Your local massage therapist

I am an independent massage practitioner, NOT a spa.

I don’t do facials or skin exfoliating treatments etc.

If you have muscle pain, stiffness or soreness you have come to the right place.
I practice both proven, classical massage techniques and myofascial bodywork techniques.

I do my best to keep current on medical research to both balance and inform my 19 years of experience. I have a deep drive to expand my understanding and thoughts on how best practice and learn new perspectives on ways to bring make others feel more at ease in their bodies.

You won’t find me doing voodoo or waving healing crystals, but some people swear my massage works like magic.
Massage and bodywork is what I do for a living (to pay the electric bill, mortgage, buy groceries). Although this small business will not make me rich, I can wake up each day and affirm “I am rich”. I am rich because the people in my life are a treasure and pleasure to serve.
I am a male massage therapist. It is estimated 80% of massage therapists in the Untied States are female; get this, a century ago it was just the opposite. Nonetheless, I am not creepy. The massage therapy I practice consists of non-sexual, safe touch; it involves safely and respectfully working with people. Excellent customer service has little to do with gender. My practice is built upon professional communication and trustworthiness.
Consistently providing great massage and bodywork and the joys managing a small business is quite physically and mentally demanding. Therefore, I am committed to taking the best care of myself. That means, treating my body as a temple. I live a health focused lifestyle, so that I can daily deliver the best care to my clients decades to come.

Safe recreation, exercise and nutritious eating and sleep remain the best health investment a person can make.


Thank you for supporting me, your local massage and bodywork therapist.

In Massage Therapy and a Healthier World,
James Fritschle



Trigger Points, what they are and how to be rid of them.

1) What are “Trigger Points”?? In short, they are painful areas found in tight muscle bands. 2) How does one take care of Trigger Points? They can be massaged by a skilled therapist and also self-treatment is highly recommended. For further information, check out this well done video by http://www.triggerpointcentral.com

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2013 Labor Reports for Massage Therapy in the U.S.



Check out these interesting stats and interactive U.S. maps at the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.gov website.

The job description of massage therapists, according to BLS:

“Massage therapists perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. (Massage therapist) May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.”

The National poverty line is at $32k, and the northwest Florida average is roughly 41k. Comparatively speaking, massage therapists in the Pensacola, FL area can make a surprisingly ok wage. Although higher density and more affluent population areas in the states showed higher wages, I speculate the cost of living in these areas are relatively higher to boot.

Coincidentally, the Studer Institute , Sunday morning released the Pensacola Metro Report. This local initiative group does an annual analysis on the local economy, community, government and education compiled from local and national data. “We can’t improve on what we do not measure.”

Seeing these maps, I anticipate a bright future for massage therapy. As more and more consumers experience professional massage and find it to be a safe and low-cost intervention for muscular and joint pain, the demand for massage therapy will continue to rise.


One of the things I love about massage.


Receiving a massage can help a person stay in tune with their body. We can be clinching muscles, holding them tense and harboring soreness and not even know it or really be mindful of how we feel in our bodies. When we know where we are tight, then we know where we need to stretch and let loose. When we are mindful to our bodies, better caretakers of ourselves we can be. Know thyself, and to thine self be true.