I am a loving husband and father of one child. I worked for 30 years in the Technology arena supporting servers and storage arrays. I recently decided to change careers to become a massage therapist in the hope to help people support their journey to promote health and improved wellbeing by helping to manage pain and stress, improve relaxation, promote sleep, improved circulation, cellular waste elimination, decrease pain associated with soft tissue dysfunction and nerve compression and many more. I chose this path because I was the beneficiary of massage along with chiropractic care, exercise, and acupuncture to improve and correct sciatica (excruciating pain down my leg) from a piriformis muscle impingement on the sciatic nerve in the hip. Massage became a mainstay for me due to its ability to not only help my body heal a physical condition, but to promote good health through lowering my stress levels, improving my sense of wellbeing, reducing pain associated with muscle tension and improving my body's health markers. I made the career change last year (2017).
I have found this career fascinating beyond belief. I strive to learn as much as I am able.
I am available to take client on an Out-Call basis centered around the town of Downingtown PA. I can meet clients at an office in the following areas: Morgantown PA at the Morgantown Family Chiropractic office, and by renting temporary space in the cities of Downingtown, West Chester, and Berwyn.
Listing of some of the continued education taken since graduating from the Academy of Massage Therapy and Bodyworks in 2017:
Forearm Fusion, Forearm Fusion Advanced: How to properly utilize forearms safely within a massage session
Warm/Hot Bamboo Fusion: Utilizing heated Bamboo tools to warm the body as the tools are used to massage the body. The heat of the tools much like hot stone brings a greater relaxation to the muscles during the massage promoting a greater sense of relaxation.
Massage Cupping: This is an ancient modality used in many cultures to promote movement of the blood and lymph to areas needing healing. As a friend says, "It's like getting a massage from the inside out". It is personally one of my favorites modalities, I get cupped 2-3 times a month.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage for the intact Lymphatic system: Lymphatic Drainage Therapy aims to gently and rhythmically move the lymph through the body, especially swollen areas of the body, relieving pressure and enhancing the functioning of the immune system. As both a preventative and remedial technique, manual lymph drainage can be used for a wide range of purposes including faster recovery from injury, reduction of swelling and discomfort from pregnancy, and strengthened resistance to illness. [NOTE: Not fully certified to work with complicated cases like protein rich lymphedema or cases requiring specialized treatments like body wraps or special clothing]
Clinical Aromatherapy: Will be completed in December 2018