Jason SarkissianCertified 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
Orthopedic Massage and Assessment
Hip and Pelvic – Whitney Lowe, 2020
Thigh and Knee – Whitney Lowe, 2021
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-present
Graduate of the Professional Massage Therapy Program
Tempe campus 2008