Biography and Education
Michael got his start in massage while still in high school. His high school had a program called Health Occupations, which was an introduction to the health field. In his senior year, this class allowed the students to work at the local hospital, nursing home and children's wing, where the students performed massage on the patients, 30 years later, he is still doing massage.
Still, he continues his education in massage and bodywork since. Currently, he has well over 2,000 hours of education in the field of massage and bodywork. Michael also saw the need to join and to be active in his professional associations: the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). Within the AMTA, Michael now serves as the Southern Representative for the California State Chapter. Michael has also pursued to receive the California state recognized certification. He is a Certified Massage Therapist.
Michael's knowledge and background studies include just some of the following techniques and modalities:
Acupressure, Anma, Auricular Therapy, Bowen Technique, Chair Massage, CPR & First Aid, Crystals, Geriatric Massage, Herbal Therapy, Hot Stone Therapy, Iridology, Lomi Lomi, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Music and Tones, Myotherapy: Trigger Points, Neuromuscular Re-Education, Nutrition, Oriental Health Systems, Pregnancy & Infant Massage, Reflexology, Reiki (Masters' & Teachers' Level), Cranial Sacral Therapy, Shiradara, Spa Services, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Thai Yoga Massage, Shiatsu, and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques
Education: California College of the Physical Arts, Huntington Beach, CA
Desert School of Somatherapy, Palm Springs, CA
South West Institute of Healing Arts, Phoenix, AZ
Shamanic – Life Path Studies, Philips Ranch, CA
Freedom from Pain Institute, Erik Dalton, Oklahoma City, OK
Even with all of this knowledge and training, Michael is the first to admit, he does not know the answers to everything. He does, however, have a great network of therapists, professional staff and a library of information to find the right answer for you. Should there a come to a point that you discover Michael is not the best therapist for you, he will refer you to another person who he hopes will meet your needs.
Michael clearly loves what he does. It will become evident to you with his touch.
Michael will look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you.
Contact Michael today to book your service! 949.292.9207