What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I decided to become a pain relief specialist and massage therapist because I love working with people intimately and was personally debilitated by chronic pain. Every doctor and surgeon suggested highly invasive surgeries with poor chance of recovery and, or highly addictive medications which I did not want to take.
I have worked in sports my entire life and have had to rehabilitate myself constantly, so, I took it upon myself to seek education that would empower me to heal, and did just that. Now I am pain free around 95% of the time and when I am hurt I am able to heal myself. It is my personal mission to give everyone I meet this power.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The most common work I do is focused on pain relief through massage therapy, reiki and holistic wellness counseling. Each person's lifestyle and medical history is closely considered in order to understand the root causes of their pain.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently started working with someone who has suffered from chronic and extreme upper back pain for over 15 years and within 9 months they told me they felt approximately 90% better. It's now just over a year later of working together and they tell me that they are 100% pain free from their original complaints.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I would suggest to any person looking for body work that they first understand their goals and what they would like to achieve from their time spent with a professional and then do their best to set realistic expectations and timeframes in order to achieve maximal results.
You don't bring a Porsche to a street corner mechanic, you bring it to a Porsche specialist. Your body is even more valuable because you can't get a new one if something goes wrong, so make sure you find a specialist.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
I wish people understood that experience, education and a strong intuition are key elements to a quality therapist.
I also wish that people understood that quality massage therapy requires a very detailed understanding of the sciences of anatomy and that you cannot get this from people who do not have a quality education (generally very inexpensive) and that working with people like this can lead to serious injury, paralysis and even death.
I have helped many people who were injured by the "cheap chinatown massage or massage therapists working at spas" who are under qualified to do much more than rub you gently and maybe if you are lucky a very basic understanding of stretching.