Hi, I'm Wil Herr, a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and National Board and California Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). While CMTs must have a minimum of 500 hours of training, as an HHP, I have 1,000+ hours.
My California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) certification assures that I am a reputable professional. My fingerprints and identification are on file and have been checked with state and federal agencies assuring that I provide highly professional and honorable services, deserving of your trust. My National Board Certification (NCBTMB) means that I have demonstrated mastery of skills and knowledge by passing a rigorous exam, uphold Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics, and take part in continued education to assure that I remain at the top of my profession.
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I design an optimum process to support your needs and objectives by first and always listening deeply to your words and energy. I blend a diverse range of modalities to create a process that meshes with you; your body, mind and soul. My foundation for this process is a deep experiential framework which by its very nature yields an organic evolving process that is at one with you. Before starting my private practice in my hometown of Solana Beach, I worked at the Chopra Center as a Healing Arts Master performing Ayurvedic treatments and Cal-a-vie, one of the ultimate health focused destination spas in the world. I am also currently working at the 5 Diamond Lodge at Torrey Pines, a short and beautiful drive down the coast highway from home.
I completed the Massage Therapist Program at the International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego, California. Massage and Bodywork is entering a golden age and the evolution of insight into the value of the work and the modalities themselves, like so many facets of our world, are evolving rapidly, so I continue to take advanced classes. IPSB is one of the original massage schools in the nation, with an esteemed staff, many of whom have developed some of the leading modalities of today. IPSB is known for developing psychologically sensitive bodyworkers and this is how I approach the work.
Before I launched into my first career as a researcher and then Electronics and Systems Engineer, I had some great experiences in group therapy and bodywork that simmered deep in my soul as I experienced many exciting challenges in diving physiology, manned underwater systems, underwater robotics and laser mapping (see my engineering company's website to explore my tech roots: www.phnx-sci.com and this project pictorial to see the things I've built. It was with profound joy that I have had the resources and opportunity to loop back on myself and develop a second career in Bodywork. My BS degree in Biology from Drexel University and my MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of New Hampshire have given me a solid foundation for the physiology, pathology and anatomy training that was central to the IPSB Program. Ongoing learning and reading of the expanding body of research literature in Bodywork is integral to my ever expanding growth. The range of positions I held from Engineering and Program Management to Company Founder and President have prepared me for leading a professional practice with solid interpersonal connections. You may download my Bodywork Resume.
I am a father of two children, a son and a daughter, and cherish all the experiences and growth opportunities that I was blessed with through them. I have always been physically active. Running was my core fitness foundation, but more recently I incorporated Cycling, Yoga (hot and restorative), Tai Chi, Chi Gong and Active Isolated Stretching to support my own body. Mindfulness and other forms of meditation and spiritual growth are at the heart of my life these days. I love my connection to nature and over the years have enjoyed extensive adventures in Scuba, Free Breathhold Diving, Sailing, Kayaking, and Backpacking.