Richard Ventura

Licensed Massage Therapist

Richard is a professionally licensed massage practitioner who has a vast interest and enthusiasm for health and wellness.  Whether you are looking to relax and reduce stress or work out the kinks, Richard is a competent bodyworker.  His specialties include Swedish massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, sports massage and trigger point therapy.

Richard has a diverse educational background including an undergraduate degree in biology and psychology and a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Administration.  He also studied briefly at Logan University.  He took his extraordinary education from Logan University into his massage therapy training.  Richard believes his exceptional knowledge of the human body has made him a competent and skilled therapist.

Massage is unfortunately regarded as a luxury in our American society.  Richard would like to challenge this belief.  He believes that massage is a way to a healthier and happier life.

To learn more information or to book an appointment with Richard call or text him at 618.534.3942 or [email protected]

Richard’s Services

Swedish Massage

Probably the most common type of massage.  This type of massage involves the use of oil or lotion.  Using light pressure and long strokes with the hands, the object Is to influence the superficial layers of body.

Cost of a session is $80 for 60 minutes, $110 for 90 minutes.

To learn more information or to book an appointment with Richard call or text him at 618.534.3942 or [email protected]

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue.  Communication is key to ensure therapeutic results with ease and comfort.

Cost of a session is $80 for 60 minutes, $110 for 90 minutes.

To learn more information or to book an appointment with Richard call or text him at 618.534.3942 or [email protected]

Myofascial Release

“Myofascial release involves slow, sustained pressure applied by the hands to areas where fascial tissue restricts mobility and may cause pain.” – Massage Magazine

Cost of a session is $80 for 60 minutes, $110 for 90 minutes.

To learn more information or to book an appointment with Richard call or text him at 618.534.3942 or [email protected]

Sports Massage

This type of massage is for those who are active and exercise frequently.  The focus is definitely not to relax.  The therapist will use a variety of techniques to achieve the best possible results.  The use of assisted stretching may also be incorporated in the session.  As a result, loose clothing is recommended.

Cost of a session is $80 for 60 minutes, $110 for 90 minutes.

To learn more information or to book an appointment with Richard call or text him at 618.534.3942 or [email protected]

Trigger Point

Trigger point therapy is the use of direct pressure on a specific muscle to release tension and constriction.  Comparable to acupressure, trigger point therapy does not focus on the meridians of the body.  Instead, it is specifically designed to relieve the source of pain and restore loss of function.

Cost of a session is $80 for 60 minutes, $110 for 90 minutes.

To learn more information or to book an appointment with Richard call or text him at 618.534.3942 or [email protected]

Fascia Blasting

So…what is fascia??  Fascia is connective tissue in, through, and around all our parts of our bodies.  Imagine a spider web made of plastic wrap, and you’ll start to get a picture of what fascia looks like.  When the body is heated, this connective tissue becomes more liquefied, which allows it to be easily “combed” with the FasciaBlasting® tools.

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Condition of healthy fascia (from the book Cellulite Myth: It’s not Fat it’s Fascia)

  • Fascia and other soft tissues are healthy and hydrated
  • Body is in proper alignment
  • Proper muscles are used to perform specific movements
  • No restrictions
  • Fascia glides easily over the muscles
  • Fascia functions properly and is able to stretch and contract without pain

How do I know if FasciaBlasting® is for me?

  • Shoulders are elevated and trapezius muscles are tight
  • Tendonitis spells
  • Plantar fasciitis episodes
  • Decrease in athletic performance
  • Joint swelling
  • Tension headaches
  • Mystery pains that come and go
  • Cellulite
  • Holding weight in a specific area
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Feel like you constantly need to S-T-R-E-T-C-H
  • You want more from your detox

I heat the body by using the BioMat, a far-infrared healing mat which emits negative ions and is known for its ability to increase circulation, relieve pain and joint stiffness, detoxify cells, and induce deep states of relaxation.  When the tissue is sufficiently warm, we are ready to FasciaBlast® it. My clients report the experience is very relaxing, and some notice tingling sensations as the tissue opens and circulation begins flowing!

Cost of a session is $80 for 60 minutes (targeted therapy only) and $110 for 90 minutes.

To learn more information or to book an appointment with Richard call or text him at 618.534.3942 or [email protected]