsite for  offices,

Social gatherings OR OTHER groups

Home Massage Studio
1638 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR  

Tel (503) 363-1539 
e-Mail:  Michael Dukart

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It's always my pleasure to be able to answer any questions you might have, so please don't hesitate to call or email me, and remember "Any day is a good day for a massage!"

Michael Dukart, Licensed Massage Therapist
Salem, Oregon
"I rub people the right way!!"

Client Testimonials

This past year I have had a great deal of stress in my life and I found it so very helpful to get massages. Michael is so professional and knowledgeable. He knew just how to work the area of tension. I felt so much better. Thanks , Michael!!

Leigh Bradstreet, Salem, OR

There is no better gift to give myself or friends and family than the gift of a massage with Michael Dukart! Every time my friends come from out of town for a visit in Salem, I treat them to a wonderful Michael Dukart massage.

Barbara Castleman, Salem, OR

I know a lot of people who go to Michael for massage, and we all feel very blessed to have him to call for relief from our aches and injuries with his wonderful massage skills.  So often there is nothing that I can think of that will help me more!

Janeen Howard,

Our favorite gift to give each family member is a massage by Michael and we do it often! He has such a healing nurturing spirit that gets fused into his touch. We would not go to anyone else.

Roxy Sincerny,

A massage by Michael is my favorite gift to give family and friends. I've also had him come to my office and give chair massage parties. He's the best!

Katy Canales, Salem, OR
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The American Massage Therapy Association represents more than 55,000 massage therapists in 27 countries, including over 1160 in the state of Oregon. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.


Michael Dukart LMT #6806
Board Member - 2nd & 3rd Vice President
Past Newsletter, Website Coordinator and
Government Relations Representative Chair


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