Hello. My name is Andre' James.
I am a professional Massage Therapist who believes in the benefits of skilled therapeutic touch. Something much needed in our often touch-deprived world. My conviction is that massage is not a luxury, but a much-needed medical necessity.
An honor graduate of The Virginia College School of Therapeutic Massage, my credentials include a dual certification in Therapeutic Massage and Neuromuscular Therapy, and certifications in Medical Massage and Myofascial Cupping.
In addition I have training and experience providing mobile or on-site massage, Table Thai Spa Modalities, Sports Massage, Pregnacy Massage, Deep Tissue & Swedish, Aroma Therapy, Trigger Point work, Chair Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Assisted Stretching and Myofascial work.
I am also a U.S. Navy Veteran with medical training from The Naval Hospital Corps School at Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois; and combat medical training from Field Medical Service School at Camp Pendleton Marine Base in Oceanside, California.
My approach to client care includes informed decision making, healthy boundaries, compassion, encouragement, attention to detail, clear and direct communication, active listening, flexibility, use of personalized long-term treatment plans and a respect for client confidentiality. Moreover, I love to make complex clinical information understandable and strive to educate my clients about what I do, how I do it, and why.
Experience has taught me that ultimately, each 30 min to 2 hour session is really part of an on-going collaboration between the client and myself.