A study in wellness education – Meet Farah Snyder

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.

Farrah enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and staying active through hiking, camping, yoga, soccer and cycling around town. She also continues to actively pursue knowledge about the body and different wellness modalities, finding deep satisfaction in being able to apply her long educational background as she helps clients with their healing and in learning about their bodies. If you’d like a therapeutic massage with Farrah or any of our skilled massage therapists, please click here. 

…And more from Farrah: We’ve done a little Q and A with the Body of Light staff, and here is what she had to say:

Q. What do you think makes Eugene…Eugene? 

 A. The fierce love for all things natural and local. There is also a strong sense of community and calm throughout the city.

Q. What do you do on a rainy weekend day?

A. Rain or shine, you can find me out in the woods hiking around and then relaxing at home with a good book or movie.

Q. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

A. A client described my massage approach as fluid and beautiful.

Q. If you could meet to one person in history or fiction, who would it be?

A. It would be such an honor to meet Dr. Henry Lindlahr, who is the founder of American Naturopathy. I would like to talk with him about the philosophies of natural medicine and how they are reflected in naturopaths today.