Ever since a series of serious accidents left him with chronic pain, Mark Jessee has been determined to understand not only the short-term rehabilitative benefits of massage but also its long-term healing powers.
A massage therapist in Santa Monica, Calif. with many years of training under his belt, Mark now uses his knowledge and experience to help others achieve these same transformative results.
Mark completed his training at the Santa Barbara School of Massage before taking on a full-time position at Bacara Resort & Spa in the summer of 2005. After completing an additional 300 hours of advanced study, Mark began to meet with clients privately, honing his skills and developing his private practice.
From 2007 to 2008, Mark underwent 600 hours of somatic therapy training at the Kali Institute for Massage and Somatic Therapies, where he studied neuro-structural bodywork, energy work, transformational breathing and Shiatsu. He also participated in a 200-hour training course at the Restorative Exercise Institute in Ventura, Calif., receiving his personal training certification as a restorative exercise specialist.
Mark's methods strive to address more than the symptoms of pain—he also determines the root of that discomfort. Sessions blend deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy and relaxation techniques in order to provide clients with focused therapeutic results. Hot stones and myofascial stretching are often incorporated into a session to prepare particularly tight areas of the body for deeper massage work.
California Massage Therapy Council, (United States)