Robert Byrnes has been providing massage therapy in a professional setting since 1994, and integrates several modalities for a unique treatment that is individualized to each client's needs. He provides therapeutic treatments by appointment in his Phoenix, Arizona office: 602-334-1919.

Robert Byrnes

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Robert ByrnesRobert Byrnes has been providing massage therapy in a professional setting since 1994, and integrates several modalities for a unique treatment that is individualized to each client's needs.

He provides therapeutic treatments by appointment in his Phoenix, Arizona office.

By appointment only. Please call 602-334-1919 or send an email.

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Proven Methods

Corrective, Relaxation and Rejuvenation, or Energy Work

All of these bodywork modalities are done with your clothes on. Please wear a yoga outfit, or clothing that is loose-fitting and comfortable. We will be working through your clothing, and in some treatments, we will be moving you around the table as we stretch and open up your body. Thinner, flexible clothing works best.

In order to make my massage work accessible to more people, I no longer offer the Swedish style of effleurage massage, (where the client lies naked underneath a sheet and oil is applied to the skin during the massage.)

Currently, my massage method draws heavily on the Thai style of massage where I use not only my hands, elbows, and forearms, but also my feet and knees, when heavier pressure is required. With this approach, I also incorporate Myopractics and Trigger Point Therapy (Acupressure) when appropriate. No oil is ever applied to the skin, (with the exception of Cupping.) However, for some conditions, we may use a light massage cream.

I will integrate any of several modalities for a unique treatment that is individualized to each client's needs:

Testimonials and Independent Reviews

National Certification Number: 428138-00

Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy License Number: MT-00109P

Hawaii State Board of Massage Therapy License Number: 9147

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About My Work

Robert Byrnes was voted the best Massage Therapist in Phoenix.

"That was the best massage I've ever had!" is the most common response I hear from my clients at the end of their session.

My name is Robert Byrnes and I am a Nationally Certified, Licensed Massage Therapist practicing in Phoenix, Arizona since 1994. I have worked very hard to establish my massage practice and my professional standing. I have built my reputation as a safe, trustworthy, and caring individual. I create a safe and nurturing environment where clients can relax, heal, and rejuvenate themselves.

It seems over the years, my clients generally fall into two categories. I have people who come to me regularly that enjoy a deep, relaxing massage. Then I have people who come to me so that I can "fix" them. Generally, these people have a specific area, or complex, on which they want me to focus. After a few visits, their body has stabilized or normalized, and I might not see them again for some time.

With both types of clients, those who want relaxation and those who want to be fixed, I read them like a book. And in the same way that a piano tuner, or a proficient musician knows if an instrument is in tune, I know where the problem areas are in a client's body. I will hone in on an area if it needs attention, and I can feel when the problem has been resolved.

I don't simply go through the motions of applying a standard massage routine. I purposefully employ techniques that are specific to the client's condition in that moment. And this certainly varies with every body! Generally, I will work on a problem area until I feel some kind of release, such as a softening or lengthening in the area, or an increase in its range of motion. The client, of course, experiences relief.

The most important aspect of my work is the quality of my touch. For example, in deep tissue massage I am focused on inducing change in the body. But I don't just hack at it mechanically with brute force. I can work with great strength and power in a relaxed and flowing manner because I know the body and I know how to engage it with full consciousness. This allows me to take the client to a deeper level of connection, relaxation, and transformation.

I graduated from the 1500 hour Massage Therapy and Myopractics program at the Institute for Natural Therapeutics in Mesa, Arizona and I am certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. (NCBTMB)

I continually improve my skills every year through on-going studies and advanced training. In 2013, I studied Oriental Medicine at Phoenix Institute for Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture. In the fall of 2012, I received training in Ashiatsu, or Deepfeet Bar Therapy. In the fall of 2010, and the spring of 2012, I attended Erik Dalton's Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques seminar, and was blown away by the effectiveness of his methods. This work fits in beautifully with my corrective massage therapy techniques. In the summer of 2008, I studied Traditional Thai Massage in Thailand for 30 days. Between 1998 and 2005, I completed 168 hours of advanced massage training at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California.

My massage work is meditative and connected to Spirit. I am trained in Myopractics whose roots are early Osteopathy. I employ the principles and stretching of Traditional Thai Massage. I use techniques that come from the pioneering efforts of Milton Trager. I connect with energy in the spirit of Reiki and the CranioSacral work of John Upledger. I am strong and I can work deeply. I am sensitive and I can work subtlety. Most importantly, I strive to create a unique treatment that is individualized to each client's needs.

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I provide therapeutic treatments by appointment in Phoenix, Arizona. Please call 602-334-1919 or send an email.

Massage Invocation

Thank you for the opportunity to be of service today.
May my hands be guided for the Highest Good
as we receive God's blessings
and channel the healing energy of Love.

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The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy American Massage Therapy Association Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

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