Client Spotlight on Joyce


Joyce Lagow is a brand manager in the food service group at Starbucks as well as a competitive cyclist for Team Starbucks Duetto Visa.


Her involvement inathletics started early when she began spending weeks at a time hiking and camping with her family in Oregon.  In high school, she competed in basketball and softball, which led to skiing and weight lifting in her twenties (at one point she could life 210 pounds — twice her weight!).


Never one to rest, Joyce tackled rock climbing before discovering a setback in cycling: she found herself struggling just to finish races.  Rather than give up, she found a new coach and a new resolve.  A year later she won the Washington State Masters Criterium Championship.


Joyce now lends her expertise and support to her cycling team.  “I am committed to building the roster with women who are dedicated to supporting each other as a team,” she says.  “Given the talent on the team now, I anticipate having an impressive season.”


Joyce is also a big proponent of massage.  “In terms of racing, massage is critical to the recovery process.  There is a clear correlation to my performance as an athlete and how consistently I employ massage during the racing season.”

Client Spotlight on Kristine

kristineKris is a graphic designer and medical illustrator, as well as the owner of Cognition Studio.  Kris keeps healthy by running, cycling, weight training and doing Pilates.  She also enjoys hiking, aerobics, t’ai chi, and yoga.

Kris came to Dreamclinic after she began to experience severe muscle fatigue and strain following her runs.  During her first visit, Larisa, Dreamclinic owner and massage therapist, discovered the problem — scar tissue and adhesions resulting from recent surgery were causing restricted range of motion in Kris’ right hip.  Her left leg was compensating for the injured right side and becoming fatigued in the process

“After the very first session, I felt completely different and more myself than I had in 2 years!” she says.  Since completing her treatment plan, Kris has regained full range of motion and “the freedom to move the way my body was meant to move.”  She says the personal attention she received at Dreamclinic was invaluable.  “Larisa showed me the muscles on a chart and explained the procedure in detail so that I understood everything.  Her knowledge and compassion are profound.”

Having recovered full and pain-free range of motion, Kris now plans to get occasional massage to help avoid muscle fatigue and speed recovery after intense runs.  “I believe that getting regular massages helps you stay in tune with your body.  Understanding how your body works will make you a more educated and efficient athlete.”