Touch and healing

About

Touch & Healing Massage Therapy® is a sole proprietor business in Albuquerque, New Mexico owned by Jack Loer with NM license #5579.

WHATEVER HOUSE I ENTER, I SHALL COME TO HEAL.

- Hippocratic Oath

The Therapist

I have practiced therapeutic massage since 2001 in California where I created my business before moving to Albuquerque in 2007. Although I practice in medical and other settings, my work with private clients is based in my home massage studio in the NE Heights near the Eubank and Juan Tabo intersection. My business is insured with my professional membership in the American Massage Therapy Association.

Would you like to feel better now? Here are three key reasons why I ask you to consider me as your therapist.

Knowledge

I have an Associate Degree in Holistic Health from the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego with 1,200 hours of training and an internship in neuromuscular therapy. At Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, I earned certification in Chinese Medical Massage (Tuina). With continuing education, I have over 2000 training hours.

Experience

In 13 years of practice, I have acquired a breadth of massage skills, knowledge of many human pathologies and conditions, and effective and compassionate patient care skills.

Passion

My passion is healing. When I am doing bodywork, I am doing what I was born to do; and I love the difference it makes in my life and the lives of my clients. I passionately believe that massage is an essential part of a plan for well being that includes: spirituality, good diet, exercise, relationships, meaningful work, medical care, and balance with nature.

Jack Loer - massage therapist Therapy room and house

Testimonials

"Jack is an outstanding therapist. He is attentive to his patients and provides a level of expertise rarely found in any profession. I have been treated by him for the last 5 years. He has treated me for a variety of injuries and been able to halt the progression of my back pain from a just an annoyance to what could have been a debilitating disorder. Jack always assesses my needs and provides the effective intervention. I would strongly recommend him to anyone needing a massage therapist.”

- Kim M., RN - Albuquerque

“I really appreciated how Jack individualized each session. He took the time to inquire about how I was feeling prior to the massage and he addressed any particular areas of stress or strain that I identified. Jack listens to his clients. As a RN, I really appreciate his expertise and professionalism. During each session with Jack I felt myself becoming more “centered” and peaceful. My body felt more in sync with my spirit. These feelings remained with me even after the session and I found I was able to approach the events of the next week in a calmer manner.”

- Trish R., RN - Huntington Beach

“I had the good fortune and opportunity to utilize Jack Loer's massage therapy skills for 2 1/2 years. I have a form of scleroderma. My joints and skin are tight due to the formation of scar tissue in my soft tissue. Jack worked magic through weekly deep tissue massage to break-up the scar tissue in conjunction with my ongoing medical treatments and medication. I highly recommend Jack as a skilled professional massage therapist. He truly worked wonders for me. ”

- Suzanne K., R.D.,L.D. - Albuquerque

“It is the unique individual who chooses massage therapy as a career: one who is compassionate, giving, and possesses a strong desire to help others. Jack is all of that and so much more. I have been blessed to have received his special gift of massage — a healing an unforgettable experience!”

- Karen C., LMT - Rancho Santa Margarita

“I was referred to Jack by a physical therapist after a dual bunionectomy on my right foot. He provided massage therapy like no other and neither of the previous treatments by a neurologist and acupuncturist were as effective. I have been treated by Jack for two years and his massage therapy has made all the difference! I subsequently had a dual bunionectomy on my left foot and went to Jack even before the healing process began. My podiatrist was amazed and very pleased with the progress of the healing and minimal scarring and I attribute this to Jack’s masterful therapy. If results are what you seek, I highly recommend Jack to meet your needs.”

- Liz S. - Albuquerque

“For the last three years, Jack's expertise has played a key part in controlling my pain. In each session, Jack asks where the pain is and tailors his massage to treat the specific problem. I always leave feeling better, which means a lot.”

- Delores P. - Albuquerque

“The main reason why I chose to go back to the same spa in Southern California is due to Jack. He is truly a gifted massage therapist who cares about his clients needs and is passionate about his work. Unlike some massage therapists I have visited, Jack is knowledgeable about massage therapy and uses a variety of techniques that are beneficial to his clients. If I have the chance to visit New Mexico, Jack is the first person I plan to call for a massage.”

- Cyndy J. - Aliso Viego

“As a former massage therapist myself, I can say that from a professional standpoint Jack’s massages are a wonderful blend of the many techniques he’s studied and integrated into practice. As a client on his massage table, I’ve always enjoyed Jack’s massages. He not only puts his heart into every massage, but he’s perfected his touch so that it is just right — he is one of those rare therapists who can work a trouble spot without causing pain and leaves you completely relaxed at the end of the session. I tend to be one of those clients who generally can’t get out of my head when receiving massage — I’ll analyze an unqualified therapist’s work throughout the session and end up frustrated instead of relaxed. Jack’s style and expert “touch” puts me immediately at ease and before I know it, I’m in my “happy place” ...and pain-free.”

- Lorinda F., LMT HHP - Huntington Beach

“My life is busy and hectic. When I have time for myself, I really want it to count. That's why I see Jack Loer. He does amazing massage work and his skills are much greater than other LMT's I've seen. He is a master at stretching, which helps substantially with my lower back pain. Plus, it's just such a calm, relaxing and pleasant experience. He makes me feel like he truly cares about my health and well being and I believe he really does. He's just that kind of man and has a caring and healing nature. I would highly recommend him to anyone who doesn't want to waste their time and money on a useless massage.”

- Sylvia P. - Albuquerque

“For several years I have been a client of Jack Loer. He is an exceptional massage therapist, extremely professional, and competent. I have used many therapists over the years and find Jack among the very best. Along with typical back and neck pain, I experience general tightness from the stress of day-today living. During our sessions, Jack combines coaching deep breathing with a combination of various massage techniques. Jack is a real student of massage techniques and knows which one to apply to what. He seems intuitive in finding the places that need work and in judging the amount of pressure necessary to get results, without causing pain. I always finish our sessions feeling great and looking forward to the next time. A true test of my regard for Jack is that I frequently recommend him to friends and family. Everyone that I have referred to Jack has enjoyed the experience. In sum, and quite simply, Jack knows what he’s doing.”

- Skip B. - Laguna Beach

“Having a massage by Jack Loer has always been more than just an incredible massage. Each time has been an experience that has soothed and healed me - mind, body and soul. I've gone to him simply to treat myself and have also gone when life handed me physical and emotional challenges such as auto accidents and dealing with despair. His sincere kindness and love of his work coupled with his expertise and variety of modalities always left me knowing I was literally in the hands of a professional and a true friend.”

- Rebecca R. - Lake Elsinore

“I have known Jack for over three years. During this time, I have found him to be a gentle and caring person. I was suffering, at one point, from severe low back pain and needed some form of physical therapy. Jack was kind enough to work me into his busy schedule. After several sessions, I was able to walk without any pain. I owe it all to Jack, who literally saved my backside. I would recommend Jack to anyone suffering from aches and pains or just for a soothing, relaxing massage. Jack is an excellent massage therapist. In my view, Jack's professionalism and sensitive demeanor are the key components in helping others achieve a healthy quality of life.”

- Dodi M. - Laguna Hills

Cancer Survivor Volunteer Work:

“Dear Jack - Thank you so much for donating your time and energy to Greet the Day. I enjoyed my treatment very much. After 1 1/2 years of medical treatments, it was incredible to enjoy a morning of healing and constructive treatment in such a safe and understanding environment. Thank you so much!”

- Kirsten W.

“Dear Jack - So many thanks for the gift of your time and wonderful touch of your hands on the 24th Spa Day. I can honestly say the "whole thing" was the best thing to happen to me this year! I truly was very relaxed after the massage you gave me — it was awesome! I even felt very 'special'! Thank you again and again!”

- Patty G.