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 Anonymous on Dec 22
The best treatment I had in my whole life!!
by Valerie on Oct 19
I feel like a new person after my sessions. I’m so looking forward to my next session.
by Jill on Oct 16
Jake is incredibly gifted. He holds space with non-judgement. I feel very safe and in capable hands during our sessions.
by Jill on Oct 03
Great experience. Very knowledge. Good communicator and educator !
by Mary on Sep 19
Jake has the gift of "knowing " the areas of the body that need healing. He is a gifted healer and compassionate soul.
by Anonymous on Sep 02
Super session! Great results!
by Anonymous on Aug 29
Great work, wonderful knowledge of the body and intuitive awareness of what's best for it. Felt great release of tension and pain spots from the work.
by Zack on Jul 29
Jake is a professional, not only in his knowledge of the body but also in how he conducts himself with clients. His work is intentional and his desire for healing is genuine.
by Anonymous on Jul 14
I do not know the meaning of the word ambiance and could not find it in my dictionary, as spelled.
by Anonymous on Jun 21
The time flew by, and as gentle as the work is, I am really feeling some of the shifts in my body the day after still.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Other