Prior to 2016 I was a massage therapist working on professional athletes until I developed Type 1 Diabetes. Unable to work on athletes anymore, I considered my massage therapy career over; that was until I met Alexander. He had Category 5 Cerebral Palsy, at 3 years old he was the poster child of the condition. When I first met him he was completely contracted up, in constant pain, and could hardly sleep. After a week of constant massage, he was able to sleep for 9 to 10 hours a night, face down and pain free! Since then I have been learning as much as I possibly can about what it takes to be the best massage therapist for the disabled and special needs community I can. It took me until 2022 to perfect my massage therapy style dedicated to the disabled, its called "Gentle Trigger Point Therapy" This style uses alternative forms of trigger point therapy with maximum effectiveness and 0 need for communication if the client is unable to.
The Healing Dojo has a long way to go! Currently The Healing Dojo is partnered with Angels Service which is a PASA service to the disabled and special needs community. Through Serena's impressive efforts she has registered with every waiver that grants access to massage therapy to create a massage first approach to her company. We can accept funding from: Private, Grants, CES, CLLI, SLS, DD, EBD, CHRP, and SCI.
In addition to that I am working to embed myself in the special needs community to provide a much needed resource for the companies that do not currently have access to massage therapy. My goal is to establish the massage therapy standard for effective massage therapy for the special needs and disabled community. In order to do this, I need my client list to explode! Once I am able to upgrade and expand, the plan is to take the expanding client list and train massage therapist to be effective at providing effective pain management and increased range of motion if possible, and to otherwise provide therapeutic massage as necessary.
The first year - Establish The Healing Dojo (THD) - Partner with Angels Service - Participate in the community to spread our name and mission - grow the client list until 75% of the available slots are filled per month - begin the search for a larger building to expand into with the intention of training future THD Massage Therapists.
The second through 5th year - Continue to grow the client list and expand awareness of THD and its mission and community partner list. Once a massage therapist in training reaches the "black belt" level of training The Healing Dojo will assist the therapist in establishing their own practice to begin educating the next generation of massage therapists if the therapist so desires. The goal is to establish a "Healing Dojo" anywhere a collection of clients exist such as cities and retreats in Colorado and eventually other states.
The Future - Once The Healing Dojo has been properly franchised to benefit both the massage therapist and the clients, we will begin looking to establish a state of the art healing center/resort in ideal locations!
If you know of someone that could benefit from our services, remember the name Healing Dojo! I provide Sports/Injury & Medical Massage Therapy which is a deep tissue massage for the Disabled and those with Special Needs. We also assist with Acute and Chronic Pain, Injuries, and other conditions. Help us grow by providing your email to stay up to date with the latest information!