Joie grew up in California biking, surfing, snowboarding, running, and practicing fitness. He moved to the Northwest and fell in love with water sports and mountain biking. He enjoys commuting by bicycle. He was continually impressed with the chiropractic and massage therapies he received for the aches and pains of an active life. So much so that he changed career paths, graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts with a focus on Neuromuscular Therapy and Structural Integration, and began working at a sports medicine and rehabilitation clinic. There he’s been practicing massage therapy for clients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents or have sports or work-related injuries, and for those seeking general relaxation and maintenance. He enjoys the challenge of helping patients with complex problems and chronic pain, and shares their joy in healing and recovery. He was fortunate to have Renee Stenbjorn, Neuromuscular Therapy Specialist, as his East West College mentor, and has assisted her in delivering continuing education courses to practitioners.
Joie has a creative and whimsical sense of humor, is a good listener, and looks for a genuine connection with his clients to assist them through their healing process.
He specializes in myofascial release, PIR/active release, Tui Na, and Deep Tissue work, and is skilled in neck, shoulder, and low back therapeutic massage. He is passionate about continued learning, and brings his curiosity to the clinic to try to find the best way to help clients.
When he is not working, you might find him hanging out with his African Gray Parrot, Ruby, playing his bass in a rock band, mountain biking on Mount Hood and beyond, whitewater kayaking, or cooking a great meal for friends.
Joie Bennett, LMT#24478