halcyon signifies joy, liberation & tranquility
A Powerful Tool for Health & Well-Being
Halcyon Bodyworks was created by Crystal Threlkld. Originally working as a solo massage therapist Crystal realized she could only help a limited amount of people. Pam McKenzie a seasoned and talented massage therapist inspired her to expand the massage business. Pam, with almost 20 years of massage experience, asked to work with Crystal and the collective began.
Realizing they’re better together the collective grew when other gifted massage therapists found Halcyon Bodyworks. Together the team provides massage as a tool for relaxation and healing.
If you are looking for a massage in Bend, Oregon, you will be glad you came to Halcyon Bodyworks.
Behind the name, what is the legend of Halcyon?
under the sheets
Amethysts Are Everywhere
Well at least at Halcyon Bodyworks. Each massage table is layered with a bed of amethysts, it’s called an amethyst BioMat. Simply lying on our massage tables promotes a feeling of well-being. BioMats have been shown to relax muscles, increase local cirulation where applied, relieve minor muscle pain, joint pain, stiffness and pain associated with arthritis and overall calms the central nervous system.
Meet Our Massage Therapists
Crystal Threlkeld, L.M.T
Crystal attended Central Oregon Community College where she studied massage therapy in Bend Oregon. Since then she has taken a variety of continuing education classes in the field of massage and sports therapy, and has many hours of practice refining her touch. She is the lead practitioner at Halcyon and her modality of choice is treatment massage for chronic and acute pain. If you find yourself physically uncomfortable due to a recent or old injury she is well versed in pain reduction.
Comfortable with all people, Crystal is body postitive and client focused.
Her style incorporates blending therapeutic massage with information on how to feel better and continue healing in between treatment sessions. Your wellness goals are her priority. Crystal’s mission is to provide a holistic approach, making each session unique to suit her client’s individual needs.
Her regular clients express that she has a great blend of therapeutic and relaxation techniques.
Pam McKenzie, L.M.T
Pam studied massage at Western Institute of Neuromuscular (WIN) Therapy in Laguna Hills, California, and graduated in Spring 2003. The 1000-hours program focused the last 500 hours on Deep Tissue and Trigger point therapy, with sports maintenance, injury rehabilitation and flexibility/ROM as highlights. While finishing her studies, she began a 13.5 year career at Burke Williams Day Spa in Orange, CA. In addition to being a Massage Therapist, delivering more than 12,000 services, she taught seminars for deep tissue and tested new staff on practical skills. Pam’s continuing education has included: Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Traditional Chinese Medicine, MyoFascial Release, Ampuku* Psoas release, Strain-Counterstrain Technique, and Reiki.
As ’empty nesters,’ Pam and her husband moved to Bend in 2015. The outdoor lifestyle provides many opportunities for recreational activity. On days off, you may find her walking the dogs on the River Trail, hiking the Cascades, paddling kayaks, or simply performing QI Gong in the front yard.
From hockey players to hockey fans, ‘office endurance athletes’ to triathletes, frozen shoulder, aching back, surgical rehab, or just plain sore? Come try this unique style of bodywork for restoration and balance.
Valerie Henderson, L.M.T
Valerie brings her love of helping others to massage. She studied Exercise Science at Appalachian State University until her student loans felt like more of a burden than an opportunity. Her desire was to do something hands-on in a medical setting, and she discovered massage. She attended the Licensed Massage Therapy Program at Central Oregon Community College and loved it! Before coming to Halcyon Bodyworks she worked with clients at a sports massage clinic.
When asked what she loves about massage Valerie said, “people are always excited to see a massage therapist. I love that I’m helping people in a way that matters to me and makes sense.”
Neuromuscular, deep tissue and sports massage are Valerie’s specialties but she wants people to know they don’t need to be athletes for those modalities to work, they are for everyone. She especially loves working on legs and hips. Valerie enjoys focused total body work, and helping with specific injuries. No two sessions are the same with her, they are tailored to each client.
Valerie grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and moved to Bend when she was 12. In her free time she enjoys hiking, running and listening to music with her partner. She has a cat named Molly who loves bird watching on YouTube.
Samantha Harber, L.M.T.
After working in restaurants for years Samantha switched from nourishing people through food to nourishing people through touch. She studied massage locally at the Sage School of Massage and while in the program became pregnant with twins. They were born two months after she graduated and became a licensed massage therapist.
Samantha has a holistic approach to massage therapy. You may come to her for a specific ache but she will ask more about your work, home life, and activities to learn how to care for your body as a whole. This helps her customize your treatment to how you want to receive massage.
Book an appointment with Samantha if you are looking for relaxation or a massage to help with pain relief, stress reduction or to work on specific problems or chronic conditions. Samantha also enjoys giving pre-natal massage.
Samantha grew up in Bend and loves being part of the community. Her partner owns Southern Accent, a food truck featuring traditional Cajun cuisine. Together they have four kids and one sweet pup. Participating in community keeps her family ticking, whether that’s listening to live music or working with local non-profits.
Moriah Gingerich, L.M.T.
Moriah is a Sage School of Massage graduate and a vibrant personality who comes into each session with an intentional and nurturing touch. Her passion is focused work and therapeutic recovery massage. Her goal is to make sure you leave your massage knowing she focused on all the areas you needed within a relaxing environment.
She truly believes in the power of movement: yoga, strength training, walking; any active movement helps take care of the body you live in. She chose massage therapy to help you along your healing journey both physically and mentally, providing a space where you can find rest and recovery. Your wellness goals are her priority.
When Moriah is not in the office you will find her out hiking with her dog Cash, soaking up any glimpse of sunshine, or at the gym (she’s studying to become a Certified Personal Trainer). Her favorite way to wind down after a long day is sticking her nose behind a good book and sipping on some lavender chamomile tea.
Ashley Barrett, L.M.T.
Ashley is a Sage School of Massage graduate with a kind, intuitive touch who loves to make her clients feel cared for. She enjoys giving deep tissue massage and helping her clients with pain relief, whether acute or chronic. Since she enjoys pampering people, she also loves those times when clients are looking to zone out with some deep relaxation. With her background as a Doula, she’s passionate about prenatal massage.
Ashely is an Oregonian at heart but growing up she lived in Belgium and Senegal. She describes her childhood in West Africa as idyllic, where running through the jungle, watching for snakes, and picking mangos was like living in a children’s fantasy book. Her family eventually moved back to Portland, Oregon and then she found her way to Bend and became a massage therapist. Something she wanted for a very long time.
Like most Bendites, Ashely is a fan of the outdoors. She’s spent lots of time backpacking huge sections of the PCT in Oregon and Washington as well as hiking all over the US. When the weather is nice you’ll find her stand up paddleboarding, hiking, backpacking, or going to the beach. She also loves playing guitar, going to concerts, spending time with family and friends, and journaling.
She lives on a farm and likes to spoil her chickens with homemade oatmeal.
What Clients are Saying
“Pam McKenzie’s evaluation skills, attunement, certifications in fitness method, skill set, precise technique, vision for long term therapy, holistic thinking are extraordinary“
“I have found much needed help for the serious neck and back issues caused by the car accident. True therapeutic massage is found here! Crystal is the most amazingly effective massage therapist I’ve ever gone to. And her table is the most comfortable table to lie on – she is so good at tending to my personal needs to help me find comfort even in the midst of serious neck and back issues.“
“Kambry, Crystal and Pam are all amazing! I’ve been struggling with neck issues after an accident and each of these great ladies has helped me tremendously. I seriously can’t decide which one is my favorite, so I’ll probably keep rotating. Thank you Halcyon Bodyworks!“
Monday – Friday:
9 am - 7 pm
Weekends 9 am - 6 pm
By appointment only, same day appointments may be available, call to ask about last minute cancellations.