Rich specializes in myofascial release (Barnes technique), craniosacral therapy, deep tissue massage, structural integration (working with posture), and neuromuscular therapy.
He believes in a holistic approach to healing and wellness, looking at the whole body system - not just treating symptoms.
A session with Rich is different than a traditional massage session. Often working with clients fully clothed, Rich listens closely to the client's concerns/issues and develops a plan for the session that may involve techniques that address the myofascial tissue, stretching, deep relaxation, and/or trigger point work. Some of his work is similar to "Rolfing". Much of his work requires active client participation.
Rich's massage therapy training was at the Baltimore School of Massage. Prior to his career in massage therapy, Rich worked as a machinist for Amtrak, and as an automotive mechanic and automotive store manager. He was in the US Marine Corp from 1972-1976.
Rich enjoys practicing QiGong and Tai Chi, motorcycling, and remodeling homes.
Rich has traveled all over the US, the Caribbean, Mexico, and the Far East, and has lived in New York, North Carolina, California, Tennessee, Okinawa, and Japan.