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TODD NEIDER

LMT, NCTMB PRACTITIONER

As an athlete Todd learned of the good, the bad, and the ugly behind sports. Todd is continuously learning and developing his athletic skills. Massage Therapy was first introduced to Todd from the suffering of various sports related injuries. Massage Therapy gave Todd the opportunity of continuing his athletic life style. Additionally it introduced Todd to what soon would become his career choice. Todd graduated from the Utah College of Massage Therapy in 2005, and in 2008 he joined the team of professionals and started his practice. For many years Todd has been certified as a “full body” Active Release Technique (ART) Provider. He is also a Master ART provider. He has additionally become certified in Rock Tape, AIM, RB, NKT, SFMA, MC. This and the combination of Todd’s great customer service knowledge and Business Management experience has opened the doors to a lifelong career. As a athlete Todd was an avid Baseball and Football player. Currently Todd is a Triathlete, half Marathon runner, and a 100 mile Bike Race rider. His long lasting love for sports has been supported by his access to Massage Therapy.


DISTINCTIONS / CERTIFICATIONS NCBTMB Certified- National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment) NKT (Neurokinetic Therapy) Bowen Therapy RB(Restorative Breathing AIM / Anatomy in Motion Gait Assessment Fascial Movement Taping- Rock Tape Active Release Technique FULL BODY Certified (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Spine - Active Release Technique ACCOMPLISHMENTS Half Marathons Marathons Olympic Distance Triathlons Half Ironman Distance Triathlons Full Ironman Century Bike Rides Bodywork provider for Fleet Feet Race Team Email: Todd@activebodywork.com

BRANDON MELANE

CMT, ART Practitioner

“No Pain, No Gain!”, is a mantra that constantly echoes in the back of my mind. I heard and saw it everywhere as a child. Whether it was posted on my favorite No Fear T-shirt or being stated by one of my childhood tough guys like Arnold Schwarzeneggar or Sylvester Stallone. Being a tough guy was what every kid wanted to be. However, training through injuries, whether it be high school wrestling, running, jiu-jitsu, swimming, or just normal daily activities is never a good idea. I found this out the hard way. Always considering myself a “tough guy”, I constantly tried to stay active while injured. I ignored pain and stayed active until I could no longer perform the most mundane daily activities or sleep without chronic discomfort. When icing, stretching, heating pads, and self home-care were no longer enough to ease my discomfort I turned to the aid of massage therapy. For the first time in a long time I found relief. After experiencing the life-changing benefits of massage I decided to take it on as a career. I graduated a two year massage program at Bryan College Gold River in 2012. Recently, in August 2014, I joined the Active-Bodywork team where I plan to continue my education help others maintain their active, healthy, pain-free lifestyles. Email: Brandon@activebodywork.com

Natasha Skidmore, CMT, RT, NMT

Bodywork Therapist

DISTINCTIONS / CERTIFICATIONS Fascial Movement Taping- Rock Tape Natasha’s driven personality for a healthy, active lifestyle is exactly why she joined the Active Bodyworks team. She believes fitness, diet, and rehabilitation are the key to a long life. Natasha grew up learning to toughen up through pain, and “be like the boys” all through her childhood. It only has pushed Natasha more to be successful in the fitness industry. In high school Natasha was captain of her waterpolo team and swam competitively. Currently she has found a love for weightlifting and calisthenics and never looked back. Powering through heavy squats and deadlifts, she found sports massage as her favorite recovery technique. With her strong passion for human anatomy and love of rehabilitative massages, Natasha decided to attend school for what now she has as her dream job- a sports injury therapist. Natasha is a recent graduate from National Holistic Institute in Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy in 2016. She has big plans for the company and for her future clients in sustaining a long athletic career.

Ruby Oates,CMT, RT, ART Practitioner

Bodywork Therapist

 Starting back from the days of her childhood Ruby has enjoyed participating in sports either physically or in spirit.  She loves the competition and the taste of sweet victory.  Soccer was always first on her list as she was a top offensive threat all the way through high school.  Nowadays you can find her playing volleyball or cheering on her favorite football team, the Chicago Bears.


 Ruby found a passion for helping people feel better physically as she made her way through Carrington College, graduating from the Massage Therapy program in 2012.  She has worked in this field ever since, perfecting her craft and expanding her knowledge as she sees people through their physical ailments.


 It was fitting that Ruby happened to discover her latest love when she stepped into a hot pilates studio for the first time.  The way it made her feel after the class sparked her next journey to be a hot pilates instructor.  These workouts are just another outlet Ruby uses in her quest to help everyone feel and perform at their best.


 Working at Active Bodywork feels like home for Ruby, as she learns new techniques and takes on more challenging tasks in order to help clients be their best.


 

Hunter Mason, CMT

Bodywork Therapist

In 2014, I completed a 500 hour massage therapy program at the Fair Oaks Massage Institute. My training emphasized deep tissue, sports, and Swedish massage. For the past three years, I’ve practiced yoga and have received bodywork, mostly being Thai massage. These modes of bodywork have invariably influenced my approach to massage. For the bulk of my career as a bodyworker, I worked as an independent contractor with two of the most prominent on demand massage therapy networks out there, think the Uber of massage. Being on my own granted me the space and time needed to develop and refine my practice authentically. Ranking in the top 100 of 10,000 MT’s on one of the two platforms, I decided to join Todd and company at Active Bodywork to enhance my skills and to take my practice to a whole other level. I came to know of the immediate benefits from Todd’s approach in a single session I had with him. Due to a recurring pain pattern resulting from a repetitive strain injury, I sought out an Active Release Technique (ART) Practitioner on Google and found Active Bodywork . Todd’s expertise, skill, and knowledge of addressing somatic pain came shining through as he alleviated my shoulder pain in our first session together, which I’d been trying to resolve myself and with the help of other bodyworkers for a considerable amount of time. Humbled by his precision and capacity to “listen to the tissue”, as well as, the effectiveness of (ART), I’ve now happily joined the team to deepen my knowledge, so that, I can expand my practice to encompass this incredible skillset.

Active Bodywork

2041 Hallmark Dr,

Suite 2,

Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone. (916) 621-6425

Email. info@activebodywork.com