An automobile accident in high school combined with years of contact sports left me with years of chronic pain. I found that highly trained massage therapists were a huge help. Chriropractic, physical therapy and better nutrition also helped. I became so interested on how massage helped me that I decided to become a massage therapist, and now I am.
I was initially certified by the California Massage Therapy Council in 2011 and remain a member in good standing.
I use orthopedic assessment and bodywork techniques to help people relieve and manage stress, chronic physical tension, and pain including neck, back, hip, shoulder, limb, and some forms of knee pain. I've had good success in helping reduce or eliminate headaches and with acute or sudden-onset pain as well. Numbness in hands can be caused by tight muscles close to the nerves that travel from the spinal cord to the hands, and many of my clients have found relief for this condition quickly when I work on the muscles along these nerve pathways.
I'm well-trained in relaxation-style massage modalities, and highly trained in more therapeutic, rehabilitation-style techniques. I'm also certified in pre-natal, pregnancy massage.
If you’d like to set up an appointment with me, you may do so here. You can reach me by phone or email. I would be pleased to be your massage therapist for all your ethical massage needs, and am happy to answer any questions you might have about my services.
More Info About Me (for those who are fond of reading):
I have a passion for wellness optimization. I love helping my clients reach their health goals.
I've received over 2,000 class hours of massage training. Only 500 hours are required for certification as a massage therapist, and 657 hours of training is the national average. I've found that the additional training has a tendency to lead to better long term outcomes for my clients. It's a rewarding feeling to frequently get to see and hear about those results. I have over ten thousand hours of massage in practice...and I'm still learning new things! The body is an amazing vehicle.
The bulk of my education in the massage field took place at the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy (1,000 hrs) and through the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist's program at the National Holistic Institute (450 hrs) where I graduated with honors and learned a lot about trigger points and orthopedic assessments. More recently, I studied Rolfing-type structural integration and myofascial release work, and other techniques that cross multiple disciplines involving (human) bodywork, yet still within the scope of massage therapy. By matching the treatment technique to the pathology of the condition based on ongoing assessment, we facilitate a higher state of return to optimal function and wellness, and help to prevent potential future injuries.
Lastly I've studied nutrition and health as a hobby for over 20 years, and am currently in school for nutritionist certification. I've acquired quite a bit of knowledge in this field which has drastically improved my quality of life, and I'm happy to share what I've learned when applicable and upon request. And I have some amazing physicians, chiropractors, and physical therapists in my referral network.
I hope to see you at the clinic soon.
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Jason Yarbrough, ANMT, CMT
California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certification #28879
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association