Wesley Haferkamp

  • CA License #: 75800
  • 28

Massage therapists are the medical professionals you can't wait to go see!

My Background:
I am in independent massage therapist trained at Arcata School of Massage and I employ techniques from Swedish/Spa massage, Deep Tissue Manipulation, Thai Yoga Massage, Myofascial Release, Chinese Pressure Points (acupressure), Neuromuscular Repatterning, Sports Massage (training and recovery) and countless other influences. I work out of the Isis Healing Arts in Sunny Brae (Arcata) but I am happy to travel to anyone's house so they can get treatment in whichever space they choo...

My Background:
I am in independent massage therapist trained at Arcata School of Massage and I employ techniques from Swedish/Spa massage, Deep Tissue Manipulation, Thai Yoga Massage, Myofascial Release, Chinese Pressure Points (acupressure), Neuromuscular Repatterning, Sports Massage (training and recovery) and countless other influences. I work out of the Isis Healing Arts in Sunny Brae (Arcata) but I am happy to travel to anyone's house so they can get treatment in whichever space they choose. Book online or call for alternate times!

My Work:
I typically work best at medium to heavy pressure, though I can use light-touch energy work techniques depending on client need. I like to tell my clients what work I think they need so they are not surprised while trying to relax. I have most of my experience treating the following:
-Feeling of being overburdened by your body (even sitting feels like too much work)
-Postural/movement issues (long term stiffness/soreness with no obvious cause)
-Post injury treatment and restoration (after the inflammation has died down)
If none of these are what you need feel free to call and ask about my skills or to get a reference, I have many friends in the massage community!

About Me:
I have given massage since I was 12 years old, helping my family with muscle pain, and it is the only work I ever want to do. I have lived in Arcata for ten years and have no plans of leaving, I love the natural beauty and the incredible variety of personalities you meet here.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

CA # 75800

Education
2017

Arcata School of Massage

ASM 650 hour program

Experience
Bodywork

Arcata School of Massage - Clinic therapist

After graduating at the Arcata school of Massage I worked as an intern there for several weeks. For nine months after that I worked as a clinic therapist while building a private practice. Most of my sessions focus on increasing a clients mobility by identifying and loosening bound tissue that restricts healthy joint movement. Medium to deep pressure Swedish Massage is typically what I use to warm tissue, followed by slow compressions mixed with joint mobilization (range of motion.) To treat certain muscles issues I will use Thai Yoga inspired stretches that show your body exactly what is stuck. I typically have to apply trigger point technique to the muscles of the neck (or anywhere else I find trigger points) which often provides a notable change to the comfort and mobility of neck and shoulder joints. I have significant experience in relaxing/spa style Swedish massage, and can focus any amount of time just achieving a feeling of total relaxation. Alternately, I can pick one or a few major problem areas and spend the entire time focusing on treating the specific pains you live with. Just tell me what you need!

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Justin on Oct 16
Wes really takes the time to know me and my body. He remembers from session to session what my issues were and gives good advice of what to do to follow up.
by John on Aug 05
Great experience wi definitely return and recommend
by Andrea on Jul 24
Wesley’s deep tissue technique is incredible. He is able to pin point the pain and work out the dysfunction in the body with firm pressure that allows the body to let go of long held tension. His professionalism and personality make you feel safe and cared for. After a session, I feel immensely happy, rejuvenated, healed, and more aligned.
by Paul on Jul 14
Fantastic massage! Wesley took the time to understand my issues and provide the appropriate treatment, then gave me things to work on.
by mike on Jul 12
Wes explained all the different methods that he utilzed while working with me. Really appreciate it when a practitioner asked for feed back and actually listens.
by Anonymous on Jul 11
I found Wesley when I was suffering a near week long tension migraine a few months ago and he worked wonders! He is consistently consciences of my needs and comfort level and remains completely professional at all times. As a woman going to a male massage therapist it is essential that I feel safe and comfortable at all times, and with Wesley, that's exactly how I feel. I highly recommend him for anyone looking for a great massage.
by Anonymous on Jul 08
Very knowledgable and listens well.
by Sean on Jun 26
Great experience! Will definitely come back for any issues I may have in the future.
by Mary on Jun 24
Wesley is awesome (sense of humor = great) and my session with him was just what I'd hoped for. He listened better than any other masseuse I've ever worked with. I'm very much looking forward to next time!
by Anonymous on Jun 09
Great knowledge and skill creative use of comforting shifts dynamic quality of whole body approach to healing and relaxing

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Swedish/Myfascial release

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