I am a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Thai Bodywork & Zen Shiatsu Practitioner, and a Certified Personal Trainer.
I have been interested in fitness and health for most of my life. My passion began when I was about 10 years old and a friend invited me for a 2-mile run during the sunrise. After our morning run, I felt strong and energized. I continue to exercise and participate in athletic activities and benefit from the positive effects on both my body and mind. As part of my health routine I‘ve received massages of various types throughout the years. After experiencing my first Thai Bodywork session in 2010 from one of my yoga instructors, I decided to learn this type of therapy so I could share it with others.
Therapists have been practicing Thai Bodywork for more than 2500 years. It is a total body holistic treatment. During a Thai Bodywork session you receive sufficient pressure to the Sen sip energy lines, stretching of the muscles, and opening of the joints. Similar to other Eastern Oriental healing, Traditional Thai medicine believes that energy flows through the body along ten major energy channels called the Sen sip lines. When energy is flowing freely, we feel strong, peaceful, and healthy. If there is obstruction in any of the channels then we can experience pain, illness, and disease. Manual treatment such as Thai Bodywork can release stuck energy and assist the flow of energy throughout the body. Benefits of Thai Bodywork include physical and emotional relaxation, enhanced strength and flexibility, and pain relief.
Sometimes it is called Thai "Yoga" Massage because of the therapeutic postures that simulate yoga asanas. Working with your breath, I move you into deep yoga postures that otherwise could take years of practice to achieve on your own. Thai asanas along with muscle compression and trigger point pressure can relieve pain, increase your range of motion, and improve your health.
Thai Bodywork sessions are performed on a Thai floor-mat to allow for adequate pressure and mobility. I use my hands, elbows, knees and feet to apply pressure to your entire body. This rhythmic pressure combined with breath work and passive-assisted stretching will leave you feeling strong and invigorated. Come dressed in comfortable, loose fitting clothing that will allow for movement.
In addition to practicing Thai Bodywork, I am a Certified Personal Trainer. I have completed over a dozen marathons throughout the United States. I also participate in cross-training activities such as functional weight training, running, biking, hiking, stand-up paddle boarding, yoga, and tai chi. Exercise, proper nutrition, adequate sleep, meditation, and monthly Thai Bodywork sessions are a few of the therapies that help me stay healthy and energetic. These activities allow me to do the things I love such as spending time with my wife Sue and 3 beautiful kids, exploring nature, and serving my clients. I am grateful to have the ability to share my gifts as a bodyworker so that I may help others maintain and improve their health.
Come see me and expect a positive and rejuvenating experience!