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Brian Keith, B.S., C.M.T., H.H.P., K.T.P., M.A.T.
- Certified Massage Therapist
- previously a Master Therapist (at Equinox)
- Master Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist
- Graston Techniqque
- Orthopedic Massage Therapist
I am a Rolfer-in-Training, Certified Master Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist (studying under Erik Dalton & Paul Kelly), previously was a Master Therapist at Equinox (in the Palo Alto location), and have studied with James Waslaski for Orthopedic Massage, and Tom Myers for Myofascial work. I am constantly honing my craft through continuing education and teaching massage.
I specialize in:
Correcting Skeletal Alignment through Rolfing (10 Sessions to restructure the body - head to foot)
Finding the root cause(s) causing Pain and provide lasting relief;
Working with Injuries and Rehabilitation;
Increasing and Restoring limitations to Mobility;
Finding and Correcting Imbalances within the musculoskeletal system - Realigning the skeletal system, Stretching shortened muscles, and Activating, weak (inhibited) and lengthened muscles to restore their proper resting length.
When strains and sprains occur, our bodies create scar (fibrotic) tissue. Scar tissue then becomes functional tissue (aligned and protecting the original tear) or dysfunctional tissue - causing tensile pulling of the muscle from every direction. Deep Tissue is used to break down fibrotic tissue and allows the body to correctly realign fibers / re-heal previous injuries.
Soft-tissue/Manual/Orthopedic manipulation is a process of relative ease that works with the body in order to realign the skeletal structure, joints, and myofascial positions in order to achieve mobilization, ranges of motion within the body, and, ultimately, freedom from pain.
Rolfing (developed by Ida Rolf) is a sequential series of 10-Sessions completely realigning the body. In the first 3 sessions, the superficial facial layers and muscles (sleeve) are affected across the body. The next 4 sessions affect the deeper facial layers and muscles (core) across the body. The last 3 sessions are integrative sessions, affecting both deep and superficial to address new areas and affect previously addressed areas. From a perspective of pain intensity, a Rolf session is similar to having Swedish then Deep work, going back and forth between feeling yummy, then intense, back and forth. However, an individual's tolerance is most important to achieve results. So, I will work with you on each area affected, to ensure that I am staying within your own personal tolerance.