I believe everyone has a right to feel strong, flowing, at ease, and free. Unfortunately, there’s much confusion about how to get there. I just happen to show you how through bodywork, movement and herbs.
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 .
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.
Prior to his practice of Japanese Medicine, Brian had an eighteen year career in the corporate world performing quality management and process improvement. This included becoming a Six Sigma Black Belt. A Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies focused on Human Performance from Arizona State University and a Master of Science in Systems Management from the University of Southern California supported that career. Those degrees also support his practice of Japanese medicine, as they involve physical, social and psychological sciences, systems thinking, and multi-variable analysis.
Therapy is by appointment only. See the Contact page for information, texting is preferred. Please print, complete and bring the Client Intake to the first appointment.
Vaccine and Mask Update
I'm fully vaccinated and boosted, and am comfortable with you choosing whether none, one, or both of us wear a mask. However, I ask that you reschedule your appointment if you are feeling sick with a cold or flu. Thank you for your continued care.
Read What My Clients Say
"Brian is the best shiatsu master I have ever had. He has made me very healthy and I really appreciate it. He listens well and treats accordingly. Thank you very much.” - Japanese grandmother
"I am doing very well on this new formula. I felt energized immediately, started bleeding immediately, feel much more ‘myself' with energy and a clearer mind.” - long COVID with disrupted monthly cycle
"Thank you so much. We feel amazing!” - Western massage therapist couple with various symptoms
"Thank you so much for the medicine you gave me, is a miracle! Now I am OK! Thank you forever!" - stomach upset with pain with diarrhea
"My feet and heel felt really good after the session and the heel is still feeling better than it did.” - chronic foot pain
"My experience was fantastic today! Thank you, Brian!” - stress, fatigue and emotional volatility
"Great treatment! Have not felt this good for ages. Thank you very much."
"The best.” - anger, neck and shoulder tension, and acid reflux
"Thank you for having so much patience with my dad!"
"Just wanted to let you know I’m feeling great! So much more normal."
"Thank you for all your help getting me back to life again!” - acute low back pain
"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."
"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 to my 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 about it to the past stress and overwork. I feel incredibly thankful that Brian is guiding me in the healing process."
"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."
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