Liz Yerkes graduated from Boulder School of Massage in Boulder, Colorado in 1989. Her studies included Anatomy and Physiology, Swedish Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Neuromuscular Massage, several Psychology classes, Business Classes, etc. Students worked in an actual clinic, which was a great hands-on learning experience. After graduation, Liz worked for two years in a chiropractic office, primarily handling injury cases, then moved to Florida in 1991.
Her continuing education has included two classes in Myofascial Release, additional Neuromuscular classes, Cranial Sacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Active Isolated Stretching, and Positional Release.
Liz prides herself on her ability to tune-in effortlessly to a person's pain threshold, and she uses a variety of techniques depending upon the conditions that present themselves, in addition to what the client is trying to accomplish. "No pain, no gain" is not a theory used at Longboat Massage.
Taking each customer's individual needs into consideration and formulating a custom massage session or series of sessions around those needs is Liz's preference and specialty. Every person is different, and so are their lifestyles, needs and wants. Therefore, every massage is different, and is based on those key elements.
I have lived with Tinnitus for more than 30 years. The noise in my ears never went away - at night the sounds became louder. After several visits to doctors over the years, I pretty well had given up.
Ms. Liz Yerkes suggested I visit her for possible treatment. She used her fingers in my mouth to push on certain areas and massaged other areas on my neck and back. After a few treatments, I now have my life back!
- Delores, Florida
Your great massage technique cured my very stiff neck that hurt for so long. It did what the physical therapy could not do.
Now that my neck is better I continue to have your massages because with your expertise, there's always some spot needing attention.
My family insists on appointments with you when they visit. Thanks for your dedication.
- Esthe, Florida
We've been clients of Liz for over ten years now. Previously we'd used a series of massage therapists over the last 40 years. None have come close to the satisfaction provided by Liz. We think of her weekly visit as a "system reset" that is a vital part of our busy lives.
Liz's pursuit of both anatomical knowledge and therapeutic advancements place her WAY beyond the "masseuse" category.
- Richard, Florida