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.
Sarah Hicks, owner of The Owl Massage & Spa LLC, helms a staff of skilled therapists who uncoil tense sinews with massages that incorporate techniques from around the world. When they aren’t alleviating stress or mending injuries with Swedish, hot-stone, and deep-tissue massages, Sarah and her fellow specialists tend to bodies with the ashiatsu method, a Japanese technique remarkable for its reliance on bare feet rather than hands. When employing this technique—which feels somewhat like a much deeper Swedish massage—the therapists balance themselves on clients' backs by grasping an overhead ceiling bar before carefully walking across sore muscles. Aside from these private massage sessions, The Owl's therapists teach massage techniques to couples and host game-day parties for University of Oregon football fans tense from watching third-down conversions or hoisting sports-drink coolers to pour on the fans seated in front of them.
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.
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.
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.
Smooth, heated river rocks and fragrant aromatherapy oils augment therapeutic strokes at QuickSilver Massage Service. Inside her private treatment room, the therapist sprinkles these relaxation tools over a menu of Swedish, deep-tissue, and lomi-lomi massages, tailoring each session in accordance with the client's needs. As a result, each massage is as unique as a snowflake's fingerprint?as are the Eastern energy techniques such as Reiki that she's mastered during her 14 years of experience.