About me

        John “Obie” Oberhausen is a native of New York who spent 20 years serving in the United States Navy. Upon his retirement from the Navy, he hiked the 2,165 mile Appalachian Trail .  He then came to New Mexico to do more hiking when he fell in love with New Mexico and decided to stay.   In 2001 he attended the Academy of Healing Arts in Santa Fe where he received over 850 hours of training in massage therapy.  He graduated in 2002, and became a licensed, nationally certified massage therapist.  
After several years of gaining experience in conventional massage therapy, Obie decided to expand his knowledge of the healing arts with courses in Reflexology, Acupressure, and Reiki. In 2009, after having been diagnosed with a cancerous tumor and having a kidney removed, he took more training and added  Oncology Massage as another of his specialties. He is currently a professional member of the Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM).
 He continues to work in  has his own private practice where he does Swedish, deep tissue, sports, pregnancy, medical massage, reflexology, Reiki, and acupressure.  He also works with cancer patients doing Oncology Massage.   He works at St Vincent's Hospital in the chemotherapy room doing foot massage and reflexolgy.(He also does massage at St Vincent's Integrated Medicine Center)
   Obie enjoys being able to help others. When not working in his office he participates in a communal garden/outdoor classroom, works with school children, and pursues his hobby, growing cactus and saving the endangered Santa Fe Cholla.
In my "Oncology Massage in a Hospital Setting" 
                          (i'm in the middle of the back row)