Portland Clinic of Holistic Health's trio of eminently qualified physicians—Dr. Eric Blake, Dr. Christopher Metro, and Dr. Melissa Woodyard—each found their path to naturopathic medicine differently, and the combination of their histories and talents creates a clinic equipped to handle everything from acupuncture to natural childbirth. The basic philosophy behind naturopathic treatment involves reducing excesses—whether it be of toxins, calories, or stressors—and restoring deficiencies through nutritional counseling and relaxing exercises. The clinic repertoire of services includes several procedures, including naturopathic physiotherapy and Carroll Food Intolerance Testing, which can reveal particular sensitivity to edibles such as legumes, milk, and pinecones.
The healers at Bambú Clinic look beyond simple symptom management, treating the source of patients' ailments using gentle alternative-medicine therapy. An accredited naturopathic doctor conducts each one-hour naturopathic visit. Bambú's doctors listen attentively to patients' health concerns, ranging from acne to insomnia, and treat each person like an individual rather than a medical case.
Thrive's steady-handed staff banishes visible signs of aging with an array of laser treatments, each performed or directly supervised by an experienced physician. During an initial consultation, clients can express skin concerns and work with a physician to develop an antiaging treatment plan, which may include a targeted, youthfulness-imbuing combination of laser-rejuvenation procedures or a more intensive regimen of hopscotch and afternoon naps. Diminish age-divulging contours with a single face (a $450 value) or neck (a $350 value) photo-rejuvenation laser treatment, or opt to thrust surfacing veins back into obscurity with a leg-vein-reduction treatment (a $500 value). A full-face RevLite treatment (a $450 value) bombards epidermises with narrow light pulses, effectively diminishing the appearance of brown spots and smile lines. The value of this Groupon can also be used toward the purchase of one of Thrive's larger laser-related services, including laser skin resurfacing, a nonsurgical laser lift, or emblazoning a wicked scar across the man in the moon's right eye.
Plying her trade out of Matthew's Salon and Salon Mojo, Mandy Isaacs is sought after for her intensive facials and skill with the waxing strip. For her tools, she favors clinical-grade skin products from SkinCeuticals, which she keeps in the belt of her Batsuit. She exfoliates skin with alpha-hydroxy acid during peels and a diamond-tipped wand during microdermabrasion treatments for the face, back, and hands. Mandy also executes waxing and eyebrow tinting using techniques that she calls "meticulous without the torture.":m]]
Skinspot's owner, Kelli, is both a licensed aesthetician and a certified holistic health coach. Thinking back to her own struggles with acne as a teen, Kelli began to research the intricate relationships between clear skin, complexions, and emotional well-being, all of which are tied to healthy habits and healthy eating. With this experience in tow, she invites clients to learn and benefit from her knowledge. In addition to wellness workshops, she offers skin-strategy sessions that shed light on common products and misconceptions. While leading grocery store tours, she reveals the best purchases from health-food stores and how to get into the secret, diamond-encrusted produce section.
Shira Avigal is a counselor licensed by the state of Oregon. She’s also a holistic specialist. At Shira Avigal Hypnosis, she combines the two skill sets to help clients overcome anxiety, fear of public speaking, chronic pain, and smoking and other negative habits. During hypnosis sessions, she helps guests with their specified issues by inducing them into a state of deep relaxation and heightened concentration, which allows her to target habits and beliefs in the subconscious mind. She also practices eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, which helps clients cut ties with upsetting experiences from the past.