I have been in the health and fitness field for over 20 years. What started as a love of exercise has evolved into a quest for overall well-being for myself and others.
I have always maintained an active lifestyle and participated in a variety of sports. As a result, I have had numerous injuries. This has led me to expand my knowledge of the human body and the different modalities to facilitate the healing process
For example, I had been teaching kickboxing and personal fitness when I herniated a disc in my neck. I saw my doctor, did physical therapy and took anti-inflammatories by the handful, but nothing worked. A good friend encouraged me to try yoga. Within a few weeks, I was pain free for the first time in over a year. I immediately signed up for teacher training so I could learn more and share the knowledge with others. That was over 10 years ago and my practice continues to serve me.
In October 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I spent the next year having surgeries, chemotherapy and radiation. People around me were surprised at how healthy and happy I remained throughout my treatment. I know that yoga helped reduce both my physical and emotional side effects.
I turned to massage to help alleviate some of the residual pain from the cancer treatments. A physician friend recommended I go to Cliff Wong. Cliff recognized my interest in optimizing the health of myself and others and began mentoring me. He is teaching me various innovative methods of body work, including fire cupping and fascial release using the Rapid Release machine. I feel confident in my unique ability to help others because of this background and continuous education. And I’m excited for the future!
Cliff Wong has been a massage therapist for over 35 years. His original intent in studying bodywork was to improve his karate skills. If muscular skeletal restrictions (limited range of motion, trigger points and knots, body misalignment, and pain) were minimized or eliminated, then karate techniques would be much more efficient and powerful. He soon realized that this same philosophy could be applied to bodywork, and that by restoring a client’s equilibrium, the body has the ability to heal itself! Cliff is dedicated to seeing his clients improve through treatment. His favorite question is “Are you getting better?” and he is delighted when his clients no longer need his services!
Cliff’s bodywork expertise includes: the Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities of cupping (vacuum and fire) and Gua Sha (scraping), clinical, deep tissue and sports massage, and trigger point and myofascial release. He successfully treats a variety of muscular skeletal injuries, including: repetitive motion, carpal tunnel, lower back pain, sciatica, frozen shoulder, and tension headaches. Computer related injuries is his specialty.
Cliff received his massage certification at the American Institute of Massage Therapy (Newport Beach) with Dr. Myk Hungerford, the “Mother of American Sports Massage” and author of “Beyond Sports Medicine.” He also trained with Dr. Yuanchun Jane Huang, the leading doctor for the Chinese Track and Olympic Team. He is an active member of the ABMP Massage Association.
Cliff currently works at BlueWave Medicine in Palo Alto, Chinese Medicine Works San Francisco and Massage Envy in Sausalito. Cliff is also a consultant with Rapid Release in Irvine producing training manuals, instructional videos and demonstrations.
What is Rapid Release
Rapid Release is a revolutionary machine that uses wave technology to break up tight muscles and fascia. In laymen’s terms, it’s like a deep tissue massage, only much more effective and pain free.
After years of study and work in the field of health and wellness, we stumbled across this brilliant machine and saw a void that needed to be filled. The instructional videos on our website explain how best to use RR. Come back often to learn new ways to improve your health with Rapid Release – the possibilities are endless!