Biography of Rachel Carroll
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, and Licensed Massage Therapist
Services offered: Certified Neuromuscular Therapy, Certified Prenatal Therapy, Caesarian Rehabilitation, Labor Stimulating Treatment, Customized Therapy.
Rachel is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and is the owner of The Neuromuscular Studio. She has been a practicing, licensed massage therapist since 2002 when she graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy in Tempe. She began her massage career at an upscale athletic club where she concentrated on Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, working on members of the Arizona Cardinals and other professional and semi-professional athletes. In 2003 she began her private practice and founded The Neuromuscular Studio, concentrating her efforts on rehabilitating athletes and treating the injuries of performing artists.
It is her experience with music and the performing arts that originally inspired her career in massage therapy and bodywork. Rachel holds a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from Arizona State University where she studied with Dr. Jeffrey Lyman. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in December of 1999. In her Junior year of study as a performance major, she developed severe tendonitis as a result of the repetitive stress and playing demands of her degree. After exhausting traditional options with little relief she chose to look at alternative therapies, including massage, to alleviate her pain and restore her performance. The treatments and their success prompted Rachel to pursue a career in massage therapy with a vision of working with the performing arts to enhance performance.
Over the years her knowledge in treatment for injuries and specific medical conditions has expanded to include prenatal massage, post-surgical rehabilitation, and chronic pain syndromes.
She is currently an Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist under Neuromuscular Therapy American Version, and a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist under Kate Jordan and Bodywork for the Childbearing Year. She has also been a member of the exam item writing panel for the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork, writing questions for the National exam. She is currently an active professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Biography of Melissa Voight
Certified KMI Structural Integrator, Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, Nationally Certified Massage Therapist (NCTMB)
Services offered: Certified KMI Structural Integration, Certified Prenatal Massage, Myofascial Release Therapy, Customized Therapy, Customized Massage.
Melissa is a nationally-certified licensed massage therapist who has a special affinity for treating back and neck pain, TMJ and migraine headaches. She also specializes in Certified KMI Structural Integration, Certified Prenatal Massage and Myofascial Release Therapy. She has been a practicing, licensed and nationally certified massage therapist since 2003 when she graduated from the Central Florida School of Massage Therapy in Winter Park, Florida. She began her massage career in outpatient rehab and sports medicine at the Florida Hospital. There she worked closely with many physical therapist co-workers providing therapeutic massage for athletes, pregnant women, and patients rehabilitating from surgery and injury as well as patients seeking pain management for chronic conditions. She participated in a 125-hour Sports Massage internship where she worked on a wide range of sports injuries at the University of Central Florida. Since moving to Arizona in 2005, she has maintained a private practice administering goal-based therapeutic massage and has worked for a chiropractor providing trigger point relief for chronic pain and injuries. She has also provided her services to several resorts around the valley.
Melissa stumbled upon her love for massage by mere chance. She went to massage school for fun thinking she was going to learn how to give a good back rub. While there she learned the many benefits of bodywork, and was inspired to seek employment in a medical facility when she graduated from school. She received her first session in Structural Integration as a student, and after just one treatment was amazed at the changes in her structure. She gained a half-inch in height, and experienced a noticeable increase in her lung capacity from tissue being released around her chest. Since that time, it has been Melissa’s goal to become a Certified Structural Integration Therapist to help people release themselves from the binds in their own tissue created throughout their lifetime. She completed the Tom Myers’ Kinesis Myofascial Integration (KMI) 500-hour Structural Integration training program for advanced practitioners in 2010, and is a Board Certified Structural Integrator under the International Association of Structural Integrators.
Melissa integrates a variety of modalities to customize each treatment to her clients’ needs. Some of these include Structural Integration, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release Therapy, Sports Massage, and trigger point therapy. Having suffered from migraines her entire life, and finding complete relief receiving massage herself, she has a unique appreciation for clients suffering from chronic headaches, and head and neck injuries. She also loves working with the ever changing bodies of pregnant women.
She is currently an Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist, Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, a Certified Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapist under Carole Osborne-Sheets and Body Therapy Associates, and a Certified Sports Massage Therapist. She is currently an active professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Biography of Holly Stuber
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist
Services offered: Certified Neuromuscular Therapy, Customized Therapy
Holly is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, educator, and published author. She has been a licensed, practicing therapist since 1999 when she graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in Salt Lake City.
A mountain biking accident on Mackinac Island in Michigan introduced Holly to the rehabilitative effects of therapeutic massage leading to a career change. After graduating from UCMT, Holly moved to Puerto Rico and expanded her skills at the Golden Door Spa. Moving to Arizona she reached further, expanding into chiropractic offices and fitness facilities before opening her private practice.
In 2002, she heard Judith DeLany, founder of NMT American Version, speak at a national massage therapy conference, and inspired, began studying NMT in 2003. After completing the training, she became the Phoenix staff assistant for the Neuromuscular Therapy training program in 2006. Holly currently assists in all Phoenix NMT workshops and had the pleasure of assisting Judith with her NMT presentation at the 2008 National AMTA Convention in Phoenix.
While the core focus of her work is NMT and orthopedic massage, both medical and anatomically focused, Holly has also studied Lymph Drainage, Energy Medicine and other modalities, building bridges between the physical and energetic pathways of health and healing. She has presented workshops on topics ranging from Self-massage Techniques, Laughter Yoga, Stress Relief, and Self-care Tips with Breath, Energy and Movement. Articles include the Benefits of Massage Therapy and Getting the Right Massage for You.
Holly is a current Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, a Certified Laughter Yoga Leader and an active, professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association.