Loren Stiteler grew fascinated with Alternative Medicine at an early age through his father’s healing practice of traditional oriental medicine. Don’t let his young age fool you as he is years older in spirit with a wealth of knowledge on the science of the body.
“My father is an Acupuncturist and has been working with Oriental Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, and Homeopathy for over 30 years. I grew up around eastern medicine and, to me, it’s something that’s very normal,” said Loren.
Loren's father is Dr. Stephen Stiteler -- a State Licensed Acupuncturist (L. Ac.)
Loren studied Philosophy at Humbolt State University. Thereafter, he trained at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in 2009 and is certified in Massage Therapy. His skill is like no other. He uses many techniques, but my favorite is Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. I love that he makes house calls because I can continue to enjoy my relaxation after my massage, instead of having to drive home.
Before the massage, Loren will ask questions about your discomfort so he can determine the proper modalities to use. During the massage, you can disrobe entirely or leave your underwear on if you’re more comfortable that way. He will ensure that the only part of the body that is uncovered is the body part that is being massaged. You will lay on his massage table underneath the sheets. From then on, he begins using a massage oil and starts his healing.
Loren will explain what's going on with the body so clients understand how he’s relieving pain. He uses fantastic gliding strokes and stretches the muscles with care.
I have fibromyalgia and I experience daily chronic pain. For weeks, I had a stiff neck that would not loosen until I had a few sessions with him. I felt a healing energy connection that I’ve never experienced because he wants to help people feel better.
Loren will find the pockets of tight muscles I wasn't even aware that need care. Soon my troubles begin to fade away and my mental clarity is improved. My overused muscles are relaxed with increased circulation and a glow in my skin. My spasms and cramping are gone and I have increased joint flexibility. Loren is helpful in explaining why the stiffness was caused and advised me what I can do to prevent the injury again.
Fibromyalgia patients are sensitive to the touch and he was wonderful in alleviating my pain resulting in better range of motion.
“I was trained to heal the body, not to cause it brutal pain by digging into the muscles. Deep tissue massage is helpful without being forceful and painful. The muscle fibers can be overworked and lead to scarring and damaging to the tissue which could actually do more harm than good,” said Loren.
Another client couldn’t believe how wonderful he felt after a session with Loren.
“I’ve never felt like this before! It’s like a transcendental feeling! I feel more balanced and alive, yet tranquil! My normal state is to be tense!”
The young massage therapist is excellent at his job and it will help him be a superior health practioneer. He’s attending Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine--a school of Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles. The school specializes in acupuncture and herbal medicine, preparing students for a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine degree. It is most well-known for its Qi (Chi) Development Program, which is integrated into the core curriculum. The university's clinic is the largest of its kind in Los Angeles and offers care to the community.
Many people associate massage with pampring, but there are great benefits to improve wellness.
- Reduce pain and improve range of motion
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin
- Increase joint flexibility
- Lessen depression and anxiety
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling
- Reduce spasms and cramping
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
- Relieve migraine pain
- Ease medication dependence
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
Loren is a fascinating, intelligent individual with a peaceful aura. He practices Qi Gong, Tai chi, Yoga and Chan meditation. He’s teaching me Qi Gong movements which is an age-old practice that entails coordinating slow movements with breathing to cultivate the flow of energy, or qi. I appreciate his kindness and passion for helping people. Clients will feel at ease in his professional care.
“I enjoy the physical connection with my clients. I want them to feel well from my massage and have a healthy life,”said Loren.
You can contact Loren to make an appointment at 818.371.0123 or send a message on Facebook. Tell him LA Splash sent you.
Published on Apr 19, 2011