Craniosacral therapy is a gentle hands-on technique that uses a light touch to examine membranes and movement of the fluids in and around the central nervous system. Relieving tension in the central nervous system promotes a feeling of well-being by eliminating pain and boosting health and immunity.
Dave is NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider # 1159. Currently he is teaching CEs in Rehabilitative Massage through the Apprenticeship Program.
Our Rehabilitative Massage therapists use a combination of modalities to best meet the needs of the client. Modalities include but are not limited to deep tissue, sports, neuromuscular, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, active release, shiatsu, reflexology, and cupping.
They view the body as a whole and not only focus on the muscles that are limited or in pain, but also the opposing or compensating muscles that may be having an impact on recovery.
MassageWORKS is operated by Dave Wilkinson
Dave has been working with body mechanics through coaching, athletic training, and massage therapy for more than 35 years.
He has been licensed in Oregon and California and is a certified Medical Massage Practitioner. He is the inventor of the Water Immersion Massage Table and has spent time working on professional and Olympic athletes.
He trains other therapists in rehabilitative massage through a one-year Apprenticeship Program. All of the Massage Therapists at MassageWORKS have completed this course.
Casey Perry specializes in Reflexology and has been helping people in the Albany who have been dealing with stress, pain, and wellness concerns since 2012. She also has 18 years of experience with therapeutic essential oils.
Irena Mitev is a graduate of Massage U in Silverton, Oregon. Her home country is the beautiful Mediterranean land of Macedonia, Europe. Growing up, she studied at the University of Cyril and Methodius Medical School in Skopje. She is certified in Rehabilitative Massage and Craniosacral.
Anna Howe has been a massage therapist since graduating from Central Community College in 2007. She is certified in Rehabilitative Massage.
Rehabilitative Bodywork Center
Anna: Rehabilitative Massage
Dave: Rehabilitative Massage.
Dave launched The Apprenticeship Program in July 2016. He annually trains one to three Licensed Massage Therapists in a Rehabilitative Massage Certification Program.
Reflexology is a non-invasive, manual method of stimulating reflexes in the feet, hands, or ears that correspond to every part, gland, and organ of the body. This stimulation effectively reduces stress and tension in the body. It is an effective therapy by itself or it can prepare the client for a more effective rehabilitative massage.
Irena: Rehabilitative Massage
Thie newest form of massage therapy at MassageWORKS is Water Immersion Massage. This form of rehabillitation, designed by Dave, allows you to receive a massage while immersed in hot water. The hot water helps soften the fascia and the hydraulic action of the water helps release entrapped nerves.
For more information about Water Immersion Massage go to www.waterimmersiontable.com