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Zach_lgZachary P. Hoover

LMT, Owner

515.202.2585

zach@thefamilytreedm.com


 Specializing In Myofacial Release Therapy For:

  • Chronic and acute pain relief
  • Injury, trauma, and surgical recovery
  • Dynamic self care and healing
  • Pediatric care
  • Prenatal and postnatal care and recovery

Hours of availability: Mon. 1:30-7, Tues. 9-3, Wed. 3-7, Thurs. 9-3, Fri.9-3
Session times and Pricing: 45min/$70, 60min/$85, 75min/$100, 90min/$115

I have been practicing massage since 2002 and have developed a approach that incorporates Myofascial Release techniques with a variety of different massage styles. This approach focuses on connective tissue(fascia) and its relationship to the muscles(myo) and all other systems of the body. The benefit of this approach is that it works on an very deep level in a very subtle way, helping to increase range of motion and mobility and greatly improve quality of life.

Most of my work with clients has been focused on chronic pain relief and pain management as well as injury recovery--primarily through the integration of Myofascial release techniques and therapeutic massage. I have seen tremendous results with my clients, many of whom have transitioned from severe pain to mild or no pain. I enjoy the challenge massage provides, but even more so the results. I like to incorporate problem solving, looking for the cause of the problem rather than just treating symptoms, in order to achieve results both on and off the massage table. Results that last. 

I love what I do and look forward to sharing this passion with you.
 
In addition to practicing massage, I had the wonderful experience and opportunity to teach and instruct other students at The College of Massage and Healing Arts Center, here in Des Moines,  the school I attended. I have also had the privilege to assist other instructors in Continuing Education classes covering a variety of advanced techniques.This combined experience has proven to be invaluable as it has challenged me to expand my base of knowledge and understanding as a way transform the principles and theory of massage and bodywork into to something that is progressive and uniquely me. This challenge has continued to inspire and motivate me to improve my skills as no two clients are ever the same.

I am very happily married and have been blessed with three wonderful children. It is because of them The Family Tree came into creation, as my wife and I sought to work together in professions that we were not only passionate about but would allow us the flexibility to be with them as much as we can. We strive to instill in them the idea that the most important things in your life are family and doing what you love and have passion for. I like to believe I am a positive example of that for them.