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 practicing professionally since 1999, and during that time I have worked with high-end spas, health clinics, professional and Olympic sports teams, as well as clients of all types.  My work focuses on injury rehabilitation, maximizing athletic performance and recovery times, reducing stress and improving immune function, and bringing 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 have also gone through the full body Active Release Techniques (ART) training.

Here are a few of the issues I have worked with:

- 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)
- 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:
- (2018) (CST) Upledger Institute SomatoEmotional Release Technique: Inner Physician (SERTIP)
- (2018) (CST) Upledger Institute SomatoEmotional Release 2 SER2)
- (2018) (TTN) Treating Trapped Nerves (Erik Dalton)
- (2017) (CST) Upledger Institute SomatoEmotional Release 1 (SER1)
- (2017) ELDOA Level One
- (2017) (CST) Upledger Institute Craniosacral 2 (CS2)
- (2017) (CST) Upledger Institute Craniosacral 1 (CS1)
- (2016) (ART) Active Release Techniques Upper Extremities
- (2016) (CST) Biodynamic Cranial Touch (with Giorgia Milne)
- (2015) (ART) Active Release Techniques Spine
- (2014) (ART) Active Release Techniques Lower Extremities
- (2013) (BCTMB #432509-00) National Massage Therapy Board Certification (Previously National Massage Therapy Certification)
- (2012) (NMT) Neuromuscular Therapy Specialization (IPSB)
- (2009) (CAMTC #1160) State of California Massage Certification
- (2006) San Diego HHP license
-(2002) (CST) 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