acupuncture & massage services
acupuncture & massage in missoula
Our community-based acupuncture & massage clinic provides a friendly environment and affordable, inclusive pricing for all of our services. Each practitioner is highly trained and happy to help you start on your journey to relaxation, revitalization and living pain-free!
Community-Based Chinese Acupuncture
MEET OUR EXPERIENCED PRACTITIONERS
OWNER / LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Jessi is a graduate of the Montana School of Massage and has been practicing for over 10 years in Missoula. She continues to seek continuing education to broaden her skill set in the field.
She specializes in shoulder, neck, jaw, and headache issues, but she has well-rounded training across the board in deep tissue, massage cupping, and S.M.R.T (Spontaneous Muscular Release Technique). She is passionate about holistic wellness and anyone that has come through our doors can testify to her calming welcoming nature and her sense of humor.
To keep herself well you can find her hiking with her dogs, traveling as often as she get the chance, reading (often multiple books at once) and dancing at concerts.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
How did you get in to Massage Therapy?
The medical field always fascinated me when I was younger. It appealed to my scientific side rather than to my desire to heal– a desire latent in me until 2010. It was then that I heard an acupuncturist speak about her field of medicine. Immediately a door swung open into the holistic alternative medical field. I decided to run into it wholeheartedly. My new life goal was to become an acupuncturist. But what about Massage Therapy? My reasoning was that I would go to Massage School first, in order to learn in-depth the structure and function of the human body on a physical level before delving into the world of acupuncture. Upon starting massage school, however, I started to learn just how deep and broad and extensive the world of massage and bodywork is. Physically using my body, my education, and my intuition to work with someone elses body in order to help them heal captured my passion. The world of bodywork enthralls me. Educating my clients and dynamically working with them as they connect to their body is an honor, a fulfilling puzzle, and it makes my soul sing.
What do you specialize in?
Thai Massage and Bodywork! Cupping, scraping, using hot herbal compresses and scarves as tools to release tissue. Thai bodywork is my passion. My foundation in Massage Therapy comes from Swedish massage and Myofascial deep tissue techniues. I believe that therapeutic massage is more than just “Deep Tissue”. I use a variety of techniques and pressure to engage the tissues and help them release. Every session is different, as is every body, for each body responds better to some approaches rather than others. I look forward to exploring the world of bodywork with you!
What are your favorite ways to stay healthy?
My passions and hobbies include hiking– it is fully both a physical and spiritual experience for me; reading– it is rare that I go a day without picking up whichever book I am currently invested in. My daily movement practices include yoga and Qigong.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
After studying pre-nursing at UM, she went on to graduate from the Montana School of Massage when holistic healthcare became her calling. She is talented, intuitive, and well educated. She works with a deep pressure/deep tissue style. (If you like to feel a heavy hand during your treatment, she is a great match for you.) She also practices massage cupping and is a passionate Thai Bodywork specialist.
To keep herself well she enjoys hiking around Montana, enjoying time with her family, and pursuing continuing education to deepen her expertise in Bodywork.
I found acupuncture after an eight year journey with chronic debilitating back pain. After countless medical bills, physical therapy sessions, ER trips, and pharmaceuticals, I was ready to try anything. I was blown away when I was introduced to this gentle and accessible type of healthcare. After only a handful of treatments, I was finally able to stand fully, move with ease, and experience life pain-free. It was such a blessing in my life, I decided that I had to learn and share this medicine with others.
With this background, I really enjoy working to help others find relief from pain – whether acute or chronic. Additionally, I specialize in women’s health, autoimmune disease, and Adjunct Cancer care, but I accept patients with a broad range of health complaints.
When I’m not in the clinic, I spend as much time as I can outdoors. I love to hike, run, canoe, and ski. I believe that an important aspect of health is living in harmony with the seasons, and I try to attune myself to nature by spending time in it!
I have a masters and doctorate in Classical Chinese medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine and am licensed as an acupuncturist by the Montana medical board. I have additional training in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and as a Childbirth Doula.
Gavin McClure grew up in Yellowstone National Park and attended the University of Montana.
After graduating with a degree in Liberal Studies/ Environmental studies, Gavin found himself living in Los Angeles and New York City, where his interest in Chinese Medicine began.
He Attended The Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, OR and Graduated with a Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MAcOM).
Gavin utilizes the many modalities of Chinese Medicine to treat Muscular-Skeletal disorders, hormone imbalances, men’s health and pediatrics. He is very excited to move back to Montana with his family and take advantage of his love of the outdoors. He is an avid Skier, Climber, and Kayaker, as well as an accomplished Artist.
Cassia is happy to be a part of the Good Medicine Family. She joins us with a background in health sciences, and her main role at Good Medicine is helping patients feel welcome and comfortable, and managing the office like an absolute rockstar.
Her special skills include big smiles, sharing her impressive reservoir of knowledge, having a knack for coordinating schedules, a quick draw for answering the phones, and a genuine desire to get you healthy. She keeps us organized and our days flowing, and we couldn’t do it without her.
In her free time, Cassia practices martial arts, frolics in the forest with her Husky & Sharpei, doodles, and drinks far too much coffee.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Sarah Hanlon joins Good Medicine as a graduate of the Sacred Roots School of Massage in Missoula, MT.
In her massage practice, she utilizes techniques such as myofascial release, deep tissue massage, reiki, and massage cupping. She works with a gentle touch, giving the soft tissue just as much pressure as it needs to release while creating a deeply relaxing experience for her clients.
Away from the massage table, Sarah finds solitude in hiking (while drinking plenty of water!), mountain biking, rock climbing, and scrambling. Over the years, she has learned the value of proper self-care. She also firmly believes that keeping your body in motion is a sure-fire way to stay healthy and enjoy all that our beautiful state has to offer.
LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST
Laurel is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been practicing for over seven years, five of which were here in Missoula. She went to school at Onondaga School for Therapeutic Massage in Rochester NY in 2011.
Originally from the East coast, Laurel brings unique and effective techniques to each of her clients and strives to continue learning and growing. She particularly enjoys and specializes in deep tissue work and trigger point therapy (focusing on the neck and lower back), with additional training in myofascial release technique, total body stretch, prenatal massage, and hot stone.
Laurel believes that self care is crucial to ones’ health. Her therapeutic massages are customized to support stressful daily life by providing relief from discomfort and creating tangible changes in the muscles. She has a distinct, bloodhound-like ability to detect where it HURTS and another, less bloodhound-like ability to help it feel better.
When Laurel isn’t striving to help people in the massage room she’s usually hanging with her adorable cat, Little Lady, she hosts a radio show on Missoula Community Radio, makes wire wrapped jewelry, and gets into nature (only when its warm).