EVERYTHING burnt. Help us rise from the ashes

OUR CLINIC HAS BURNED TO THE GROUND IN OREGON WILDFIRE. We and our whole staff lost our only source of income in one night.

This devastating fire ravaged Hundreds of homes and businesses in our community. It will never be the same. Some of our dear friends have lost their beautiful home as well and are moving in with us. Our home is at risk. 

We desperately need the funds to get up and running again ASAP so we don’t loose our livelihood, BUT WE HAVE LOST EVERYTHING!

I never ask for anything, but now I’m reaching out - if you can spare anything, please help! Even $5 would be beyond appreciated!

My amazing husband, our office staff and therapists managed to escape. We are still reeling, but trying to pull together resources to try and get back in business as soon as possible to support our office staff and therapists.

It was searlingly heartrending to view footage of our town burning, with nothing we could do.  My husband and I absolutely love our work and have put our heart and soul into our little clinic. We had just completed a complicated renovation of our building, followed by the joyful grand opening of Body in Context Medical Massage in late October of last year.


We have the best patients and community ever. We love our patients- they have helped us survive exceedingly rough times. Despite a couple month shutdown due to Coronavirus, we were enjoying wonderful support in our local community, and had hopes that our small business would be able to make it through the gauntlet of challenges that 2020 is presenting to us all.
We are putting a list together of supplies we will need, and will need to find a new location for our clinic to call home, but we are steeling ourselves to be starting again fromabsolute  zero.

We are asking for any help possible.

Honestly, we are not sure how much to ask for- the supplies that we had bought for the new clinic just back in October totaled more than $10,000 out of our own pockets. We had also just completed a $20,000 renovation to the clinic which drained our savings. We are hoping to recoup at least a portion of that- so we are initially asking for $10,000 until we have a better idea. ANYTHING you can spare would be deeply appreciated beyond words. ❤️

We will need to fully resupply our medical massage clinic from the ground up.

PLEASE HELP with what you can ❤️❤️
We are marshaling all our resources to try and buy many of the supplies below ourselves, but it is a big expense for a small business, and even without the fire it would be a challenge.
We have many loyal local patients who are injured and hurting and we want to be able to get back to work and help them out as soon as possible. It breaks our heart to see our community in such distress.

All our best,
Helene and Brian Shoen,
(and our Body in Context Team)
Body in Context Medical Massage
100 W. Valley View Rd, Talent, OR



Here’s what your contribution will be helping us replace/afford (we will be adding to this list as we take stock):

-RENT for a new clinic space: Approx. 1200 sq ft new clinic space with 4 treatment rooms, washer dryer hookup, front office/ lobby

-Massage specific supplies:

-(4) sturdy massage tables

-(1) Hydraulic massage table for mobility challenged patients who cannot climb up on table

-(1)  massage chair for mobility challenge patients who cannot lay down on table

-(30) Massage sheet sets, Sheet Covers,  pillows, face cradle covers

-(4) rolling stools

-Large amounts of Massage lubricant

-Analgesic creams: Biofreeze, china gel, Alief

-Massage holsters

-Set of rehab and exercise supplies- foam rollers, toe separators, tiger tails, vibration tools, cupping sets


Treatment Room Supplies

-(4) iPads or touch screen computers for our digital chart noting system

-(4) power strips, wifi enabled plugs, iphone charger speakers, sound machines

-(4) table warmers, massage table pads

-(4) impermeable table covers for COVID Compliant cleaning

- Anatomical/Education posters for rooms and lobby

-(4) Hot Cabinets for hot towels and hot stone sets

-(200) hand towels for hot towel treatments


-(4) Treatment tool caddies, Dynamic cupping sets


Room furnishings

-Storage shelves and bookcases for rooms and lobby

-Padded exercise flooring treatment rooms

-Large Rugs

-Side tables and Patient intake chairs


COVID supplies

-Washable and disposable Masks

-Hand sanitizer (large amounts)

-General cleaning supplies/disinfectants


Front office

-Front office computer, Monitor, Printer/scanner/fax

- Checkout terminal

-Front/reception desk and Office chair

-Lobby furniture

-Water dispenser

Laundry room

-Washer and dryer

-Laundry supplies (detergent, etc)

-Vacuum, broom, etc


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