As a licensed massage therapist and practitioner of Chinese medicine, Jennifer Buys uses her varied skill set to alleviate patients? aches and pains, from sore backs to allergies to carpal tunnel syndrome. On any given day, she eases ailments with hair-thin acupuncture needles and mixes Chinese herbs. Her massage techniques range from deep-tissue kneading that unknots tense muscles to reflexology treatments that focus solely on the soles.
At Andrea Banks, LMT, licensed massage therapist Andrea Banks kneads tense musculature, drawing upon four varied massage modalities to soothe individual aches and pains. Before the treatment, clients relax in the waiting area and chase away thoughts of upcoming meetings or bare-knuckle boxing matches with warm cups of complimentary tea or cider. Then Andrea ushers bodies into a private treatment room, where she alleviates chronic pain with the direct pressure and targeted strokes of the deep-tissue or trigger-point technique. The Swedish technique lulls patrons into a blissful trance with gentle gliding strokes, and the lymph drainage technique stimulates the immune system and eliminates metabolic waste. Throughout the session, Andrea employs an array of organic and local oils and lotions to soothe skin and leave bodies as soft as a teddy bear's afro.
Innerhealth’s staff of physicians and licensed acupuncturists treats medical and psychological conditions while stressing the beneficial effects of holistic treatments and organic products. Guiding the practice is Dr. Angela Pfaffenberger, a PhD in psychology who has 20 years of experience in the Oriental medicine field. Also a teacher at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, she has twice presented her research at the American Psychological Association’s annual convention and regularly has her academic work published in peer-reviewed journals and coloring books. Dr. Pfaffenberger and staff help clients feel better through microcurrent facial rejuvenation, acupuncture, psychotherapy, and weight-loss management based around each individual’s unique needs.
The pain-management and internal specialists at Well Balanced Acupuncture share a common goal—helping their clients heal and find balance. To do so, they use traditional Chinese-medicine techniques, including acupuncture, cupping, and herbal remedies to promote well-being. These techniques can help treat health concerns that range from sports injuries and allergies to digestion problems and anxiety. Herbal-medicine treatments can also target infertility by using acupuncture and herbs to increase blood flow, thereby stimulating the ovaries and boosting fertility. Jesse Liberty brings his background in human physiology and experience working with athletes to Well Balanced Acupuncture, where he incorporates Chinese-medicine techniques with western modalities to help clients with any ailment, whether it's a sports-related injury or insomnia or allergies.
A native of Japan, Eugene Family Acupuncture founder Yumiko Freeman grew up witnessing–and experiencing firsthand–methods of Asian folk medicine. Later in life, and on three separate occasions, Yumiko also experienced firsthand the power of acupuncture. Wanting to help others in similar fashion, Yumiko decided to become an acupuncturist herself, and today fuses her craft with other modalities in an effort to heal what ails her clients. Yumiko's holistic prowess stretches well beyond acupuncture, too, as she also specializes in pediatrics, psycho-emotional issues, and facial rejuvenation.
The licensed massage therapists at Chi Spa banish tension with traditional Chinese techniques performed in a modern, serene setting. Staffers usher in a sense of wellness from limb to limb by manipulating the body with Eastern-inspired therapies, such as ionic footbaths, acupuncture, and far-infrared sauna.