About Our Practice

Ricardo's massage therapy journey began as a student of National Holistic Institute, where he completed an extensive 1,350 hour program, that focused heavily on Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, and pathologies. Having obtained the title of Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator, it was time to polish these skills and share with the world.

 

As a former athlete he knew all to well that years of contact sports like football, soccer, and basketball eventually take their toll on the body. He was compelled to seek opportunities that provided access to athletes while simultaneously honing injury assessment and management skills. Highlights of this focus allowed him to work with runners during the California International Marathon and players from the Manu Samoa Rugby Team. He has experience working with problems like Piriformis syndrome, Sciatic nerve pain, migraines, whiplash, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, to name a few.

 

The primary reason for becoming a body worker is to make a significant impact on others' day-to-day and long-term health & wellness. He believes that communication and assessment are at the heart of effective therapy. He strives to be attentive to your needs with custom-tailored sessions. His training includes, but is not limited to the following: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports, Reflexology, Neuromuscular, Acupressure, and Trigger Point Therapy.

 

"Whether you are living with chronic pain, recovering from an injury, or seeking a retreat from the stressors in life; I am confident that together we can achieve and sustain desired results through the services I provide."

- Ricardo

 

Testimonials from people who have experienced his work...

"Ricardo 'Rico' Gordon is an awesome therapist and super nice guy. I always look for strength, knowledge and good energy when I receive massage work. I found that in abundance with Rico, and he is able to really help me with certain muscular problems that limit or prevent movement in my shoulder and arm. I like really deep tissue work, and Rico can absolutely provide that. Thumbs up!"

- Jason

"Rico is amazing with his hands, one of the best massages I've had. He was professional, made sure to use the right amount of pressure, he addressed my sore areas and worked the knots out, and I felt very comfortable with him. I will definitely be seeing him again and would recommend him to friends and family."

- Shastitie

"Rico does incredible therapeutic body work. I scheduled a 90 minute home massage and needed some shoulder, neck, and jaw work. He found the intensity level that I wanted. He is flexible, communicates well, checks in throughout the massage, is very friendly, and is very professional. My partner and I will continue to schedule home massages with him. Thanks, Rico."

- Cristina

"I was very sore from a month of backpacking, and Rico's massage really helped my legs recover! He was easily able to find the spots that needed the most attention and spent most of his time focused on them. Overall a great massage!"

- Celeste

"Rico gave my wife a massage a few weeks ago and she is still talking about how wonderful it was. He is friendly and very professional. I would recommend his service to anyone."

- George