Massage Therapy

MassageWORKS


Seminars:

Dave is currently working with fabricators to develop a Hydrotherapy Massage Table. The idea is to combine the benefits of being immersed in warm water to massage. The warm water warms the myofascia plus provides buoyancy to your body's soft tissue. water also provides a medium for essential oil solutions. The goal is to launch this in January of 2018.

MassageWORKS specializes in rehabilitative muscular recovery from stress, injury, surgery, or trauma from sports or accidents. They specifically work with Motor Vehicle Accidents. ​They are able to work with and bill insurances up to two years after the accident.  They have had success with athletes from high school level to professional and have worked with men and women of all age groups.

Approach:

MassageWORKS is operated by Dave Wilkinson


Dave has been working with body mechanics through coaching, athletic training, and massage therapy for more than 30 years.

He is licensed in Oregon and California and is a certified Medical Massage Practitioner.


He trains other therapists in rehabilitative massage through a one year Apprenticeship Program and a 50 hour Rehabilitative Massage Seminar Course.


Renee Rocheleau has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 20 years and recently finished training in Occupational Therapy. She is currently in the 2nd half of the Rehabilitative Massage Apprenticeship Program. She brings a great attitude and skillset to MassageWORKS.


Liz Hoffmann is a Registered Yoga Teacher who is also training to be a Licensed Massage Therapist. Currently she will be doing private yoga sessions at MassageWORKS. Yoga is a great way to follow up and maintain progress made through Rehabilitative Massage.Read below how yoga can enhance your massage experience.


Nora Richards has practiced massage therapy in Minnesota, Illinois, and now in Oregon and is certified in Rehabilitative Massage. Currently she is visiting Thailand, where she is receiving training in Thai Massage among other things.

Massage Therapy in Albany, OR

Our 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.

 

Specialties:

Dave is NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider # 1159. Currently he is teaching CEs in Rehabilitative Massage.

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Upcoming Seminars:

Sports Massage - Oct 7 & 8 at Phoenix Inn Suites in Salem

12 CEs

Rehabilitation of the Head & Neck and Shoulders & Arms - Nov. 18 & 19 at Phoenix Inn Suites in Salem 13 CEs

Rehabilitation of the Back and Hips - Jan. 13 & 14 at Phoenix Inn in Salem 12 CEs

Rehabilitation of the Legs and Merging Kinesiology and Meridians in the Lower Extremities​ - Mar. 9 & 10 at Phoenix Inn in Salem 13 CEs


How Yoga Can Enhance Your Massage Experience

The Science of Yoga by William J. Broad

*After massage, muscles and connective tissues (including fascia), are more pliable with improved circulation of blood and fluids than before. Yoga helps maintain this openness with static, facilitated and dynamic stretching, and with breathing exercised to engage a relaxation response.


*Yoga increases muscle tone, lowers stress, and contributes to over-all improved well-being by integrating the body, mind and breath, creating a more holistic experience similar to massage.


*The mindfulness-in-motion yoga offers helps create new body-awareness. Sometimes, bodies are imbalanced skeletally and need constant re-adjusting, sometimes bodies are performing tasks that create imbalances and need counter-movement to establish balance again. Additionally, it can help prevent slouching and contribute to a straighter spine and less shoulder tension.  

*Yoga stimulates many systems of the body just as massage does. Yoga stimulates the endocrine system which helps regulate hormones, stimulates the flow of blood and lymph throughout the body, strengthens the proprioceptors of the nervous system, and improves digestion. 

*Yoga has incredible renewing qualities for the mood, elevating outlook and helping with depression, fatigue, and anxiety. In between receiving massages, yoga can help give you the post-massage glow that lets you float through the rest of your day.

Why Yoga?:

Apprenticeship:

Dave launched The Apprenticeship Program in July 2016. He annually trains one or two Licensed Massage Therapists in a Rehabilitative Massage Certification Program. Renee is currently in the back half of the program. Massages given by Apprentices will be offered at a discounted rate. 

Hydrotherapy: