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Past Employment

Residential Property Management
Estate Keeper, Chateau Mijoba
Residential Property Management Community Manager PPA
Residential Property Management Assistant Manager, Leasing  HVA
Online Technical Account Manager
Massage Therapy Clinical Therapist
Telecom Products Sales Executive
ASP Support Client Services
Inquiry Center CRM Specialist
Call Center Design Engineer
Help Desk Desktop Support
Call Center Client Communications Hospitality Reservations Manager
Sales Special Orders
Retail Commercial Ast Manager

Highlights and documents I have written

Information Technology

Creating Customer Loyalty

End user Training

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

Being a Male Therapist


730 Hour Certification


Many occupational hazards of adult life will be greatly alleviated by massage:

  • aching back and shoulder after a long office stint
  • exhaustion or overstrained muscles from physical labor or excessive exercise
  • circulatory problems from too little exercise by sedentary workers.
Massage can benefit you right down to the cellular level!


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The Bay Area Massage Network
San Jose, CA


Owner & Clinical Massage Therapist

Nov. 2002 – 2006

I am no longer accepting clients due to an injury.

Private practice clinical therapy office provided targeted Myofascial therapy to promote pain relief and structural recovery of patients’ injuries.


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There are many aspects to running your own business.  It takes more than just being a great body worker or massage therapist. I have seen many people underestimate the reality of being a therapist and quit because they can't start a thriving practice. Most people think that having a career in massage will be this wonderful thing because you get to help people.  There is much more to it than that. This is a summary of my experiences presented so that you can understand me a little bit better.

Massage as in any other profession is a contract between the practitioners and the public so that the public can get a reliable, trustworthy service we must consider ethics.  There are two possible relationships between the massage therapist and the client:

1.       Where the therapist simply carries out the client's wishes, with no significant decisions, providing the treatment as requested.

2.       Where the client transfers all decisions to the therapist, so that the therapist determines and carries out the treatment in consultation with the client.

The primary responsibility of the therapist is ensuring the health and safety of the client. Work must be carried out with due care and diligence.

Becoming a massage practitioner has enriched my life greatly, but there have been some ups and downs along the way. Here are some of the lesser known facts and real life situations that you may find yourself in the middle of in your practice.  These are mostly examples of real life situations from my practice or close friends practices.

Some of the negative:  

  • Paying high rent, social security taxes, insurance, and having many expenses

  • Waiting for months to be paid for an insurance claim. Calling insurance companies to find out what is taking so long only to find out they "never received the bill" even though you may have sent it 3 times.

  • Doing all the marketing; sending brochures, special announcements, holiday specials 

  • Having clients call you Christmas eve at home because they are in pain and expect you to come in right away just for them.  Having clients call in desperation to get an appointment immediately because they haven't been able to turn their head for 6 months and now they want you to fix it right away and in one treatment. Having clients ask you questions like  "Is that a muscle"? Is that a bone?

  • Having a man (or woman) become sexually stimulated and proposition you 

  • People saying "I don't know why I am in pain - I just ran a marathon this weekend" 

  • Last minute cancellations because important meetings come up for client or they just plain forgot 

  • Someone coming in who was given a gift certificate from their significant other and really hated  being touched.  I actually had one person bring a book in and ask if he could read while getting massaged.  Another didn't want to fill out the intake form and threw it across the desk (but later said that getting the massage was the best thing that ever happened to him)

Some of the positive:  

  • Figuring out that the shoulder problem someone had for 2 years is really a neck problem and resolving it 

  • Assisting in the healing of a major problem that may have ended up in surgery (disc problem, carpal tunnel) 

  • Giving someone their first massage and having people say "WOW, what did you do to me?"  or  "I didn't know I could be pain free" 

  • Being a part of an athlete's training and having them stay injury free and achieving their best. 

  • Getting referrals because you are good at what you do not because you are just on some list of providers

  • Educating client as to how their body works and what you have to do to take care of it. Being a part of someone's quest for health

 Myofacial Release Explained and further massage links

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One of my old offices - Hollister Ca.

My Writing on www.RubonMe.com

Abdomen Sequence Clinical Massage  
Acupressure Massage Technique Advanced Techniques Clinical Massage
Anatomical Sections and Regions Aphrodisiacs
Aromatherapy Aromatherapy Basics
Aromatherapy Essential Oils Aromatherapy Essential Oils
Aromatherapy Massage Oil Back of Leg and Back Variations Clinical Massage
Basil Essential Oil Details Benzoin Essential Oil Details
Bergamot Essential Oil Details Bones of the Body Clinical Massage
Business Information Clinical Massage Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Clinical Massage
Cells Clinical Massage Chair Massage Technique
Circulatory System Clinical Massage Classes of Manual Muscle Manipulations Clinical Massage
Common General ADLs Clinical Massage  
Contraindications Clinical Massage Craniosacral Massage Technique
Cross Fiber Friction Clinical Massage Deep Tissue Massage Technique
Digestive System Clinical Massage Disease Related Medical Terminology Clinical Massage
Endangerment Areas and Structures Clinical Massage Endermologie Massage Technique
Endocrine System Clinical Massage Fibromyositis Clinical Massage
First Aid CPR for Clinical Massage Gymnastics Hints Clinical Massage
Headaches Clinical Massage Hour Swedish Sequence Clinical Massage
Hydrotherapy Clinical Massage Immunity Clinical Massage
Index of Major Muscles by Actions Clinical Massage Indian Ayurvedic Massage Technique
Intake Questioning Clinical Massage Integumentary Systems
Jin Shin Do Massage Technique Joint Diseases Clinical Massage
Joints Clinical Massage Leg Supine Clinical Massage
Lomi Lomi Basics Clinical Massage Lower Back Stretches
Lumbar Evaluation Clinical Massage Lymphatic System Clinical Massage
Major Muscle Origins Insertions and Actions Clinical Massage Manual Muscle Testing Clinical Massage
Massage Charts and Stretches Massage Indications Clinical Massage
Massage Strokes Clinical Massage Massage Techniques
Membranes Clinical Massage Miscellaneous Muscles Clinical Massage
Muscular System Clinical Massage Muscular System Diseases Clinical Massage
Muscular System General Treatment Clinical Massage Muscular System Pathologies Clinical Massage
Muses of a Massage therapist Muses of a Massage Therapist
Muses of a Massage Therapist Muses of a Masseuse Feb07
Muses of A Masseuse January 2007 Myositis Ossificans Clinical Massage
Neck Injuries Clinical Massage Nerves Plexuses of Body Clinical Massage
Nervous System Disorders Clinical Massage Nervous System Overall Structure Clinical Massage
Nervous System Specialized Structures and Effects Clinical Massage Neurologic Pain Clinical Massage
Often Confused Terms Clinical Massage Organ Locations
Orgasms Pelvic Exercises Clinical Massage
Postural Evaluation Clinical Massage Precautions Against Contagious Disease Clinical Massage
Pregnancy Massage Technique Reflexology Massage Technique
Reiki Massage Technique Relaxation Massage Technique
Respiratory System Clinical Massage Self Massage Back
Self Massage Hands and Feet Self Massage of Infants
Self Massage of the Head and Face Sensual Massage
Shiatsu Massage Technique Side Lying Position Clinical Massage
Skeletal System Clinical Massage Skeletal System Diseases
SOAP Notes Clinical Massage Spasms Clinical Massage
Special Tests Clinical Massage Sports Basics Clinical Massage
Sports Massage Technique Stages of Severity Clinical Massage
Streatches For In Front Of The Computer Stretching Exercises
Stretching Exercises for the Neck Swedish Western Massage Technique
Tendinitis Clinical Massage Theory of Clinical Massage
Therapeutic Massage Rub on Me Thoracic Outlet Clinical Massage
Tissues Clinical Massage Torticollis Clinical Massage
Treatment Guidelines Clinical Massage Treatment in Practice Clinical Massage
Treatment Procedure Clinical Massage Trigger Point Charts
Trigger Point Massage Technique Urinary System Clinical Massage
Welcome to Rub On Me What is Massage
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Details Yoga

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