I offer therapeutic massage that focuses on deep tissue, myofascial mobilization, and trigger points. My work starts more superficially with Swedish-style massage techniques to relax your muscles, ease your mind, and to make the deeper work easier on you. As I work deeper, there needn't be pain that is difficult to tolerate. Deep work doesn't have to hurt.
I'm a Reiki Master Teacher, and I engage in energy work simultaneous to soft tissue manipulation, stretching, compression, and whatever techniques are appropriate to the moment.
I'm also incredibly interested in what's going on with your body. Every session will begin with that inquiry. What have you been up to physically? How is your body feeling? What are your goals for this session?
Through this process, together, we'll establish therapeutic goals and check in often along the way.
Lastly, as a gay man who has been overweight my entire life, I know the importance of finding someone within the LGBTQIA community for massage and someone who I can trust will greet my body with unconditional positive regard. I am a safe massage therapist for all members of the LGBTQIA community, explicitly including trans and non-binary folks in that. I got you.
Beyond this, I encourage you to check out the Massage FAQ page for more information about what to expect.
(The above is for actual time on the table. My setup and teardown time is separate. You'll be on the table for the booked time.)
During this table massage, I will draw from all the techniques, tools, and modalities to achieve your goals, including the following:
Onsite Chair Massage
Outside of 465, there will be a travel fee added for table and chair massage to be determined by location.
Cancellations must be received and confirmed by me at least 24 hours in advance or your appointment, or you will only be refunded 50% of your payment. The massage will end at the scheduled time; if you arrive late, that time will be lost, and you will pay for the full appointment. Please plan to arrive 10 minutes early. Payments will be expected at time of booking. Tips are appreciated, not expected.
Receive a 10% discount on any two massages booked back-to-back (couples, friends, etc).
I'm currently practicing out of Indiana Therapeutic Massage School at 7780 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, IN.
You can book online below!
As a note, I am maintaining a boundary around my massage practice in regards to folks engaged at The Church Within. It does not feel comfortable to me to practice table massage on congregants. I am glad to refer to other therapists, though, so don't hesitate to ask! And, you're welcome on the chair at chair massage events!
I first studied massage more than 25 years ago with Vicki Bartlett. I had never had a massage in my life, but I suddenly knew I wanted to learn. I completed an apprenticeship program with her, and I began to practice. It was the wild west back in the early 2000's, and there wasn't legislation around massage.
During the pandemic, doing some of my own inner work, I came to realize that I very much missed offering massage, and I wanted to do something about it. So, I chose to return to school.
In June of 2023, I finished the required 625 hours of training through Indiana Therapeutic Massage School. I passed the MBLEx, the national test for massage and bodywork professionals in August of 2023, and I am now licensed and entering practice.
Fully insured and licensed.
(IN License #MT22308104)