Karen McAlpine, LMT # 18590 and Owner of Barefoot Garden Massage & Spa LLC, has been in business as a Massage Therapist since 2011 and has worked in the Spa Industry for over 28 years. She understands the importance of great service.
"I love being an LMT, helping clients see positive changes in their bodies gives me a great sense of satisfaction!. When you are on my table, it is all about you. Sometimes clients just want to relax, so that's what they get. We live in a high stress world, stress not only causes tight muscles , it also has a harmful effect on the immune system. For those clients there are many different relaxing and pampering spa services to choose from. Other times it is about deeper work and bigger changes, so I pull different techniques from various forms of Massage to maximize effectiveness. My mission is simply to help you on your journey towards a happier, healthier, stress free and pain free lifestyle."
Barefootgarden Massage & Spa specializes in a unique style of Barefoot Massage known as Ashiatsu Barefoot Bar Therapy, pronounced (ah-she-aht-su). This type of Massage fuses long, smooth, flowing strokes typically thought of in Swedish Massage with the deep pressure of feet instead of hands. Solid bars above the table provide balance and support and allows the Therapist great control of pressure and flow. Several of the strokes are specifically designed to help elongate the spine and reduce painful compression. As with any deep tissue work it is done slowly allowing the muscles to accept the pressure. Ashiatsu is a wonderful tool for chronic pain management due to imbalances in the hips, back, knees, feet and neck/shoulders. Due to the broad surface of the foot it is generally less painful for the Client, yet extremely effective.
Barefootgarden Massage & Spa is conveniently located at 1000 Willagillespie suite 170 Eugene, Oregon very close to Valley River Center
Services are by appointment. cash, credit/debit cards accepted. Gift certificates available