As a licensed therapist for seven years, Lisa Schultz believes everyone should have a better life and sees massage as one method of achieving it. Fueled by this notion that massage is, at its core, an altruistic endeavor, she spent the first two of those seven years in a chiropractor's office. While working alongside a professional spine-straightener, she helped mend muscles that were burdened with chronic pains or injured by auto accidents. Bolstered by this experience, she now runs her own private practice. With experience treating patients with whiplash under her belt, she rescues ailing sinews with her specialty deep-tissue and relaxation massage techniques, accompanied by additive-free natural oils and no synthetic fragrances.
After honing her craft at McKinnon Body Therapy Center in California's Bay Area, Kelsey Sora Khatter returned to her native Oregon to practice massage therapy and energy healing. She specializes in prenatal and postpartum massage, helping women experience relief from the unique aches of each trimester and escape stress after delivery. She also applies her skills to infant massage, which can ease colic and improve babies' sleep habits, as well as help them forget about the storks that abandoned them at the hospital. Kelsey can make outcalls to clients' homes, offices, and even bachelorette parties.
The muscle menders at Massage Therapy Eugene are capable of lowering high blood pressure, relieving stress, and aiding recovery from an injury—all with a simple touch. Their therapeutic massages help the body achieve well-being by jump-starting its own healing processes. By kneading muscles and ligaments, they increase blood circulation, which in turn decreases inflammation, improves range of motion, and even relieves pain.
Such healing prowess is emblematic of the larger, multi-pronged approach to health that Massage Therapy Eugene is part of. A facet of Evans Chiropractic Group, the clinic benefits from the leadership and holistic outlook of Dr. Jerry Evans himself. The massage therapists often work with him and other chiropractors to customize their sessions, focusing pressure on a specific area of concern or helping clients see that a clothes dryer is a bad place to sleep. And Dr. Evans rounds out his health haven by giving clients access to spa-like amenities: a full-service private gym, LED facial rejuvenation, and even spray tanning.
Sarah Savoie has long understood her destiny to be that of a healer. To fulfill that destiny, she became a licensed massage therapist. In that capacity, Savoie relieves clients' pain with custom bodywork, something auto mechanics do by placing icepacks on a Hyundai’s boo-boos. She can alleviate aches in shoulders and hamstrings with flowing Swedish strokes or dismantle knots embedded far into the musculature by employing her firmer deep-tissue techniques. Savoie can also indulge her clients with chair bodywork, energy healing, or a custom medical message to relieve chronic aches.
For more than 10 years, Christina Baird has been customizing massage experiences for her clients in her cozy, private treatment rooms. With deep-tissue, trigger-point, and myofascial-release therapies in her arsenal, she focuses on providing benefits that include decreased anxiety, increased energy, reduced aches, and a better quality of sleep.
Boasting a two-year medical license in massage therapy and experience opening wellness centers overseas, licensed therapist Zakk Newell draws from a large arsenal of modalities, ranging from Swedish to lipomassage, to address each client’s particular need. He could soothe hard-to-reach aches with deep-tissue massage, ease chronic headaches with migraine treatment, or induce healing with reflexology, a form of massage that uses the feet to access different parts of the body. Zakk specializes in workman's compensation and auto injury claims, a rare commodity in Eugene.