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.

Move Well. Be Well. Live Well. 
James Fritschle

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.


Update from April Flooding

As many of you know, my office space downtown had about three feet of flash flood water damage early morning Wednesday morning April 30. My office mates and I  were fortunate to get into the office that same morning after the waters quickly receded to quickly begin the clean up. As of last week, the building has been gutted of the damaged  carpet, drywall, and insulation and allowed to dry for several weeks before drywall and painting has begun. There has been a back order on certain building materials locally, but we expected to be moving back in this coming weekend after six weeks of being displaced. In the interim I have been doing home and office visits for my long time clients.

Thank you to everyone for your gracious support. My heart goes out to everyone who has had flood damage to their homes here in the Pensacola area. I am also so very fortunate to share an office space with two inspiring massage therapists, Dawn Yarborough and Susie Hastings. Both these ladies know how to roll up their sleeves, take life as it comes and meet it with resilience. After we get settled back in,  I hope we can do a open house or grand reopening celebration.

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