Meet Your Therapist, Patrick Emerson
After graduating from the Florida Academy of Massage in 1995, Patrick Emerson returned to the Fargo area and began his massage therapy career working out of chiropractic offices. After about 4 years he realized that his massage schooling had not prepared him to treat those who were suffering with pain.
Using the Relaxation/Swedish model taught to him in school, any positive results achieved with clients were temporary at best. The seminars Emerson attended at the time taught the “rub where it hurts” model, which he found to be ineffective. After 7 years of practice, Emerson was frustrated and worse, bored.
While driving to Bismarck for the ND chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association Convention, he was trying to decide how to tell his pregnant wife, along with their four and two year old children, that he might return to college to pursue a degree as a healthcare professional. That year the presenter at the AMTA Convention was Paul St. John. Emerson had heard good things about St. John's method of Neuromuscular therapy, or Therapeutic Massage.
While listening to the presentation, Emerson was baffled as to why this method wasn't being taught in every massage school in the country. This was the true massage therapy! When St. John demonstrated his therapy method, Emerson felt that he had seen a miracle and described the moment as the epiphany that gave him the realization he "did not have to go back to college and could stay a massage therapist!". He now knew that Therapeutic Massage was what he was meant to do.
Since then, Emerson has attended all of the St. John's seminars. He has been fortunate to have been taught by Paul St. John personally, as well as by his excellent instructors. Four years after his epiphany, Emerson became certified in the St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy.
Pat has been a certified neuromuscular therapist for over 20 years and has been a practicing licensed massage therapist for over 26 years.
Contact Emerson Therapeutic Massage
1122 Prairie Parkway, Suite 102
West Fargo, North Dakota 58078
Mon - Thurs: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Why Choose ETM?
Prayer of St. Francis Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.
Grant that I may not so much seek
To be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.