Bodywork Is My Passion!

Jake began a journey over 20 years ago to help people with their aches, pain, and trauma while resting between beach volleyball games at Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan in Chicago. He intuitively knew where to massage his friends’ shoulders and backs. His friends always commented that he found the right place.


Overuse injuries from volleyball sidelined Jake and he sought massage for aches and pain and took up yoga to improve balance, suppleness, and strength. Following the example of his yogi ...

Jake began a journey over 20 years ago to help people with their aches, pain, and trauma while resting between beach volleyball games at Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan in Chicago. He intuitively knew where to massage his friends’ shoulders and backs. His friends always commented that he found the right place.


Overuse injuries from volleyball sidelined Jake and he sought massage for aches and pain and took up yoga to improve balance, suppleness, and strength. Following the example of his yogi master he went to massage school where he learned that his knack to “map the tension lines within the body” was actually an ability to read the fascia. There he stumbled upon the Upledger Institute where he learned CranioSacral Therapy. CST refined Jake’s natural talent of finding and following fascial restrictions and facilitating their release.

In 2006 Jake set up private practice near Kansas City. He relocated to Minneapolis in 2010 to be closer to family and snow. He currently practices in three locations in Plymouth and Maple Grove. Jake is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork with the NCBTMB and an ABMP Certified Massage Therapist.

Jake loves to learn and teach. He enjoys taking classes developed by Dr. John Upledger and Dr. Jean-Pierre Barral about the brain and nerves. He teacher assists at least one Upledger CranioSacral Therapy class per year. In 2018 he’s TA’ing two classes and attending two classes as a student. His curiosity guides him to find connections and relationships in non-traditional methods to facilitate his clients’ healing.

Education
2007

WellSpring School of Allied Health

Massage Therapy Practitioner

Experience
Bodywork

Alzheimer's Intensive Program with CST

Participated in a weeklong Alzheimer's intensive program using CranioSacral therapy (CST) for people diagnosed with mild to moderate dementia.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Alex on Jun 03
I really enjoyed the music and calm setting. Since it was a 3 hour session, having the setting just right makes a huge difference. I am noticing significantly less tension in my mouth, jaw, and face. It feels like I have a new awareness of the old tension and now it is up to me to help drive this awareness into better day to day living.
by Anonymous on May 20
He was very informative, explained what he was doing as he was going along, even though I couldn't understand some of it, and was very spot on with things, including some that hadn't been mentioned before hand. Looking forward to next session!
by Nora on Apr 10
I love the results more than anything! But Jake is flexible with scheduling, has 3 locations for easy access, and will tall you everything he is working on. Great results that make a difference!
by Anonymous on Apr 05
Jake is very passionate about assisting his clients recover through their individual each situations/health issues. He’s very calm and professional.
by Mary on Mar 26
Jake is always very professional. He is always taking classes to learn more about the body so as to help his patients even more.
by Bre on Mar 21
Jake is very knowledgeable and good at what he does! He is great at listening to what the body needs and communicating that to me. I can tell he is passionate about the work he does and strives to be the best he can be through his daily routine and dedication to learning.
by Amy on Mar 08
Jake’s knowledge partnered with his skill delivers amazing results at every appointment! Healing IS possible. Amy
by Nora on Feb 24
Great, as always!
by Anonymous on Feb 12
Jake is very knowledgeable and has a passion for this work. I leave feeling a sense of calmness and peace and an improvement in my mood. The struggles of a chronic illness bring several emotional and physical challenges. His work allows my body to relax and be in a state of balance.
by Anonymous on Feb 09
I always leave feeling better than when I came!!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Other