Art Sansone, PT, LMT
Simon Briscoe, LMT, Functional Patterns
Kim Vogelsang, LMT, Pilates
Mark Yarborough, LMT (will travel)
Mark Balawender, LMT, CKTP, MMPD
NASM CERTIFIED PERSONAL TRAINER
Isaiah attended the nationally recognized The Lauterstein-Conway Massage school where he received his License in Massage Therapy. After finishing the program, Isaiah continued his education entering an Intensive Advanced Clinical Therapy program, receiving certifications in Orthopedic Assessment and Application, NASM Personal Trainer-CES and current studies in Kinesiology in preparation for Doctorate in Chiropractic. He is currently on his way to Palmer College of Chiropractic West Campus in San Jose, CA. He will work on receiving his Doctorate of Chiropractic and post graduate studies in sports medicine and extremities specialty. Isaiah has experience with working with the NCAA Swim teams, and weekend Austin marathon runners, cyclists, and warriors.
THERAPEUTIC BODYWORK focuses on specific or whole body integration. Whether you are recovering from an injury, have chronic pain, or need maintenance, this session is for you. We will take the time to assess and help figure out together what might be connected and what mechanics or movements are causing you pain. *You might be asked to wear athletic wear, so that the body is more accessible without worrying about the modesty of sheets. Integrated and clinical bodywork are best for when a chief complaint requires something more focused and interactive. The best place to start is with an open full detailed conversation about your goals.
Orthopedic Bodywork is a comprehensive treatment for muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, and connective tissues to relieve pain, restore normal joint function, improve posture, balance, comfort and range of movement. Included are corrective exercise techniques tailored for you very own rehabilitation needs.
Precise and extremely effective, it speeds recovery from accidents and most painful musculoskeletal conditions, including whiplash, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, TMJ dysfunction, scoliosis, rotator cuff injuries and “frozen shoulders”, thoracic outlet syndrome, knee problems, plantar fasciitis, postural dysfunction, and most other strains and sprains.
Techniques and modalities used for Therapeutic Bodywork include:
Myoskeletal Alignment Technique
Orthopedic or Clinical *utilizing a strong knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
Range of motion integration
PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) Stretching Passive and Assisted
MET (Muscle Energy Technique)
SPORTS MASSAGE focuses on muscles relevant to an event or training. For athletes who train continuously, the goal is to enhance, lessen the chance of injury and shorten the time needed to recover from an event. Sports Massage may utilize of variety of techniques. Prior to an event, focus may be with stretching to help loosen, warm and prepare muscles for performance and endurance. Post event it may help relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to normal state.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system - comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
ZERO BALANCING is a powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between energy and body structures. The practitioner uses gentle finger pressure and traction on areas of tension in the bones, joints and soft tissue to create fulcrums, or points of balance, around which the body can relax and reorganize.
Zero Balancing focuses primarily on key joints of our skeleton that conduct and balance forces of gravity, posture and movement. By addressing the deepest and densest tissues of the body, Zero Balancing helps to clear blocks in the body’s energy flow, amplify vitality and contribute to better postural alignment. It is very common to feel completely rested, relaxed and much taller after receiving just one session.
Certified in both
KinesioTaping, CKTP and RockTape, FMT
KINESIO TAPING keeps your body at optimal functionality while hard at play. It is a rehabilitative technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motions. It is designed to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain, enhance performance, prevent injury, and promote improved circulation and healing. Unlike athletic tape which is used to restrict joint movement in order to provide stabilization, K-Tape is flexible and provides slight support without movement restriction, and a constant reminder of how you are moving your body. As well as, providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy.
CUPPING THERAPY is a combination of two ancient techniques used to help alleviate the body of pain associated with congestion. It creates suction and negative pressure to drain excess fluids and toxins from the body. It stimulates the peripheral nervous system and delivers blood flow to stagnant muscles, skin and loosens adhesions, connective tissue and stubborn knots in soft tissue, definitely a big win in these modern times.
Before applying the silicone cup, oil is administered to the skin to facilitate smooth movement and palpably discover the areas of tension and congestion. Placing the cup on the affected area creates a vacuum, as the cups glide over the surface. A cup may be “parked” for a short time on stubborn knots or over inflamed joints or tissue. Massage cups may be used on the neck, shoulders, back, sacral area, hip, abdomen, thigh, upper arms and calves.
INSTRUMENT ASSISTED SOFT TISSUE MANIPULATION
GRASTON-IASTM is a simple, yet effective, manual therapy technique that will help you achieve better results.
It is a process in which the clinician uses a set of hand held instruments to break down the scar tissue and fascial restrictions in soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves).
Once the damaged areas are detected, the instruments are used to deliver a controlled microtrauma to the affected area. The purpose of the microtrauma is to stimulate a local inflammatory response, which initiates reabsorption of excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade of healing activities. Adhesions within the soft tissue that may have developed as a result of surgery, immobilization, or repetitive strain, are broken down, allowing the patient to regain function.
*Package deals expire at the end of each year.
College Students, present an ID and receive $10 off any bodywork session.
*AKB does not specialize in nor offer Prenatal massage. We do have a great referral system and can send you to someone that will be an excellent fit.
You must agree to cancel within 24 hours, unless in a case of an emergency. If you are unable to make it to your scheduled appointment without giving a 24 hour notice, you are responsible to pay half of the price of the missed session.
You must understand that the massage you receive is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation, relief and change of muscular and structural tension. Understand that massage should not be construed as a substitute for medical examination, diagnoses, or treatment and you should see a physician, chiropractor or other qualified medical specialist for any mental or physical ailment that you are aware of. If you have any notes, referrals, X-rays, or medical charts, please bring them with you so that we may discuss them and choose the best options for you.