Massage in Berlin

Email me at: info@drdot.com and put "Oliver/Berlin" to reach me fastest.  I speak German, English and Italian.

 

Hi, my name is Oliver. Im born 1979 in New Haven/USA. I live in Germany since I was five years old. I raised in Bavaria and live in Berlin for 10 years now. I began my career in Germany in becoming a Reikimaster 1999 and studied a little time later, what we call in Germany a 'Heilpraktiker'. This is similarly to the Naturopathist in USA. After successfully completing a four year taking education of school medicine, herbs, homoepathics, akupuncture, shiatsu and classical massage I decided to concentrate more on the body work. I love it, because you have direct responses and relievement comes immediately.

Feeling the tension of the muscles while working on them, stretching and pressing where the pain is, adjusting the joints, that's where you come right to the point. There's no need for big explanations and understandings, its just the body of the patient and my hands which work together to find a solution for the problem. Wether it's a diffuse or a well-defined pain, wether its just exhaustion or a concrete issue ('…which is in the tissue'). There can be help. My Massage-Technics are Shiatsu, TuiNa, Deep Tissue Massage, Manual Stretching and Classical Massage. Also Foot-Reflex-Massage, Ear-massage and Cupping.


Massage in Tampa Florida

 Email me: info@drdot.com  and put "JOSH/TAMPA" in the subject line

 

I am a originally from South Carolina but migrated to Tampa 17 years ago. Tampa is so diverse and has much to offer, I can't ever see myself leaving Tampa. I attended The Humanities Center here in the Bay Area and I have been practicing massage now for 5 years. I have worked in salons, spas, chiropractic offices and gyms, but prefer the personal touch of private practice. That is why I wanted to be a part of Dr. Dot's Elite Team. I massage according to my client's needs and incorporate a relaxing but therapeutic style to leave the client wanting more. I have had the priviledge to work on many professional athletes and local TV celebrities right here in the bay area.

I have always enjoyed a wide variety of music like Aerosmith, Metallica, Kid Rock, Emimem, an occassional country artist and always enjoy listening to good house music.

 On my first job for the Dr. Dot team I massaged the singer of Judas Priest, Rob Halford. He really enjoyed my healing hands and I am sure you will as well. Looking forward to being of service to you.  Josh. 

Greetings from the 20th annual Zappanale Festival

For me the Zappanale fest already started in Berlin with Project Object playing at the DOT CLUB on August 13th. It was so awesome and my buddy Joe Jackson came and stood in the audience the whole time and watched. He said he enjoyed the show, the band was good but he said, as I said, the sound could have been better. The club is HOT as FUCK and smokey too- with bad sound. NOT good. But Project Object, of course, did the best they could do and nailed it. 

 

My good friends Dirk and Bully came to the show too and refused to accept free tix, they wanted to support the band! Snarky, a myspace Zappa group friend of mine came all the way from Virginia to see the show (and the Zappanale too)

Dirk, Bully, Snarky McBullhorn ^

Dot at the Dot Club. I felt at home here apart from the cig smoke, cough cough, I am NO fun, innit!? I LOVE the shirt I am wearing, my friend Robin Gelberg gave it to me, I treasure it. 

Oliver (in the middle) owns a bar called the Jansen Bar in Berlin and they have Frank Zappa night the first Tuesday of each month. Ike was happy to pose with Oliver and the Jansen bar bar-tender who swears he isn’t gay (inside joke). Check it out: http://www.jansenbar.de/

 Rather bad quality but here is a video of one  ^ of my performances at the Dot Club in Berlin

 

 

Not much time to write, just posting a few pics I took last night. The Zappanale gets better each time I come, I LOVE it (“it’s a way of life” 😉

 

 

To see the blog I wrote about the last Zappanale I went to two years ago, go to:

 

 

 

 http://drdot.blog-city.com/18th_annual_zappanale_1.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Bruce Bickford is here at the festival, if you don’t know who he is, you must not know the Frank Zappa film “Baby Snakes”. Google him, he is a legend- or just click link below:

http://www.brucebickford.com/index1.shtml

 Super cool dude ^

 

All of Jimmy Carl Black’s kids are here. Met them all and his widow is here too, will post pics asap. 

 

Project Object from behind 😉
https://vimeo.com/38247621

 CREW SLUT at the Zappanale ^ (I knew a better quality version would turn up 🙂

 

 

 

And I FINALLY met the famous Paul Green. We run in the same circle, never had the pleasure until tonight- wicked fun guy..

 

 And it felt like MAGIC to be in between these two legends, Don Preston and Robert Martin (they just met for the first time tonight!)

Haven’t seen Don for two years, it is always a pleasure. Haven’t seen Robert since 1988! We had a LOT of catching up to do and he gave me 2 hours of fitness and advice about what to eat and what not to eat (he is a strict Vegan). He is 61 and is still ripped, you should see his abs. Check out his web site, you can see videos of him doing one legged squats, he is amazing!!  http://www.lookgreatnakedatanyage.com/

 

 

Robert’s shoes fascinated me to no end ^  I told him if they made them for women, they could paint the toe nail part red to make them sexier. ha. 

Eric Svalgard ^ and Eric Slick of Project Object

 

 

 Eric Slick and Robbie “Seahag”  ^  (Guitar for Project Object) 

 

Project Object fucking RULED!! I performed as “Mary” for them during Crew Slut and Wet t-shirt night. Always an honor. Ike Willis is in top form, Don kicks ass, Andre’ gets better all the time, Eric Slick on drums, wow! Robbie Seahag on bass, Eric Svalgard  the crazy blond on other keyboards and Robert Martin came out and did a few numbers like Whipping Post and NAILED IT!!! Gregg Allman would approve. 

Gotta sleep, ttyl

x

 ps. Here is me below as “Mary” for the Crew Slut song/performance (would love to see a video of that, it was hilarious!)

 

Thursday night at the Dot club and Friday night at the Zappanale I played MARY in the songs Crew Slut and Fembot in a Wet Shirt (still waiting for someone to send me some pics of that)

 

 

 

I was slinking around each Project Object band member during the song and in this shot ^ back to back with Robert Martin

 


Robert Martin again ^ and I

 

“Hey hey hey all you girls in these
Industrial towns
I know youre probly gettin tired
Of all the local clowns
They never give you no respect
They never treat you nice
So perhaps you oughta try
A little friendly advice
And be a crew slut
Hey, youll love it
Be a crew slut
Its a way of life
Be a crew slut
See the world
Dont make a fuss, just get on the bus
Crew slut
Add water makes its own sauce
Be a crew slut
So you dont forget, call before midnite tonite
The boys in the crew
Are just waiting for you
You never to get move around
You never go nowhere
I know yer probly gettin tired
Of all the guys out there
You always wondered what its like
To go from place to place
So, darlin, take a little ride
On the mixers face
Be a crew slut
Just follow the magic footprints
Be a crew slut
Hey, youll love it!
Be a crew slut
Its a way of life
I aint gonna squash it
And you dont need to wash it!”   FRANK ZAPPA

Back again with more pics from Saturday night at the Zappanale:

 Project Object leader ^ and his lovely lady

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OMFG, Roberts hands are AMAZING!! Wish he would do my feet 🙂

 

It is really hard to get good in concert shots. But I get some good in person pics. You can’t capture their music in pics anyways and my camera is too crap to make any decent videos of the shows

 

Eric Slick (drummer genius) on stage after his performance with Project Object ^ 

 

SUNDAY (last night of the Zappanale) below:

 

Was fun hanging out with Bruce again. He told many private things about himself, it was awesome to get close to such a genius mind. He is so kind and gentle; makes you want to protect him.

 

Ike and I have known each other for 21 years. His mind is still sharp as a whip and his sense of humor is as amazing as his voice. LOVE HIM!

 

 

Ah, to be a fly on the wall- wait, I was there. Super Fly. ha. 

The Zappanale is 4 days/nights of Zappa fun, but everyone is SUPER tired by Sunday night. Terry looked so fucking fit, wow. He claims he is “getting fat” but I didn’t see any on him.

 

Zappa alumni Sandwich part 2 (or 3?) keep em coming..

 

 

 Wolfhard is the founder of the Zappanale, started it 20 years ago. Super nice guy and he is a MASSIVE Zappa freak, he doesn’t do this festival for anything else but the love he has for Frank Zappa’s music. Thomas is the president of the Arf Society (google it, I’m too tired to write about it 😉

 

 

Wolfhard is rather shy and keeps to himself, not one to ask for pics or autographs, but he did want one with Bruce. They are both amazing people. 

 

 

 When I left the festival I noticed a rowdy bar still open in Bad Doberan and went in and it was PACKED with hard core Zappa fans (Zappateers). One of them, from the UK, had this hair cut goin’ on. Ha. 

 

Will TRY to ad more text and pics soon.

 

Haven’t really wrote much about the music. Not much to say apart from you can never get enough Frank Zappa music. Some were bored with Terry Bozzio’s 90 min drum solo set but hey, he IS Terry Bozzio and well, RESPECT! One thing that REALLY gets on my tits about the Zappanale is you have to listen to the same fucking songs over and over and OVER again because it seems to be impossible to controll what each band plays so they ALL play Frank’s top ten hits (I am the slime, dirty love, etc etc.) Project Object did the BEST version EVER of Whipping Post with Bobby Martin and hello? Some Austrian Band (Sex without Nails) did it the very next night. Jesus, have some fucking respect will ya? Give it up. I hate that. I think all bands should pick their songs from a Zappanale lottery 6 months before the festival and NO ONE should be allowed to repeat a song!!

What about Truck Driver Divorce? Or Lucille has messed my Mind up? There are HUNDREDS of songs to choose from yet we have to endure the same fucking songs repeatedly (which is ok if you are drunk and stoned out of your Zappa loving mind) but I am NOT so it bothers me and the other few sober cunts there. FOR FUCK SAKE!!! I asked the powers that be (Thomas and Wolfhard) about this and they said they DO try to control it BUT the bands “do what they want once they get up on the stage”. How can they play repeats? Are they retarded? Don’t they know how many SONGS Frank Zappa actually has? pfft. 

 

If you want a different view of the Zappanale, keep your eye out for Andrew Greenaways web site, he will surely cover it once he is back in the UK and sober: www.idiotbastard.com  

 

 

Jimmy Carl Black’s lovely but very sad, widow “Moni”

 

Gong TORE UP the stage. They ROCK!

 

 

 

 

Les Paul: RIP

 

 

This was sent to me from a friend I have named Dave:

 

Les Paul, whose innovations with the electric guitar and studio technology
made him one of the most important figures in recorded music, has died,
according to a statement from his publicists. Paul was 94.

Paul died in White Plains, New York, from complications of severe pneumonia,
according to the statement.

Paul was a guitar and electronics mastermind whose creations — such as
multitrack recording, tape delay and the solid-body guitar that bears his
name, the Gibson Les Paul — helped give rise to modern popular music,
including rock 'n' roll. No slouch on the guitar himself, he continued
playing at clubs into his 90s despite being hampered by arthritis.

"If you only have two fingers [to work with], you have to think, how will
you play that chord?" he told CNN.com in a 2002 phone interview. "So you
think of how to replace that chord with several notes, and it gives the
illusion of sounding like a chord."

Guitarists mourned the loss Thursday.

"Les Paul set a standard for musicianship and innovation that remains
unsurpassed. He was the original guitar hero, and the kindest of souls,"
said Joe Satriani in a statement. "Last October I joined him onstage at the
Iridium club in [New York], and he was still shredding. He was and still is
an inspiration to us all."

"Les Paul was a shining example of how full one's life can be, he was so
vibrant and full of positive energy," said Slash in a statement.

Lester William Polfuss was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin, on June 9, 1915.
Even as a child he showed an aptitude for tinkering, taking apart electric
appliances to see what made them tick.

"I had to build it, make it and perfect it,"
<http://topics.cnn.com/topics/Les_Paul> Paul said in 2002. He was nicknamed
the "Wizard of Waukesha."

In the 1930s and '40s, he played with the bandleader Fred Waring and several
big band singers, including Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and the Andrews
Sisters, as well as with his own Les Paul Trio. In the early 1950s, he had a
handful of huge hits with his then-wife, Mary Ford, such as "How High the
Moon" and "Vaya Con Dios."

His guitar style, heavily influenced by jazzman Django Reinhardt, featured
lightning-quick runs and double-time rhythms. In 1948, after being involved
in a severe car accident, he asked the doctor to set his arm permanently in
a guitar-playing position.

Paul also credited Crosby for teaching him about timing, phrasing and
preparation.

Crosby "didn't say it, he did it — one time only. Unless he blew the
lyrics, he did one take."

Paul never stopped tinkering with electronics, and after Crosby gave him an
early audiotape recorder, Paul went to work changing it. It eventually led
to multitrack recording; on Paul and Ford's hits, he plays many of the
guitar parts, and Ford harmonizes with herself. Multitrack recording is now
the industry standard.

But Paul likely will be best remembered for the Gibson Les Paul, a variation
on the solid-body guitar he built in the early 1940s — "The Log" — and
offered to the guitar company.

"For 10 years, I was a laugh," he told CNN in an interview. "[But] kept
pounding at them and pounding at them saying hey, here's where it's at.
Here's where tomorrow, this is it. You can drown out anybody with it. And
you can make all these different sounds that you can't do with a regular
guitar."

Gibson, spurred by rival Fender, finally took Paul up on his offer and
introduced the model in 1952. It has since become the go-to guitar for such
performers as Jimmy Page.

"The world has lost a truly innovative and exceptional human being today. I
cannot imagine life without Les Paul," said Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and
CEO of Gibson Guitar, in a statement. "He would walk into a room and put a
smile on anyone's face. His musical charm was extraordinary and his
techniques unmatched anywhere in the world."

Paul is enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Grammy Hall of
Fame, the Inventors Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is
survived by three sons, a daughter, five grandchildren and five
great-grandchildren. Until recently he had a standing gig at New York's
Iridium Jazz Club, where he would play with a who's-who of famed musicians.

He admired the places guitarists and engineers took his inventions, but he
said there was nothing to replace good, old-fashioned elbow grease and soul.

"I learned a long time ago that one note can go a long way if it's the right
one," he said in 2002, "and it will probably whip the guy with 20 notes."
 

Massage in Northern Virginia

 

To book a massage with me, email me at info@drdot.com and put "Linda/VA" in the subject line, thank.

 

 

Hi, my name is Linda 🙂

After Receiving my first hour massage, I was extremely interested and motivated to become a therapist myself. I enrolled in Piedmont School of Professional massage just a few weeks later. I was fortunate to land an internship at a Day Spa while I was still in School which gave me a lot of experience before even graduating. A month after Graduation I immediately signed up for continuing education credits to get certified in Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (AOBT), which gave me a competitive edge with Deep Tissue seeking clients. In 2009 I served the Tour De Skyline Xtreme Bike Event.

With over two years of experience I am opening my own studio in VA. In addition to my studio I occasionally partner up/assist other therapists at various locations throughout Northern VA. In the mean time, I am going to school part time to work on a degree in Nursing. I am delighted to be part of Doctor Dot's team and I look forward to "getting my hands (and feet)" on her clients.

Massage in Detroit Michigan

Contact me:  info@drdot.com put "Julia/Detroit" in subject line please 🙂

 

 

Julia is a certified graduate of the Carnegie Institute. She has been a practicing massage therapist since 2005 and has gained experience in corporate, concert, and spa settings. She uses her knowledge, strength, intuition, and some of the warmest hands in the business to treat her clients.

Her love of music began when as a child her parents, who worked in the music industry, often took her to concerts and summer festivals. But it wasn't until a few years ago when she got the chance to provide massage in the green room of a music festival in New Hampshire that she was able to render her childhood passion with her new career. "When I began to ask the musicians what instrument they played a light just went on for me. I knew which muscles were over used. I knew how to help them".

She has received training in and looks forward to a continued study in the following modalities:

  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release

"It is always an honor to work on a new body because each one is a wonderfully unique challenge."