Licensed Massage Therapist
Ilan has more than twenty years experience as a massage therapist. A graduate from the Core Institute of Massage Therapy, he started working for chiropractors, sporting events, and eventually spas. He apprenticed Hawaiian massage master Wesley Sen and others who would help him develop his own style of bodywork. Drawing from the practices of structural integration, traditional Polynesian massage, Trager, and subtle energy play, Ilan creates unique sessions designed to open muscles to more breath and ease of movement.
Ilan was drawn to massage even as a child, and started studying anatomy and physiology when dancers in his magnet high school started asking for more specific massage work than just a shoulder rub. While studying at University during the day, he went to night school to learn massage. After working with clients in clinics, spas, and privately, Ilan discovered his best work was with people in physical rehab. Ilan's philosophical belief that the body wants to be as efficient and easeful as possible keeps bringing him back to the core muscles - the muscles of the pelvic girdle and breath. Ilan loves reading abstracts and reviews of new studies on anatomy, physiology, and pathology, and believes that the body always has something to teach him.