" Scott is an amazing massage therapist who knows how to make people feel comfortable and is very precise, knowledgeable and thorough when it comes to working with the body. I loved the hot towels and the visualizations that Scott suggested during the massage and I felt so tenderized and free in my back and neck after the session...." --Lisa K, San Francisco, CA Scott began his bodywork training at the Utah College of Massage Therapy -- one of the top 10 bodywork schools in the world. Scott has pursued additional training and advanced certifications in 20 different modalities or styles of bodywork -- ranging from soothing Swedish Massage for general whole-body stress relief, to Anatomical Alignment Assessment for correcting postural distortions, to Trigger Point Therapy for relieving knots and tender points, to Deep Tissue Structural Straightening that focuses on elongating shortened muscles that are trapped in a state of too much tension due to injury or illness, to stretching and restoring chemical balance to athlete's bodies prior to or after intensive training or competitions. Scott's intuitive sensitivity is one of his strongest skills as a Massage & Manual Therapist. Scott's professional manner and light-hearted personality will instantly set you at ease. Scott knows how to tune into your tissues, to sense the subtle nuances in your body's innate defenses and sore spots, and to go about relieving your stress and/or pain in a manner that will fill you with a strong sense of confidence in his ability to help bring your body back into balance. Whatever your goals are for receiving bodywork -- whether it's general stress relief, intensive injury intervention, correcting painful postural distortions that are limiting range of motion in a limb or limiting your long-standing love of life, Scott is a multi-talented soft-tissue stress therapist that can help your body heal. Scott changed his career course to pursue a professional as a Massage & Manual Therapist after he discovered bodywork to be the missing link in modern Western medicine. To over-simplify a much more complicated explanation, most mainstream medical practitioners have been trained to bypass a serious, hands-on analysis of the effects of stress on the soft-tissues of our bodies -- they essentially are trained to identify symptoms, and then prescribe either a drug or surgery to suppress or eliminate the source of those symptoms. So many pain syndromes and stress symptoms could be resolved or dissolved if Massage & Manual Therapies became understood as "Second Aid"... what we all should do immediately following the popular formula for First Aid. This First-Aid formula is summarized in the acronym "R.I.C.E" -- Rest - Ice - Compress -- Elevate. Immediately following the onset of most injuries and illnesses, for the first 48-72 hours (2-3 days) we should get lots of extra rest; we should apply ice to injured body parts to reduce swelling, inflammation and consequent pain; apply gentle pressure or "compress" the injury to assist with swelling reduction; and then we should elevate the injury, trying to keep it above the level of the heart in order to reduce the amount of blood and lymph being pumped to the injured area -- again, reducing swelling, inflammation and pain. A formal formula has been created for what I advocate we should make a more mainstream maxim within the Western world, by calling it "Second Aid" -- what you should do following First Aid. In bodywork school they called this secondary series of self-care steps: "Steps for Rehabilitation of Soft-Tissue Injuries." I will elaborate more extensively on this at a later time in a blog post. The Good News: For now, all you need to know is that receiving bodywork -- having a trained therapist manually manipulate your injured soft-tissue structures (skin, muscles, fascia, nerves, tendons, etc.) makes up about half of the steps to this Second-Aid sequence of self-care steps. The GREAT News: All you need to do is schedule a session to come see me. You don't need to know what modality of massage or manual therapy you need for your specific tissue-issues or goals; you don't even half to be able to describe your specific tissue-issue or problematic pain real well. These are what Scott has been trained to do for you. Call and schedule a stress-relieving session with Scott right now: 801-671-1777. Please leave a message if you get his voice mail, calls are usually returned within an hour.