With over three years of hands-on training and experience working with acute pain, heavy whiplash from motor vehicle accidents, peripheral neuropathies, postural correction, and postoperative clientele, I am more than well equipped to approach my client’s specific needs with knowledge and care. Informed by a variety of assessments, my massages often consist of (but are not limited to) direct focus work designed to free nerve pathways, loosen aggravating muscles, and relieve pain & biomechanical dysfunction. That being said, I also enjoy providing more general relaxation based massages when a client is seeking one. I use many tools in my work, including hot towels, cupping, and grastoning. As a massage therapist, I am always looking to expand my tool set and refine my approach to bodywork.
During treatment I encourage my clients to ask questions about their anatomy, discomfort, and how what I’m doing can help them. It is my aim to empower my clients by giving them tools, knowledge, and anatomical insight they can use to continue to address their discomfort and demystify their bodies even after they’ve gotten off the massage table.
It is a pleasure to be brought on to the Thrive Massage team and to finally work alongside my lovely wife. I very much look forward to working with you soon!
Justin graduated from the Ashland Institute of Massage in 2020. The 650 hour program featured advanced training in anatomy, kinesiology, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, MyoFascial Release, basic prenatal massage, and clinical assessment & treatment.
After graduation, Justin was hired by his pathology teacher and worked for several years in a Medical Massage clinic. There, he received 100+ hours of one-on-one training guided by highly skilled professionals of manual therapy and pathology to learn to effectively assess and treat acute pain and many other conditions. It was through this business that he would later go on to help train other massage graduates in Medical Massage.
CPR & BLS - Current
Medical Massage Advanced Training Program: September 2020
Advanced Myofascial Techniques: Neck, Jaw, and Head Part 1&2: April 2022
Advanced Myofascial techniques: Headaches and Migraines: April 2022
Centering Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in our Practices: August 2022
Continuing Medical Massage Advanced Training Program: August 2022