April Duncan Straus LAc. LMT MAcOM

“I love empowering people. This is at the core of why I do what I do. I am passionate about working with clients who are ready to create the changes they desire.”

Open Up to A New and Limitless Life

April’s process, whatever technique she uses, invites your body to access it’s innate ability to heal increasing your awareness and opening up your life in ways you never knew possible.

Acupuncture Treats DIS-ease

Acupuncture is a system of medicine that diagnoses
and treats DIS-ease and provides preventative care.
This technique influences the flow of one’s energy
and clearing energetic blocks, assisting in the healing process.

Class offering- February 28- March 2 – Cranial One – Biodynamic Interface

24 CEUs |maximum 10 students|510 NE Dekum St., Pdx. To register text or call April 503-341-0504

At the heart of any healing modality lies the ability to remain present; biodynamic cranial therapy teaches us how. Come learn this subtle yet extremely potent way to facilitate deep healing.

You will learn how to sensitively work with the cranio-sacral system, advance your confidence in subtle palpation skills and experience the profound stillness at the heart of health.  Open to all licensed health-care practitioners and student in a health-care program.


Health is an expression of balance, both within the body itself and between the body and the external environment. When the body is balanced and in harmony with the external environment, energy flows smoothly throughout to nourish all organs and tissues. Needles are inserted at points on the body influencing the energy flow and clearing energetic blocks. In doing so we stimulate the body’s natural healing ability to maintain health and protect against disease.

BioDynamic Massage

All sessions are a deep listenting to the body. The client is invited to relax deeply, be nourished by fuller connection with their own body and to be in allowance of the bodies innate ability to heal regenerate and be whole.


CranioSacral Therapy supports the body’s innate capacity to heal itself. CranioSacral Therapy is a light-touch approach that is done on a massage table, fully clothed, and can create dramatic improvements in your life, physically, mentally and emotionally.

Stacey Says...

“April has helped me with several issues ranging from chronic sinus infections, stomach problems, depression, over all body balancing, headaches and sports injuries. What I like most about April’s treatments is that she is able to provide immediate relief at the time of the visit. She then sends you home with many choices to be proactive, information that will help you eliminate the issue.”

Liza says...

“April’s gentle and unassuming nature, along with her powerful intuition allows her to see the truth: There is nothing wrong with you. She does not focus on the symptoms and try to fix you. Instead she looks at how you can truly move forward into your potential from the inside out.”

EJ believes...

“April is not only very competent she is also very caring. She has made my children feel very comfortable when she works with them. April has a healing touch and shows interest in the problem I am there to address. She was very helpful when I was having neck and back pain. She projects a very calm manner that makes me feel especially relaxed. April is wonderful about asking for feedback as she works on me. She is very careful to take my needs into consideration. She is also good about making suggestions about procedures that would be helpful in my situation. It is a pleasure to be on of April’s clients. I would highly recommend her to anyone, adult or child, for acupuncture and massage.”

AS says...

“Having been to many people for weight loss and getting the same message regurgitated over and over, I went into see April reluctantly. The experience was incredibly nurturing and the message was fresh and extremely helpful. I walked away with a new-found connection with my body that I didn’t have before. That’s been the catalyst to my journey to optimal health. I’m grateful for knowing her!”

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