After graduating from Ralston School of Massage, Bob began his professional private practice in late 1986. Because he lived in a socio-economically challenged area of rural Nevada, building his initial massage business was challenging. And Bob discovered at this early stage in his career that success for him wasn’t about the money but more about the number of people he could help. Helping as many people as he can each week is a passion and a joy.
Bob became the owner of Ralston School of Massage and taught extensively for twenty-five years. Additionally, through his former volunteer work with the school, Bob has provided literally thousands of athletes with the benefits of massage therapy. This combined teaching and hands-on experience has broadened and deepened his skills and understanding of massage therapy. He brings this accumulated knowledge to your massage session.
Bob’s clients include many athletes from amateurs to professionals; they are of all ages and sporting interests. He also sees people seeking relieve from pain caused by injury and dysfunction including failed surgical interventions.
Due to the highly specialized nature of his massage therapy work, Bob requires an initial 30 minute evaluation to determine if you will benefit from his services. The initial evaluation will also include needed treatment.
Debra co-owns and manages Ralston Massage Center with her husband Bob Oliver and has been a Massage Therapist for over 23 years.
As a graduate from Ralston School of Massage with a 600-hour certificate, Debra returned to teach with her husband. She taught massage therapy techniques as well as marketing and business classes for more than 20 years. After retiring Ralston School of Massage, Debra now focuses on her massage practice full-time.
Debra’s philosophy on massage therapy and touch is that it is an incredible gift to be shared with clients to reduce pain and stress while enhancing relaxation and well-being. The benefits of massage last long after clients leave the office and help them function better in their lives. Providing the massage that clients want is her goal.
“Listening to what you need, to get the massage you want.”
Eileen graduated from Ralston School of Massage in 2005 with 710 hours of training.
Her continuing education has included over 40 hours of Medical Massage. She practices therapeutic and relaxation massage integrating hot stones into the massage session as well as foot reflexology, orthobionomy and Chinese facial massage.
Eileen shares, “Massage is my passion because it is an alternative way to create the mind, body, spirit connection, allowing for an increased sense of well being and relaxation.
As a successful graduate of Ralston School of Massage, Bill has been practicing massage at Ralston Massage Center for 7 years.
Over the years, Bill has added several modalities to help accommodate clients in need of personal recovery from both injuries and surgery. Additionally he works with the athlete client to improve flexibility and performance as well as recovery post-event.
Graduating from Ralston School of Massage in 2006, Alan practices integrative massage with an emphasis on therapeutic and sports applications. A personal trainer and active martial artist for over 30 years, Alan’s strong working knowledge of anatomy and movement give him a unique insight into the problems of athletes as well as the aches and pains associated with everyday life.
Supplemental massage therapy training includes acupressure and cranial sacral therapy.
Read Alan’s Meet Your Therpist interview here and learn more about his services.
Jennifer graduated from Ralston School of Massage in May of 2011, with 710 hours of training. Before graduating she studied Personal Training and Massage Therapy at Truckee Meadows Community College. Jennifer offers Therapeutic Massage, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Sports and Chair Massage.
Jennifer helps her clients relax and walk away from the table or chair feeling like a new person.
Read Jennifer’s “Meet Your Therapist” interview here
Karen Geiger has joined Ralston Massage Center. Karen has been practicing massage in the Reno/Sparks area for more than 18 years at venues ranging from the airport to a sports club, a local hospital to a nationally ranked top 10 spa.
She has also been an instructor for Ralston School of Massage and has taught Anatomy and Pathology in the Massage Therapy program at Truckee Meadows Community College.
Her focus is on integrative bodywork based in traditional Swedish style, but incorporating the therapeutic benefits of MediCupping vacutherapy, lymphatic drainage bodywork and Lava Shell massage. She knows personally the improvement in enhanced function and mental state that can be obtained by receiving a variety of bodywork on a regular schedule. Relax, refresh, renew!
Cynthia grew up in Northern Nevada and attended Sparks schools and UNR. She worked at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center as a cardiac monitor tech and in medical offices for many years.
In 1999 she moved to California where she attended Calveras College of Therapeutic Massage and was certified as a massage practitioner. She returned to Reno in 2012 and attended and graduated from the Bodhi Tree Center for Healing Arts with 600 hours and is a Nevada State licensed massage therapist.
Cynthia is married, has 3 grown children and 7 grandchildren who she adores. She is happy to be back in Reno and working at Ralston Massage Center. Cynthia offers Swedish, Deep Tissue and Therapeutic Massage.
Born in the “Biggest Little City”, Jill is a first generation native Nevadan. Loving Northern Nevada’s people, scenic mountains and magnificent sunsets, she is enjoying raising a second generation family here in Reno.
Jill finds massage therapy embraces her calling of actively nurturing the human spirit as well as the body. Having been a physical laborer for the majority of her work experience and an enthusiastic hiker and backpacker, she understands the pain and strain our bodies endure due to the physical exertion of work and play. Additionally, being a mother of three, she recognizes our need for relaxation and stress reduction.
Jill would love to provide you with a session of massage therapy personalized to meet your needs. In spring of 2015, Jill completed a 760 hour massage therapy course at Milan Institute. With her love for learning, she is committed to expanding her knowledge through continuing education ensuring you with an excellent massage therapy experience.
Lisa has been a Nevada State licensed massage therapist since graduating from Ralston School of Massage in 2011. She has worked at a local 4-star spa. This valuable experience deepened her skills and enhanced her understanding of massage’s many health benefits. Lisa has taken a variety of continuing education courses; adding those techniques and modalities into the work she brings to her clients.
Lisa focuses on Relaxation Swedish Massage offering up at a two hour session. She is also available for therapeutic, deep tissue and chair massage. Lisa loves the low stress environment created by a massage career and is happy she could bring her massage services to a small local business like Ralston Massage Center and you.
Gail Orris, staff member
Gail Orris, manages our front desk. Working on a part-time schedule, she answers your calls and books appointments. Having worked at Ralston Massage Center for over four years, she is very knowledgeable about our business and can answer many of your questions.
Gail is invaluable in processing all the new client and returning clients’ paperwork. Without her, we would be buried. She keeps us stocked with supplies and moving forward in our work day.
Thank you Gail!
As a life-long massage receiver, Lexie never dreamed that she would do massage professionally. But after working as a receptionist at Ralston Massage Center for years and regularly witnessing the healing benefits of massage as well as experiencing her own healing process through massage, she knew she wanted to bring that gift to others.
A 710-hour graduate of Ralston School of Massage, she completed over 100 hours more than required to be better prepared for her new career. Lexie helps her clients de-stress and move towards being pain-free with Swedish Relaxation, Therapeutic Massage and Deep Tissue Massage.
Currently on a sabbatical, Lexie hopes to return soon. NVMT#4946