Specialties: Lymphatic and Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Myofascial Release (MFR), Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Transformation Massage, Himalayan Salt Stones, Craniosacral therapy
Joined Elements Team: October 2014
Elements Services Offered: Couples Massages, Himalayan Salt Stones, Hot Stone Massage, Prenatal Massage including high risk management pregnancies, Swedish massage, Aromatherapy. COMING SOON: Integrative Reflexology
Education Background: Blue Sky School Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork (2003-2005); Oncology Massage and Breast Surgery Management, Cheryl Chapman RN, HN-BC, BCTMB, S04M (2005), Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, NMT Midwest (2005-2009); Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, Kelly Lott (2011); Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Specialist, Klose Training (2015); Hawaiian Lomi Lomi (Big Island Style 2013, Hawaiian Temple Bodywork 2017), Himalayan Salt Stones Therapy (Saltability 2018).
Professional Background: Each person arrives in the studio with their own unique perspective on their health and their wellness goals. Mark takes the time to understand their journeys, propose effective and safe treatments through clinical and postural assessment, and implements treatment plans in a beneficial and relaxing way. Mark's style blends in various modalities and techniques using client and tactile feedback to provide therapeutic treatments with minimal discomfort or pain. Mark often reviews his treatment plans and consults medical textbooks and published studies to make sure the treatment plans remain effective and in alignment with the client’s wellness goals. Mark has experience working with a wide array of clients, both young and old, including clients with acute and chronic injuries, complex and chronic medical conditions, prenatal clients, athletes, professional musicians and dancers, office and trade workers, and healthcare professionals.
Mark is a Licensed State of Wisconsin Massage Therapist (License 3489-146), Board Certified Therapeutic Massage Therapist or Body Worker (447753-00) by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Mark is professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), a practicing member of the American Pregnancy Association (APA), and an Healthcare Professional member of the National Lymphedema Network (NLN).
Other Interests: Outside of massage therapy Mark likes spending time with his wife and cats, trains, traveling to the ocean side, yoga and meditation, walking, visiting theme parks and riding old historic wooden roller coasters.