Friday, November 7, 2014

November Schedule

Namaste!

My schedule for November is as follows:

My normal hours are Monday through Friday from 9AM to 8PM, weekends from 10AM to 6PM (best to try to schedule in advance for the weekends). I will not be available November 26th and 27th for Thanksgiving.
 
Please see the following post for my contact information. 

Please note that I am located near the corner of 38th and Hamilton, Google maps has been sending people to Hamilton and 58th of late.

Thank you to all of my repeat clients and I look forward to seeing you again, remember that you can post a review of me in the comments here.

May you be filled with Peace, Love, Happiness, Prosperity, Progress and Good Health!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Bodywork for Men by Charlie



Namaste!

Thank you for checking out my web site. I hope you will find the answers you seek.

Now offering bodywork in my West Hyattsville apartment.

This week I will be taking clients 9AM to 8PM. I primarily work with men.
$85 an hour, $120 for 90 minutes. Cash or Check only.
Advanced appointments are usually necessary.

Classically trained in Swedish and Deep Tissue I offer bodywork on a professional table using Biotone Dual Purpose massage cream with fresh sheets and towels. My techniques have been developed for over 10 years and are therapeutic in nature.

For appointments:
Email: ckb62367@yahoo.com
Call: 240-731-8307


I work on a wide variety of men of various ages and physical types. My work has been called extremely intuitive dealing with both the physical and emotional issues that can cause your tired body pain. You will be asked to undress to your level of comfort and draping is provided.

I am located near the corner of 38th Ave. and Hamilton St. in Hyattsville, MD 20781. http://www.mapquest.com/mq/4-Tlguk0ePuuwz
Google Maps have been sending people to 58th and Hamilton of late so please be careful.
Please contact me if you would like to set up an appointment or if you have any questions.

Thank you for your time and thank you to all of my repeat clients.

Some definitions that may help you:

SWEDISH MASSAGE
One of the most commonly taught and well-known massage techniques, Swedish massage is a vigorous system of treatment designed to energize the body by stimulating circulation. Five basic strokes, all flowing toward the heart, are used to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. Therapists use a combination of kneading, rolling, vibrational, percussive, and tapping movements, with the application of oil or cream, to reduce friction on the skin. The many benefits of Swedish massage may include generalized relaxation, dissolution of scar tissue adhesions, and improved circulation, which may speed healing and reduce swelling from injury.

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
Techniques that utilize deep-tissue/deep-muscle massage are administered to affect the sub-layer of musculature and fascia. These techniques require advanced training and a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology. The muscles must be relaxed in order to effectively perform deep-tissue massage, otherwise tight surface muscles prevent the practitioner from reaching deeper musculature. It helps with chronic muscular pain and injury rehabilitation and reduces inflammation-related pain caused by arthritis and tendinitis. It is generally integrated with other massage techniques.

INTUITIVE WORK
Intuitive work is a way of incorporating the perceived and received information that extends beyond the five senses, transcending what is considered ordinary thinking patterns and reasoning processes. The four main media by which intuitives receive and perceive information are clairsentience; clairvoyance; clairaudience; and knowingness--impression or inspirational thought. The challenge for bodyworkers is how to respectfully incorporate intuition into their work while demonstrating responsibility/respect to the client. While the science aspect of bodywork focuses on the technique of touch (information accessed through the left hemisphere of the brain), the art aspect of bodywork focuses on how to touch with care and sensitivity (information accessed through the right hemisphere of the brain). As obvious tools for listening, hands touch with the intent to hear and see--information accessed through the temporal lobe. These three parts of the neurological system are considered the intuitive network.

HEALING TOUCH
Developed by Janet Mentgen, RN, Healing Touch is an energy-based therapeutic approach to healing. Healing Touch uses touch to influence the energy system, thus affecting physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health, as well as healing. The goal of Healing Touch is to restore harmony and balance in the energy system to help the person to self-heal. The quality and impact of the healing is influenced by the relationship between the giver and receiver.

ESALEN MASSAGE
Developed in the 1960s at Esalen Institute on the California Coast, this approach melded classic Swedish massage with sensory awareness practice and slow, flowing t'ai chi. The practitioner works with the receiver, rather than on the client. Today the Esalen massage signature flow is punctuated with deep tissue detail, joint mobilizing, stretches, and energy work. Tension melts away and yields to a state of harmony.

Client Reviews 2

  1. Anonymous 
    I can say that I got one of the best massages in my life from Charlie. Thank you.
    He was very accomadating of my requests (including being very nice if the answer was no). Long and short, I've been back and will continue to do so again and again.
    - The guy with the tattoos
     
  2. Nick 
    Hi Charlie,

    Once again I want to say thanks for a wonderful massage. It was "Sensational". You've got very skilled, healing hands and I feel fantastic! I'm already eager for the next time!
    - Nick
     
  3. Anonymous
    Charlie:

    Thank you again for a wonderful experience. Two days afterwards and I fee sensational.

    Mark
     
  4. Marcus
    I have never felt that comfortable with a therapist before. Thank you. I was finally able to relax.
     
  5. Anonymous
    Hi Charlie,

    You have an excellent and caring touch that made the massage very therapeutic. The experience was amazing and truly satisfying. Whoa, how exquisite!

    Take care and rest well. And especially, Thanks Again!

    Jordan
     
  6. Anonymous 
    I came to see you because my regular guy was out of town. You were recommended to me by a guy named Jack. The session was GREAT! Thank you so much.
    - Aiden
     
  7. Anonymous
    Charlie,
    I just wanted to say thanks for the great massage today. It was a
    pleasure meeting and chatting with you as well. I had a great time
    and I felt at ease the whole session. I was also very relaxed for the
    rest of the day. You now have another regular customer as I will
    definitely see you again.
    -- Reg
     
  8. Anonymous 
    I have received numerous massages from Charlie. His massage room is quite and clean. My body and mind are both relaxed after his massage. I haven't had chance to go to him lately due to scheduling. However, I would highly recommend him.

    -- D Card
     
  9. Anonymous
    If you have a choice... and let's face it, if you're looking for a massage, you HAVE a choice... use it wisely by choosing Charlie. You won't be disappointed.

    He is pleasant and professional. His apartment is relaxing and very clean. And above all, he has the skills in massage that you're after! I cannot recommend him enough!
     

Client Reviews 1

  1. Ed, the traveling salesman ;-) 
    I saw Charlie two days ago and I am still feeling great. I travel for my job all over the country and in Canada and am often stressed. I felt wonderful after my visit. He is very good and I felt very welcomed and relaxed and safe. I get massages everywhere I travel and gotta say he is the best I have found. - Ed

  2. Doug 
    Charlie,
    Thanks for the great massage. You really know your stuff. Slept like a baby.
    Doug
     
  3. Anonymous 
    OK, I just have to say thank you to Charlie and tell everyone what a wonderful man this guy is. I have been having a lot of issues in my life and was questioning a lot of choices that I have made. I saw Charlie for a massage and while he was working, I let go of everything and just started sobbing. He was very proffesional and asked if I was OK. I asked him if it would be OK if we just talked and he said sure. Well, I spent the rest of the 90 minutes pouring out my soul and every secret I had been keeping for so long. He listened. He heard me. He comforted me. He never judged me. He didn't try to "fix" anything but by just letting me talk things out, I felt so much better. I'm afraid I was on the edge of something drastic and now I know I can face the rest of my life with my head held high. I can never repay him for that.
    I know that this is not a review of his massage skills, I am sure that they are amazing, but you need to know how amazing this man is. I paid him his standard fee for 90 mins. with out getting the massage, but his time was worth so much more to me than that.
     
  4. Anonymous
    Charlie, Thank you for an unbelievable massage this afternoon. I feel excellent this evening and certainly have no complaints. I liked when you checked in to see if everything was going well. And, as I said, it was the most sensitive massage I have ever had. You bring something very unique to the entire experience. It was also sensual, and you absolutely respected me.
    I'll see you again when my travels are over this month.
    All the best to you, Charlie.
    Tom
     
  5. Anonymous 
    It’s always good seeing you! Thanks so much for the awesome massage. I feel fantastic!!!

    - The friendly landscaper
     
  6. Anonymous 
    Charlie:

    Thank you again for a wonderful experience. Two days afterwards and I fee sensational.

    Mark
     
  7. Anonymous 
    I have had massages all over the world and can honestly say that this was one of the best I have ever had. Thank you. I hope someone treats you as well as you treat your clients.
    - Eduardo
     
  8. Anonymous 
    Thank you again... the massage was wonderful! Exactly what I was looking for.

    - Your 1:30 2/23
     
  9. Anonymous 
    Rgutro Feb 10, 2012 05:41 AM
    Charlie- You're amazing. As I mentioned to you when I first came to you, I've been suffering with tailbone pain since June and no one could alleviate it. I tried chiropractors, acupuncture and got a massage from an health outlet in Crofton- nothing worked. The first time I saw you, you took the pain away for weeks and gave me tips on sitting, posture and working out. The pain returned when I wasn't able to follow your instructions so saw you again, and you took the pain away again. YOU are amazing. Charlie- you have helped where several others failed. I'm looking forward to my next visit. Good luck on your show, too!
     
  10. Eric
    Charlie - Although it's taken me a while to get back after three visits, I am continually amazed re your skill sets and expertise. The session last week, as usual is so focused on me, the client, it's somewhat overwhelming. This is the first time I am actually posting a comment on your blogspot....but it's well deserved. Taking time to inquire initially as to health challenges, checking in with me over the course of the session to inquire as to pressure or pain, providing a bottle of water when starting and having a conversation at the end as to your personal health recommendations was more than expected. Anyone reading this post should realize their payback in a session with Charlie is well worth their investment.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Client Reviews

You are a wonderful man. Thank you for helping to take care of this aging body of mine. I am really trying to get into better shape and will continue to work at it and then let you work the "kinks" out. I believe that touch is a very spiritual part of our life.

Thank you for the great massage today. I have no criticisms of your style and nothing but praise for your touch. As a professional masseur, I love getting a massages from other professionals and studying their techniques, you have great combination of therapeutic touch and relaxing strokes. I look forward to getting another massage from you soon. - Jay

Charlie -- Thanks for a perfect massage today. You worked every part of my body with just the right combination of pressure and gentle touch. I felt completely relaxed and virtually floated for the rest of the day. The total experience was fabulous. (You can include the prior sentences in your reviews if you wish, but everyone else has been equally impressed.) I also enjoyed talking with you and getting to know you. Best regards. - Red

Your touch is marvelous and does wonders for my body. Thank you for letting me be a part of the experience. I always enjoy seeing you, too.

The massage was great in all aspects! Thank you very much for it. I also liked the talk afterwards. As I said, I wish we lived closer to each other. If so, I'd certainly be there more often. As it is, I will say that I will call you again soon for another session. Take good care of yourself!

Thanks, as always. Another fantastic, relaxing evening. I definitely enjoyed the massage! I'll work on doing more stretches, too.

Thanks, Charlie. The massage did me a world of good, as your hands can probably tell you -- and it was just a lot of fun.

Thank you, Charlie. I had a very good time, and I will be back.

Charlie, I enjoyed spending time with you very much. The massage was wonderful. Your touch is thoughtful and kind; qualities that mean a lot to me. Until I see you again, take good care of yourself.

As usual... thanks. I really appreciate the warm, friendly, intimate environment when I come to you for massage. You are overly kind and giving. I carry a lot of issues and weight and tend to hold it all inside. Thanks for enabling me to drift away for that period of time.

Thank you for a terrific massage and your kind words. You provide a comfortable, free environment and as usual, I return to the apartment refreshed, yet relaxed and will sleep like a baby tonight. Forgive my eccentricities and know how much I appreciate your massage and company.

I had a good time yesterday with you. You are a great massage therapist! The massage you gave me is exactly the kind of massage I love. You have a wonderful touch and, although it was my first time with you, I felt very relaxed! So thanks again for a great massage. The best in gay male massage!