Jacob (Jake) Eich is passionate of all things Human Performance along with Health and Wellness.
He has been passionately practicing massage therapy for several years. He’s developed a unique/direct style of dealing with primarily chronic pain issues, injury prevention, injury recovery and overall relaxation and well-being.
Jake specializes in the use of deep-tissue, trigger-point, and Swedish (relaxing) massage techniques. Each session with Jake is specifically tailored to the client’s needs on that specific day to ensure the client is getting the most out of each minute in the session.
Jake was first introduced to the benefits of massage therapy in high school by a coach of his who was also a licensed Massage Therapist. He learned about the importance of consistent self bodywork/maintenance in order to not only perform his best but feel his best as well.
Taking this knowledge and expanding it throughout the next four years while working on his undergraduate in Exercise Science, Jake was able to put his knowledge of massage to use. During his collegiate wrestling career, he not only worked on himself but helped his teammates as well to keep them healthy throughout the season.
Jake holds a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from The State University of New York (SUNY – Cortland) in Cortland, New York.
After graduating with his bachelor’s degree, Jake went to the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage located in Syracuse, New York (his hometown) where he went on to become a Licensed Massage Therapist.
Jake also holds a Personal Training Certification – Functional Training Specialist from NESTA (National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association).
Jake is excited to bring his knowledge of not only massage but all things health and wellness to INVIVO. He consistently ensures friendly and open communication with each client. This way, he is able to get to the root cause of the issues presented and to best serve each client.
Q&A with Jake Eich
Q. How long have you been a massage therapist?
A. Formally, I have been a Massage therapist since 2019. But I’ve been studying and practicing massage since high school.
Q. What areas do you specialize in?
A. I specialize in helping those with chronic pain utilizing deep tissue, trigger point, and Swedish techniques.
Q. What brought you to your current style of practice?
A. Being an athlete, I understand just how much chronic pain can affect and inhibit someone from living their lives to the fullest. I’ve spent nearly half a decade finding root causes. And over time, I’ve corrected injuries and pains in not only myself but those around me. My goal is to share that knowledge with each of my clients.
Q. What can a new client expect?
A. A new client can expect a high-quality, customized massage therapy session based of their individual needs for that specific day.
I value open communication throughout the session to allow the client to fully get the most out of their time. We will work as a team in order to best serve the client the best way.
Attention to detail is something I value in order to best serve the clientele. Everything I do will have a purpose. I make sure each of my clients gets the most out of each session possible.
Q.What recent industry trends have you found most noteworthy?
A. I wouldn’t say this “trend” is directly related to massage but it is definitely related to overall health and well-being. There is research being done into the gut microbiome and the roles it plays in the human body. It has been called the “second brain” and plays an incredibly important role in the body functioning optimally.
Q. What are your current personal wellness goals and how are you addressing them?
A. My personal wellness goals are a lot more mental than physical. Physical fitness isn’t just a hobby for me it is a lifestyle. I think with that needs to include training my mind as well, in order to fully be my best. Breath work, meditation, self-reflection, being present in the moment are just some things I am currently working on.
Q. What is your favorite beautiful spot in Milwaukee?
A. My favorite spot is actually out near Madison – Devil’s Lake State Park! I had the opportunity to go there three times during the fall of 2020 and loved it more each time.
Q. What is your favorite place to eat in Milwaukee?
A. Great Question! My favorite place to go eat currently is Wings Over Milwaukee (because I love chicken wings). But I also to Kopps for the frozen custard!
Q. What are your top three favorite things to do/hobbies?
A. In my free time, I do MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) training. For me, this encompasses wrestling, jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, etc.
Q. What do you do to de-stress?
A. I think being able to successfully de-stress plays a huge role in staying healthy not only physically but mentally. For me, I typically like to meditate or go for a short walk in order to gather my thoughts and snap back to the present moment.