Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
Restricted Range of Motion
Sports / Personal Injury
Postural Assessment & Correction
Trigger Point Therapy
Muscle Energy Technique
Manual Lymph Drainage
Dr. Eli Becker, Doctor of Naprapathy
An expert level manual Massage Therapist highly sought after by patients of Mountain Spirit for years, Eli has now completed his Naprapathic studies to become a fully licensed Doctor of Naprapathy.
Derived from the fields of Osteopathy and Chiropractic medicine, Naprapathic Medicine is a holistic approach to wellness that focuses on connective tissue disorders. Damaged connective tissue, including muscles, tendons and ligaments, can cause pain to slowly build and spread throughout the body. The results can be chronic migraines, carpal tunnel, TMJ and a host of other conditions. As a Naprapath, Eli provides deep tissue manual manipulation, stretching techniques, neurological and orthopedic practices. Together these services can relieve the root symptoms of connective tissue problems, restoring blood flow and nerve functioning.
Eli's sessions are safe for everyone, young and old, and are always a blend of many different modalities customized to the clients' specific needs and desires. Frequently, his Naprapathic treatments are "Thai style", which means the client will be wearing loose fitting clothing, and the treatment will be more active than a normal Swedish massage, incorporating movement and stretching combined with elements of deep tissue and structural alignment. Unlike most Naprapaths who offer just 30 minute sessions, Eli’s appointments are 45 minutes in length. This provides an excellent opportunity to get at the root of a physical issue, and offer targeted work for correction to help achieve patient’s physical wellnes goals.
Eli sees the body as an interconnected web, with every part effecting the whole. He is fascinated with the healing potential of the human body, and dedicated to helping his clients find the most efficient and effective ways to harness that innate power and unlock their highest potential.
Eli became interested in the healing arts after a trip to India to study yoga, Ayurvedic medicine and meditation in 2009. Upon return to the States, he graduated from an 850 hour massage program in Colorado, and since then, has continuously furthered his massage training in a variety of modalities. While he was within his program of studies at the Southwest University of Naprapathic Medicine, he received extensive training in biodynamics, anatomy and postural assessment.
"Stagnation in the body leads to dysfunction; by creating openness and movement in the those stagnant tissues, the body will heal itself and the disfunction will go away. This also requires real motivation to heal. It can be difficult to change our bodies and our habit patterns, but it is always possible. Receiving bodywork can be a path toward personal growth and evolution." - Eli Becker