Meet Your Walnut Creek Massage Therapists!!!

The Therapists


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Ralph Flores, C.M.T.

I, Ralph Flores, would like to take this opportunity to bring to your attention my services in Sports Massage and Reiki Healing. I have been practicing consistently for over sixteen years and have found great success in healing injuries caused by pulled sprains, bone fractures and various conditions that may occur within an individual’s work environment and daily activities. I am able to deliver quality care from an alternative standpoint, in addition to being an active individual whom also has experienced related injuries through dance and athletic activities.

I intend to deliver and promote the practice of healing the body and discovering physical and mental balance. It is common knowledge that in this life we experience a great deal of mental stress, this triggers stress to the muscles. Every emotion we encounter results in a physical reaction from our bodies, such as clinching certain muscle groups which, in turn may cause irregular breathing patterns.

I am proficient in the following practices that have been helpful to my past clients:

Swedish Massage
Shiatsu/Acupressure
Deep Tissue Massage
Pressure Point
Neuromuscular Massage
Sports Massage
Active Release Techniques

Competency in the fields of:
Kinesiology
Physiology

First Degree Training in:
The Usui System of Natural Healing (A form of Reiki Healing)

Extensive knowledge and understanding of physical maintenance, due to personal activities that have included: competitive dancing and collegian wrestling.

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Michael Harriman C.M.T.

Hello, my name is Michael Harriman. I am very pleased to be part of the "Beyond Chiropractic" family and feel privileged to be working in such a healing environment with such gifted and dedicated professionals.

I worked in the medical field for over 23 years as an Eyes, Ears, Nose & Throat specialist, worked in research, intensive/special care nursery and was a transplant transporter at UCSF. In addition, I also worked in labs and in clinics as a phlebotomist at Kaiser Hospital.

I have over 30 years experience as a massage therapist. Last year I went back to school because I wanted to learn more so that I can be the best I can be for my clients. I graduated with honors, was highest academically in my class and was awarded numerous awards. I am continuing my education to earn mydegree as an advanced neuromuscular therapist and health educator and I will be graduating with honors in that field on October 28th this year.

I've dedicated my life in service to others and am grateful to have found my passion and purpose in life. I am certified and I incorporate 10 different modalities in my practice such as Amanae, Deep Tissue, Lymphatic, MFT, Reiki, Shiatsu, Swedish; to name a few. I allow my intuition to guide me in every session I work on clients. For me, giving massages is not work but an honor and a privilege; allowing me to assist others in their healing process through my touch and expertise while educating my clients so they have a better understanding about their bodies and health. I look forward meeting and working with you.

Namaste

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Tracie Coop C.M.T

Tracie is delighted to have joined the Beyond Chiropractic Massage Therapist’s Team.

She first experienced massage therapy after being injured on-the-job over 20 years ago. Tracie chose this profession to help others achieve the physical and mental wellness that therapeutic massage can bring; as it did for her.

Educated in San Antonio, Texas and practicing since 2005, Tracie has been able to help clients manage and alleviate pain and dysfunction from all sorts of issues.

By using techniques such as Active and Passive Stretching, Deep Tissue Therapy, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, and Trigger Point Therapy, Tracie can generally pinpoint an area of dysfunction to help alleviate the source of pain, stress and tension.

Tracie enjoys keeping fit with sensible eating and exercise, not just for herself, but to be a good role model for her family, friends, and clients.

So whether you are 9 or 99, it’s never too early or too late to improve your overall health with Massage Therapy!

Tracie looks forward to working with you!

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Ashkan Hajighafouri, C.M.T.

I believe that one of the most powerful forms of healing is the human touch. Through Massage Therapy, I will facilitate your body's natural ability to heal itself. Specializing in Swedish and Deep Tissue, I understand the importance of well-maintained muscles and how taking care of them helps us in our day-to-day lives. I graduated from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville with honors and became State Certified 2 days prior. I chose this profession because I wanted to better the world one body at a time, through the benefits of massage, using hands powered by compassion. So, come with me as we go beyond chiropractic, and step through the door of Massage Therapy.

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