Guy Tauscher

Guy Tauscher Licensed Massage Therapist Or. Li. # 10664 WA Li. # MA5292 Rolf Institute Graduate

 

 

Massage Specialty

I specialize in treatment massage for the relief of acute and chronic soft tissue dysfunction and injuries. I have 30 years of experience in treating muscle strains and spasms, tendonitis, arthritis, adhesive capsulitis, fibromyalgia, headaches and numerous other soft tissue problems. I use orthopedic-style assessments and muscle length/strength testing to more accurately determine the site and severity of the dysfunction and to assess improvement. I also work with post-surgical patients to decrease excessive scar tissue, improve muscle tone and increase range of motion so that these patients can resume their normal daily activities. I especially enjoy working with patients who are athletes, yoga practitioners or anyone else who would like to improve their overall level of health.

Treatment Techniques

Massaging handsMy treatment protocol is very eclectic. I have found that the best massage techniques match the patients unique soft tissue problem and also match his/her pain perception levels and motivation levels. In addition, to the more common relaxation massage techniques, I most often use trigger point, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, muscle energy, strain counter-strain, cross fiber friction, Rolfing® and post- isometric relaxation. I also provide movement education to my patients that can lead to posture improvement and I encourage them to develop a home care program of relaxation and stretching.

Personal History

I trained at the Rolf Institute for Structural Integration in 1985 and began a practice specializing in the correction of postural distortions, pain relief and movement education. Rolfing® is a highly refined series of massage sessions that teach clients better body mechanics. In 1991, I graduated from the Brenneke School of Massage and passed the Washington state professional licensing exam for massage with high scores. I have a BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and my years of experience working in the psychiatric field add greatly to my massage practice. I have attended numerous workshops in massage, bodywork and mental health therapy. I have taught massage treatment techniques at Peninsula Community College in Port Angeles, Washington. My class was entitled Neuromuscular Therapy/Injury Evaluation and Treatment. The class focused on assessing soft tissue injuries and the application of neuromuscular techniques that are extremely effective in treating soft tissue injuries. I am a licensed massage therapist in Oregon and Washington.