Sole to Sole

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Massage

This week, I was working on a first-time client in San Rafael who had contacted me for a deep tissue massage. When I got to the part of the massage where I climb on the table and stand on the soles of a client’s feet, he was delighted and said, “No one has ever done that to me before.” 

Ezekiel O'BrienSole to Sole

Daily Practice

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life

On my recent outcall massage and bodywork visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I asked a client during a pre-session intake interview about his exercise habits. He said, “I do lots of yoga.” Intrigued, as I love to practice yoga, I asked him, “what type?” “There is a lady who teaches at the clubhouse and she instructs in Hatha, Vinyasa

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Not Just Another Morning Walk for Coffee

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life

Just before Thanksgiving 2019, I was walking with my wife to get a morning coffee at Cafenated – a café in North Berkeley – when I was hit with an insatiable desire for electrolytes. Not a preference I normally have, but my desire had a word and I asked my wife to go into the store while I rested.

Ezekiel O'BrienNot Just Another Morning Walk for Coffee

Come On In, the Water’s Fine

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Travel

When I was offering massage in Tucson, Arizona in the early 2000’s, a client who knew of my love of hiking gifted me a copy of Scott Warren’s 100 Classic Hikes in Arizona. It is a lush, coffee-table-quality, hiking

Ezekiel O'BrienCome On In, the Water’s Fine

This Land is Your Land…

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Travel

When I embark on my May Deep Esalen™ Massage tour, I spend most nights camping in the back of my 2014 Red Chevy Silverado. Keeping costs down gives me the opportunity to hike, hot spring, and catch up with old friends and clients for an entire month.

Ezekiel O'BrienThis Land is Your Land…

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