Our master therapists are on call every day to provide
professional massage therapy and nurturing bodycare.
It was worth every penny! Whenever I come here (Taos), I'm coming HERE!" — T. Erickson, MN
DANIEL PRETENDS EAGLE
East meets West in my practice, which combines hands-on deep tissue work with energetic elements from my experience in Tai Chi, Qi Gong and Oriental medicine. I attended the massage therapy program at the University of New Mexico in Taos, where I supplemented my interest in myofascial release and neuromuscular techniques with studies in acupressure, yoga therapy and Thai and Balinese massage. I currently teach Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditative swordsmanship at UNM and am also a faculty board member at the Sage Institute for Creativity, Consciousness and the Environment. I incorporate elements into my practice such as moxa (incense sticks made from medicinal herbs which facilitate the flow of energy when used on acupressure points) and sound vibration to open up the meridians and free the flow of qi. That, combined with the lengthening achieved by myofascial techniques, creates the spaciousness in mind, body and soul that allows each client’s innate wisdom to begin the process of self healing. I'm not trying to “fix” something or impose my own concept of structural integrity upon a client. My goal is to assist the client in cultivating the inherent physical, mental and spiritual balance that each of us uniquely possesses. As a result, I’ve been able to help clients successfully manage chronic pain, recover from injury, and experience deep and lasting relaxation. I also provide spa treatments, including face and foot therapy, using all natural, chemical-free products.
A weekend retreat in an hour!"— R. Donnelly, Arroyo Hondo, NM
If there is anything I can claim I've done almost my entire life, it's bodywork. My father read me an article about foot massage in the 80s and that was all I needed to start massaging his size 13 feet nightly. This evolved into hour-long full-body massages for $2.00. I became a licensed massage therapist in Texas in 1998 straight out of high school and worked at American Pain Management alongside medical doctors locating trigger points and treating pain patterns.
I have explored and studied a wide range of modalities over the years and feel if there is one specialty I have, it is versatility. I have furthered my studies to include neuro-muscular massage (medical massage), reflexology, myofascial release and healing touch. I work with a wide variety of clients including those with Parkinson's disease and those recovering from surgery.
I have been in extreme pain from a back injury and gone through my own personal journey of healing (it will continue). I know what it's like to be in pain and to feel as though your entire reality has been ripped away. My compassion for human beings has deepened from this experience and taught me a lot about trauma and how it is stored and released from the body. I am currently enrolled in a three year Biodynamic Craniosacral study showing me further how beyond amazing the human body is, and how immense our capacity for healing is.
I am on this journey with you.