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"As a retreat leader and energy based healer, Gina James is recognized for her unique ability to gently guide people to reconnect with their inner wisdom, creativity and joy. Drawing upon her expertise as a massage therapist, reiki master and dancer, Gina's work rejuvenates the spirit and relaxes the mind to deepen into life with ease."

-- Carolyn Campbell, MA, CPPC

"Gina James is a bright light as she greets you for a massage treatment. You cannot help but feel good when you are in her presence. When you sign on for a massage with Gina it is so much more. Right away you know she is interested in the 'Whole of Your Being', that is how you are doing physically, spiritually, emotionally, etc. She is professional, skilled and has a beautiful office space. You will not only feel terrific physically when you leave...you will gain an enriched new perspective on life through how Gina meets you and shares her wisdom."

-- Teddy Gardner, M.Ed., CRC, CPC, Professional Life Coach

Freedom To Move is 15 Years Young!

"I thank my dear clients for the deep trust they give to their healing process and their courage to face challenges with renewed presence, patience and persistence, one session at a time. Thank you again and again.

What a gift to grow and be grown through by my practice over the years. It is my privilege to provide grounded, deep and potent Bodywork as well as folding in my additional passions of Spiritual Direction, Evolutionary Astrology and SoulCollage®."

— Gina


The Founder of Freedom To Move

Gina C. James moved from Denver, Colorado to Portland, Oregon in 1989 to complete her B.A. in Theater with Minors in Gender and Indian Cultural Studies. From her experience as a performance artist and studies abroad in southeast Asia, she has integrated an extensive background in honoring the body as a sacred instrument.

In April 2000 she completed her studies at Oregon School of Massage, and received her licensure through the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists. She graduated with over 750 hours of study focusing on an "East meets West" approach. Her primary studies included Deep Tissue Swedish massage, Chinese Shiatsu and Reiki. This unique combination has informed her holistic approach to treating mind, body, soul and spirit.

Wide & Varied Experience


  • Multilevel Bodywork at Numinosity Wellness Center
  • Reiki Classes and Circles at the Oregon coast and Wellspring Retreat Center
  • Nourishing The Spirit Sacred Retreats at Still Meadows Retreat Center
  • Chair Massage and Shiatsu at Intel
  • Spa therapies at Finlandia and Rejuvenation Day Spas
  • Sports Massage for Hood To Coast and Pro Wake Boarding Tour
  • Medical Massage at Specialty Rehabilition Department, Adventist Hospital
  • Multilevel Body/Energywork Sessions for Silent Retreats through Namaste & Urban Spirituality Center

Continuing Education & Certifications


  • Reiki (Mastery)
  • Chair Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Watsu (100 hours)
  • Thai Massage (200 hours from ITM in Chiang Mai Thailand)
  • Pranic Healing
  • A two year program in Spiritual Direction through Namaste's Contemplative Listening program.
  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques Certified Provider In Training
  • Craniosacral
  • Body-Mind Centering®
  • Level One Certification for Steven Forrest's Evolutionary Astrology Apprenticeship (currently in training for Level 2).

Gina continues to engage with clients throughout their unique journeys of transformation. She meets each individual in his/her present state and assists in the process of shifting what has become out of balance into empowered awareness and life-enhanced wellness.