Roxanne O'Hara

"The only work that will ultimately bring any good to any of us is the work of contributing to the healing of the world." -Marianne Williamson Read

I have been a massage therapist since 2001 after graduating from Heartwood Institute in Northern California. I initially became interested in massage therapy after sustaining several manual work related injuries as a teenager and young adult. By the time I was 21 I had sustained a broken tail bone, a major soft tissue/joint injury to my jaw, a soft tissue injury to my pelvis, and was feeling the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome. I was in a great deal of pain and believed that choosing a p...

I have been a massage therapist since 2001 after graduating from Heartwood Institute in Northern California. I initially became interested in massage therapy after sustaining several manual work related injuries as a teenager and young adult. By the time I was 21 I had sustained a broken tail bone, a major soft tissue/joint injury to my jaw, a soft tissue injury to my pelvis, and was feeling the beginnings of carpal tunnel syndrome. I was in a great deal of pain and believed that choosing a path where I could not only heal my own body but also learn to heal others was the right decision. I began my career feeling very much better and was focused on helping others with their chronic pain and healing of musculoskeletal injuries. I have always been a dynamic thinker and problem solver and have been enthralled by the challenge of understanding the patterns of pain, restriction, and movement. I have also had an abiding interest in herbal medicine and nutrition and have studied health from that perspective in depth over the course of my career. Over the past 6 years I have focused my healing practice on the application of Myofascial Release Technique for helping those in their healing process around chronic and acute pain. I have worked successfully with whiplash, low back/spinal pain and dysfunction, headaches/migraines, carpal tunnel syndrome, jaw/tmj pain, digestive issues including acid reflux and chronic constipation, plantar fascitis/foot pain, early stage arthritis, knee/hip pain, scoliosis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post traumatic stress disorder, and more. Recently I have been doing a substantial amount of training in Cranial Sacral Therapy and am happy to be offering CST treatments both integrated with MFR and independently. CST is a gentle, non invasive therapy that works with the subtle rhythms of the central nervous system as well as other parts of the body. During CST you will be fully clothed and experience deep relaxation, soft tissue release, resolution of pain and emotional strain, and greater freedom in you body and mind. 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

OR # 18908

Education
2001

Heartwood Institute

Massage Therapist

2016

Lane Community College - Massage Program

AAOT with emphasis in human and bio sciences

Experience
Bodywork

Private Practice

I have maintained a thriving private practice specializing in Myofascial Release for chronic and acute pain and healing of body, mind and spirit here in Eugene OR since 2012.

Private Practice

I practiced Myofascial Release both in a home office as well as in a Midwifery clinic in Redway, CA between 2004-2012. I specialized in prenatal work and post natal rehabilitation as well as assisting clients with chronic pain, acute injury, post surgical treatments, and those dealing with trauma.

Balance Chiropractic and Wellness

I worked for Dr. Eva Whitmore as a massage therapist and assistant between 2001-2004 where I treated patients primarily dealing with pain from automotive accidents and workplace injuries. I learned a great deal from Dr. Whitmore in the beginning of my career and brought those lessons of professionalism and integrity forward into my private practice experiences.

Coaching

Herbalist/ Health Counselor, Occupy Medical

Since 2014 I have worked as an herbalist, health counselor and wound care attendant with Occupy Medical in Eugene OR. I provide free of charge health consulting and no cost herbal medicine/health supplements to all regardless of financial situation weekly as well as working with a team to maintain herbal apothecary supplies and administrative/non profit support.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Val on Mar 09
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by Anonymous on Feb 24
Roxanne works well with me spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. She has a nice and clear bedside manner. I recommend her as often as possible. She is very insightful, studied, caring and wise. Thanks Roxanne!!!
by Cameron on Feb 24
Thank you for everything
by Lisa on Jan 08
Roxanne has a powerful intuitive touch delivered in a gentle manner. During her sessions, I feel nurtured and peaceful. I will always have her as a part of my balance and healing!
by David on Nov 27
What Roxanne delivers is far more relief than I expect, with immediate results. In about a dozen visits that I have had with Roxanne this has been true and Roxanne hits the bullseye every time regarding my issues. Her subtle approach allows me to stay totally relaxed and Roxanne is able to free up the muscles to move as needed for the therapy she provides. I am 62 years old with a lifetime of massage and therapy. Roxanne is the best by FAR!
by Anonymous on Nov 15
Roxanne is a kind, professional, skilled practitioner. She has helped me recover from a difficult knee replacement and decades of body misalignment. She has also helped me understand my body and taught me how to help myself.
by Anonymous on Sep 26
I have received remarkably effective treatment from Roxanne for a potentially complex issue and would recommend her highly. Thanks so much.
by Gina on Sep 18
After my appointment I had less pain and more range of motion in my shoulder than I've had in a long time. Roxanne is friendly and professional and I felt entirely at ease with her. At the end of my appointment she taught me some exercises to do at home and even sent me home with a massage ball! I had a great experience and I highly recommend Roxanne.
by Kim on Aug 24
Really enjoyed the amount of knowledge Roxanne shared and her thorough approach to care
by Susan on Aug 10
Professional, intuitive, skilled practitioner. Very respectful, clear and concise.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Holistic Pelvic Care ©