Drawing upon her doctoral training in Natural Medicine, a year of study in oriental medicine, and more than a decade of experience as a massage educator, Jennifer Casey alleviates pains and ailments with rehabilitating therapeutic massage. Jennifer customizes each session with a combination of deep-tissue, myofascial, and positional-release massage techniques that specifically target injuries or stiffness from teaching a rookery to fly. Sessions can utilize adjunctive therapies such as lymphatic drainage, point stimulation, and laser therapy to further rout out tension and pain.
Jenny and Kirsten of Lake Oswego Massage Therapy use their years of massage experience to release accumulated stress and noisome knots from the tired backs of their clients. Rejuvenation-revelers can banish the aches and pains of their torsos with one of Lake Oswego’s six massage options, making backs solid and spry, perfect for providing sturdy piggyback rides for muscle-weary coworkers. The deep-tissue massage enhances mobility and performance while rejuvenating fatigued muscles, and the prenatal massage relaxes and soothes expecting moms by reducing back and hip discomfort associated with pregnancy.
The staff at Northwest Medical Clinic harnesses the power of CoolGlide laser technology to safely diminish the appearance of spider veins. Having dispatched with invasive sclerotherapy needles, staff members wield hand pieces that zap red or purple vessels or trespassing pirate ships with pulses of light. The laser is gentle enough for any skin tone, including tanned complexions, and capably diminishes superficial facial veins. The module's copper cooling element minimizes discomfort to a mild sting, which may be soothed with topical anesthesia or morse-code lullabies tapped on the dermal surface.
The staff members at Z Clinic customize their menu of aesthetic treatments to each client's needs such as acne treatments and laser hair removal. Additional aesthetic treatments include Botox injections designed to smooth the appearance of fine lines, deep-cleansing facials, microdermabrasion treatments, and body-waxing treatments.
Named for the endless view overlooking the wooded Mountain Park area of West Lake Oswego, Vista Massage and Wellness lets clients gaze at sweeping vista as massage therapists' hands sweep over their backs. When designing massage treatments, licensed therapist Bree Ashby calls upon a variety of techniques that include Swedish, deep tissue, trigger-point therapy, hot-stone massage, and injury care. Chair and table massages are available in the Vista studio, which features heavy drapes that can close out the outside world if fighter jets are buzzing around the massage studio again.
At Mountain Park Health Clinic, Dr. Kenneth Rifkin channels more than 30 years of experience in naturopathic medicine and acupuncture to attempt to bring down nail fungus with quick laser treatments. During the procedure, Dr. Rifkin administers a laser treatment to the nail bed, breaking down nail fungus with heat gentle enough not to wake any penguins the patient may be cradling. The heat aides in the treatment of the nail bed's infection, hopefully resulting in a gradual return of rosy, healthy nails. The procedure takes about 30 minutes and helps to bestow clients with confidence in their digits during winter vacations to the islands and postgame handshakes with the opposing team's hot-dog vendor.
Patients of Dr. Kenneth A. Janoff may recognize the vascular surgeon from his appearances on AM Northwest and KGW News, where he introduced viewers to the latest treatment options for varicose and spider veins. Off camera, he helms Bridgeport Vein Center alongside Dr. Patrick M. Lehti––an accomplished vascular surgeon with more than 25 years of experience––and a team that includes registered nurses specializing in sclerotherapy, dermal fillers, and laser rejuvenation. Together, the staff pools their collective expertise to restore smooth, youthful skin and treat venous diseases with the most up-to-date treatments. After an ultrasound exam that detects and analyzes problem veins, the team charts a treatment plan that could include ambulatory phlebectomy (surgical removal) or sclerotherapy––a method that targets veins with an injectable solution which causes them to break up, move out of the condo they share with healthy veins, and eventually become reabsorbed back into the body. As an alternative to surgery, the doctors may also turn to the state-of-the-art Venefit treatment, which collapses the blood tunnels by heating them from the inside out via a catheter and typically allows patients to return to normal activities within a day.