Dennis is a graduate of East-West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Oregon – the oldest and most highly accredited massage school in the state. He holds massage therapy licenses or certification with: – The state of Oregon (OR LMT#7838) – The state of Washington (WAMA#15547) – The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers (#303725-00) Dennis carries professional liability insurance through the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. For more than 30 years, Dennis has experienced world-wide acceptance and effectiveness of therapeutic massage. This experience underscores his goal to use massage as a restorative and healing resource for people. In each session, Dennis brings his attention to and understanding of detail. He works cooperatively with the client to customize therapy to facilitate maximum progress in healing and relaxation. Dennis is committed to continual professional development and keeps current of trends in massage therapy through extensive reading, on-going training and research, plus networking with colleagues to expand professional resources and knowledge. Of special note, Dennis has trained with John Barnes, PT, the innovator of “Myofacial Release” the ground breaking technique which releases muscle restrictions and adhesions thereby addressing many causes of pain. In addition to teaching workshops locally, Dennis has taught workshops at the Oregon Massage Therapist’s Association annual conferences.
The Historical Details
Dennis is an Alaskan transplant and has been living in Oregon since 1997. He has traveled and worked in many capacities around the world. For instance, Dennis was an educatior/lecturer on methods of community empowerment in Pacific Rim countries. At another time, Dennis was the “Public at Large Representative” on the Kenai Peninsula (Alaska) Emergency Planning Committee Board of Directors. Variously, Dennis was certified as an EMT, has captained fishing boats, and commercial vessels up to 100 tons, as well as worked as an inspector on major construction projects.