Abel McGuire is a Berkeley-based, state certified massage therapist specializing in Acute Pain Relief, Sports Injuries, and Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI).
Abel began his practice in an apprenticeship program in 1983. In his first 5 months of on the job training he gave over 300 massage sessions. At the beginning of his career, he used reflexology, as a study tool for self healing. The more he learned about the energy pathways that ended at the extremities, of the face, scalp. ears. hands, and feet. The more confident he felt about developing a technique that would rely on these areas, to effectively relax and rejuvenate the nervous system as a new healing treatment.
Having heard reports of blind therapists giving excellent bodywork in Asian countries. Early in his career, he chose to work with select clientele in total darkness to develop his intuition. He worked this way periodically for five years, that allowed him to trust in his intuitive skills. Though he received Esalen massage training in 1989, he was then only more determined to return to his own healing path. His passion for independent study and self healing continues to inspire his work professionally.