Michael completed his training in Massage Therapy from Bryman College (now Everest College) in Hayward, CA in 2006. During his academic and practical preparation, he realized that his more proficient and outstanding skills centered on sports and rehabilitation, which involve a lot of bodywork. He learned different modalities including but not limited to Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Pre and Post-natal, Infant Massage, Muscle Energy Technique as well as postural assessment and very detailed anatomy and physiology.
Michael is a massage therapist whose interest in bodywork evolved from personal experience after sustaining some injuries during his Military tour of duty in Iraq. He underwent grueling rehabilitation for his wrist and elbow and thereafter influenced his ways towards a more holistic approach to healing. Massage Therapy provides him an avenue to educate clients in the importance of holistic healing and how it helps the body to naturally heal itself.
Since joining the team at Inner-Action on April 2008, he has demonstrated remarkable attitude in developing his private practice (Rejuvenating Bodyworks) with the guidance of the team. Michael aims to continue to grow professionally and maintain an updated knowledge and skills in bodywork modalities.
Michael has added a new modality in his practice called Gua Sha. Gua sha means “scraping sha-bruises”, is a traditional Chinese medical treatment in which the skin is scraped to produce light bruising. Practitioners believe gua sha releases unhealthy elements from injured areas and stimulates blood flow and healing. He also recently added Cupping to his practice. Cupping Therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well being, and as type of deep tissue massage. He recently been Certified in Oncology Massage Soft Tissue Release and Muscle Energy Technique. He is also currently learning a new technique called Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT), this will guide him to provide more focused care for certain area of the body that creates problems for clients in their everyday life.