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Meet your Therapists
Dan O’Clair is a Licensed Massage Therapist who graduated
with honors from Arizona School of Massage Therapy in May of
2003. Concerning his vision for bodywork Dan says, “I am a
healer. Some part of me has always known this. I want to make
a difference in this world by helping people heal themselves—
body, soul and spirit. It has taken me a significant portion of my
life to wake up to this call and catch the vision. I want to spend
the rest of my life nurturing and fulfilling it.” Dan is also a Reiki
Master/Teacher and has served as an adjunct faculty member
at Arizona School of Massage Therapy, Tempe and Phoenix
Roxie Reimer O'Clair is a Licensed Massage Therapist who
graduated from Arizona School of Massage Therapy in August
of 2003. No stranger to the world of healing arts, Roxie served
as an EMT in Canada. She owns and has shown dogs
(Dalmatians) and horses (Quarter and American Paints) and
several of her students have won at the world and national
level. Roxie does everything with all her being and massage is
no exception, her favorite saying is, “Massage does a body
GOOD!” Roxie is a second degree Reiki practitioner and has
served as a teaching assistant and substitute instructor at
Arizona School of Massage Therapy, Tempe Campus.
Roxie and Dan met while attending Arizona School of Massage
Therapy. A whirlwind courtship brought them together in the
spring of 2003 and passion for sharing massage and bodywork
with the world drives their massage practice. They are both
Certified members of Associated Bodywork and Massage
Since graduation Dan and Roxie have continued their education
primarily in Medical massage. A few weekends per year they
serve as teaching assistants with David Morin, BA, LMT, RLMT
of Health Matters Therapy & Education Center for his Medical
Massage Therapy training seminars (www.therapyedu.net).
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As a profession, we have only recently begun to clarify the differences in massage types by purpose or
outcome result. Here are brief descriptions of the differences between medical massage (sometimes
called clinical or orthopedic massage), wellness massage and relaxation massage.
Relaxation massage is a full-body massage performed by massage therapists working in a
studio, spa or resort-type setting and is described as a general, feel-good massage, usually a
Swedish massage or some derivative. This is a great way to relax and relieve stress. These massage
therapists while well trained in relaxation-based massage, generally lack both the knowledge and
experience to treat specific musculoskeletal disorders.
Wellness massage may be thought of as a kind of bridge between relaxation and medical. Like
relaxation it is full-body in scope, but like medical it often includes muscle specific therapy. We like to
think of wellness massage as maintenance massage, it is massage received on a regular basis
(usually weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) to maintain optimal health.
Medical massage, as we see it, is therapeutic bodywork delivered for the express purpose of
relieving pain, assisting in injury rehabilitation, and/or increasing one’s mobility. It is not full-body, but
rather specific to only a portion of the body (back, neck, arm, leg, etc.). Although it is often delivered in a
medical setting such as a doctor’s office or clinic, it may just as validly be delivered in a massage
studio or the client’s/patient’s home. While not a requirement for this service, it is sometimes ordered
by a doctor or other health care provider who has diagnosed the patient and deemed it “medically
necessary.” In these cases a physician or other health care provider provides a treatment plan via
prescription or letter of referral.
Medical massage requires advanced training (beyond basic licensing requirements) in clinical and
orthopedic massage techniques and assessment and an understanding of pathologies and
contraindications to treatment. A medical massage therapist uses palpation, active and passive range
of motion testing, orthopedic special testing, and visual observation to develop a treatment protocol.
The therapist also assesses client/patient progress, provides documentation, and communicates with
the primary care physician (or referring healthcare provider) and possibly the insurance provider.
At A Healing Touch we are able to offer massage from any of these general categories. However, we
specialize in wellness massage and medical massage.
|© 2004 - 2017 A Healing Touch Enterprises, Inc.
|A Healing Touch Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 2003 by Roxie Reimer and Dan
O’Clair as the business base from which to operate our newly begun massage
In 2006 we expanded to operate both an in home massage service, A Healing Touch
Massage and A Healing Touch Massage for the Workplace, taking on-site chair
massage to businesses, social gatherings, trade shows and special events throughout
the Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area.
After extensive training in Medical Massage Therapy we opened A Healing Touch
Clinical Bodywork in 2009 specializing in medical massage and bodywork therapy for
pain relief, injury rehabilitation and increased mobility.
Our clientele consists of all ages from children to seniors; and all walks of life from
professional athletes to week-end warriors; the handicapped; busy executives;
entertainers; guests at resorts, hotels and motels; stay-at-home moms and
How it all began