Sometimes life has a way of letting you know your calling without a lot of warning. Such was the case for veteran massage therapist Kevin Gleave of Folsom's The Healing Sensation. It wasn't until he experienced his first-ever massage more than twelve years ago that Gleave's eyes opened to how radically one's well being can change through the healing power of massage therapy. It was then that he became intrigued by the workings of the human anatomy and the physiology of all that lies beneath the skin's surface.
"The average person is not aware of the amazing complexities of the human body and how even gentle manipulation through massage can make a world of difference to someone suffering from range of motion or mobility issues. Understanding musculature as well the location of nerves, a skilled massage therapist can pinpoint problem areas and even help clients continue the healing process by showing them some simple techniques to maintain the great feeling they get after a therapeutic massage."
Gleave's unique touch, formidable strength and finely tuned massage techniques find his clients literally floating on air when they leave his studio. But he gets his greatest rewards from helping people post-surgery and post-injury. "Sports enthusiasts, personal trainers, chiropractors, doctors and spa owners are among my most loyal clients," says Gleave. "They already understand the beauty of the healing arts and can readily recognize the benefits of massage therapy." Having so many health professionals as "regulars" means he enjoys the best possible kind of word-of-mouth referrals, lending credibility to all he does.
Gleave recognizes that some people don’t know they are stressed until they become relaxed. "Understanding the health benefits of massage is a process," admits Gleave, who does not shy away from people with severe emotional, health and physical issues, along with those who merely come to him for stress relief or achy muscles. "I love to educate people on what they can do to maintain optimum health – how to shore up their lymphatic or circulatory systems as well as what they can do at home with their families to ward off illnesses, etc."
It's that kind of passion that earns Gleave the moniker of the "therapist's therapist" throughout the greater Sacramento area. For more information about his more than thirty certifications and specialties, visit his web site or contact him at 916-837-6582.