Andre' James

  • AL License #: 4669
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The Body Will Teach You What It Needs. But You Must Listen...

I'm an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Navy,  a former Medic, and a 2016 Honor Graduate of The Virginia College School of Massage in Birmingham, Alabama. I have a dual certification in Therapeutic Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, and a Medical Massage certification from The LMT Success Group of Deerfield Beach, Florida. 

Although we live in what has sometimes been called a "touch-deprived" culture, many people (whether they know it or not) have a need for therapeutic contact, and the healing touc...

I'm an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Navy,  a former Medic, and a 2016 Honor Graduate of The Virginia College School of Massage in Birmingham, Alabama. I have a dual certification in Therapeutic Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, and a Medical Massage certification from The LMT Success Group of Deerfield Beach, Florida. 

Although we live in what has sometimes been called a "touch-deprived" culture, many people (whether they know it or not) have a need for therapeutic contact, and the healing touch that only a well-trained Massage Therapist can provide. But sadly, many people see massage as a luxury reserved for special occassions like Valentine's, birthdays and anniversaries. The truth is that massage is not a luxury. Therapeutic Massage is a MEDICAL NECESSITY. A medical necessity with a 5,000 year history of treating the pain and tension many Americans experience everyday.

Regardless of size, body type, status, age, fitness level, occupation, or gender, each of my clients has benefitted from massage and it's ability to calm the parasympathetic nervous system and induce overall relaxation, increase circulation, support flexibility, relieve  back pain, temporarily lower blood pressure, lessen the impact of depression and anxiety, improve posture, enhance athletic performance, and support the body's ability to heal and self-correct. 

When it comes to my work, be it a prenatal, swedish, deep tissue or hot stone, I believe that each massage should be a unique and organic collaboration between you and me. A collaboration which evolves and improves from one session to the next, as I adapt my methods and protocols to best treat your pain and tension over time. My work can be light as a feather, moderate, or quite deep; it may involve slow stretches or gentle rocking; include a detailed scalp or face massage; and use side-lying positions, if need be. And although my style may incorporate certain "signature" moves, I never give the same massage twice.

Ultimately, knowledge, compassion, a listening ear, patient hands, attention to detail (and your feedback), are vital components in my approach to customizing your treatment and delivering a dynamic, tailor-made massage that heals, restores, and meets your therapeutic needs.


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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Contact for availability

Lifetouch

Licenses
Massage

AL # 4669

Education
2016

Virginia College: Birmingham

Diploma and Dual Certification in Therapeutic Massage/Neuromuscular Therapy and Spa Applications (1000 Hours)

2017

Elevate Massage Training

Thai Yoga Workshop Certificate (21 CEU Hours) NCBTMB Approved Provider

2019

Elevate Massage Training

Acu-Thai / Acupressure & Table Thai Massage Technique Certificate, (8.0 CEU Hours) NCBTMB Approved Provider

2019

ProfessionaI Education Institute Inc. (PESI Inc.)

Myofascial Cupping Practitioner Certification (6.0 CEU Hours) NCBTMB Approved Provider

2018

LMT Success Group

Medical Massage Practitioner Certification, Masters Level (40 CEU Hours), NCBTMB Approved Provider, Posture and Pain Class, Neck and Back, Upper and Lower Extremities, Insurance Billing

2017

MEU, Massage Envy Training

Prenatal Massage Certification Training (8.0 CEU Hours)

2017

MEU, Massage Envy Service Training

Total Body Stretch Service Provider Certification Training, STRETO Method (8.0 CEU Hours)

2017

MEU, Massage Envy Service Training

Massage Envy's Enhanced Muscle Therapy Training Certification (0.50.CEU Hours)

2017

MEU, Massage Envy Service Training

Hot Stone Massage Certification Training (16 CEU Hours)

2017

MEU, Massage Envy Service Training

Massage Envy's Aroma Therapy Certification Training (0.50 CEU Hours)

2018

MEU, Massage Envy Service Training

Rapid Tension Relief Certification Training (6.0 CEU Hours)

1995

Naval School of Health Sciences

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman "A" School (Basic)

1995

(FMSS) Field Medical Service School, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton

Field Medical Service Technique

Experience
Bodywork

Life Touch Massage LLC, Independant Contractor

May 2017 - August 2017

Zeel Massage On Demand, Independant Contractor

October 2017 to Present

Renaissance Bridge Golf Resort and Spa, Employee

May 2019 to July 2019

Total Body Stretch Service Provider (STRETO Method)

Total Body Stretch Technique (Massage Envy, 2017)

Formal Training in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

1000 Hours of Therapeutic Massage Education Basic Massage Principles and Science (150) Clock Hours Basic Massage Principles and Science II (150 Clock Hours) Intermediate Massage Principles and Science I (150 Clock Hours) Intermediate Massage Principles and Science II (150 Clock Hours) Advanced Massage Principles and Science (150 Clock Hours) Massage Practicum and Review (150 Clock Hours) Clinical Student Internship (200 Clock Hours) *Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage *Special Populations Massage- Including Pregnancy, Geriatric and Sports Massage *Neuromuscular Therapy- Instructed on releasing trigger points using static compression, two point, staccato compression, friction, and cross-fiber friction *Spa Applications- Consisting of Reflexology, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, hot and cold stone massage, scrubs, dry brushing and mud wraps.

Licensed Massage Therapist & Stretch Service Provider

Massage Envy Clinic/Greystone 2017 to 2019

Wellness

U.S. Navy Corpsman (Medic) 1995 to 2003

Military Medical Professional

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Krista on Sep 07
Andre’ is absolutely amazing!! You can tell that he is very in tuned and knowledgeable about his craft. He wants the best for his clients. Not only does he want you to be relaxed but he also wants you to be knowledgeable about the benefits of consistent massages.
by Anonymous on Sep 02
They gave us a great experience…We will be going back.
by Anonymous on Sep 01
Excellent service
by Ellie Jo on Aug 20
Andre' is very knowledgeable and professional. I had specific muscle groups that needed attention and he was able to target them easily. He is a very experienced massage therapist and a key component to wellness.
by Rena on Jul 23
The Greeting was awesome along with the atmosphere. The staff was very professional and concerned what we wanted. Great couple experience for me and Ivan. We will be back.
by Anonymous on Jul 09
Very professional. Made me feel comfortable.
by Anonymous on Jun 15
He was professional and did an excellent job!!! Will definitely use him again and recommend him to my people.
by Drena on Jun 13
The BEST!
by Wendy on Jun 06
Andre provided me with one of the best massages I’ve ever had. He was very professional, knowledgeable, and in tuned to the specific needs of my body. He provided me with a prescriptive massage specifically for me! I’ve never experienced this before. I highly recommend this facility.
by Vaneatria on Jun 06
Andre was awesome. He is very professional. I truly understand how important self care is now. I will be a regular client.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • TMJ work
  • Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage

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