Masunaga Meridian Chart

Why visit?

Struggling with health and wellness? See me to address the root causes. I've helped many with the following issues: migraines, menopausal symptoms, insomnia, emotional distress, neck tightness, frozen shoulder, back ache, digestive troubles, cold and flu, cancer treatment side effects, arthritis, sciatica, knee pain, body temperature disregulation, and fatigue.

Don't chase after symptoms, applying ineffective, singular "solutions" here and there. I assess patterns, then apply therapies and prescribe lifestyle changes to achieve balance and flow, boosting health and wellness. My goal is to make you robust, at ease in all conditions.




COVID-19 Update

I’m open for both in-person appointments and TeleHealth sessions.

For in-person appointments, you and I both wear masks and wash our hands before and after therapy, I leave the door to the therapy room open, keep the HVAC fan running continuously and burn incense and moxa regularly to further "clear the air," and I frequently clean high touch surfaces. Simple and reasonable precautions. If you’re sick with COVID-19 symptoms, however, please stay home and do a TeleHealth session.

For information on TeleHealth sessions, go here.




New Clients

Therapy is by appointment only. See the Contact page for information, but know that text is preferred. Please print, complete and bring the Client Intake form to the appointment.




Brian Skow

Brian Skow is a Certified Practitioner of the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia (AOBTA®-CP, 2003-on), a Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (Dipl. ABT-NCCAOM, 2003-on), a graduate of a two-year clinical internship in Kampo (Japanese herbal medicine, 2016-2018), a former teacher at the Phoenix Institute of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture (PIHMA, 2009-2018), a Sandan (third degree black belt) in Jujitsu (a Japanese martial art), and a practitioner of Soto Zen. His therapies include bodywork (Shiatsu, Moxibustion and Teishin), movement (Meridian Exercises, Sotai and more), and herbal medicine (Kampo). In addition to performing therapy, Brian counsels his clients in Base4Health©, which is nutrition, exercise, sleep and meditation. Brian takes on simple and complex cases, and, with custom therapy, achieves wonderful results.

TESTIMONIALS

SEE WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

My wife and I have both used Brian’s TeleHealth service, and we both had wonderful experiences. The diagnoses was both thorough and thoughtful, and the prescribed Kampo therapies were remarkably helpful. Brian’s TeleHealth sessions have now become an integral part of our wellness regime.

Steve

Client

A little background: I have some injuries from car accidents, log in a lot of hours at the computer, and in a (not so distant) past life I danced professionally. The end result is chronic tension, pain in my shoulders, and headaches. I have tried chiropractors, massage, muscle relaxers, heat therapy, acupuncture, and physical therapy. Nothing has come close to the relief I have experienced with shiatsu massage. In addition, Brian addresses balancing the full body and we are working on digestive issues. For my entire life I have had stomach aches severe enough to try every medication under the sun and even surgery. Each visit we reassess and he treats me accordingly with massage and herbs. Overall, it is a custom approach responding tomy body's needs at that specific point in time. FYI expect to be given 'homework' in the form of stretching and strengthening exercises, meditation, diet, and herbs. Also, if you sit at a desk all day like I do, correcting posture is part of the equation. Sound like a lot to take in? It can be, but it is doable. In the end, it is completely worth it because it really works. I fully believe the body will heal under the right conditions. By following this approach I am giving myself the proper support and in a way saying sorry bout it to the past stress and overwork. I feel incredibly thankful that Brian is guiding me in the healing process.

Crystal

Client

After going to multiple chiropractors, massage therapists, and finally the emergency room I thought my arm would forever be in pain, but thanks to Brian Skow I now have full range of motion in my arm and shoulder. He is a miracle worker and I would recommend him to anyone looking for relief from pain.

Marilyn

Client