As Charlotte said to Wilbur, “Salutations.”
Welcome to Meraki Soul Care. The name for this site evolved when I came across the word “meraki” and immediately fell in love with the meaning. It resonates with me because I put my all into bringing renewal and relief to each client that walks through my door.
Meraki: The soul, creativity, or love you put into something; the essence of yourself that is put into your work.
The goal for this site is to bring you knowledge from my training in massage therapy and yoga, and other information gleaned over time, to help you better understand your body and how to take care of it. I love helping people learn why their muscles ache and being a catalyst to help them change their lifestyles through massage treatments, yoga and static stretching, and self-awareness of their posture. I am a huge advocate of informing my clients of how to continue their treatments at home through foam rolling, self-massage, stretches, and anything else I find that I feel may help them become empowered to take responsibility for the care of their bodies.
In 2010, I graduated from massage school with honors. During my time there I found that I was especially drawn to treatment work, which is what I specialize in now. One of my favorite things to do is take the issue you are suffering from and solve the “puzzle” of your pain through pinpointed work targeting muscles at the root of the problem. In addition to this, I have also taken pre/peri-natal massage training and love bringing rest and relaxation to women during such an exciting (and often stressful) time of their life.
In June of 2018, the opportunity presented itself to attend a 200hr yoga teacher training with Noxyoga. This felt like a logical next step as I was already recommending certain yoga poses to clients as self-care, but I wanted to understand more fully how to use the advantages of yoga to help them. During the training I realized how beneficial a consistent daily yoga practice could be, not just in how the body could feel, but also how much peace could be found in the soul. Through this realization I’ve decided to pursue leading classes in order to pass along that feeling to others as a complimentary therapy to the massage that I offer.
Tristan Stein, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist (OR #17390)