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ince I was young I have always been attracted to touch and physical closeness, the warmth of skin on skin and the comfort of that connection. When I began studying and practicing massage more seriously, I knew immediately that my body and soul were made for this! The feeling of heat concentrating in my hands and the power they have to press and fold and manipulate another body, reaching deep into the muscles or barely caressing the surface is both a meditative and jubilant experience for me! I love tuning in to each individual's needs and sensitivities and finding the right points and pressures to achieve the utmost gratification and healing. There's nothing better than that grunt or moan or sigh that signals you hit the spot!

I also believe all people, at any age or physical state, deserve and need to experience this kind of personal connection, intimacy and touch that comes from a place of love. It is the beauty of being alive that we can interact physically with each other, truly feel our bodies, breathe together, awaken the flesh and spirit. I am a very spiritual person, and I believe the physical connection of massage is just one part of a greater sharing of energy that happens when we enter into space of meditation and stillness and healing. Over the years I have worked on men and women, friends, family and strangers, but I find there is something especially beautiful and gratifying about offering male touch as a gay man to other gay men. In this crazy world, we gotta stick together and support each other! I also believe this format is a powerful opportunity for inter-generational community building, something that goes back to ancient times within gay subcultures, but which is lacking in the modern context.

A massage session with me will never be hasty or overly mechanical. As I am contacting your skin and searching for trigger points and tender areas, I am also contacting your energy and searching for stagnated flows or blockages. I work to awaken each of your chakras, opening you up from root to crown, restoring balance and alignment and flow, so you can truly enjoy and benefit from the full extent of the experience.

My massage space is very zen, lush with plants and clean oxygen, Buddha smiling to greet you as you enter. You will feel completely warm and at ease. Clean sheets and fresh towels are available, and you are free to shower before or after the session. My techniques are pooled from several areas of bodywork, including Thai massage and foot reflexology, which I first practiced while living in Thailand two summers ago. I usually begin a massage with a general assessment of the body, then I work to move stuck energy out through the extremities and to push a positive healing energy up through the feet, into the legs and back and finally out through the top of your head, incorporating stretching and full body pressure throughout. I treat each individual massage as a conversation, so each move I make will be determined by your subtle responses, moments of tension or release you may not even be consciously aware of. I will follow the flow of each moment into the next, leading you along into weightless relaxation.

After our session, you are sure to feel both unwound, aligned and relaxed as well as stimulated and rejuvenated. My massage is very unique and active, and I put a lot of physical and spiritual effort into it, as well as a lot of love. I do not practice a simple repetitive stroking of your limbs with oil, but rather hope to achieve an evolving exploration, healing and awakening your entire being. Most importantly of all, as long as you are with me, you will be attended to with utmost care, and you will be loved fully as you are:)

The love and light in me bows to the love and light in you!

Oh, also! Texting works very best to contact me, and phone calls are second best. I don't check my email very often so please by phone if possible! Thank you, and I'm looking forward to connecting!

Namaste!

UPDATE:
I have almost completed certification in my Thai bodywork training here in Chicago, so I'm fully competent but also constantly learning new techniques and honing my skills. I love to practice all my different styles and modalities, though (including deep tissue, sensitive touch, pressure point and reflexology) so I'm happy to cater each session to an individual's interests and unique physical needs. I can assure you that the bodywork I offer is something special and powerful, probably unlike any other purely Thai or western style massage you've had before. If you are unfamiliar with or unsure about Thai bodywork, I promise you don't have to be flexible or good at yoga to receive it, but it does have the power to correct the causes of pain and open your body into its healthiest state of balance and alignment! Let's give it a whirl:D

LOCATION:
I live in the Ukrainian Village/West Town neighborhood, conveniently located just west of downtown on Chicago Ave. Parking is very easy, free and non-permit all around the block and right on Chicago Ave, and public transportation is also a breeze with the #66 Chicago bus right to my front door. I look forward to making you feel welcome and wonderful!

SESSIONS: I recommend at least booking a 90 minute session in order to experience the full array of techniques and to best sink into a fully relaxed state, and so that we can work deeply and effectively on each area of the body as opposed to a more general/superficial treatment.

**I also now offer a full 3 and 1/2 hour session, which is most closely related to a traditional Thai medicine experience. I just experienced this intensive treatment myself for the first time, and it is absolutely unreal! So much can be released and awakened with long-durational bodywork. You won't be able to pick yourself up off the mat by the end! We would begin one of these sessions by sharing some hot tea and discussing any areas where you may have particular pain or tension, and we finish either with a guided meditation or therapeutic hot soak in the tub depending on your preference. This is meant to be a mini-retreat for your body, soul and entire being, so feel free to ask any questions or make any special requests in order to make this exactly the escape you need!

Email him now or call (402) 203-8884