Rachel Carroll
Founder, Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Graston Technique Specialist, and Licensed Massage Therapist Pressure: Firm

Rachel is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Graston Technique Specialist, and is the owner and founder of The Neuromuscular Studio. She specializes in complex pain conditions, post-surgical rehabilitation, and elite athlete injury rehab and performance. She works with members of the Arizona Cardinals and other professional athletes for correction of soft tissue holding patterns and treatment of injuries. She uses Certified Neuromuscular Therapy, Certified Graston Technique, NeuroCupping and Kinesio-Taping in her Elite Athletic Therapy and Neuromuscular Therapy sessions.

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 of athletes, including members of the Arizona Cardinals. 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. Her areas of expertise are post-surgical rehab, athletic injuries and performance,  motor vehicle accident injuries, shoulder pain, hip pain, and migraines. Her touch is moderate to deep.

It is her own experience with music, the performing arts, and injuries that originally inspired her career in massage therapy. 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.

Over the years her specialties in soft tissue treatment for injuries and medical conditions has expanded to also include concussion, elite athletic injury treatment and prevention, post-surgical orthopedic and spine rehabilitation, and motor vehicle accident injuries. Her particular post-surgical rehab interests are Ortho rehab including Hip Arthroscopy, spinal fusion, and Cesarean Section, for which she has developed soft tissue and scar release treatment protocols.

She is currently an Arizona State Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist under Neuromuscular Therapy American Version, a Graston Technique Specialist, 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.

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy
Status: Current

Certified Neuromuscular Therapist (CNMT)
Injury Rehab Specialist; Elite Athletic Soft Tissue Specialist; Post-Surgical Soft Tissue Rehabilitation

Neuromuscular Therapy American Version – Judith Walker DeLany
Certified, October 2006
Status: Current

Certified Graston Technique Specialist (GTS)

Advanced Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy (NeuroCupping)
Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy – Gretchen Popp, 2020-2021

Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy training
Unique Aspects of Whiplash Syndromes – Judith Walker DeLany, April 2011
Spray and Stretch Techniques – Judith Walker DeLany, July 2009


Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist
Bodywork for the Childbearing Year – Kate Jordan, January 2008
Status: Current

Orthopedic Massage training
Orthopedic Massage for Lower Body Conditions – James Waslaski, January 2012
Orthopedic Massage Techniques: Lower Body – Whitney Lowe, September 2015

Member of the American Massage Therapy Association

Member of the Arizona Massage Therapy Association

Graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program
The Arizona School of Massage Therapy
Graduated 2002

Instructor of Injury Massage Curriculum at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy
Tempe and Phoenix campuses

Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance
Arizona State University
Graduated 1999, Magna Cum Laude

Jason Sarkissian
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist Pressure: Firm

Jason is a licensed massage therapist and Certified Neuromuscular Therapist who loves using his knowledge to help facilitate functional movement. He specializes in referred pain and range of motion issues due to accident, injury, or repetitive motion. He also works on athletes with performance goals.

Growing up, sports were a big part of his life and being a top-level athlete gave him insight into what the body can do along with first-hand experience of how injury and pain can hold us back. It also gave him the chance to experience what physical therapy and soft tissue manipulation could do to relieve pain and promote functionality. These experiences also gave him understanding when communicating with a client about a pain they were experiencing.

Jason went into the roofing industry for 13 years. Working his way up from being a laborer to eventually becoming a regional director overseeing multiple large industrial projects at a time. Working up to 90 hour weeks around over-stressed people in a dog-eat-dog environment he knew he did not want to do this forever. He often said he was going to quit his job and go do massage. He finally decided to go visit a massage school and fell in love with the environment immediately. Everyone was happy, friendly, and in a good mood. He knew from the beginning that he wanted to focus more with injury massage. Early into his program he heard an instructor talking about neuromuscular therapy. He then knew that was what he wanted to do.

After graduating he took a job at a day spa to gain some experience while at the same time working as a teaching assistant at the school he graduated from. It was at this time that he learned how much he enjoyed teaching as well. He then found a chiropractor he aligned with and began his private practice within the chiropractic office. In that environment he was able to fully focus his talents towards neuromuscular work, and it inspired him to pursue his Neuromuscular Therapy certification with Judith DeLany. It was about this time that Jason was given an opportunity to also work as an instructor at a school that was opening a new campus in the Phoenix area. He taught kinesiology, NMT, facilitated stretching, and neuro re-education, and continues to teach there today.

Jason provides Certified Neuromuscular Therapy and Sports Massage at The Neuromuscular Studio, with a specialty of treating thoracic outlet, whiplash, lower back pain, hip pain, and athletic injury treatment and prevention. He loves treating traditional martial artists and MMA fighters, as well as rock climbers, and professional athletes.

Licensed Massage Therapist
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy: Current

Certified Neuromuscular Therapist

Neuromuscular Therapy American Version – Judith Walker DeLany 2017

Advanced Neuromuscular Training
Developing Clinical Strategies for Chronic Pain Cases – Judith Walker DeLany
November 2018

Graston Technique
Level 1 – 2021

Orthopedic Massage and Assessment
Hip and Pelvic – Whitney Lowe, 2020
Thigh and Knee – Whitney Lowe, 2021

Advanced Training
Haase Myotherapy – Robert B. Haase
Evaluation & Treatment Of Adhesive Capsulitis: A Paradigm Shift – Anne Osborn PT
Facilitated Stretching including PNF – MCC

Arizona School of Integrated Studies
Neuromuscular Therapy, Kinesiology, PNF, Pre and Post Event Sports, Neuro
Mesa campus 2016-2020

Graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program
Tempe campus 2008

Danielle Ford
Licensed Massage Therapist Pressure: Gentle to Moderate

Danielle is a Licensed Massage Therapist and has been practicing since 2019 when she graduated from ASIS School of Massage Therapy in Mesa, Arizona. She is extremely knowledgeable in Western and Eastern medicine. She is a very intuitive therapist who utilizes her innate gifts to guide her throughout her customized therapeutic and cranial sacral sessions.

Danielle has been in the healthcare industry for 12 years as a COA, COS, and Physician’s Assistant for Retinal Consultants of Arizona. She decided to become a massage therapist when she was introduced to holistic healing and the power of massage therapy, and realized that she could helping others find relief of physical pain and discomfort in different ways than traditional medicine. Dedicated to furthering her education and career,  she regularly attends advanced seminars to learn additional modalities to provide the best healing experience possible for every client.

She has a passion for working with those who need emotional and physical healing from trauma, including pediatrics, and those who have an interest in integrative, intuitive therapeutic experiences to better their quality of life. Her intuition and knowledge of eastern paradigm modalities informs all of her work for a true healing experience.

Licensed Massage Therapist
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy
Status: Current

Upledger Advanced Cranial Sacral Therapy:
Cranial Sacral Therapy, Levels 1 and 2 – 2021

Advanced training:
Postpartum Massage – 2020
Prenatal Massage – 2020
Cupping – 2019
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy – 2019 and 2021
Cranial Sacral Therapy – 2019

Member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP)

Additional Training:
Certified in Study of Mind Body Connection and Developmental Stages of Chinese Medicine – 2019

Graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program
ASIS School of Massage Therapy – Mesa, AZ
Graduated 2019

Kaylin Tally
Licensed Massage Therapist Pressure: Gentle to Moderate

Kaylin graduated from Arizona school of Massage Therapy in 2014 and has been practicing since. As a lifelong athlete in golf and softball, she has always been drawn to sports massage and the anatomy of the human body.

She started her career at Massage Envy, and quickly realized that working for a spa work was not her niche. She worked at OrangeTheory fitness where she became a huge fitness advocate and started to develop her private practice of treating athletes. She also trained for a fitness competition and learned firsthand what the human body is truly capable of with the right discipline and fuel, and how massage therapy is an integral part of self-care for athletes.

In addition to working with athletes, Kaylin also loves working with Moms who have delivered by Cesarean Section. In 2018 she experienced severe trauma when she was diagnosed with pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome, and ended up delivering her daughter at 26 weeks via emergency cesarean section. She was told that it was not recommended for her to have another child due to the trauma in her abdomen, and had a hysterectomy in early 2019. She became certified in scar tissue massage so she could work on herself for healing. Unbeknownst to her, it would be the best thing that ever happened to her. She loves sharing this work with other Mamas who have been through similar experiences.

Kaylin is also a massage therapy educator. She taught trigger point and cranial sacral therapy at Arizona School of Massage Therapy and Cortiva for a year and is dedicated to her own advanced training. She learned that she loves being able to educate clients on their bodies and share knowledge to help people live the best life possible.

She has pursued advanced Certification in Manual Lymphatic Drainage from the Klose Lymphedema Training to assist clients in post-surgical lymphatic drainage for those receiving plastic surgery and orthopedic procedures. She also has advanced training in Oncology Massage which allows her to assist patients undergoing cancer treatment, and helps them receive the bodywork they need in order to heal.

Kaylin is an Arizona state licensed Massage Therapist, and an active professional member of American Massage and Bodywork Professionals.

Licensed Massage Therapist
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy
Status: Current

Certified Manual Lymphatic Drainage Therapist (medical)
(Vodder Technique) – Klose Lymphedema Training – 2020

Oncology Massage

Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy training
NMT for Cervical/Cranium – Judith DeLany – 2019

Neuromuscular Stretching Certification
NASM – 2019

Additional Training
Cranial Sacral Therapy

Member of the American Massage and Bodywork Professionals
Status: Current

Richard Slusher
Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Medical Massage Practitioner Pressure: Moderate

Richard graduated from Soothing Arts Healing Therapies School of Massage in Florida in 2014, and has been practicing full time ever since. Previously, he was a Certified Personal Trainer through World Instructor Training Schools and completed the Crossfit Level 1 Certification. He and his wife owned and operated a boutique gym until 2017.

In early 2018 an auto accident made practicing massage therapy painful and he sought out training in different massage specialties that would allow him to continue to perform effective work for his clients. His love of manual therapy drove him to train and complete his Medical Massage Practitioner certification in Costa Rica. (If you can train and become Certified anywhere, why not Costa Rica!?!)

Richard continues to focus on reducing pain and increasing performance for his clients. He integrates his training in cupping, myofascial release, sports massage, and IASTM to deliver a varied approach to bodywork to help a variety of pain conditions and improve joint range of motion.

Richard has relocated to the Valley with his wife and three children from Santa Rosa Beach, FL. He and his family are looking forward to exploring all that Arizona has to offer, including assisting clients in their health and wellness goals at The Neuromuscular Studio.

He is a licensed massage therapist in Florida and Arizona, and an active professional member of the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

Licensed Massage Therapist
Florida State Board of Massage Therapy
Arizona State Board of Massage Therapy
Status: Current

Professional Massage Therapy Training Program
Soothing Arts Healing Therapies School of Massage – Florida
Graduated 2014

Medical Massage Practitioner Certification
LMT Success Group – Costa Rica
Completed 2018

Additional Advanced Training:
Myofascial Release Therapy – 2018
Evidenced-Informed Clinical Cupping – Cupping Canada, Inc. – 2020
Viseceral Massage and Abdominal Techniques – 2021
Lymphatic Massage – 2021
Graston Technique – 2021

Certified Personal Trainer (previously):
CrossFit – Level 1 Certification

Member of the American Massage and Bodywork Professionals
Status: Current