While I was living in Hope, Alaska, a man called Skip, who was the "healer in town", introduced me to acupressure. He showed me that healing with natural medicine can be incredibly beneficial to health and a lot of fun at the same time.
Ever since then, my goal has been to practice friendly, fun and effective medicine. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine is mysterious for most people who aren't emerged in it for years as I have while becoming a practitioner. Most people just want to know if it hurts!!
I'm fully aware of this. As a result, I have remained focused on making this alternative medicine and its theory as comfortable as possible and easily understood for those wanting more answers.
I believe each and every person who walks through my door is there for a reason. And I am willing to spend as much time and energy as needed to find out not only why, but how to get you to a more healthy place in your life.
I trust my patients, as far as where they are in their path to better health. I want them to feel comfortable letting me know what kind of change or result they are ready for each visit, because every day can be is different in the healing process.
Each person who works in my clinic or onsite at a business feels just the same . We want you to feel like you "get" Acupuncture and comprehend what it can do for you!
In Good Health,Lara License #AC01068
Lara graduated from Evergreen State College in Washington state with a Bachelor of Arts in Heath Science and History of Past and Present Wellness Theories. She graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine with a Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She is certified in Virginia Doran's Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, and has also taken Facial Acupuncture classes with Shellie Glodstein L.Ac. She is also a NADA certified detoxification specialist.
My name is Regan Goodrich and I can't stop! Can't stop riding my bike, living through curiosity, dancing, walking my dogs, thinking about happiness, travelling, making new friends, giggling, eating good food, and loving everyday.
I hail from Michigan and have migrated westward in the spirit of adventure. A decade in Bend, Oregon has left me sun-kissed and inspired. Inspired to learn more, live more, and love more. Portland whispered my name and I listened.
Massage is a healing tool, an opportunity to explore and learn more about the human body and its potential to be super. Our somatic ability to respond and adapt to everyday living and stressors is amazing. Within this dynamic world, I am compelled to provide individuals with accessible solutions for optimal health.
As my knowledge increases and my skillsets expand, I continually strive to help people push the refresh button. My hope is that clients leave my care better, calmer, and more balanced and connected to their being. With that connection we are able to become more in tune with our neighbors, our natural world, and our universal truths.
Hiya, my name is Lenore! I first became acquainted with Acupuncture during a trip thru rural China in 2010- when I found out I was seated next to the villages main physician at a tiny tea house. I stuck out my tongue, made him feel my pulse and SHAZAM- He knew all that ailed me. From then on I was hooked and began to explore the full potential of this ancient medical philosophy.
I like to use Acupuncture to tap into the boundlessness of the body's healing capability. I am amazed by the magic and intrinsic beauty that life offers and am in constant awe of the human form. I hope to instill a sense of hope and wellbeing during our time together. Realizing that health a multifaceted state, together we can work to bring balance into all of these aspects. With the help of herbal remedies, nutritional guidelines, and mindfulness practices we can work to guide you toward optimal health.>>-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ->
Shinal Narayan, our Front Office Specialist, is a recent grad from UofO with a degree in business Administration. I have personally known her since she was 12 years old. She is whip smart and kind as a butterfly. She is happy to help you with scheduling, insurance questions and keeping you company while you sip on some tea before your appointment. She also can drink copious amounts of traditionally prepared Indian Chai tea...just sayin!
Kelsey Bostwick, our Massage Therapist on Monday and Tuesday works along side Lara. She has over 8 years experience as a massage therapist. I chose Kelsey because her magic is simple... she is intuitive, and responsive. She has careful and attentive in her cranio-sacral work and he can iron out muscles that have been adjusted by Lara like a hot iron with a pillow top! Look for her and her amazing mohawk at your next visit.
Hello! Kelsey here ... As a native of Portland's periphery, I have often found myself immersed in emerald spaces teeming with moss covered trees, thriving flora & fauna, and the ceaseless cycles of life-giving water. While whimsically wandering through my neighborhood as a child, I remember opening to the awareness of energy. Noticing that the energy moving through my body is the very same energy moving through the trees, I began to feel a connectedness to all. This simple seed planted within me endlessly evolves into a compassionate passion for nature, all living creations, and the infinitely unfolding universe. A growing desire to heal myself and help people do the same has led me on a beautiful journey through psychology, massage therapy, and herbalism. Since my initial training in massage therapy, I have developed a blended style of bodywork that integrates Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue Sculpting, & Craniosacral Therapy to holistically balance the psychosomatic soul scape. By deeply listening to & following the perpetual impulses of the body, I'm able to use my attention & intention to help people find their center. Bodywork, especially when paired with acupuncture, inspires energy to flow freely which opens the potential for healing, health, & happiness.
Kelsey graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology focusing primarily on substance abuse prevention. She completed her studies in massage therapy at the International Professional School of Bodywork in 2010. Her chosen path within the program was Asian Healing Arts where she learned Tui na, Thai, & Jin Shin. Most recently, Kelsey attended three intensive Craniosacral seminars where she learned to facilitate healing through a gentle felt sense.
Sarah Rennalls, our Massage therapist on Wednesday and Friday works along side Lara and Lenore (on Friday evenings). I chose Sarah because I am sure she was a massage therapist in her past life! She is newer out of school, but she has the confidence and ability to hold space for patients like a veteran. She enjoys getting into the muscles deeply (like most newbies do), but is magical with her long muscle strokes and Thai stretching techniques. Look for her warm smile and kind eyes at your next visit!
Hey I'm Sarah! Ever feel like the world puts signs in your face? My sign was massage and it popped up for me for years. What can I say, I can be stubborn like that. I remember being on soccer fields at the age of 6 giving massages. I always had massage therapist on my list of things to do but I ignored it. I tried cooperate to coffee shops trying to find my calling. All the while massage was like that ex you can't get over. I would go get massage after massage and spend most of them asking questions.
In 2015 the signs became bigger and more impossible to describe. After preforming a chance massage on a friend, I stepped away feeling awed and in my feet for the first time. I was hooked! I started school the next term and saw my life transform. I am in love with what I do! I love the connection and strength that come with massage. I adore geeking out about the intelligence of the bodies and its inspiration for continued learning.
I believe in creating space and movement in the body by integrating different modalities from Thai to Craniosacral. I always want to learn more! I love to I think of the body like a compilation of strings. I strive to bring discordant string into harmony! I enjoy listening to people and to bodies. You would be surprised how different they can come across. Through simply listening to bodies I have witnessed amazing healing. I truly believe that healing is a multi tiered event in which I can only assist because it starts with you. So basically massage is like a super power. Sarah Graduated from East West College of Massage in 2016.
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