About James

Welcome! You are in the right place.  I will help you feel more comfortable in your body, relieve your pain and get you back to doing the things you love.

Together our massage sessions will:

  • Speed up healing from an injury
  • Decrease pain response
  • Relieve stress and anxiety
  • Mitigate repetetive injuries due to work related stress
  • Increase nutrient rich blood supply to the tissues
  • Ease muscular pain and discomfort
  • Accelerate the elimination of waste and toxic debris stored in the muscles
  • Help strengthen the immune system
  • Improve posture
  • Increase joint flexibility and range of motion

I have helped thousands of people just like you to reclaim their health and well-being and restire normal levels of activity

I grew up with a mother who ran a natural health food store. I was exposed to what is now mainstream, but 20-30 years ago, the natural food culture was not part of it. If anything, that type of lifestyle was snickered at up until just recently. It’s now the norm and also my norm. As with many teenagers, I fell off the healthy eating and keeping active habit train, but thankfully it was short lived. I received my first professional massage soon after my 20th birthday and that’s when things radically changed for me. Twenty minutes into the massage, I had this epiphany, “This feels so good. I could see myself doing this for other people.” Soon after the massage, I mentioned this thought to my mother and she handed me a massage magazine from her store. While been on a break from my barista job, I read through this new world, Massage Therapy. Towards the end of the magazine, there were these small, business card size ads. One of them hovered off the page, it was for Utah College of Massage Therapy. Again, I had this feeling to follow this direction to connect to the school. After receiving the school information, I was in and committed. A year after receiving my first massage, I was sitting in class learning about how I could help people feel better. Not only help people feel better, but the possibility to help change people’s lives.
It’s always amazing how so much can change within one year, if not sooner. After meeting Heather, we decided to move to California! Shifting into the spa world was a great path which was not on my radar. I had misconceptions of this industry, too fluff not enough true healing. I was wrong. Nowadays, spa goers are more knowledgeable about massage and healthy-living options. People are now using the spa as a needed part of their lifestyle instead of just a luxury.

James’ Professional Story

I graduated from Utah College of Massage Therapy in 1997. A year later, I began working in award winning spas, starting with The Ojai Valley Inn & Spa then helping open The Spa at Pebble Beach in 1999. Ten years later, with the recession shaking things up, Heather and I packed up the kids and our life in California and headed back to Utah. Since 2009, I’ve been a full-time massage therapist at the Waldorf Astoria Spa in Park City. I am currently in the Dynamic Wellness office about 10 hours a week. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve strived to educate my clients to enhance their healing experience. Since the fall of 2017, I have been teaching a variety of classes at the Healing Mountain School of Massage in downtown Salt Lake.

To second Heather’s mission – It is also my mission to educate, inspire and empower people to be the healthiest and happiest versions of themselves, live the lives they were meant to live and take back control of their health. I am here to provide guidance, support and clarity.

My Non-biz life

I am the father to three girls (currently two teenagers and an 8 year old) of whom I am immensely proud and enjoy watching them grow, learn and become conscious, confident and successful women. I also enjoy being active, season-specific sports and regular gym visits, to stay healthy and stay happy.

 

 

 

 

 

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