Jill Gerber went to massage school in 1987 because she wanted to find a way to help the world be a better place, and touching people in a nurturing, therapeutic fashion seemed like a fabulous way to do so. She turned out to love it, and still does, and has been a full-time bodyworker every since. In 1992, Jill co-founded High Desert Healthcare & Massage with four friends to provide a place for excellent therapists to offer bodywork in a peaceful, happy environment.
She became certified as a practitioner of Rolfing® Structural Integration in 1996, an Advanced Rolfer® in 2002 and a Certified Rolf Movement Practitioner® in 2005. She is an Advanced Biodynamic Craniosacral therapist and holds certifications in Neural Manipulation and Visceral Manipulation and is taking classes toward certification in working with the brain and vascular system. Jill also completes many workshops per year, including two with a Doctor of Osteopathy. For over 30 years she has taken a wide variety of continuing education classes in the field of manual therapy, and all of these workshops, especially her Rolfing training, have given her the tools to work with a myriad of conditions and injuries.
I’m over 80 years old with a body that just doesn’t want to keep up. But week after week, Jill (and sometimes Karen when Jill takes a much needed break) brings me back into line-top to toes, and I’m ready to face the coming week. Close to miraculous!”
The whole crew is professional and a pleasure to deal with. The help Jill has given me with chronic hip and lower back pain has gotten me moving again, when traditional medicine could not help at all. I highly recommend High Desert.”
I’ve been a client here since 1993, and Jill’s excellent bodywork and support has sustained me through fibromyalgia and other challenges in life, for which I am eternally grateful. I cannot imagine life without this healing place—it is truly a jewel!”