Who We Are

MELANIE SIMMONS

LMT 14771

I came to a career in bodywork following my studies in dance at the University of Oregon where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree.  My intense exploration of movement, breath, collaboration, and expression brought forward a mind body connection in my everyday experience in and out of the dance studio.  I found that through massage I am able to guide others to this place of awareness, acceptance, and constant flow of shifting change that occurs within us all.

With experience in both spa and clinical settings,  I have found a balance between the two that is satisfying and effective for my clients. I appreciate focused work on acute and chronic injuries and affected structures as well as deeply healing relaxation massage.  

I work with intention.  I will take the time to listen to your body’s feedback and pull from over ten years experience to respond appropriately.  My work is respectful of your needs at that time.  I work deep without being invasive.  This is your massage.  You are my guide as I am yours.   

I utilize Deep Tissue work, Myofascial Release, Ashiatsu/ Barefoot massage, Swedish, Thai massage, Trigger Point, Pre/ Postnatal massage,  as well as other modalities such as Cupping Therapies and Gua Sha.  I have extensive experience with Motor Vehicle Accident patients and their recovery needs.

GWEN KENT

LMT 25279

I began my career in Massage after studying Herbalism and holistic health care since 2012. I grew up taking dance classes and practicing yoga which infused my life with the importance of movement and proper body alignment.

Healing isn’t linear, and true healing only begins when the body is in a relaxed state. I’m here to facilitate your body’s own innate healing capabilities through intuitive touch while assessing body conditions and pinpointing areas of pain or sensitivity to alleviate. I utilize a blend of Swedish massage, Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu/ Barefoot massage, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapy to create a customized session that fits each client. I have special interest and training in pregnancy and postpartum massage.

CASSIE COWEN

LMT 25293

I’m passionate about holistic healthcare and maintaining balance between mind, body, and spirit. After my first experience receiving massage therapy and feeling the profound effects on my well-being, I knew this was something I wanted to offer the community. I understand the detrimental effects chronic pain and stress can have on quality of life and my goal is to help people live more comfortably in their bodies.

All massage sessions are guided by my deep care and intuition, backed by my knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology. Whether you are here to manage stress, relieve pain, gain mobility or all of the above, I’m happy to tailor the session to your needs. Your body has an innate ability to heal itself and I’m honored to help facilitate that healing.

I incorporate Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Ashiatsu/ Barefoot Massage, Swedish, Trigger point Therapy and Fire Cupping into our sessions depending on your preferences. I am continually deepening my knowledge about the body and am currently studying for a Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification through NASM.

ALLISON VION

LMT 25798

I am deeply interested in the complexity of individual physiology and how every level of being is expressed in our bodies. I believe in a holistic approach to health that incorporates awareness of the physical, mental and emotional aspects of wellness. In the massage room I am honored to hold space for the wholeness of each client while working with you on your physical wellbeing.

I came to massage on a winding path including a degree in psychology, masters in zoology, and work as a field biologist. I bring my diverse knowledge base and curiosity to each session.

My massage is focused on the nervous system, I always want to work with your body to bring your tissue into alignment. I utilize swedish massage, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, cupping, and manual lymphatic drainage. My touch is slow, intentional and present; encouraging calm in your entire system.

Currently I am working toward becoming a Nutritional Health Practitioner through the NTA and look forward to offering this knowledge to clients.

NICK GAMER

LMT 25546

I was raised here in Oregon and am a graduate of Lane Community College’s Massage Therapy Program where I was fortunate to study under some of Eugene’s most experienced practitioners of massage.

I have always been a tactile learner. Whether I’m playing an instrument, painting with brushes, or sculpting with clay, I am always trusting in my hands and using my intuition to generate, explore and resolve a composition. This also applies to my approach with bodywork. Being fully present and listening is essential to creating a space where the body and mind can heal. Miles Davis said, “Music is the space between the notes.” My aim is to create new space in the body for my clients to occupy so that there is more joy and opportunity in their lives.

I work slowly to engage with the body to assess what it needs, working to alleviate any tension or pain. My style combines a mixture of Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, myofascial release and craniosacral to provide a relaxing, yet effective massage.

About Mend

Mend Therapeutic Massage is a trusted partner in your health care journey. The focus of our work is pain relief, increased mobility, restoring vitality and function, and assisting your body’s innate ability to achieve wellbeing.

Our skilled therapists utilize training in Myofascial Release techniques, Deep tissue massage, Thai massage, Trigger Point work, Swedish massage, and other modalities such as Cupping Therapy and Gua Sha. We also specialize in Barefoot Massage also known as Ashiatsu.

Your massage will be personalized each visit to address accumulated and daily stressors as well as recurring and acute injuries.

We have extensive experience in working with motor vehicle accident injuries and recovery. Your massage may be paid for through your MVA claim and we are happy to bill for you. We are also in network with some insurance providers. If you are unsure if your policy covers massage give us a call and we will help you find out. Prices for services shown reflect the pay at time of service price. 

The Mend Therapeutic Massage studio is a serene oasis in midtown Eugene, Oregon. Thank you for choosing Mend Therapeutic Massage for your care.