The workplace can be a source of stress for anyone. That's why licensed massage therapist Karl Jensen carts his portable massage chair to his clients’ offices or homes to unwind knotted muscles with 15-minute bursts of massage for groups of 4 to 12 people. When not on the move, he parks his equipment in a private treatment room, where clients relax on a massage table as he paints relaxation across physical canvases with gentle Swedish strokes. He also hunts down extra-stubborn muscles with deep-tissue techniques and integrates a number of styles to create custom massages.
Operating out of Sacred Medical Office, Deborah Skell helps her clients improve athletic performance and recuperate more efficiently from injuries. The fact that she no longer uses a cane, despite having undergone a trio of hip surgeries, stands as testament to her success with these modalities and her faith in their efficacy. By altering the body's mechanical habits, Deborah helps people walk without limps, jump higher, and move more comfortably.
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.
Licensed hypnotherapists Shoshanah Thielle and Nancy Mac treat clients in private practices at this wellness center. Each puts her own the unique spin on hypnosis, gently tapping into each client’s subconscious to alleviate ailments such as panic attacks, difficulty quitting smoking, or an inability to be hypnotized. During private sessions, clients lounge in plush recliners as their chosen hypnotherapist induces deep relaxation, working to create a suggestible state.
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.