Staff Bios

Esther Bell LMT Portland, OREsther Bell, LMT

Esther Bell is a founding partner and co-owner of BodyQuirks Wellness & WBV Studio in Portland, Oregon. She is a seasoned licensed massage practitioner, with over 30 years of experience in customized, integrated bodywork. In 2013, Esther and Tara decided to add whole body vibration to their massage therapy practice in an effort to help stuck clients overcome their long-term health hurdles. In 2014, after a hugely positive response from clients, the duo decided to open Portland’s first full-service WBV Studio.

 

Esther uses a variety of modalities to customize the bodywork experience, adapting her approach to her clients’ ever changing, individual quirks and expediting the healing process. In addition to these modalities, Esther specializes in CranioSacral Therapy (CST), continuing to study CST and SomatoEmotional Release (SER) (which works in conjunction with CST and expands on its principles) to help to remove any residue left behind in the mind and body due to trauma. Esther believes that by exploring the unique patterns, stressors and lifestyle conditions of the individual and tailoring her approach to a client’s specific needs, she can assist them in achieving a better balanced, overall sense of well-being.

Esther’s Stats

Years in Practice: 30+
Training: Houston School of Massage, Oregon School of Massage, and multiple other training. Licensed Massage Therapist #4855
Focus of Practice: To help my clients find a more balanced way to conduct their day-to-day living.
Main Modalities: Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Sports, Cranio-sacral, and pre-natal massage.
Interests: Gardening, kayaking, hiking,  snorkeling, travel, bird watching.
Languages: Fluent in both English and Spanish

 

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Tara Krupich LMT Portland, ORTara Krupich, LMT

Tara Krupich is a founding partner and co-owner of BodyQuirks Wellness & WBV Studio in Portland, Oregon. She has been practicing massage and energy work since 1999. In 2013, she and Esther decided to add whole body vibration to their structured integration therapy, in an effort to help stuck clients overcome long-term health hurdles. In 2014, after a hugely positive response from clients, the duo decided to open Portland’s first full-service WBV Studio.

 

In addition to being a licensed massage therapist with extensive training in a variety of modalities including medical massage, deep tissue release, alignment and myofascial techniques (including work in somatic psychology and structured integration) as well as ligament strengthening. Her studies in eastern modalities have helped her to understand subtle energies (such as the meridians, chakras and myo-muscular tissue) of the body better. Tara’s uncanny ability to show people where their resistance is (whether mind or body) and to assist them in releasing it what led to her concentration in Emotional Release and Mindful Life Coaching. This powerful, life-changing work allows her to see and feel the energy of stuck emotions or trauma and to help her clients release it, so that their body can return to its natural state of perfect alignment, health and well-being.

Tara’s Stats:

Years in Practice: 21+
Training: Graduate East-West College of Healing Arts, Licensed Massage Therapist – Oregon License # 7135, Licensed Massage Therapist – Washington, Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
Focus of Practice: To help my clients clear trapped, stagnant or negative energy and release these emotional or energetic blocks.
Main Modalities: Energy Work, Guided Life Coaching, Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Sports, and pre-natal massage.
Interests: Spontaneous road trips, anything to do with nature and critters, loving and laughing with family and friends.

 

Melody Idakaar Bodyquirks Portland, ORMelody Idakaar, Office Manager

Melody’s personal health journey led her to BodyQuirks Wellness and WBV Studio, where she was first introduced to us as a new member. Using whole body vibration therapy to help alleviate some of the devastating effects of chronic Lyme disease, Melody was an early convert to the power of WBV. Friendly and knowledgeable in the field of holistic health, as well as a great communicator and an even better listener, Melody has proven over the last year to be a great fit for both the studio and our clients. She comes to us with a wealth of experience and perspective as a musician, yoga instructor, video editor, and artist. She is passionate about helping our client’s achieve their wellness goals and is constantly working to achieve her own higher state of well-being.