you for taking your time to visit my website. My name is
Eli and I have been working in the field of massage therapy for
over fifteen years.
first became exposed to massage when I was a freshman at the University
of Connecticut - working on my "real college degrees." While
there, I chose to enroll in a basic ten-week massage class at the
alternative college on campus taught by a woman named Gail Finger
(how perfect!). I was forever changed by that experience and
while it was many years before I actually entertained the idea of
practicing massage professionally - in the interim I continued to
take classes in massage and related energy work and would enjoy
sharing some of what I had learned with friends and other students
1988, my desire to make massage a bigger part of my life led me
to take a massage techinicians' certification program at the Massage
School of Santa Monica. Upon completion, I set up a part-time
massage practice while continuing to take massage therapist level
classes at Santa Monica and a variety of other places. It
was very exciting - and quickly, my little practice grew to
a full-time, six-day-a-week profession, which I love. Other
related experiences, in addition to my classes and practice, have
contributed to my passion. They include: attending the
first Anatryptic Arts Festival in San Francisco, where many of the
founders of the more currernt directions in massage offered presentations
and classes; working on the Ironmen athletes in Kona; participating
on a committee for many months working to produce a city ordinance
for massage therapists; and introducing massage into a convalescent
feel very blessed to be doing this work. If I had only
one statement to make - it is that
"I really enjoy helping to empower people over their own pain."
This encompasses a variety of areas including: the techniques
I have been trained to use in addressing the muscular component
of discomfort; facilitating the body's ability to achieve an inner
calm with rhythmic entrainment; providing reliable medical referrals
for clients whose needs exceed the scope of what I believe massage
can safely accomplish; and providing referrals in general i.e. exercise
classes locally available, readings, related caregivers, etc.
welcome a very diverse group of clients into my practice.
Their ages have ranged from 11 to 95 years old. Whether it
be the joyful experience of introducing a brand new client to their
very first massage and putting them at ease in this new and wonderful
situation; or delivering a particular therapeutic work to those
who know specifically what they need done; or providing that regular
"mini-vacation-in-the-schedule" massage, I enjoy each indivudual
for their uniqueness and what they "bring to the table" and I am
very happy to accommodate as long as the work is within the scope
of my practice.
welcome your inquiries and once again - thank you for your time.