At Andrea Banks, LMT, licensed massage therapist Andrea Banks kneads tense musculature, drawing upon four varied massage modalities to soothe individual aches and pains. Before the treatment, clients relax in the waiting area and chase away thoughts of upcoming meetings or bare-knuckle boxing matches with warm cups of complimentary tea or cider. Then Andrea ushers bodies into a private treatment room, where she alleviates chronic pain with the direct pressure and targeted strokes of the deep-tissue or trigger-point technique. The Swedish technique lulls patrons into a blissful trance with gentle gliding strokes, and the lymph drainage technique stimulates the immune system and eliminates metabolic waste. Throughout the session, Andrea employs an array of organic and local oils and lotions to soothe skin and leave bodies as soft as a teddy bear's afro.
Innerhealth’s staff of physicians and licensed acupuncturists treats medical and psychological conditions while stressing the beneficial effects of holistic treatments and organic products. Guiding the practice is Dr. Angela Pfaffenberger, a PhD in psychology who has 20 years of experience in the Oriental medicine field. Also a teacher at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, she has twice presented her research at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention and regularly has her academic work published in peer-reviewed journals and coloring books. Dr. Pfaffenberger and staff help clients feel better through microcurrent facial rejuvenation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, and weight-loss management based around each individual’s unique needs.
The pain-management and internal specialists at Well Balanced Acupuncture share a common goal—helping their clients heal and find balance. To do so, they use traditional Chinese-medicine techniques, including acupuncture, cupping, and herbal remedies to promote well-being. These techniques can help treat health concerns that range from sports injuries and allergies to digestion problems and anxiety. Herbal-medicine treatments can also target infertility by using acupuncture and herbs to increase blood flow, thereby stimulating the ovaries and boosting fertility. Jesse Liberty brings his background in human physiology and experience working with athletes to Well Balanced Acupuncture, where he incorporates Chinese-medicine techniques with western modalities to help clients with any ailment, whether it's a sports-related injury or insomnia or allergies.
Sariantra Kali, LAc. MA deploys a master's degree in Chinese medicine and in acupuncture to holistically revive body, mind, and spirit at Ancient Rivers Healing Arts, Inc. Over a complimentary cup of tea, patients begin by completing a health evaluation. Next, carefully placed acupuncture needles fine as human hair balance energy throughout the body's meridians, aiming to interrupt inflammation and promote circulation. The healing properties of acupuncture have been documented by the World Health Organization, which cites benefits ranging from the reduction of physical pain and depression to the decrease in likelihood that a pigeon will land on the body. According to each client's wishes, Kali also integrates modalities such as moxibustion, shamanic practices, and craniosacral therapy to help harmonize discordant parts and speed natural recovery. Follow-up sessions offer another integrated-acupuncture treatment.
The seasoned muscle and spine specialists at Eugene Wellness Center champion whole-body wellness with a bevy of stress-relieving and ailment-assuaging services. During the one-hour raindrop therapy massage, customers can unwind amid soft lighting and invigorating aromas while muscle menders rub essential oils into their feet, back, shoulders, neck, and dorsal fins, chasing away tension and banishing aches.
A native of Japan, Eugene Family Acupuncture founder Yumiko Freeman grew up witnessing–and experiencing firsthand–methods of Asian folk medicine. Later in life, and on three separate occasions, Yumiko also experienced firsthand the power of acupuncture. Wanting to help others in similar fashion, Yumiko decided to become an acupuncturist herself, and today fuses her craft with other modalities in an effort to heal what ails her clients. Yumiko's holistic prowess stretches well beyond acupuncture, too, as she also specializes in pediatrics, psycho-emotional issues, and facial rejuvenation.