In 2013, Eli graduated from Oakton College to become a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant. He went on to study massage at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine where he graduated with a degree in Massage Therapy and Asian Bodywork. He has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and private practice settings where he used soft tissue, myofascial, and other methods of bodywork in combination with exercise and stretching programs to help patients recover from injuries, surgery, and chronic pain. He now limits his practice to bodywork but uses his previous knowledge to inform his technique and treatment plans.
Eli’s interest in the human body began as a child, studying the movements of Jackie Chan, Spiderman, and many other superheros. When he was nine he began studying martial arts in the hopes of emulating their skill and strength, but injuries and other challenges caused him to pursue a softer path. His training strengthened his belief in peace, compassion, and care-taking and he used his knowledge of movement to assist in studying the healing arts. Inspired by the miracles of the human body and informed by his background in physical medicine, Eli now uses bodywork to help balance many aspects of his patients’ health and bring their bodies into harmony.
SHOULD I SEE HIM? YES
- If you want to recover more quickly and completely from physical trauma, such as an injury or surgery.
- If you’re seeking relief from muscle or joint pain, swelling, headaches, insomnia, indigestion, bloating, menstrual problems.
- If your body feels out of sync and you need help achieving and maintaining proper alignment, posture, or body mechanics.
- If you feel fatigued, overworked, stressed, or anxious and need help relaxing and recovering.
- If you want to learn tools that can help calm your mind, balance your emotions, boost your energy levels, and facilitate your body’s ability to heal itself.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Eli believes everyone’s body is unique and he works with this understanding to develop a treatment plan that is right for your personal needs.
- Soft tissue and Myofacial work will help loosen muscles, lengthen connective tissue, and release tension on deeper anatomical structures.
- CranioSacral Therapy which comes from osteopathic medicine, is used to assess and treat bony misalignment, myofascial and organ tension in the body by very gently unwinding these structures and encouraging the body to “reset” itself.
- Traditional Asian massage such as Tui Na and Shiatsu are forms of soft tissue massage that use the Yin/Yang and 5 Element theories in order to move chi and blood, relieve pain and stagnation, and balance the energy meridians in the body.
- Qigong is a form of Taoist exercise that uses slow, gentle movements, visualizations and meditative techniques in order to strengthen the body’s energy systems, calm the mind, regulate the emotions, and facilitate the body’s ability to heal itself.
By appointment. Questions and curiosities can be emailed any time, and Eli will respond as soon as possible.
“Health is not something that one person bestows upon another, but, rather, is achieved through a sincere exchange of compassion, appreciation, and good will. I can help to balance and harmonize your body and your energy, but a healthy life is more than that. It’s a choice. You have the power to take charge of your health, and I will do my best to help you along that path.”