Certified KMI Structural Integrator
Master of Acupuncture from MUIH
Trained in ROLF MOVEMENT®
Advanced John Barnes Myofascial Release Practitioner
Mattes Method Active Isolated Stretching Practitioner
NC Licensed Massage Therapist #01053
MD Licensed Massage Therapist #M05495 
MD Licensed Acupuncturist  #U02362
NC Licensed Registered Nurse
Former Special Forces Medic and Medic Instructor
Former Nationally Registered EMT-Paramedic 
The body is a hologram. Every issue - Mind - Body - Spirit - is linked on every level. It is always useful to work with the body. It is the densest part of the field, and cannot be left out if changes are to be lasting or permanent.
 

After nurturing a childhood dream of attending massage school, Richard attended a weeklong massage intensive in 1997 while he was still in the Special Forces. Little did he realize that one week would lead to a career change. Three years later he left active duty to attend the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, FL in 2000. Since then, helping people to heal through bodywork has been his primary passion.

Richard has practiced Structural Integration since 2003 and therapeutic bodywork since 1997, working with clients who seek to facilitate life changes, improve posture and movement, and eliminate chronic pain. He has trained in Structural Integration, Myofascial Release, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Active Isolated Stretching and Strengthening, Somatic Experiencing, and movement-based integration. He is a graduate of Maryland University of Integrative Health Master of Acupuncture program. He is Licensed in Massage and Bodywork in MD and NC, and Licensed in Acupuncture in MD.

Richard has experience extensive training Special Forces, CrossFit enthusiasts, and other elite athletes self-care techniques and helping them return to training. He works with amateur and weekend athletes to help them stay out of pain and get the most from their game. He has trained yoga and pilates instructors and students in how to see structurally and use structural strategies in their practice. He has worked with MDs, PTs, and OTs to help their patients who are in chronic pain. He loves to help people from all walks of life to more fully realize their wellbeing through touch, movement, acupuncture, and enhancing body awareness and perception.

Richard is particularly interested in using multiple approaches in helping clients to change their structure and experience their life in a more grounded way. Finding ground and being grounded is an enfleshed experience requiring commitment and daily practice, and helps in cultivating a more heart-centered life. He attends ongoing training with Bob Duggan and Dianne Connelly at WisdomWell, Jonathan Goldman in his Gift of the Body training, and continually studies complementary approaches to healing.

Richard enjoys every opportunity to share his passion for a body-centered approach to spiritual development, healing, injury prevention and treatment, and rehabilitation and recovery.

Richard started DeepRoots Myofascial Bodywork with the purpose of offering bodywork that affects the foundation of the individual; hence the name "DeepRoots." Richard believes that educating the client about their body and promoting self-awareness is just as important as the bodywork itself.

Courses attended:
  • Trauma Releasing Exercises Module II (2016) Maria Alfaro
  • Trauma Releasing Exercises Module I (2016) Maria Alfaro
  • Trauma Releasing Exercises Module I (2015) David Berceli
  • Gift of The Body Healer Training (2014) Jonathan Goldman
  • Core Zero Balancing II (2013) Larry Adams and Giovanni Pescutto
  • Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (2013) Aaron Mattes
  • Somatic Experiencing: Emotions and Memory (2012) Peter Levine
  • Love and Lineage (2012) Steven Hoskinson 
  • Core Zero Balancing I (2012) Larry Adams
  • Redefining Health (2011) Tai Sophia Institute
  • Phase II (2012) Steven Hoskinson
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginner III (Assistant) (2011) Steven Hoskinson
  • Advanced Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (2011) Aaron Mattes
  • Touch Skills Training for SE Therapists Module IV (2011) Kathy Kain 
  • Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (2011) Aaron Mattes
  • Touch Skills Training for SE Therapists Module III (2011) Kathy Kain 
  • Redefining Health (2011) Tai Sophia Institute
  • Touch Skills Training for SE Therapists Module II (2011) Kathy Kain
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginner II (Assistant) (2011) Steven Hoskinson
  • Active Isolated Stretching & Strengthening (2011) Aaron Mattes
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginner I (Assistant) (2011) Steven Hoskinson
  • Touch Skills Training for SE Therapists Module I (2011) Kathy Kain 
  • Redefining Health (2011) Tai Sophia Institute
  • The First 30 Seconds and Holographic Blue (2011) Steven Hoskinson
  • Somatic Experiencing Advanced II (2010) Steven Hoskinson and Kathy Kain
  • Redefining Health (2010) Tai Sophia Institute
  • Structural Integration 3-Series Work (2010) Larry Phipps
  • Somatic Experiencing Advanced I (2010) Steven Hoskinson
  • Portals of Perception Bodywork (2010) Hubert Godard and Susan Harper
  • Guild for Structural Integration 3-Day Continuing Education Workshop (2010) Neal Powers
  • Somatic Experiencing Intermediate III (2010) Steven Hoskinson
  • Sensations and Em'Oceans II (2010) Susan Harper
  • Somatic Experiencing Intermediate II (2010) Steven Hoskinson
  • Somatic Experiencing Intermediate I (2009) Steven Hoskinson
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginner III (2009) Steven Hoskinson
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginner II (2009) Steven Hoskinson
  • Portals of Perception Bodywork (2009) Hubert Godard and Susan Harper 
  • Sensations and Em'Oceans I (2009) Susan Harper
  • Somatic Experiencing Beginner I (2009) Steven Hoskinson
  • Rolf Movement Certification (2008) Monica Caspari
  • Perceptual Depths Retreat (2008) Susan Harper, Kevin Frank, Caryn McHose 
  • Portals of Perception I & II (2008) Hubert Godard and Susan Harper 
  • Embodying Tonic Function - Perceptual and Coordinative Skills that Integrate Structure (2007) Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose 
  • Cranial II (2008) Hugh Milne
  • Cranial I (2008) Hugh Milne
  • Kinesis Myofascial Integration (Assistant Instructor 2007-2008) Tom Myers
  • Visceral Manipulation I (2007) Upledger Institute
  • Rossiter System Unit II (2007) Richard Rossiter 
  • Rossiter System Unit I (2007) Richard Rossiter 
  • Portals of Perception I & II (2007) Hubert Godard and Susan Harper
  • Tuscany Summer Cranial Intensive (2007) Hugh Milne
  • Cranial IV (2007) Hugh Milne
  • Cranial III (2007) Hugh Milne
  • Embryology (2006) Konrad Obermeier
  • Guild for Structural Integration 3-Day Continuing Education Workshop (2006) Neal Powers
  • Anatomy Trains Teacher Training (2006) Tom Myers
  • Embodying Tonic Function - Perceptual and Coordinative Skills that Integrate Structure (2006) Kevin Frank and Caryn McHose
  • Pediatric Cranio-Sacral Therapy (2006) Upledger Institute
  • Rossiter System Unit I (2006) Richard Rossiter
  • Embryology (2006) Konrad Obermeier
  • Core Zero Balancing II (2005) Bob Brown 
  • Kinesis Myofascial Integration (2006) Thomas Myers
  • Somato-Emotional Release (2006) Suzanne Scurlock-Durana
  • Visceral Manipulation II (2005) Christoph Sommer and Pilar Martin
  • Core Zero Balancing I (2005) Fritz Smith
  • Cranial III (2005) Hugh Milne
  • Cranial II (2005) Hugh Milne
  • Cranial I (2005) Hugh Milne
  • Cranial Anatomy (2005) Giorgia Milne
  • UI Cranio-Sacral Therapy II (2005) Cheryl McGavin
  • UI Cranio-Sacral Therapy I (2004) Fred Stahlman
  • Pediatric Myofascial Release (2004) Anna
  • Myofascial Release III (2004) John Barnes
  • Subtle Energy Seminar (2004) Peggy Fuhs
  • Visceral Manipulation (2004) Christoph Sommer and Thomas Myers
  • Advanced Unwinding (2004) John Barnes
  • Myofascial Rebounding (2004) John Barnes
  • Brain Gym for Children with Special Needs (2004) Cecelia Koester
  • Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release (2004 Repeat) John Barnes
  • Myofascial Release I (Assistant Instructor 2003) John Barnes
  • Cervical-Thoracic Myofascial Release (2003) John Barnes
  • Fascial-Pelvis Myofascial Release (2003) John Barnes
  • Kinesis Myofascial Integration (2003) Thomas Myers
  • Myofascial Release II (2003) John Barnes
  • Myofascial Unwinding (2003) John Barnes
  • Advanced Connective Tissue Therapy Session I (2003) FSM
  • Advanced Connective Tissue Therapy (2002) FSM
  • Structural Strategies (2002) Thomas Myers
  • Anatomy Trains (2002) Thomas Myers
  • Myofascial Release I (2002) John Barnes
  • Shiatsu Therapy (2000) FSM
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Injuries (2000) FSM
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Knee Injuries (2000) FSM
  • Sports Therapy Certification Program (2000) FSM
  • Basic Massage and Hydrotherapy Program (2000) Florida School of Massage
  • Healing Touch Level IV (IIIa) (1999)
  • Healing Touch Level III (IIb) (1998, 2004)
  • Healing Touch Level II (IIa) (1998, 2003)
  • Healing Touch Level I (1997)
  • Usui Reiki Master Course (1997)

Formal Education:

Tai Sophia Institute: Graduate of Master of Acupuncture Program 

Rose Hulman: Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Excelsior College: Associates Degree in Nursing

 

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