Gentle relief of stress and pain;
Comfort for Body and Soul
Gentle relief from stress and pain, 
Comfort for Body and Soul.
Welcome to the home of Ariel Massotherapy!

Ariel Massotherapy is located on the west side of Akron, Ohio USA, very near the intersection of West Market Street and Sand Run Road.  My name is Bill Blocksom. I am the owner and practitioner of Ariel Massotherapy.  

Benefits of Bodywork and Massage Therapy

A few of these wonderful benefits include:

  • Increased circulation (through the tissues to move the toxins out into the blood stream where they can exit the body and move the nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood into the tissues)
  • Relaxation
  • General wellness and sense of well-being
  • Relief from muscular tension, discomfort, and pain
  • Better structural balance (structural balance translates into better circulation and more efficient bodily function)
  • Improvement in performance in athletics, business and life.

Some specific problems that can be addressed:

  • Neck, back and lower back pain
  • Whiplash and other accident injuries
  • Headaches of different types
  • Joint pain (shoulder, elbow, knee, hip, ankle,wrist, hands and feet)
  • Muscle pain, pulls, strains
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis and heel spurs
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive problems (constipation, acid reflux, Hiatal hernia).

Touch, in the form of bodywork or massage therapy, can be a wonderful support for those who are on a healing path, such as counseling, psychotherapy, or a recovery program.

Our bodies are always striving for balance.  Through injury, misuse, neglect, or illness our bodies may not be able to find their way back to balance without the support and stimulus of bodywork or massage, or the assistance offered by other practitioners such as an acupuncturist, chiropractor, physical therapist, physician or surgeon.  You are unique and what works for you is unique.  The wonderful fact is that you have a choice.  Whether or not you have already tried some of the other alternatives, perhaps bodywork or massage therapy is what you need.  I look forward to assisting you in any way that I can.  

Sessions Available by Appointment

  • Ortho-Bionomy®
  • Wholistic Manual Medicine*
  • Reiki
  • Relaxation massage
  • Massage Therapy, utilizing many methods
  • Swedish massage
  • Foot Reflexology
  • Polarity Balancing
  • Energy work session, combining several forms
  • Esoteric Healing
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu
  • Shamanic work

Popular combinations include: 

  • Massage and Foot Reflexology
  • Ortho-Bionomy® and Massage 
  • Jin Shin Jyutsu and Ortho-Bionomy®
  • Reiki and Massage
  • Feel free to request your own, unique combination.

For those wishing to experience the relaxing and therapeutic benefits with their clothes on, many of these methods can be experienced wearing loose-fitting clothing. 

*Note: Wholistic Manual Medicine is an indirect, non-force method taught to massage therapists and other health care professionals by Dr. Keith Barbour of Monroe, Michigan.

On-Site Massage

Chair massage is available for your event or workplace.  Please "contact us" for more information.


Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Working with the Spine
with D'Arle Rininger and Bill Blocksom

January 27-28, 2018
(Snow dates: February 3-4, 2018)

9 am to 6 pm

In this class we will present a brief introduction to the history and principles of
Ortho-Bionomy®. Most of the class will be review of anatomy of parts being discussed, presentation of technique and practice. Techniques will include those to address issues in the Spine (neck, back, lower back, sacrum and coccyx), Ribs, Ribcage, as well as the Ilium and the Psoas muscle, both related to lower back issues. 

We look forward to seeing you! 

Ortho-Bionomy® Exploration of Movement Patterns,  Dates TBA

An Ortho-Bionomy® Approach to to Muscles of the Neck and Torso, a one-day class, TBA

An Ortho-Bionomy® Approach to to Muscles of the Upper Extremities, a two-day class, TBA

An Ortho-Bionomy® Approach to to Muscles of the Lower Extremities, a two-day class, TBA

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Ortho-Bionomy® is a registered trademark of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® and is used with permission.

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