Steve Kauffman has been a massage therapist since 1989 when he completed his studies and practice at the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe. Before starting his own practice in 1992, Steve worked at the Cliff Spa in Snowbird, Utah. Steve continued his training by certifying in St John’s Neuromuscular Therapy in 1995. Steve opened Streamline Bodyworks with his wife, Eva, in 2000 where he manages operations and finances while maintaining his massage practice.

In 2012 Steve studied the work of John Barnes and his approach to myofascial release. The fascia is a tough connective tissue that creates an uninterrupted 3-dimensional web throughout the body from head to foot. Stress, trauma, postural habits, and inflammation causes this fascial web to bind down putting excessive pressure on muscles, blood vessels, boney structures, organs, and nerves, which can translate as pain or lack of motion. This is that feeling of being stuck. The myofascial release technique (MFR) consists of gentle application of sustained pressure into the fascial restrictions. The essential element of long, slow, and oppositional holds allows the viscous flow in the fascia to elongate. The result is greater painless mobility.

Studies show the viscoelastic quality of the fascial system causes it to resist applied force. Therefore the old school forms of deep tissue or structural integration is forcing a system that cannot be forced and produces limited results and in some cases, more pain. For Steve, it has been a fascinating journey of new discoveries, more healing doors to open, and an inherent truth in his bodywork. For the first time in 20 years he is truly inspired to integrate these techniques into his sessions and has noticed profound results in his clients. Steve fully believes in the massage component of our physical lives and mental well-being.

Rates:

  • 30 minutes $45
  • 60 minutes $80
  • 90 minutes $120

Gift Certificates available

Contact Steve:

Phone: 801 474-1156 ext. 2
Email: steve@streamlinebodypilates.com

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Steve Kauffman

  • I approach health and aging in a holistic way. Steve Kauffman is an integral part of my holistic “primary care network.” Steve’s Myofascial Release (MFR) work is not only relaxing and rejuvenating, it’s healing. I will never give up my regular visits to Streamline; without them, I am certain I would not move nearly as well at my age on or off the tennis court! –Jackie Grant- longtime client at Streamline and avid recreational tennis player

  • Steve’s work allows me to continue training and competing during the most strenuous times of my track and cross-country running seasons by keeping me injury-free. He uses a unique combination of deep tissue and myofascial releases to help my muscles recover and stay balanced and healthy. His treatments are a solution to injuries, but even better they help prevent injuries from even happening. This allows for me to run and compete a full season. –Eli Oftedal, High School Student, Track and Field and Cross-Country Athlete

  • Steve’s remarkable intuition and awareness of his body, and therefore my body, combined with his knowledge and exploration of Myofascial Release (MFR) technique, have helped open my chest and unwrapped the tightness around my lungs. I can breathe deeply again, and I realize that this is fundamental. I look forward to every visit with Steve like a kid who looks forward to ice cream; I can’t seem to get enough!–Stuart Ruckman, Professional Photographer, Peak Bagger, and generally peaceful guy

  • I have seen Steve for 15 years of treatment experiencing the myriad of techniques available to him. He is experienced with the firm, deep sports massage, the focused, trigger point technique of Neuro Muscular Therapy (NMT), and now mixes in the slow, deep and sustained hand of Myofascial Release (MFR). What I notice is that the MFR is effective on the stressors of my physical body but also supports and balances my mental/emotional well-being. I have discovered that we all store physical and emotional traumas in our bodies, and for this Steve’s sessions are my treatment of choice.–Joni Loyola, Hair Stylist, Small Business Owner, and Fun Hog

  • My weekly visits to Streamline are an integral and enjoyable part of my wellness regimen. In addition to his exceptional bodywork skills, Steve listens, both with hands and ears! He has helped me with circulation issues and through a full knee replacement. For me, the Myofacial Release (MFR) treatment is an opportunity to practice letting go of my mind while receiving the remarkable benefits of  this type of bodywork, a mind body experience.–Barbara Dunlea, A Savvy Utah Outdoorswoman and 20-year veteran of Steve’s Treatments