About Mike Metzger

Mike Metzger Massage Doctor Rub

Mike Metzger opened The Chico Therapy Wellness Center in 1989. The center has been licensed by the state since 1992 and has grown to be one of the most awarded massage schools in the North Valley.

In his years as a massage therapist, Mike has traveled the world and has acquired over 3,000 hours of advanced training (the typical massage therapist has 500 hours). It is through these many years of training as well as his love for improving people’s health, that he has earned an incredible reputation for his massage techniques. In addition to his friendliness, Mike commits 110% to every person he sees (even by prayers) as we has a sincere desire to help each individual reach their health goals.

Mike has helped many organizations throughout his years as a massage therapist. Chico Rooks Pro Soccer, Chico Heat Baseball Team, and The Chico Outlaw baseball team have used Mike’s services to help keep their athletes in top shape. Mike is also well known for donating his services to churches and many non-profit organizations including Relay For Life, The American Cancer Society, Butte College, The Boys and Girls Club, and many more.

Awards and Certifications
  • A.A Degree: Butte Community College (1971)
  • B.A Degree: Industry and Technology, C.S.U., Chico (1974)
  • California State Massage Certificate: Sierra School Of Health Sciences, Chico, CA (1989)
  • Enloe Hospital Continuing Education; Chico, Ca (1992-1995)
  • Philips School of Massage; Craniosacral Therapy (1991)
  • Harbin Hot Springs: School of Massage; Sports Massage (1990-1991)
  • Michael Turks East/West; Shiatsu Therapy (1993)
  • A.M.T.A Continuing Education; Sports Massage, Repetitive Stress Injuries, Myofascial Therapy (1994)
  • A.M.T.A Continuing Education: Soft Tissue Injuries (1993)
  • Myofascial Therapy Seminars; Myofascial Release (1992)
  • St. John Neuromuscular Therapy; Pain Relief Institute; Neuromuscular Therapy (1994-1996)
  • International College of Massage: Melbourne, Australia; Clinical Assessment (1995)
  • Shiatsu Meridian Massage Therapy; Shiatsu Therapy (1995)
  • Touch for Health Association, Switzerland; Kinesiology, Shiatsu, and Nutrition (1995-1996)
  • China National Medical Department: Chinese Olympic Training Center, Bejiing, China; Tuina Sports therapy (1998)
  • British Sports Therapy Institute; Soft Tissue Release (1999-2000)
  • International Alliance of Healthcare Educators; Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (1997-1998)
  • Elk Grove Adult Education; Psychology (2000-2001)
  • John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Seminars; Myofascial Release (2002-2003)
  • Benny Vaughn’s Advanced Massage and Neurokinetic Therapy Education; Neurokinetic Therapy (2002)
  • United States Trager Association; Trager Therapy for the shoulder (2003)
  • Medical Massage Office and Associates; Medical Ethics (2004)
  • David Kent Neuromuscular Therapy; Neuromuscular Therapy (2005)
  • Freedom From Pain Institute; Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (2004-2006)
  • Center For Pain Management and Orthopedic Massage Seminars; Orthopedic Massage (2004 - present)
  • Center For Pain Management and Orthopedic Massage Seminars; Teachers Assistant in Orthopedic Massage (2008-present)
Mike Has Worked With the Following Organizations
  • Chico Running Club (1998-2010)
  • Chico Outlaws Pro Baseball team (2005-2011)
  • Chico Heat Pro Baseball team (1999-present)
  • Chico Rooks Pro Soccer team (2000-2006)
  • Butte College Health Fairs and CSU Chico WREC (1995-present)
Professional Associations
  • A.B.M.P. Member (1989-present)
  • B.P.P.E. approved instructor (1992-present)
  • CA.M.C.T. (2012-present)
  • International Association Of Healthcare (2005-2015)

About Mike

Mike is a certified massage therapist of 29 years, with over 3,000 hours of advanced training. He is nationally certified in ten different massage techniques and has a variety of skill sets which aid him in helping all of his clients get healthier.

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Our Services

Our therapeutic massage services can help a wide variety of individuals recover from pain/injuries or simply provide relaxation.

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Our Awards

Top Instructor and Massage Therapist In California by the California State Assembly.
Ranked as the top 10% of Instructors and Therapists by International Healthcare.

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