A Simply “Gorge-ous” Adventure

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

Our first destination on our trip leaving the Bay Area was Sheldon National Antelope Refuge. A contact on Instagram who’d noticed my love of archaeology reached out and suggested

Ezekiel O'BrienA Simply “Gorge-ous” Adventure

Observing the Unnerving

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

That’s a wrap for the 2021/2022 ski season. Last week, I visited Snowbasin near Ogden, Utah to put the finishing touches on a 40-day ski season. As weather forecasters predicted, it was a low-tide year with the La Niña weather pattern keeping the snow totals low. However, I still had lots of fun.

Ezekiel O'BrienObserving the Unnerving

Healing Through Stillness

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life

Experiencing a severe head injury is a lot like being sling-shot into a new, strange reality.

Ezekiel O'BrienHealing Through Stillness

Some Like It Hot

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

One of the great joys of the nomadic massage life is getting to revisit special places throughout the West. Orvis Hot Springs, based on the outskirts of the Rocky Mountain-ringed Ridgway, Colorado – which I camp at when I ski in Telluride – is one of my very favorite places.

Ezekiel O'BrienSome Like It Hot

The Coming Storm

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Travel

The smoky, hazy skies of Northern California’s fire season have me dreaming of crisp, powdery winter plans. Right up there with my devotion to providing unique bodywork and high-quality outcall massage, I am a bona fide ski bum.

Ezekiel O'BrienThe Coming Storm

Memories of Glenn

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Massage

In the first trimester of my massage school, Mark Caffarel, the former car mechanic turned massage therapy instructor, mentioned Esalen as a magical place full of long strokes intermingled with the sounds of waves. That sounded pretty good to me as I labored through the conservative, stifling and rigorous 1,000-hour syllabus at the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts.

Ezekiel O'BrienMemories of Glenn

Chin Out and Down

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life

We had moved to Taos, New Mexico during a period of personal and professional upheaval surrounding my career, and I was beginning to plan my relationship to bodywork and my public facing marketing going forward. I wanted to begin the process of building a new website that was more descriptive of my services for the public while protecting me through

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Ezekiel O'BrienChin Out and Down

Sole to Sole

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life, Massage

This week, I was working on a first-time client in San Rafael who had contacted me for a deep tissue massage. When I got to the part of the massage where I climb on the table and stand on the soles of a client’s feet, he was delighted and said, “No one has ever done that to me before.” 

Ezekiel O'BrienSole to Sole

Daily Practice

 by Ezekiel O'Brien in Life

On my recent outcall massage and bodywork visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico, I asked a client during a pre-session intake interview about his exercise habits. He said, “I do lots of yoga.” Intrigued, as I love to practice yoga, I asked him, “what type?” “There is a lady who teaches at the clubhouse and she instructs in Hatha, Vinyasa

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Ezekiel O'BrienDaily Practice

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