Testimonials

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“River is a very gifted healer, incredibly talented and intuitive. It’s like he’s listening to your body and not just working on muscles. He’s really a shaman, I think, because he’s definitely in tune with other realms of healing. He has this grounding, calm, friendly energy that puts you immediately at ease, and a deeply relaxing voice. I found his unique style of deep bodywork, energy work, and intuitive insights to be a very powerful combination. Definitely the most profound bodywork session I’ve ever had.”  Jonathan, Palm Springs

“Special person; special place. I had probably the best massage of my life from River recently at his studio in the Carmel Highlands, a charming cottage by the water… he is handsome, kind, and respectful with an intuitive and experienced touch. River gave me the sense that my time in his studio was as important to him as it was to me. Mostly this was expressed through his touch, but also in details such as the warmth of the heated table, candles and soft music, and not being rushed in or out of the session. My whole body felt great when I left his table. I look forward to returning whenever I’m in Monterey.”  Arthur, Florida

“As I entered River’s space, an overwhelming sensation of peace and serenity filled my being. River’s presence is calming and his touch is both nurturing and healing to the physical and spiritual bodies. I highly recommend him as a therapist and eagerly look forward to my next session!”  Randy Lopez, massage therapist

“One of the most touching things about my massage with River was his presence. I felt like I was really listened to. It is great to have that feeling of ‘just right’: the right amount of pressure, the right amount of attention to areas to allow them to relax, and an acceptance of what was there in the moment. I felt deeply nurtured in a way that is uncommon in my experience with massage therapists. The surroundings were peaceful and relaxing, and the essential oil combination was lovely. I am looking forward to working with him again.”  Wendy Hodsdon, Naturopathic Doctor

“I work in the alternative medicine field and have received bodywork from a large number of therapists over the years. River’s massage was one of the best I’ve ever had! He truly listened to what my body needed and spent more time in the problem areas. His pressure was perfect, while the atmosphere he created in his home made me feel comfortable and relaxed. River combined the best aspects of Hawaiian lomilomi and deep tissue massage to create a session that was exactly tailored to what my sore neck, back and legs needed. His intuition is a true gift, one that truly added to my session. I highly recommend him, you won’t be disappointed.”  Heather Zwickey, faculty, National College of Naturopathic Medicine

“River is more than an amazing massage therapist. He has a calming energy that you want to be in the company of. We had a conversation at the beginning of our initial session and then there were no words exchanged during the work. That was perfect. With a mutual sense of trust, we communicated at a different level. For ninety minutes, to not have a single thought enter my mind, is one of the most freeing experiences I have ever had. Because of River, I was able to reach that space. My advice to anyone who wishes to experience River’s deeper work is you, as the client, must completely relax your mind. If you can do that, you will truly be able to connect with his abilities. Mahalo, River.”  Joseph, Maui