Licensed Massage Therapist, Licensed Reflexologist, Healing Touch Practitioner, Reiki Master
D.J. does myofascial release (MFR), deep tissue, and incorporates therapeutic stretching into his massages. By getting the fascia to loosen, oftentimes the muscles will begin to naturally relax and recover.
“I start by listening to my client and learning where they need the work. I love seeing how differently a client stands and walks after just one session!”
Reflexology is a specialized form of foot massage where D.J. methodically works nerve reflex points. By working on these points using specific thumb pressure, the health of the entire body can be improved. Studies have also shown that reflexology is deeply relaxing and can greatly improve sleep quality!
Healing Touch is an energy medicine practice that came from the nursing profession and focuses on the client holistically (physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually). By using light pressure, D.J. can channel energy using his hands and direct it in ways to provide a healing experience. The Healing Touch Program includes over 45 techniques which can be used to help with anything from backaches to headaches to stress/anxiety reduction. http://www.healingtouchprogram.com/ for more information.
D.J. studied massage therapy and reflexology at the Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage in Knoxville, TN. He took the Healing Touch Program at the Center for Complementary Therapies at St. Mary’s Hospital in Amsterdam, NY and received his Reiki Master training at the International Center for Reiki Training. D.J. has a master’s degree in Anthropology from Binghamton University.
In his free time, D.J. rides a lot of roller coasters — he’s been on more than 450 of them around the world. He also likes to swim, bicycle, meditate, travel, and drink craft beers.