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® is a bodywork system that is easily utilized by itself or with many other modalities.  Its effective ease and gentleness for both the practitioner and the client are among its outstanding features.  By finding structural balance, the body functions more efficiently and with less stress, blood circulates more freely; muscles find the tone that is proper for them.  Ortho-Bionomy® helps the body find new, more efficient patterns of function and movement.

Ortho-Bionomy® Basics: Working with the Extremities 

December 7-8, 2019

9 am to 6 pm 

    • The easy and effective techniques to ease pain, tension and discomfort in the upper extremity (clavicle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand), ribcage, sternum, lower extremity (femur, knee, ankle, feet) and pelvis. 
    • Principles that can be applied anywhere on the body. 
    • Ways of working with your clients that will save your hands:  techniques that are gentle and easy on you and your clients.  

    16 units.  No prerequisites.

    Location:  Class will be held at Ariel Massotherapy, 2106 Braewick Circle Suite D, Akron, OH.  Class size is limited to 6. If there is a larger demand, you will be notified of a different location for the class.

    Cost:  $325. If you register and pay in full by November 15, 2019, the cost is $275.

    Contact Bill at 330.836.4788 or .

    This is largely a hands-on workshop, consisting mainly of hands-on anatomy review, technique demonstration and practice, so wear your loose-fitting, comfortable clothing.

    Classes are conducted at a pace that is tailored to the participants. With that in mind, we will cover as much of the material as is possible

    About the instructors:

    Bill Blocksom 

    Bill became a Registered Instructor of Ortho-Bionomy in May 2004,  an Advanced Practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy in June 2002 and a Practitioner in May 2000, having taken his first class in 1994.  He has been in full-time practice of massage therapy since 1991.  Though he has studied, practiced and taught other modalities, Ortho-Bionomy is his first love. He maintains a private Ortho-Bionomy and Massage Therapy practice in Akron, Ohio.

    Ortho-Bionomy® and Society of Ortho-Bionomy International® are trademarks of the Society of Ortho-Bionomy International Inc. and are used with permission.



Contact me for details!

We look forward to seeing you! 

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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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