For licensed massage therapist Victoria Hanhart of Hanhart Advanced Medical Massage, massages are more than just a luxurious way to relax. They can also help manage pain from injuries or medical issues, such as cancer.
Although she specializes in more than eight modalities, Victoria doesn't stick to a template. Instead, she borrows elements from each of them, tailoring sessions to address clients' specific needs.
Led by naturopathic physician Dr. Justin Morse, Absolute Health Medical Center's team of massage therapists, a colon hydrotherapist an aesthetician, and a dental hygienist work together to create integrated, naturopathic and mainstream care plans for each patient. Through this approach, he and his staff members provide both primary medical and dental care. They assist clients through specialty services as well, from weight loss through HCG dieting to detoxification through colon hydrotherapy and infrared-sauna therapy. They also offer aesthetic services, such as organic skincare microdermabrasion, and chemical peels.
Licensed massage therapist Mike Blackmore moves his patients toward improved health with a variety of therapeutic techniques. Blackmore specializes in rehabilitation for athletes, using skills honed over more than a decade to help them to overcome injuries and manage the physical stress caused by muscle overuse.
Sarah Savoie has long understood her destiny to be that of a healer. To fulfill that destiny, she became a licensed massage therapist. In that capacity, Savoie relieves clients' pain with custom bodywork, something auto mechanics do by placing icepacks on a Hyundai’s boo-boos. She can alleviate aches in shoulders and hamstrings with flowing Swedish strokes or dismantle knots embedded far into the musculature by employing her firmer deep-tissue techniques. Savoie can also indulge her clients with chair bodywork, energy healing, or a custom medical message to relieve chronic aches.
Boasting a two-year medical license in massage therapy and experience opening wellness centers overseas, licensed therapist Zakk Newell draws from a large arsenal of modalities, ranging from Swedish to lipomassage, to address each client’s particular need. He could soothe hard-to-reach aches with deep-tissue massage, ease chronic headaches with migraine treatment, or induce healing with reflexology, a form of massage that uses the feet to access different parts of the body. Zakk specializes in workman's compensation and auto injury claims, a rare commodity in Eugene.
Malee Meador makes her clients' skin look luminous at Utopia Salon. In addition to refurbishing faces with custom facials and crystal-free diamond microdermabrasions that slough off dead skin cells, she polishes and massages backs with aromatherapy back facials using natural essential oils. Moroccan smoothing body wraps restore all-over glows to clients' figures with the help of a full-body salt scrub, warm mud, and a soothing moisturizer.