My name is James Armour, and I am a nationally Board certified (BCETMB) and California State certified (CAMTC) massage therapist in San Diego.  I have been a professional massage therapist since 1999, and during that time I have worked with high-end spas, health clinics, professional and Olympic sports teams, and clients in my private practice.  I have helped them all recover from injuries, maximize their athletic performance and recovery time, reduce stress and improve immune function, and bring balance to my clients' physical and energetic body systems.

I have studied and incorporate elements of many different modalities, ranging from Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), sports massage, ELDOA, Craniosacral Therapy (CST), pressure point and trigger point therapy, assisted stretch therapy, pregnancy and prenatal massage, deep tissue/structural and myofascial bodywork, and Swedish/effleurage techniques.  I also went through and utilize many of the things I learned during my Active Release Techniques (ART) classes for the full body, but I did not renew my certification this year and am not currently a licensed ART provider.

Here are a few of the issues I have helped my clients overcome:

- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
- Muscle aches and fatigue
- Scar tissue/muscle adhesions
- Frozen shoulder
- General postural distortions
- Temporomandibular Joint disorders (TMJ)
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- Persistent headaches
- Plantar fascitis
- Knee Pain and tight IT bands
- Sciatica
- Fibromyalgia
- Trigger finger/toe
- Tennis/Golf elbow
- Acute stress
- Chronic joint and muscular pain
- Nerve Entrapment

 

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Credentials and Education History:
- (2017) Upledger Institute SomatoEmotional Release 1
- (2017) ELDOA Level One
- (2017) Upledger Institute Craniosacral 1
- (2017) Upledger Institute Craniosacral 2
- (2016) Active Release Techniques (ART) Upper Extremities
- (2016) Biodynamic Cranial Touch (BCT) Initiatory (with Giorgia Milne)
- (2015) Active Release Techniques (ART) Spine
- (2014) Active Release Techniques (ART) Lower Extremities
- (2013) National Massage Therapy Board Certification (BCTMB #432509-00)
- (2012) Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) Specialization IPSB
- (2009) State of California Massage Certification (CAMTC #1160)
- (2006) National Massage Therapy Certification (NCBTMB #432509-00)
- (2006) San Diego HHP license
-(2002) Craniosacral Therapy Level 1 and 2 (IPSB)
- (2000) Massage License San Diego, CA

 

Activities and Affiliations:

- (2013-2017) Massage Therapist for the US Rugby 7's Mens and Womens Teams at the Olympic Training Center
- (2013,2014) Massage Therapist for San Diego Chargers Training Camp
- (2004-2014) Member of the San Diego Track Club
- (2011-2013) Massage Therapist Volunteer for San Diego Hospice
- Lifetime member of the United States Judo Association