Rehabilitative Bodywork Center
This is the newest form of therapy at MassageWORKS is Hydrotherapy. 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 nerve.
Dave launched The Apprenticeship Program in July 2016. He annually trains one or two Licensed Massage Therapists in a Rehabilitative Massage Certification Program. He is currently accepting applications for the next program. Massages given by Apprentices will be offered at a discounted rate. .
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 trains other therapists in rehabilitative massage through a 6 month - one year Apprenticeship Program and a 50 hour Rehabilitative Massage Seminar Course.
Nora Richards has practiced massage therapy in Minnesota, Illinois, and now in Oregon and is certified in Rehabilitative Massage. She is returning in April after a short hiatus where she visited Thailand for 3 months and then returned to help both of her sisters with childbirth.
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.
Rehabilitative Sports Massage - Sept. 29 & 30- - Location TBA : An emphasis on myofascial release and neuromuscular techniques.
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.