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.
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.
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.
Dave is NCBTMB Continuing Education Provider # 1159. Currently he is teaching CEs in Rehabilitative Massage.
Sports Massage - Oct 7 & 8 at Phoenix Inn Suites in Salem
Rehabilitation of the Head & Neck and Shoulders & Arms - Nov. 17 & 18 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
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.
Dave launched The Apprenticeship Program in July 2016. He annually trains one or two Licensed Massage Therapists in a Rehabilitative Massage Certification Program. Liz is currently in the back half of the program. Massages given by Apprentices will be offered at a discounted rate. .