Services

Pain Relief

Whether it’s from a recent or previous injury, stress, overworked or inactive muscles, this unique approach to deep tissue therapy will bring effective long-term relief.

Targeted Bodywork

Much like you call your mechanic for car diagnostics, I do the same thing for your body. After assessment, I target the approach of treatment.

Body Mechanics

Dedicated to supporting health beyond office treatments, I encourage methods of self-care. I help people help themselves.

What Clients Say

“Amazing, that is what Ben is… amazing. He knows the body and the muscles like no one else I…

Ross L.

Casting Director

“Ben is a healer. He is extremely knowledgable about the body and truly cares about helping…

Loren L.

Clinical Psychologist

“I was referred to Ben as someone who could potentially help me recover from frozen shoulder…

Adella C.

VP StrongBoard Fitness
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Ben Guevara, LMT

MEET BEN.

I arrived into the field of bodywork through my own challenging physical recoveries from many sports injuries. Being a competitive athlete for most of my life, I’ve pushed myself to achieve the highest level of performance possible. I’ve been surfing, skiing and skateboarding for 40 years, raced sailboats for 20 years, and professionally for 4 years. I enjoy extreme carving, kite surfing, mountain biking, wind skating, golf, tennis and many other sports. I’ve sustained various broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains, strains, and found that alternative medicine modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, aqua-therapy, chroma-therapy, visualization and focused massage therapy gave me a much faster recovery......and without any surgery.......contrary to all my orthopedic doctors and surgeons.

It has been the journey through my rapid and full recoveries that I chose to pursue the path of healing manual therapist, helping others get quickly back to their best. The foundation of the work is based on Schulman Therapy, with a focus on increasing the bodies natural ability to heal itself. By implementing focused structural and myofascial therapeutic techniques, along with mechanical corrections to posture and gait, I target specific areas of the body that need opening, realigning, re-structuring and/or strengthening.

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Atrophy
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondromalacia
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Gait Instability
  • Golfer’s Elbow/Medial Epichondolitis
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Discs
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Laxity
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuralgia/Neuritis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Radiculitis
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Rib Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sacro-illiac Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Subluxations
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epichondolitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • and more...

Recent Tips

EVERYDAY YOU WORK OUT WITH PAIN TAKE TWO DAYS OFF:

There is a sports medicine idiom that states that for everyday you work out with pain, it takes two days of rest and rehabilitation to be made healthy again. The implication is obvious: don’t work out through pain if you want your training to continue uninterrupted. However, most athletes have aches and pains from time to time, and you need to know when soreness represents an injury, and when it is simply an expected result of training. The general rule is that if you feel pain in the same area on two separate days of training in a seven day period, YOU ARE INJURED, and you need to take immediate action. The operative word when it comes to injury management is “action,” because rest alone does not heal the type of overuse injuries endurance athletes suffer. Sometimes, however, pain and soreness is more subtle, and it can be difficult to assess whether it truly represents an injury. In these instances […]

HOLIDAY WORKOUT TIPS:

This is the time of year to kick back a bit and take stock of your health and fitness efforts this past year. Whether you are performance-oriented, motivated by body image, or maintain a fitness program and an eye on your nutrition just for health reasons, planning is the surest way to achieve your goals. This honest assessment will help you decide what worked and what didn’t over the past 12 months, and help you make plans and set goals for next year. If you have been working out steadily throughout the year, it’s time to dial it back a bit and be sure all bodily systems can recover. Your fitness will not suffer and your body will thank you for it when you dial it back up again after the New Year. If you have been intermittent in your workouts for the past few months and you want to help avoid the holiday weight gain, December is a good […]

MOVEMENT:

Move well; be well. Let’s look at some different attributes of movement. Joints, muscles, skin, lymph all require movement to function properly. Let’s start with an overview of what movement seems to mean to our governing system, the parts of our bodies that are alway on, and monitor the messages about every process in our bodies…..our nervous system. and then consider a pretty direct route to cuing up those happy messages to it via dynamic joint mobility. Movement = well being. Our bodies are designed to run, walk and to move at speed. Our bodies are apparently designed to support running more so than even walking. Move It or Lose It. Our physiology works on a move it or lose it principle. Don’t move our muscles, function degrades; don’t use our bones, bones degrade, don’t move the joints, joints degrade. Movement means strength, fitness, digestion, respiration, skin tone, joint health, heart health, everything health. Everything about our being responds best […]

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