We are excited to welcome Naomi McCourt to Body of Light. Naomi's approach as a massage therapist mirrors the Golden Rule: She wants to treat clients as she would like to be treated, which means really listening to understand their concerns and how best to address them. Naomi likes to incorporate relaxing techniques with work that helps resolve specific issues. She says that massage is not just about touch – it involves connecting with the client’s energy and working with it to give relief.
Body of Light’s new back-office guru, Lara Engebretson, grew up in Minnesota. Like many mid-westerners, Lara was awed by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest when she first visited in 2008. She and her husband made the move to Eugene four years ago and Lara says that they’ve found much enjoyment in “amazing local food, beautiful parks, coastal towns, and some of the friendliest people I’ve ever met”.
After almost three decades of living in Oregon, Body of Light’s new back office guru, Ashley French-Roberts, continues to love visiting our coast. Now she plays on the beach with her husband, 4-year old son and 4-month twin boys - and especially loves watching her oldest son experience the joy of being there. Ashley enjoys being outdoors in general, particularly in the fall. When the weather finally forces her inside she becomes a fan of “The Office”…some would say she is obsessed with the show!
Heidi always wanted to be a healer and, as a child, practiced on family members. She kept on that path, receiving a Health Care Administration degree while volunteering with a hospice, where she provided palliative care through loving touch. She then graduated from Lane Community College massage program in 2010.
Originally from Illinois, Farah moved to Oregon twenty years ago with her son. Arriving in Eugene, she studied herbs and nutrition before receiving a degree in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon. Farrah moved north to Portland, continuing her wellness education at the East West College of Healing Arts’ massage therapy program where she specialized in deep tissue, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. She then studied naturopathic medicine for two years, but ultimately returned to massage therapy and Eugene, and has been a massage therapist for more than eight years now.
“Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC) in a Pregnant Woman with Placenta Previa, Migraines, Neck & Back Pain Undergoing Subluxation Centered Chiropractic.” Well, that’s a mouthful…and the name of a study published in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health with David H. Spear, PhD, DC (aka Dr. David) as a principle author.
A Motor Vehicle Accident (MVA) can be an overwhelming experience. The day you were planning is suddenly very different. The most important thing after an MVA is taking care of YOU. We want you to know that we are here for you. Feel free to call our office right away (unless of course, you require emergency medical attention). We prioritize our patients that have experienced an MVA. It's a good idea to get your spine and neck evaluated right away, even if you don't immediately feel pain. The powerful effects of adrenaline in your system after a shock like an MVA can sometimes mask the pain of injury. Every MVA is different and we will work with you throughout your process.
As a client or potential client of Body of Light, you’re interested in improving your health. And, of course, that’s why we’re here. Also like you, our concern with your health isn’t limited to chiropractic adjustments. We are "whole"-istic wellness practitioners who consider all the ways we can support your optimal health, and that’s what Light Reading is all about.