The team of holistic healers at G & L Acupuncture and Wellness Center manipulates the body’s healing energies from the inside out with combinations of acupuncture, massage, and Chinese herbs. Disharmonious meridians wreaking havoc in the form of chronic pain, digestive issues, or headaches come into alignment with acupuncture or Tuina massage. Chinese herbs combine the benefits of plant-based medications with the joy of swallowing pills to maintain the therapeutic momentum of acupuncture and Tuina massage.
Although they adhere to the same philosophy of holistic healing, each member of the team brings their own unique skill set and experiences to the practice. Two acupuncturists with backgrounds working in a 500-bed Chinese hospital join together with an acupuncturist who trained in physical therapy and one who trained in applied physics.
When it comes to keeping muscles healthy, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Just ask Leverett Miller. A licensed massage therapist, he uses his soft tissue bodywork sessions to keep muscles pliant and healthy. Whether his clients are training for a marathon or simply looking to stay in shape, Leverett loosens pent-up tightness and increases circulation. In the event of preexisting injuries, his work also brings relief from the soreness and range of motion issues associated with pulls and strains. Leverett's massages don't just benefit the body; his relaxing kneads also encourage the release of mood-boosting chemicals including DHA, dopamine, and endorphins.
After a day at Jungle Tan, visitors may look and feel like they've just returned from a tropical locale. The salon offers a fleet of beds in which hot bulbs emulate the effects of the sun's rays, dialed to four different levels of tanning intensity. Those seeking a UV-free tan can opt for the Evolv airbrushing system, a unique technology which uses warm air to help all-natural spray-tanning solutions sink into the skin's surface. Certified airbrush technicians customize the color to match each individual's skin type. Jungle Tan also nourishes skin and fosters relaxation with personal infrared saunas, steam-hydration therapy, aqua massages, and body waxing. Rounding out its cosmetic surfaces, the salon hosts professional teeth-whitening services and eyelash extensions.
Located in West Linn, Z-va Massage is dedicated to helping clients relax completely. In the soothing and dimly lit studio, licensed massage specialist Seanna Erricson and her team offers full-body massages with passive stretching for clients, helping release tight muscles and relieve chronic stress.