Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Pre- and Post-Natal (Pregnancy) Massage
Chronic and Acute Pain Relief
Neck and Shoulder Tension Relief
Low Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Motor Vehicle and Personal Injuries
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Eric Salcido, Licensed Massage Therapist
An active Massage Therapist for almost a decade, Eric Salcido is a highly skilled practitioner of Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Pre/Post-Natal (Pregnancy) Massage and Traditional Thai Massage. His bodywork is meditative and intuitive with a style that incorporates a range of modalities to deliver a consistently “Whole Body” experience. Eric has worked in several spas and has experience performing treatments such as Swedish, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy and Deep Muscle Hydrotherapy Massage. Even in his spa work, Eric’s treatments have always focused on maximizing therapeutic value by customizing each session to thoroughly address each client’s stated concerns. Beginning in early 2017, he started work at another Holistic Wellness Center practicing Medical Massage with a focus on treating chronic pain and muscular tension.
With his breadth of modalities, extensive training and depth of medical massage experience, Eric’s work will feel right at home to those familiar with Mountain Spirit Providers. His unique technique always incorporates compression and passive stretching that often helps Patients feel like their height has grown by an inch. His treatments address the Whole Body by integrating work on multiple fascial regions. Even while doing area-specific work, Eric simultaneously incorporates neighboring and related musculoskeletal structures throughout the body. It is this steadfast dedication to Whole Body Integration that has inspired Eric to join the incredible practitioners at Mountain Spirit Integrative Medicine, known to many locals and visitors alike as among the Best Massage in Santa Fe.
Eric’s schedule here at Mountain Spirit includes weekend appointments on both Saturdays and Sundays, and even includes weekday evening appointments to soothe tension and stress from a busy work day. To experience Eric’s work for yourself, call our clinic anytime at (505) 988-2449 to schedule a treatment.
Eric was first drawn to the notion of becoming a Massage Therapist in 1987 while a freshman in college. Late night study sessions invariably brought out complaints of aching necks and tight, throbbing shoulders. Eric was always happy to “lend a hand” to the cause of improving the experience of first year students by offering shoulder/neck and back rubs to his classmates. On numerous occasions, fellow students commented, “Wow, you are really great at this. You should become a masseuse!” Usually, he was too polite to correct them by pointing out in fact he would actually be a masseur.
It was at the beginning of 2009 that Eric had his epiphany to embark on his career in bodywork. After two decades of working in the building trades since graduating from college, Eric had outgrown that field. While working up on a roof one wintery day in Taos, Eric received a phone call from a friend in distress. She was going to massage school and was stressed out because she couldn’t afford to buy the text books that she needed. Eric’s natural empathy and compassion were piqued and he offered to give her the money for her books. It was at this moment that he realized, ‘If I can afford to help a friend go to massage school, then I can do that for myself.’ The moment and inspiration for his career in bodywork had arrived, and he promptly enrolled. After hundreds of hours studying and practicing, Eric finished the Integrative Massage Program in the Department of Holistic Health Studies at UNM-Taos in 2010.