By Kristiana Cuttler, LMT




Paz: n. Peace, [pause]

= Peace begins with you =


Are you looking to disconnect and recharge your own batteries? You've come to the right place. Too often we are overworked and over stressed in our day to day lives. As a former elementary classroom teacher, Kristiana Cuttler, LMT and owner of PazLifePDX, knows first hand what stress can do to the body and mind. Not only is stress bad for our mental health, but also can create long lasting physical complications, from muscle tightness, pain, digestive issues. Stress even effects us on a cellular level by weakening of connective tissues by the hormone cortisol. On an energetic level, all our energy is trapped in our brain, given to our work.

A massage with Kristiana offers a moment, even if it is just a moment, to yourself. To heal body, mind, and spirit, to draw the energy back to your body, and to reconnect to Self. The modalities offered are unlike traditional Swedish or deep tissue. With Lomi Lomi and Thai massage, the body is no longer segmented. With each pass or flow of a move multiple areas are connected and massaged simultaneously. This work allows your brain to let go and surrender, not knowing where the massage may take you, or what body part will be next. The session should leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. Hopefully that little moment of peace will carry on with the rest of your day or week, and be passed on to whomever you happen to meet because paz (peace) begins with you...

Massage + Wellness Offerings...

Lomi Lomi Massage

Lomi Lomi means to "massage" or "knead" in the Hawaiian language. Lomi is described as "…the loving touch. A connection of the heart, hand, and soul with the source of all life" ( Auntie Margaret Machado, Sacred Lomi). This style applies pressure using the forearms, flowing from one area of the body to the next. Unlike Swedish or deep tissue, the strokes performed are long and can travel in all directions along the body, allowing the mind to surrender to relaxation. Kristiana also draws from her toolkit when delivering table work. Other influences in her Lomi Lomi include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Acupressure, Thai, etc.

Thai Massage

Thai bodywork releases stuck energy in your body by stretching, pressing, and rocking the body. Often this is compared to a "yoga massage" as you are taken through different poses to work the energy lines in the body. This modality is done clothed on a soft floor mattress, allowing the weight of the giver to sink deeply into areas of blockage or tension. This massage is like a moving meditation for both giver and receiver, helping the receiver to "let go" of holding patterns and allowing the mind to calm. Thai massage treats the body, mind and spirit, leaving you feeling whole once again, and your muscles invigorated.

Hot Stones Treatments

Smooth basalt river stones are perfect to retain heat to enhance relaxation during massage. Larger Stones are placed along the energy pathways for grounding relaxation, while smaller stones are used to massage other areas of the body simultaneously. The heat allows muscles to ease and is a great reliever for anxiety. Following the sensation of heat as it travels along the skin's surface draws energy downward into deep relaxation. Hot stones can be added to any session or can be a stand alone treatment session.

Now with 2 Locations!

Paz Life NE @ Common Ground Wellness Cooperative

    • 5010 NE 33rd Ave, Portland, OR, 97211

  • Kristiana is part of a diverse wellness community of practitioners ranging from various types of massage, acupuncture, natropathy, chiropractic services, and more.

  • Couples/group bookings available

  • Make it a "massage sandwich" - Facility includes hot tub and sauna for an additional cost

  • For driving instructions, click here.

Paz Life SE @ Home Studio

  • 4924 SE Logus Rd. Milwaukie, OR, 97222

  • Kristiana practices out of her beautiful garden studio.

  • Parking is available!

  • Just 10 minutes from Sellwood or Woodstock neighborhoods.

  • For driving instructions, click here.

What clients are saying...

Kristiana is attentive, knowledgeable, and thorough, and she makes sure to listen to your issues and needs. Her work translates into immediate results as I walked out of her studio, or perhaps levitated, and I am still feeling good almost a week later.I just had a Thai Massage with Kristiana earlier this week and it was very helpful in decreasing a chronic hip pain I have been suffering for about a year. She is experienced in this massage and did research before my appointment to identify specific movements to assist with my hip issue during the 90 minute massage - Oh... and always do a 90 minute... 60 minutes is never enough!! I have been to Kristiana several times & recommend her to all of my local clients. She has a very relaxing demeanor, her Lomi Lomi massage is fantastic and her space is very inviting. I used to be a die-hard deep tissue massage person, but I will be going back to Kristiana from now on. Go give her a visit!Kristiana is an amazing therapist! She has a gifted touch and helps me with things that others cannot. Thank you Kristiana for all you do for me every visit!Kristiana is extremely kind and professional. I have received thai massage, swedish and hot stone from her. She is able to effortless combine the skills in her tool box to suit your needs. I felt like I was being treated like a QUEEN. I trust and recommend her to those seeking body work for freedom from pain and stress. Amidst these times I felt very safe in her care.Very considerate, comfortable, professional, and thorough. So great! Couldn't recommend more.Had my first Lomi Lomi massage today and it was one of the best experiences of my life! Kristiana is so good at what she does! I melted into the massage table and was in complete bliss. She made me feel safe throughout the experience with all the covid safety precautions she has in place. Kristina also put a ton of love and care into relieving some of the tension I had in my shoulders and neck. I will definitely be coming back!Covid has caused a lot of stress on my body and also made it difficult to find a massage therapist you can fully trust to take all precautions necessary. Kristiana is not only incredible with her skills but also made me feel very safe in these risky times. I received a much needed Lomi Lomi massage and it was more than I could've asked for. I felt so relaxed and well taken care of. Kristiana puts so much attention and care to every part of the body. I felt safe with all of the precautions she took starting with a detailed Covid in-take form, sanitizing everything and wearing masks at all times. My boyfriend also got a Thai massage and he loved it as well. I highly recommend Kristiana and we will definitely be going back on a regular cadence.I got my first Thai massage ever last week from Kristiana. I did not know what to expect, but was very happy with the experience. My muscles got a much needed restoring. I feel like a new person!One of the best massages I've had in a long while; also, I didn't realize how badly I needed one. Kristiana is trained in Lomi Lomi, which is a Hawaiian style of massage, and incorporates multiple other types of bodywork into her practice. She has also incorporated all safety measures with regard to COVID. Great if you're looking to destress or optimize, or if you want to focus in on a key issue or injury. She is great at what she does. Highly recommend.I had my first Lomi - Lomi massage with Kristiana. I own a construction company so my regular state of body and mind is stress. I really needed a massage. It was excellent! Her massage room is very inviting and professional. Great set up! What impressed me most was her attention to detail from beginning to end. I don't like deep tissue massage, Kristiana used just the right amount of pressure. It was a wonderful experience. Thank you!I love Kristiana's Passion and commitment. The atmosphere of her location is peaceful and beautiful!!Kristiana genuinely cares and has a gentle presence. Her massage style is is fluid and relaxing. She is taking precautions against Covid-19 and even has a mask for you if you forgot.Kristiana is wonderful! I came in with horrific back pain from working at home on the computer all the time. She was so attentive with where my aches were, and was super flexible with scheduling. The COVID protocol she has in place makes you feel safe with minimal risk. I got Lomi Lomi with hot stones, and let me tell you, I walked out of there in no pain and the most relaxed i've been in months! I cant wait to go back!If you are looking for an amazing massage in a beautiful space, then look no further. I just had a massage with Kristiana and I feel expansive, relaxed and relieved of all my previous tension and stress. Really loved the Thai massage and hot stones.

About Kristiana Cuttler

After going through immense stress as an elementary educator, Kristiana turned to the world of wellness to reconnect with her spirit and find grounding. Experiencing the healing powers of massage and yoga, paired with a desire to share this healing with others who may be going through difficult times, she embarked on a journey to become a massage therapist, in hopes of being able to offer those in need a little peace.

Kristiana studied massage at the McKinnon Bodywork Therapy Center in Oakland, CA. There she studied Swedish massage, deep tissue, acupressure, hot stones massage, and reflexology, and she was drawn to Thai Massage, due to the flowing yoga-like stretches incorporated throughout the session. After studying Hawaiian Lomi Lomi she now mainly uses these techniques, with a Thai twist, and still draws on her ever growing toolbox of modalities to inform her work.

In Kristiana's spare time she enjoys creating art, gardening, and hanging out with her kittens, Vera and Buster.