We are dedicated to excellent couples massage
Our Story

Aqua Terra has grown out of our love of purely excellent massage.

Your Therapists

It started back in 2001 when we left our former careers and jumped into the new profession of massage. We met while studying at the East-West College of the Healing Arts. Erik, coming from a career in forestry, has a great love of natural sciences. Faye had been a technical writer and web designer. Both having science-focused bachelor degrees, we were intrigued with the idea of merging the scientific with the energetic through massage.

In 2003, we created a beautifully subdued, comforting and relaxing space where friends and loved ones can unwind together. It is an honor for us to work with you on supporting your well-being. We give our best to every one of you.

We are both Oregon State licensed and are members of the Association for Massage and Bodywork Professionals. Educated at East-West College of the Healing Arts (2002), we continually develop our skills to give you uniquely-focused, high-quality hands on therapies.

Erik Krippner
Erik Krippner, couples massage therapist

Erik works in a deep, meditative way that brings you into a peaceful state while receiving incredible structural work.

He has helped to create dramatic structural changes in many of his clients. Erik is very knowledgeable in anatomy and physiology. His gentle, compassionate personality and excellent massage skills have made him a well-known therapist here in Portland. Erik grew up in New Orleans and has a Bachelor of Science in Forestry from Louisiana State University. Prior to massage, he worked as a forester for over a decade.


Faye Krippner
Faye Krippner, couples massage therapist

Faye skillfully uses a variety of sensitive techniques that relax deep tissues. Her exacting touch is intuitively aware and is capable of impressive depth.

Faye is skilled in pregnancy massage as well as massage for new mothers. Her nurturing, sweet nature helps others feel at ease while her listening skills ensure a massage that meets your needs. A native Portlandian, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in German from the Honors College at the University of Oregon. She worked in the high-tech industry for ten years before being drawn into the healing arts.

What We Like To Do

Cannon beach
Cannon beach
Cross country skiing
Mt. Hood in summer
Mt. Hood in summer
Wildflowers on Mt. Hood
Wildflowers on Mt. Hood
Cape Lookout
Cape Lookout
Sunrise on the mountain
Sunrise over the mountain

Our time is spent on the water and in the mountains. Sea kayaking is one of our great loves. With adventures in the San Juans and around the world, we have also kayaked the entirety of the tidal-influenced Columbia River, and the Willamette from Champoeg Park to the Columbia.

Starting in Northern Georgia, we backpacked 1600 miles on the Appalachian Trail, finishing in Vermont. After 1250 miles of hiking in Vibram five-finger shoes, we gained first-hand knowledge of the muscular balance in the feet, legs and hips. The rocky ridges of Pennsylvania coerced us into switching to trail runners for the rest of the hike.

We have spent years taking pilates and gyrotonic classes with Reform Pilates. These are some of the greatest core movement and balance therapies we have experienced.

We also love fishing, sailing, camping and cross-country skiing, basically anything that brings us outdoors in this beautiful Pacific wonderland.

Such a great experience here, Erik and Faye were so incredibly nice and did exactly what we wanted in terms of pressure. Faye did a great deep tissue on my upper back and neck area. By far it was the best message we have both had. Next time we are in town we will book with them.

Meet your couples massage therapists
Erik and Faye on the Appalachian Trail in Tennessee.