About Roy Strassman

Roy is a senior practitioner trained directly by founder, Joseph Heller. He has been in practice for over thirty years, working independently as well as in medical and chiropractic offices. Prior to his Hellerwork training he trained in therapeutic massage, and has since taken various advanced bodywork trainings, including Cranial Sacral Technique and Reiki to improve his skill.

Over the course of his practice, Roy has worked with a wide range of clients from different walks of life and age groups – including doctors and other health professionals, athletes, musicians and other artists – and has successfully alleviated a broad range of conditions including acute and chronic pain, sports injuries, and even emotional traumas.

Professional Education

  • Gunver Ingeborg School of Massage graduate, Berkeley, California, 1976.
  • Body of Knowledge, Inc., Mill Valley, California, Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, 1980.
  • Body of Knowledge, Inc., Mt. Shasta, California, Hellerwork Advanced Practitioner Certification, 1983.
  • Reiki Training, level 1 certification, Los Angeles, California, 1985.
  • Five-element Plant Spirit Medicine practitioner, Santa Barbara, California, 1987.
  • Upledger Institute, Miami, Florida (trained in San Francisco); Cranial Sacral Technique level 1(CST1), 1992, 2016.
  • Yuen Method of Chinese Energetic Medicine, Los Angeles: Intern and practitioner – currently pending certification by Dr. Kam Yuen, D.C., aerospace engineer and Shaolin Martial Arts Grandmaster, 2009.
  • Numerous ongoing Hellerwork and other Continuing Education Workshops and interrelated healing modalities trainings, 1980-present.

Professional History

  • Certified Hellerwork Practitioner, 1980-present —having worked in numerous medical and chiropractic offices, and maintaining a private practice, including:
    • Rob Krakowitz, MD, Marina Del Rey, California, 1982-1983.
    • Debra Yerman, D.C., Los Angeles, California, 1983-1984.
    • Larry Eckstein MD, Health Integration Center, Los Angeles, California, 1985-1986.
    • Art Karno, D.C., Los Angeles, California, 1987-1988.
    • Jeffery Kauffman MD, Sacramento, California, 1989-1995.
    • Institute of Structure Medicine, Seattle, Washington, 2000.
    • Jeffery Kauffman MD and Lee Kauffman D.C., Sacramento, California, 2001-2008.
    • Kari Figone, D.C.; Absolute Chiropractic, Alamo, California, 2006-present.
  • Yuen Method Chinese Energetics: Intern and Practitioner, 2006-present.
  • Hellerwork Foundation Teaching Assistant and Body Mechanics Facilitator for Hellerwork Student Trainings, Parts 1&2, Mt. Shasta, California, 2007-2008.

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