Joshua Grant, LMT
There is nothing about my life that is typical, and how I came into massage therapy was no different. In 1992, my wife was in a car accident and broke her neck at C2, C3, and C7, as well as several ribs and many of the smaller bones on her left side. She was seeing an exceptionally good massage therapist for well over 5 years when he retired. My wife couldn’t find a therapist for several years.
At the time I was working at a high-tech firm which was going through a round of layoffs and I was on the list. I cashed out my stock options, bought her engagement ring and went back to school for massage therapy to take over where her previous therapists left off.
In 2002, I graduated, opened up a little office and put every bit of profit from the practice into my education. I am trained in and currently utilize (beyond the typical Swedish and deep tissue modalities) Active Release Techniques, Neuromuscular Therapies, Myofascial Release, active and passive stretching (PNF, et al) and I specialize in the preparation and maintenance of athletes, as well as the soft tissue rehabilitation of injuries sustained through sports, car accidents and workplace related accidents.
Since 2002, I have worked on athletes of all levels- from weekend warriors to Olympians, amateur MMA fighters to pro golfers, fight teams to bike teams. I specialize in soft tissue injury rehabilitation and athletes. I’m also a Kenpo black belt and formerly a registered cornerman.
I’ve made it my focus in massage therapy to help people recover from their injuries and to improve performance. Not just athletes, but everyone. Most soft tissue injuries can put you out of the game for a while, but a knowledgeable rehab and sports massage therapist (which is different from the spa therapists, no hot stones or mud wraps here) can shorten recovery time and get you back out there where you belong.
In my spare time, I dedicate my time to my own training in the martial arts and in archery, I’m a Freemason, a Shriner, and I’m active in my daughters’ youth group, Job’s Daughters.