Wesley Haferkamp

  • CA License #: 75800
  • 60

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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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 Michael on Mar 15
I was very pleased with the massage. He asked a few questions about what was bothering me and places I would like him to focus on. He explained everything he was doing and made sure it wasn't painful or hurting me in any way. I will be going back to see him without a doubt!
by Zoe on Mar 07
Wesley is kind and attentive, great at communicating about needs and preferences. The best thing about the session was feeling totally safe, held and loved. It’s not just another massage, for Wesley it’s a passion, and that came through with how much care he put into the massage. He never rushed and was great about checking in. I also really appreciated how he offered some solutions as to what I can do to help my body in the future. I left Wesley feeling absolutely golden!
by Arielle on Mar 07
You were great and we really appreciate you. Thank you
by Lauren on Feb 24
Best massage ever! Only wish we had more time!
by Laura on Feb 08
Great Massage!
by Nicolee on Feb 03
Different technique that I wasn't familiar with. Really enjoyed, felt it went deeper.
by Anonymous on Jan 29
Very Helpful at relieving pain, highly recommend. Thank you.
by Glenn on Nov 26
I felt like I just had a two week vacation. Would recommend Wesley to others.
by Emily on Nov 25
Amazing attention to detail and problem areas.... I haven’t felt better in years! He helped me find the root of my muscular pain/tightness and address it to hopefully help in the future.
by Anonymous on Nov 12
I really enjoyed my session with Wesley! I appreciated the communication about what I was looking for and how he could help, the warm welcome, and enjoyed the overall feel of the space. Definitely recommend!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Swedish/Myfascial release

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