"James gives the best deep tissue massage that I have EVER had!! And I have had tons of massages. He gets all the knots and tension to melt away, but is sensitive to problem areas. James, you are a lifesaver!" - Sharon A.
James is a graduate from the National Holistic Institute with 720 hours of training in massage therapy. He continued his education with a one year in-hospital internship with 500 hours of training in Integrative Medicine & Spirituality with a specialty in Massage/Bodywork at the California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute for Health and Healing. He later participated in a 50 CEU program in which he studied Sports Tuina with doctors at the Beijing Olympic Training Center’s Hospital in Beijing China. He earned his Bachelor Degree in Kinesiology at California State University Sacramento, where in addition to the Kinesiology curriculum of Anatomy, Physiology and Biomechanics, he had two years of Athletic Training experience.
For six years, James worked at University of California San Francisco providing massage at the Fitness Centers to the general public; to faculty, staff and students of UCSF through the seated massage program; and to patients in the hospital. For eight years he traveled with the University of California Berkeley Women’s Swim Team providing massage at Pac-10’s, NCAA’s, as well as Olympic and National Trials. He also worked three years providing massage at the Immune Enhancement Project, a community Chinese Medicine clinic.
James is currently licensed in the state of California through the California Massage Therapy Council and board certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. He was previously licensed in the state of Oregon.
James is also a member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association).
Licenses & Certifications
National Holistic Institute
NHI# 701634 Graduated 1999
CMTC# 10140 Exp. 6/18/2020
NCBTMB# 405833-00 Exp. 6/2/2018
AMTA# 1255961 member since 2011