MICHAEL ORTIZ JR

AKA Stretch

I used to think massage was just good for pain and stress

But the real question is, why is it important for you to not be in pain and to not be so stressed out? It’s different for everyone but my experience is this: I believe massage makes me a better Husband and better Father and better Business owner.
My goal is to help my clients do Life like a Badass. I specialize in doing work to better help ease areas of pain, discomfort. My style of work blends Deep Tissue, Swedish, and Fascial Stretch Therapy. I also incorporate other techniques I learned along the way such as Active Release Technique, Thai massage, trigger point neuromuscular therapy, and more.
Specialize in: Pain Relief Certified: Level 1 & 2 Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST) Additional Training: -Level 1 Active release technique-upper extremity course -Prenatal massage -Thai MassageDeep tissue and -Trigger Point Therapy -Sports Massage -Cupping -AromaTouch

MY PRICING

1 HOUR

$130

1.5 HOURS

$195

2 HOURS

$260

MY SPECIALITY

Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST)

Active Release Technique

ART treatment is a unique protocol that consists of very precise, targeted movements, most of which are done by the patient. Each ART session is different and custom-created to treat the patient’s problem depending on the location and severity of the symptoms. Over 500 different hand motions are used by trained ART practitioners to evaluate a patient’s condition, locate areas of tightness that signify tissue damage, and then to help the patient move in a way that releases the affected tissue through “directed tension and very specific movements.”

Upper Extremity only.

Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy is a magical time in any woman’s life. However, the dramatic changes that take place in your body as your pregnancy progresses can add stress to weight-bearing joints, cause painful backaches, and result in uncomfortable symptoms ranging from headaches and digestive problems to sciatica and chronic muscle tension. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce these symptoms as well as improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions. The recipient remains clothed during treatment. There is constant body contact between the giver and receiver, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked. The massage generally follows designated lines (“sen”) in the body. The legs and feet of the giver can be used to position the body or limbs of the recipient. In other positions, hands fix the body, while the feet do the massaging.

AromaTouch Technique

The AromaTouch Technique is an essential oil application applied to the back and the feet to create a feeling of overall wellness. In this order:

1. doTERRA Balance® essential oil blend
2. Lavander essential oil
3. Melaleuca essential oil
4. doTERRA On Guard® essential oil blend
5. AromaTouch® essential oil blend
6. Deep Blue® essential oil blend
7. Wild Orange essential oil
8. Peppermint essential oil

HOW DO YOU HAVE A HEALTHY LIFE?

Staying Active. Also, I eat fruits and veggies because my wife force feeds them to me.

Superpower

Getting rid of Massage Guilt

 

Experience

10 Years Massage Therapists

Graduated Massage School 12/07

Favorite Food

Pizza

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU WOULD GIVE?

Spitting the Truth

Make your self-care a priority! Everything in your life and everyone depends on you feeling and performing at your best.

ABOUT ME

Originally from Pittsburgh, I have been in Las Vegas since 2002. Married now with 3 kids, I own Massage Customs and Flawless Silhouettes. Steeler Fan!

OBSESSIONS

A List of my Favs!

  • The science of what makes a good massage
  • Scaring People
  • Playing with my Kids
  • My businesses