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.
Weight loss can be a challenge in many people's lives—including that of Dr. Eric Spencer. After shedding 40 of his own unwanted pounds, he founded Monarch Medical Weight Loss with a team of fellow doctors and now serves as chief medical advisor of the nonsurgical clinic system. Many of the practitioners and staffers have triumphed at their own slimming efforts, serving as both inspiration and role models to their patients. The diet programs at Monarch Medical Weight Loss range from quick jump-start plans to full, lifelong memberships, all incorporating healthy, educated eating and sensible behavior modification. Pound-dropping success stories can be found on the website, as told by firefighters, grandmothers, couples, and retired dumbbells.
Since forming in 1988, Oregon Medical Group has expanded into a team of more than 100 physicians ranging from pediatricians to specialists in orthopedics, dermatology, and neurology. Though the group is distributed among 13 clinics in Eugene and Springfield, all its physicians remain united by the goal of supplying patients with primary care and numerous specialties and services. The group also continues its healing practices outside of regular business hours at its after-hours clinic intended for patients with urgent medical concerns.
Many preemptive blood screenings and employer-required tests don't require a physician visit, which usually cost more than the tests themselves. Any Lab Test Now! removes the unneeded middleman, giving patients an opportunity to work directly with lab technicians. With just a sample of patients' blood and a peek into their dream journal, the technicians can perform DNA screenings, employer drug tests, and wellness exams. All results are court legal and usable by all medical professionals for future physician treatments.
Whereas many massage practitioners stick to kneading backs and shoulders, Steve Brodsky approaches the healing process by working with the entire body. A certified Breema practitioner, Steve manipulates his clients' arms and legs, moving them into stretches and poses that promote total-body alignment. He also performs Thai massages, as well as therapeutic massages that can help bodies recover from days spent tumbling down steps at the amusement park’s stairway ride.
Between candy-striped walls, Cat Davidson sets to work at The Eco Salon, where she treats clients to rejuvenating facial treatments. Maneuvering the high-tech Nu Skin Galvanic Spa System II, she can work to lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by infusing skin with anti-aging unguents. Elsewhere in the salon, Cat's colleagues perform hair, nail, and skin treatments using ecoconscious products, such as ammonia-free hair color and plutonium-free nail polish.