Andrey studied Manual Therapy at Vasyl Karazin Kharkov National University in Ukraine, where he learned healing techniques for both humans and animals. He was a horse trainer and gave equine massage for many years.
Colleen is passionate for the health and well-being of others. She began her career in healthcare as a certified nursing assistant over a decade ago. She decided she wanted to do more for people and went back to school to become a massage therapist in order to expand her skills and experience in helping others.
Colleen graduated from RCC’s massage therapy program and enjoys incorporating deep tissue massage for muscle tension and soreness, cranial sacral therapy for relaxation and stress relief, as well as integrated therapy and sports massage for athletes. Colleen is always eager to learn and enhance her skills to make her clients’ experience epic!
Kirsty was born and raised in the Rogue Valley. She has always had a passion for learning about the human body and how it worked. While attending RCC’s Massage Therapy program, Kirsty interned with Blake Knight to further develop her skills.
Kirsty combines modalities for an integrated therapeutic approach to give each client customized bodywork. Kirsty specializes in deep tissue massage.
In the words of one of her clients, “Kirsty is outstanding at ‘deep tissue’. Not only does she identify problem areas, she strategically attacks them.”
Katie Schmidt (Bennett)
Katie is a graduate of the Cincinnati School of Medical Massage in Ohio. Originally from the Rogue Valley, she is excited to be back to share her passion for total body wellness with her community. Katie focuses on the mind-body connection by incorporating relaxation techniques with various modalities such as deep tissue and therapeutic massage.
She has worked with many clients who experience chronic and acute pain from various issues including work related holding patterns, cervical/lumbar herniations, and trigger points, as well as specializing in the treatment of low back, hip, and leg pain. Katie works with clients to determine an individualized treatment plan through her dynamic approach to therapy – and allowing the flow of each service to evolve with her client’s changing needs.
Rick uses a mixture of Therapeutic, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release techniques, and has experience with clients who are post-surgical, have had a joint replacement, or suffer with arthritis. He specializes in returning balance and proper function to muscles that are over- or under-working.
Because of Rick’s past injuries and experiences with massage, he can relate to many problems that clients are having, both physical and emotional. He uses techniques that he feels will help the individual client so each visit might not be the same as the previous session.
Rick has taken advanced training classes in Myofascial Release for head/neck, headaches, spine, ribs, and TMJ.
Bekah graduated from the Ashland Institute of Massage. She is a therapeutic LMT who specializes in deep tissue and myofascial release. She uses these modalities, along with Swedish techniques, to help increase range of motion, and decrease pain and discomfort. Bekah has been voted one of Medford’s top five favorite Massage Therapists since 2017.
Bekah often incorporates Cupping therapy into her treatments. Cupping relaxes your muscles and is great for stimulating the flow of blood and lymph to problem areas. It is often helpful for our clients with back and muscle pain, poor circulation, anxiety, or other aches.
Blake specializes in deep tissue and myofascial release techniques. His work is a great asset to our clients who are overcoming chronic postural and pain patterns, as well as acute injuries. Blake is known for his use of Gua Sha (instrument-assisted soft tissue manipulation) to help break down scar tissue, increase range of motion, and decrease pain. He is also an FMT Certified RockDoc offering RockTape kinesiotaping as an integral or stand-alone treatment.
Massage has always been a pillar in Blake’s life. He has personally experienced life-changing results from massage therapy and has developed a passion for helping others attain a greater level of fitness and enjoy a healthier and happier body. Blake has won Medford’s #1 Favorite Massage Therapist every year since 2014.
*******Blake is currently not accepting new clients*******
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