About Us

Who We Are:

     The goal is to help you achieve a profound state of relaxation. Enter our haven and let go of your stress and unreleased tension.Leave feeling “refreshed” and physically balanced. Each Therapeutic massage is a one of a kind experience. All of the therapists at Body Sage are committed to providing you the best possible care.

What We Do:

     In addition to our Spa Massage Therapies we also perform Medical Massage Treatment including Orthopedic Massage, Medical Massage Treatments, Chronic Pain Relief Modalities and Prenatal or Side-Lying Massage. Your therapist will work together with your Doctor, Chiropractor or Physical Therapist as a team. We are often pulled into a treatment plan for auto accidents and other injury-related trauma. Research has found that recovery time is reduced and pain is better managed when is massage therapy is included in the process.

Why Work With Us:

      Body Sage Massage Therapies is a very warm and welcoming place offering a variety]of massage therapies and spa services. Because we take a holistic approach our treatment recognizes the importance of relaxation in achieving optimal treatment results. Entering the facility is like stepping into a quiet sanctuary. You’re invited into our tranquil environment designed according to the principles of Feng Shui. As certified medical and orthopedic massage therapists we are experienced and licensed to access your condition and recommend the massage techniques that are right for you. – Learn More

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Lisa Fargo | Owner & LMT

Lisa Fargo had a clear vision for Body Sage Massage founding it soon after graduation from the Oregon School of Massage in Portland, Oregon. The result is a facility where overall health is addressed along with the goal of treating the root of your discomfort.   Massage helps a person to reconnect the body with the heart, mind, and soul. The human touch has proven to have many healing qualities including those related to physical, mental and emotional discomfort.

Beyond the long touted physical benefits, massage helps with nausea, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and fatigue among other things.

Her personal  practice is focused on helping those suffering from  auto and work related injuries, chronic disease and massage for people living with cancer. Depending on your needs, treatment may begin with a therapeutic assessment, followed by manual muscular manipulation and movement of the soft tissues to help end pain and dysfunction.  My personal practice incorporates techniques from many of the different modalities including Orthopedic Massage, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Sports Therapy, Relaxation and more.

Lisa is certified in several modalities including: 

  • LMT: Licensed Massage Therapist
  • COMT: Certified Orthopedic Massage Therapist
  • CMMT: Certified Medical Massage Therapist
  • CPT: Personal Training Certification

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Natasha El-Massih | Acupuncture

     Growing up a dancer, Natasha was always intrigued by the human body and how it works. She pursued her interest in alternative, holistic, and natural remedies for health and illness by getting her masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Before that, she earned a BS in Kinesiology Exercise Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Bridging her knowledge of Western medicine with Chinese medicine, Natasha treats the body as a whole. As an Acupuncturist and Herbalist, she treats each person individually by focusing on the patient’s constitution to address the root of the problem. Her passion for treating women’s health is explicitly fueled by her desire to help empower women of all ages with information on their reproductive cycle and health.

When not practicing acupuncture, you’ll find Natasha biking to dance classes around the city, indulging in foodie adventures, and catching live music!


Justin Canfield | LMT

As a graduate of the Oregon School of Massage, the primary focus of my training has been in Thai Massage with an emphasis in pathologies such as Muscle Strains and Sprains, Scar Tissue Release, and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

Justin is also a talented Side-Lying massage therapist and incorporates this modality into his treatment to achieve a greater release in the shoulder and neck region. This particular style is popular during pregnancy, after surgery, as well as anyone suffering from allergies.

Justin also specializes in deep tissue massage. His broad-focus of training has given him an excellent understanding of the vastly different techniques available to assist in the recovery and repair of the bodies muscle, tissue, and nerves. Proven to increase endorphin’s, the body’s natural pain killers Justin builds on this sense of well-being to further release pent-up stress, anxiety, and pain.

His personal philosophy is to be a facilitator of healing for those he comes in contact with, by offering a personalized, superior massage as a supplement to, or alternative to the other treatments his clients are using. Justin believes that as a massage therapist, “We don’t heal people, we help people’s bodies remember how to heal themselves.”


Kristin | Esthetician

Skin health and product chemistry have always been intriguing to Kristin. As a little girl, she remembers whipping up concoctions on the stove. She would collect rose petals and other “ingredients” to make perfumes and lotions. That is something that never really left her. It always brought about a sense of creativity and accomplishment. After attending Southern Oregon University, where she studied English Literature and Psychology, she decided to pursue skincare as a profession.

She has had the opportunity to work in many fun and challenging jobs. Some of these positions include working on commercial photo shoots as a hair/make-up stylist, as an instructor for a beauty school, as a lead esthetician in spas and (most recently) a business owner of her very own aesthetics practice.

Kristin has a passion for helping others, learning and bringing excellence into the work environment. The skincare industry is changing rapidly, so it is crucial to stay educated on all the latest aesthetic techniques and technology.

She is certified in performing chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other advanced aesthetic treatments.

When Kristin is not working, she is having fun with her husband and three kids, running, cooking, exploring & relaxing.

To book an appointment with Kristen call: (541) 499-9682


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Heidy, Office Coordinator

Heidy has always been enthusiastic about helping others and has worked in client-focused environments since 2005. She supports a holistic and preventive approach to care and is excited to work in a collaborative environment where she can assist clients in achieving and maintaining their healthcare goals.

Heidy holds a Bachelors Degree in Developmental Psychology and is pursuing a Masters Degree in Behavioral Psychology with an emphasis on both school counseling and positive youth development. When not at work, you can find Heidy crafting, taking pictures of the great outdoors, or with her husband and beautiful cat, Nayda.

If you have any questions regarding your care, account, or need insurance benefits verification, please call (503) 644-1418 or e-mail  heidy@bodysagemassage.com


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Soo Son, LMT, CLT 

     After many years supporting her family as a stay-at-home mom and a military wife, Soo decided she wanted to pursue a career in the healthcare field. She always had an interest in biology and health sciences. She also learned the benefits of massage in high school when she was taught how to perform acupressure from a family friend to help a family member in pain. She loved that she was able to help her family and friends feel better in their bodies.  Massage therapy combined her love of science and bodywork with an opportunity to work one-on-one with clients to facilitate healing from injuries and aiding them in managing pain. 

      From the onset of her days at East West College of the Healing Arts, she gravitated toward the therapeutic side of massage therapy. She focused on modalities and techniques to aid those living with chronic pain, recovering from surgery, dealing with dysfunctional movement patterns, soft tissue injuries, and repetitive motion injuries. She combines her knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology with her knowledge of various soft tissue manipulation techniques to tailor sessions around her clients’ goals and needs.

     Soo is an avid learner and has pursued continuing education in burn scar massage, manual lymph drainage, pelvic floor dysfunction, pre- and perinatal massage, structural bodywork, neuromuscular therapy, and craniosacral therapy. In her pursuit of better understanding chronic pain, she stays updated on pain science research. Her evidence based approach to bodywork combines techniques from the various modalities she has learned while holding open the space for relaxation. She believes in the healing intelligence of the body which is controlled by the nervous system. The brain is able to take in information better when it is out of  the “fight or flight” mechanism brought on by stress and trauma. Her work is to connect the body and brain through the healing power of touch. 



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Harriet Carpenter |LMT

     Harriet studied massage therapy at East West College in Portland Oregon. Where she received in-depth study of the body structures, functions, and pathologies; as well as various types of massage.

     She believes that massage is a pathway to a more integrated whole which facilitates healing on mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual levels, rippling outward from each client to the greater community at large.

 

 


 

Ginette | Billing Specialist

For billing inquiries please contact Ginette Zuras-Hummel at:  (503) 582-8188