Kristi L. Carlough
BA, LMT #24493
Kristi graduated from East West College of Healing arts in Portland, Oregon in 2017. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado and an Associates Degree in Human Services from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Kristi continues to study a multitude of holistic healing modalities through Duke University Integrative Health Coaching program and continued education programs for sound healing, thai massage, and the mastering myofascial techniques. She is a member of the Oregon Native Chamber of Commerce, Portland Indigenous Marketplace, and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Kristi started working in the helping field as a young adult over 15 years ago, with a strong desire of wanting to make a positive impact on the lives of others. It was soon after graduating and becoming licensed through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapist that she started Somaflow Health and Massage, LLC with the goal of sharing traditional healings and offering holistic care.
Somaflow Health and Massage, LLC offers treatments that are client centered, holistic and effective. Clients can enjoy these services in-studio or in-home. It is important to Kristi to share the gift of healing in environments that are most comfortable for clients. Pre-pandemic Somaflow Health and Massage enjoyed offering services at marketplaces, events, and music & art festivals. It is important that treatment can be offered in a way that best fits the clients needs and implementing healing modalities that suits each person as we all are unique in our wellness goals. Kristi is a lifelong learner and is dedicated to personal and professional growth. Her own personal experiences with healing through bodywork, mindfulness practices, studies in the field of mind-body medicine has shaped her. “It is through my own pain and healing that I have become more dedicated to sharing the capacity to heal with others''.
Kristi is from the small fishing village of Seldovia, Alaska. She honors her indigenous culture through her healing work. Every day feels like a blessing to share space with the community and the traditional practice of touch to mitigate our physical and emotional wounds. Many are now seeking alternative healing in this contemporary world outside of western medicine practices, as Western medicine tends to miss the interconnectedness of what makes the individual and offers a one size fits all approach to pain and discomfort through medication or surgery which leaves lifelong scars and side effects. We are now finding that holistic care including sensory integration of touch, smell, and sound can offer long lasting relief from chronic pain and injury. After sessions Kristi enjoys offering creative solutions for pain relief and self care practices to clients to continue to empower them through their own healing journey.
When Kristi is not working she enjoys kayaking, camping in remote locations, cooking, and studying wellness. She hopes to travel to Thailand and China to study traditional medicine in the near future in order to fully integrate these teachings into her practice. Currently, Kristi is working on her second business, Earthos, a line of wellness products that incorporate healing soaks and plant medicine that are good for the mind, body, and soul.