SO IF YOU HAVE TO DEFINE ME...
I do hands on Bodywork with the help of tools coming with a passion from the heart!
Simple I use what I know, from my many years of experiences and cross blending of many techniques, with a touch of creativity, and apply it to the people I work on.
See a great deal of folks in our business try to define you and understand you with a label such as Deep Tissue, Myofascial work, Neuromuscular work, Rolfing to name a few.
So if you found yourself doing all of the above, what style are you doing?
You are not, you are blending.
You are doing what works for that specific person in front of you and what works for one may not work for another.
Let's be real every situation is different and has multiple different issues.
Once again my goal is to do what works to fix problems. I am not married to a technique or a style. So don't try to pin me to one specific style.
Bruce Lee a talented, skilled, open minded, martial artist had trained in many styles and took the stuff he liked and formed it into a blend of simple effective techniques and concepts, that worked best for him and the situation at hand. Going forward with his approach he would call it JKD : Jeet Kune Do. He was not married to a technique or style.
The real question your looking for is...
Are you worth my time and money?
Do I value your work?
Can you help with my issue?
Quite possibly the big question is...
Can you adapt and be flexible to my needs.
So it is imperative to LISTEN
to what the client is actually asking for.
Sometimes they say they want the best of both worlds examples,
I want all my pain gone and to fall asleep here on the table. Hmmm good luck with that one.
A guy comes in says it was hard dealing with my family this morning so I took some pain pills prior to coming in today, so push as hard as you want to.
SO IF YOU HAVE TO DEFINE ME...
I do Bodywork with the help of tools!
In my years of doing this and all the classes I have taken. I really have found few, other than those I have mentored who even come close to working in the way I do.
Note to those whom like stretching and massage combined, it's a safe bet you will like my work cause I mix it all together with NO upgrade fees...
Do I use cupping?
but not to pool blood to the surface
so we can leave dark circles.
IASTM /Gua Sha ? Once again My goal is not to scrape you to the point of redness to bring about blood to the surface. I use tools to help protect my hands and give added pressure provided I deem necessary. Sometimes there are sessions I may not even pull a tool out.
Some have compared me to a skilled Physical Therapist, however
* prescriptive exercise
*electrotherapy or stim
*heat and ice
Standard protocols of a busy high volume PT office, I really don't do.
Key word HANDS ON, that defines me greatly.
See in my previous visits to various PT offices I have never had any more than 5-6 minutes of actual hands on work. So put that into thought if you have a swollen limb, lifting is not really getting rid of the fluid that is stagnate around the injury. A doctor may feel that is resolved through medication. Then give you visits to the PT to strengthen the area.
However what is missing is the actual HANDS ON time and the healing that comes from that.
However in an office that has a heavy volume of people needing to be seen how is that possible?
The answer is simple, it's not.
It usually always comes back to money, is your office close, do you have time slots around my hours, is it still a $25.00 copay...
I have worked with many older and disabled folks throughout my days. Even those whom don't speak the same language.
Many will open their program up to anyone and teach large volume classes. I like more of a focused smaller group. Im not into building a list of numbers who have taken a couple hours and think they understand the work.
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy Seminars 16hr, Cervical Spine, March 2023
The Jones Institute 22hr, Strain Counterstrain Cranial, Sept. 2022
The Jones Institute 20hr, Fascial Counterstrain Foundations of FCS, July 2022
The Jones Institute, 22hr, Strain Counterstrain for the Complete body , June 2022
John F. Barnes, 20hr, Myofascial Release 2, March 2022
John F. Barnes, 20hr, Myofascial Unwinding, March 2022
John F. Barnes, 20hr, Myofascial Release 1, March 2022
Pete Whitridge, 18hr, Myofascial Components of Neck and Shoulder Pain, June 2021
The Barral Institute, 18hr, NeuralMeningeal Manipulation NM1, Gail Wetzler, March 2021
Ralph Stevens LMT, 16hr, Upper Body, Neural Reset Therapy, Sept. 2019
James Waslaski, 8hr, Orthopedic massage to eliminate multiple nerve compression of the lower body, May 2019
Nathalie Cecilia LMT, 16hr, Bamboo Fusion, May 2019
Ray of Light Massage Training, 18hr, Direct-Indirect techniques for Upper body & TMJ, Dec. 2018
Erik Dalton 19th Annual Costa Rica Trip, 30hr, Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Nov. 2018
Brian Utting, 7hr, Deep Tissue Techniques for chest, diaphragm & shoulders, Oct. 2018
Brian Utting, 7hr, Bindegewebsmassage, Oct. 2018
Tom Ockler PT, 16.5hr, M1 Muscle Energy Techniques Pelvis, Sacrum, Lumbar Spine, Sept. 2018
Pete Whitridge LMT, 21hr, Therapeutic Strategies for effective pain relief, June 2018
Judith DeLany, 20hr, NMT Center, Lower Extremity, April 2018
Stretch to Win, 35hr, Level 1, Feb. 2018
Dr. Ross Turchaninov, Science of Massage Institute, 24hr,
Medical Massage & TMJ Concepts, March 2017
Til Luchau, 24hr, Advanced Ribs/Spine Ribs Low Back, Feb. 2017
Aaron Mattes, 32hr, Active Isolated Stretching, Jan. 2017
Patrick Moore, 7hr, Melting Muscles 1 supine, Jan. 2017
Barral Institute, 24hr, Visceral Manipulation, Jan. 2016
Dr. James Gudgel D.C., Neuromechanical.com, 12hr, Impulse Adjusting System, Dec. 2015
Upledger Institute, 24hr, Cranial Sacral 1, Aug. 2015
Til Luchau, 16hr, Neck Jaw & Head with intra oral work within the mouth, Aug. 2014
Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, 16hr, Neural Mobilization, June 2014
Donald Kelley LMT, 20hr, NMT Center, Torso & Pelvis, April 2014
Deane Juhan, 16hr, Resistance and Release, August 2013
Garry Adkins, Cross Country Education, 6hr, Effective Treatments for Sciatica, July 2013
James Waslaski, 8hr, Upper Body Ortho Massage Seminar, August 2011
Judith DeLany, 12hr, NMT Center, Unique aspects of Whiplash Syndrome, April 2011
Lisa Boggs, 14hr, Healing Arts Connection, Adv. Myo releases of Lower Body, March 2011
James Waslaski, 40hr, Five Day Intensive, April 2008
Bob McAtee, 10hr, Facilitated Stretching, May 2007
Erik Dalton, 16hr, AMTA Conference, Sensory Receptors, Sept. 2005
Arizona Chiropractic Assistant, 36hr, Oct. 2004
Hugh Milne, 3 day course, Cranial 1, Aug. 2001
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 15hr, Business Practices & Ethics, July 2001
Southwest Institute of Healing Arts, 8hr, Lower Back Pain Release, July 2001
Active Release Technique, Upper Extremity, Sept. 2016, Attended no certificate
Neuro Kinetic Therapy, David Weinstock, 15hr, 2013, Attended no certificate
Long time back 2001 in Cottonwood,AZ. with Hugh Milne
Get to know me a little better than you can form an opinion.
I was born into a small town of Marion, Ohio.
Moved to Mansfield, Ohio and than Columbus, Ohio
I see all types of people from all walks of life, not just sports stars or VIP's.
Everyday people, Medical professionals, retired folks, housewives, Younger kids to college professors. Define the group
in which you like working on the most, people with pain.