Greg Dickert has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2009 and previously was a Registered Nurse until that time. He received his training at the Blue Sky School of Professional Massage & Therapeutic Bodywork, after completing the 824 hour Therapeutic/Medical Track. This included coursework and training in the CST – hands on class, CAPP – anatomy, physiology and pathology, MSAK – musculoskeletal anatomy and kinesiology, Ethics – personal and professional conduct as a massage therapist, as well as Yoga, Tai Chi, Stress Studies, and Business Mastery. Greg also graduated from the Gateway Technical College nursing program in 1991. He has 10 years of experience as an oncology surgical consultant for sentinel lymph node localization. He brings an in-depth understanding of anatomy and physiology to the massage therapy.
Greg has achieved numerous certifications and specializes in the various modalities of massage therapy including: lymphatic massage, neuromuscular massage, trigger point release, oncology massage, and relaxation massage.
Greg is originally from Racine, Wisconsin and currently lives in Suring, Wisconsin along the North Branch of the Oconto River.
The philosophy that Greg brings to the therapy sessions is one of humility. The goal, ultimate aim, and focus of the sessions is achieve/maintain Function and Comfort – to whatever degree the client has as a goal.
The approach is also one of concern for the total body and the total healing. A blending of western and eastern philosophies. Utilizing manipulation of muscle and tissue, as well as channeling of energy, "Chi", the use of acupressure, and essential oils are all employed.
What is behind the name Riverfire?
The name Riverfire Massage Therapy has its origins in in the eastern teachings of energy and soul, and of having a river of fire running through the body. If refers to the hot energy of the fire and the cold energy from the river. Again it is an acknowledgement of the blending of energy and of Eastern and Western philosophies and practices.