Owners Heather Harris and Corey Kolln believe in their practice’s powerful benefits, so much so that they encourage regular visits from customers through a membership program that offers deep discounts. Amid their office’s tranquil environment, they administer signature massages that focus on each client's specific problem areas, incorporating hot stones, aromatherapy, and steamed towels for maximum tension and stress relief. As an extra defense against muscle soreness, they can place herbal analgesic patches on muscles, helping to ease pain for up to two days while increasing the likelihood that family members will ask if you've been rolling around in the herb garden again.
aja Integrative Family Health is the realization of three women’s vision for a place where women and children could receive natural wellness care. Founded by naturopathic doctor Jennifer O’Leary and massage therapists Andrea Thompson and Amanda Casley, this holistic clinic brings together the fields of nutrition, natural medicine, bodywork, and life coaching in the hope of unlocking the body’s ability to heal itself.
Pansophie Personality & Color's chakra personality tests can help a person understand each of his or her seven energy centers. Combined with Pansophie's other programs, the tests help clients discover who they area and, more importantly, what makes them the way they are. Additionally, Pansophie's shop sells tea, gemstone kits, and other items.
At Clackamas Massage Rehab & Chiropractic, Doctor of Chiropractic William Parker wants his patients to live pain-free lives without having to worry about the legal mumbo-jumbo involved with getting hurt. That's why the clinic, as part of its services, hooks up patients with any necessary legal counsel. With that issue taken care of, Dr. Parker and his massage therapists get to work right away, calming chronic and acute pain with noninvasive spinal adjustments and massages.
For seven years, Dr. Jonathan Preiss dealt with recurring bouts of excruciating pain. Sharp stabs would shoot across his back, often keeping him from walking. Cringing, he tried to shrug off the pain, even waving off suggestions to see a chiropractor. Preiss believed this pain was something he would just have to live with. Finally—after repeated urgings from his landlord—Preiss gingerly hobbled to see a chiropractor. The decision not only realigned his ailing spine, but also the course of his life. After one adjustment, the pain had almost completely dissipated, and Preiss, who had been in the process of applying to veterinary school, immediately began looking into chiropractic schools. He settled on Western States Chiropractic College, now known as University of Western States, for its “rigorous and comprehensive program.” After graduating with honors, Dr. Preiss practiced chiropractic in Tucson before moving to Portland, where his Chiropractic Art & Science has built a foundation on the guiding principle that health is a human’s most valuable possession. At his practice, Dr. Preiss calls upon his personal experience with pain to make sure each client receives the treatments that will help them balance between relief and wellness care. He addresses pain and aches as the body’s signals of distress, and he and his staff apply gentle, tailored adjustments to relieve discomfort that nags like a pop song warbled by a melodious washing machine.
Owner Dr. Ryan Minarik is just one of three naturopathic physicians at Elixia Wellness Group, and one of four licensed acupuncturists. As if that wasn't enough expertise, his staff also includes practitioners of Chinese medicine, a chiropractic doctor and yoga teacher, massage therapists, and even a skin technician. With such healers backing him up, Dr. Minarik tackles maladies of all shapes and sizes using a holistic approach that revolves around the individual. Each treatment takes the patient's history into account, as well as factors such as genetics, before tracking down the root cause of issues instead of just medicating symptoms. Once the practitioners have pinpointed the problem, they can assemble a plan of attack using their multiple fields of expertise.
Although Elixia Wellness Group's treatment philosophy stretches back centuries, it keeps an eye on the ever-changing landscape of healing technology. Recently, Dr. Minarik has begun stimulating postinjury healing with platelet-rich-plasma injections. The contemporary method separates platelets—treasure troves of potential regeneration—from the patient’s own blood before returning them to the circulatory stream at the point where torn tendons or arthritis cause pain.