About

Dr. Jeff Dougal D.C., L.M.T.

Chiropractic License #: 3680

Massage License #: 13436

 

Dr. Jeff is a renowned Chiropractor and Massage Therapist in Portland with more than twenty years of experience. He combines Chiropractic care and Massage in a skillful manner. In addition, it is very important for him to listen to his patients and give them exactly what they want and need. He has a strong but gentle touch and technique which gets therapeutic results.

Dr. Jeff’s first career was as a Pharmacologist (a person who invents new drugs) for a large Pharmaceutical company. He was also a research associate in the University of California, Irvine Medical School and was involved in the original testing of a drug called Cyclosporin A – an immunosuppressant drug which allowed organs and limbs to be transplanted from formerly unsuitable donors. This was one of the largest drug breakthroughs ever in medicine.

He became disenchanted with the overuse of most pharmaceutical drugs after realizing that most drugs treat the symptoms, and not the disease. Also, he disliked that drugs are mostly about profit, not healing. He also came to realize that the human body has amazing self-healing systems, but that sometimes those systems need a little natural outside help, but with that help, healing miracles can occur.

He started studying natural healing techniques while he was a Masters Student in Neurology at Cal State University, Fullerton. He was also teaching neuro-anatomy and neuro-physiology classes and labs. At that time, he decided to become a doctor of Chiropractic medicine, and received his diploma in 1994.

He started combining soft-tissue work (massage/trigger point therapy) with massage during his chiropractic internship and had amazing results. Conditions dramatically improved, and people enjoyed the treatments.

He started training in Massage and soon became a certified teacher and director of a massage college in West Los Angeles. He also became a teacher of chiropractic techniques to other chiropractors. His own practice started building by word of mouth only. Soon, many celebrities came to see him. He practiced for eleven years in Los Angeles before moving to Oregon in 2005.

Dr. Jeff has certificates in Deep Tissue Massage, Sports Massage, Acupressure, Oscillation Massage, Thai Massage. In addition he has 20 years experience doing Pregnancy Massage.

 

About Patra Conley L.M.T. License #: 12200

 

Patra Conley has over 20 years experience. Patra Conley is a Deep Lomi Lomi; A “Therapist’s Therapist”; Specializing in Discovery of, Focusing on and Rectifying problem areas.

Patra Conley, Licensed Massage Therapist, studied and practiced on the Big Island of Hawaii for 15 years. She worked in hotels such as The Hyatt Waikoloa, Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea Beach Hotels. She worked as Massage Therapist for several Chiropractors in Kona, Hawaii, working on athletes and patients of personal injury.

She is currently practicing in Portland, working with Dr. Jeff Dougal on clients and patients in all realms of Healing Massage, Deep Tissue, Thai Massage, Sports, Lymphatic Drainage and other modalities.