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 FDA-approved Zerona cold-laser technology to reduce corporeal circumferences by an average of 3.5 inches. During each session, clients relax beneath a beam-slinging apparatus for 40 minutes as it glides low-light lasers over their waistline, back, hips, and thighs, emulsifying adipose tissue so that fat can sneak out of the body. The disintegrated lipid depots can then be absorbed by the body’s obsessively tidy lymphatic system and expelled through the body’s natural detoxification process and complex system of water-slides. The noninvasive treatment does not require any recovery time.
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.
Dr. Igor Schwartzman, who has studied and researched holistic medicine at Boston University and the Harvard School of Public Health, works to uphold the six principles of naturopathy at Whole Family Wellness Center. The pillars include embracing the healing power of nature, seeking out the root cause of each ailment, and teaching patients how to prevent future illness. Though Dr. Schwartzman treats patients of all ages, his specialty lies in women's health, hormone imbalances, and infertility.
The clinic's two licensed acupuncturists, Kendra Ward and Amy Chitwood, have traveled around the globe cultivating a passion for alternative medicine. Their treatments help patients to overcome a variety of ailments and reduce stress after chaperoning bovine field trips to china shops. In the clinic's private rooms, soothed sighs drift amid eastern paper screens, statuettes, and rustling potted plants.