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Rob’s sessions offer rejuvenation, relaxation and a nurturing retreat.  Choose from a variety of specialized treatments, from deep tissue to Thai body work:

  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Ortho-Bionomy (what’s this?)
  • NeoReichian Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Healing Touch
  • Energy Balancing
  • Cranio Sacral
  • Hawaiian Lomilomi
  • Chair massage
  • Guided Visualization
  • Thai Massage
  • Reiki
  • Rejuvenating Body Scrubs
  • Detoxifying Clay Wraps

Rates


Sessions in Rob’s office or in the privacy of your home or condo

Therapeutic massage
  • 60 minutes        $70
  • 90 minutes       $105
  • Couples side by side 55 minutes $145
Special rates for Kama’aina
Upcountry travel rates available

Rob’s sessions are customized to your needs, utilizing these modalities to help you with his massage and bodywork practice:

  • Deep Tissue massage
  • Ortho-Bionomy
  • NeoReichian Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Healing Touch
  • Energy Balancing
  • Cranio Sacral
  • Hawaiian Lomilomi
  • Chair massage
  • Guided Visualization
  • Thai Massage
  • Reiki
  • Lomi Mohala
  • Body Polish
  • Detoxifying Body Wrap

 

Rob is recognized for a strong soothing touch. His goal is to help you find relaxation and healing to balance your life.

Ortho-Bionomy


Ortho-Bionomy is a gentle, non-invasive, osteopathically-based form of body therapy which is highly effective in working with chronic stress, injuries and pains or problems associated with postural and structural imbalances. The practitioner uses gentle movements and positions of the body to facilitate the change of stress and pain patterns. A strong focus is placed on the comfort of the individual, no forceful manipulations are used. The practitioner also suggests home exercises that individuals can do to further facilitate the neuromuscular re-education process begun in the session. Ortho-Bionomy is very effective in helping alleviate both acute and chronic pain and stress patterns by reducing chronic muscle tension, soothing the joints, increasing flexibility, improving circulation, and relaxing the entire body.

Ortho-Bionomy was developed by Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls, a British osteopath, who wanted to find a way to work with the body which honored the body’s inherent wisdom. From his experience as a Judo instructor and through his training as an osteopath, he found ways of working with the body by exaggerating the body’s preferred postures, thereby permitting the body’s self-healing process to create greater balance and alignment. He discovered that by working WITH the body and not against it, the body could find balance on its own without having to use force to correct it. Dr. Pauls began teaching this work in the US in 1976, and has taught Ortho-Bionomy extensively throughout Europe.

The term “Ortho-Bionomy” comes from “ortho” meaning correct or straight, “bio” meaning life, and “nomy” meaning the laws of
or study of. Dr. Pauls defined the term then as “the correct application of the laws of life.” He stated “[Ortho-Bionomy] is
really about understanding your whole life cycle. Naturally, we focus on the structure because that is the literal skeleton upon which our life is built. When your structure works right, your circulation works better, you feel better, you think better.” (Kain and Berns, 1992)

How does Ortho-Bionomy work?

Ortho-Bionomy stimulates the body’s self-correcting and self-balancing reflexes by way of the proprioceptive reflexes located in our joints and muscles. The practitioner uses movement and gentle compression to find positions of comfort which allow the body to change the stress and pain patterns which are causing the discomfort.

Ortho-Bionomy also employs the homeopathic concept that what cannot be cured from within cannot be cured from without. Using gentle positioning and light touch, Ortho-Bionomy stimulates inner awareness to awaken within the individual a sense of natural balance and well-being, both physically and emotionally. The inner wisdom of the body is recognized and affirmed. Self healing occurs as the person remembers their natural ability to move away from pain and toward ease.

Source: Ortho-Bionomy International

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About Rob


Rob’s journey

Rob discovered the value of therapeutic massage while recovering from an auto accident.

Rob has practiced massage and bodywork modalities since 1987. He continues to learn his craft by studying the interaction of human physiology and energy awareness.  He considers himself a lifelong student.

He graduated magma cum laude with a degree in pre-Naturopathic Medicine from Humboldt State University in 2003. His primary areas of focus were biology, chemistry, and psychology, tempered with studio art to explore the possibilities of creative stress reduction.

Recognizing that each person is unique, with your individual needs in mind, he creates a relaxing and /or therapeutic session to enhance your well-being and strengthen your peace of mind.

Book Session


If you wish to schedule a session, please use the contact form and include two – three times/dates convenient for you.

You can also call or text Rob at (808) 280-3646

My work address is:
739 10th St Arcata, California
Across from the Open Door Clinic.
Local phone number is 707-825-3012.

Thank you.