Meet the Practitioners

Our office is Nature’s Touch Healing Center, a busy integrated clinic that offers Acupuncture, Chinese herbs, Individual and Family Counseling, energy balancing, massage, Sound Healing, Astrology, and Acu-aromatherapy.

Our Practitioners

Cindy Conlin, L.Ac.

cindy2Cindy Conlin, Licensed Acupuncturist, offers Acupuncture, Electric Stimulation Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Cupping, Moxibustion, Gua Sha, and Medical Acupuncture-Essential Oil Therapy.   She also offers lifestyle and nutritional recommendations to aid in the healing process.

Cindy graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine. She is board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and holds a Diplomate in both, from the NCCAOM. She completed an internship working with Survivors of Torture and has worked with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety. She has done extensive continuing education specializing in pain management. In January 2015, she completed a year-long Master Healer coursework using essential oils on acupuncture points to treat psycho-emotional imbalances.

Cindy was born and raised in San Diego, CA. She moved to Oregon after graduation in 2004. She and her husband live in the woods, on the Sandy River.

 

 

Erika Shaw, LMT

Erika Shaw, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Holistic Pelvic Care Practitioner,  provides 30, 60, and 90
minute massage sessions to clients in need of therapy, relaxation, or
both! She offers Swedish and deep tissue massage with a variation
of strokes such as compression, gliding, torsion, elongation, and
percussion—as well as muscle energy techniques, both active and
passive stretches, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, sports
massage, and myofascial release. Erika also provides essential oil
massage for further benefit in regards to helping aid anxiety,
depression, relaxation, etc.. Erika has extensive training in working
with special populations groups such as Parkinson’s, chronic pain,
victims of abuse, fibromyalgia, and cancer patients.
Erika has also undergone specialized in treating the pelvic bowl from Tami Kent’s Holistic Pelvic Care (HPC) courses, both Levels 1 &2. She offers physical and energetic healing through intravaginal myofascial therapy and massage.
HPC is beneficial for women who are dealing with postpartum pains and changes to their bodies, as well as incontinence of both bladder and rectum, prolapse of any kind, painful intercourse, difficult menstrual cycles, and the restoration of muscle function after major surgeries (such as a hysterectomy). Erika’s main goal is to bring awareness and joy back to the pelvic bowl and to release painful fascial adhesions, trigger points, and hypertonic muscles—all while maintaining a safe, honoring, and healing environment.
HPC is great for overcoming and healing sexual trauma (physical, emotional, and spiritual).
Erika graduated from University of Western States with a 4.0 GPA in 2017. She also received her
Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree in 2016 from Clackamas Community College and
graduated from Clackamas High School in 2015 as salutatorian. She currently has finished up her first year of four at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and is pursuing her master’s in acupuncture and
Traditional Chinese Medicine. She hopes to specialize in women’s health and gynecology. Erika’s dream is to one day create a clinic for all women to
heal from past traumas, sexual abuse, motherhood, and essentially, womanhood!
Erika has grown up and lived in Clackamas, Oregon her whole life.

April Azizi, MEd, MS, LPC intern

 

 

April Azizi, MS, LPC intern, earned her Master’s degree in Counseling from Portland State University. She also completed an intensive two-year comps training through META (Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches) of Portland. April has a Bachelor’s degree in Performing and Visual Arts: Theater, from Concordia University, and enjoys adding creative expression into counseling for those clients who want it.

April brings a wealth of approaches, tools, and life experience to her counseling work. She has traveled and lived in other countries and appreciates the value of interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds. Her previous career as a teacher has made her an advocate for educators’ well-being, and the rights of students and parents. April can be a great resource for families with children who have special needs, by helping to navigate the public education system, and by working with children and parents to enhance family dynamics.

April’s passion is to help people cultivate self-care, empowerment, and self-expression, which will lead to fulfilling their potential and developing the best versions of themselves. Having been on a long soul-searching path, April knows that the work can sometimes be messy but is eventually worth the effort.

April was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest but in many ways considers herself a citizen of the world. She currently lives with her husband in Beaverton, Oregon. April is registered with the Oregon Board of Licensed Profession Counselors and Therapists, accruing hours for full licensure, and is supervised by Lisa Aasheim, PhD, and Mariel Pastor, LPC.