Heena Patel, LMBT #4345 - Your Pain Management & Muscular Rehabilitation Specialist
My Bodywork Philosophy
 
Having been a bit of a tomboy growing up, playing sports with my brother and continuing with weight lifting, running, hiking and martial arts training from teenage years into my 30s, I have had my share of injuries and down time. Managing pain and healing injuries has always been a concern and interest to me. Massage therapy’s many benefits for athletes and non-athletes alike quickly became a discipline I wanted to learn and share with others.
 
What makes massage and bodywork such a fascinating field is the broad range of methods and modalities out there, all aimed at supporting the body with nurturing touch, alleviating pain & stress and ultimately increasing performance of the whole being in all facets of life. When we feel good, we perform better. We are better employees, spouses, parents, artists or athletes to list a few examples.
 
My massage and bodywork methods and techniques come from various modalities that serve the purpose of manually aiding the muscles to restore structure and function in the quickest way possible to get fast relief. Using a combination of theories and techniques from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Chi Gung, NMT, Trigger Point, Sports, Medical Massage and many more allows me to give each client the best possible result for each session. Learning and implementing better methods or techniques and expanding my knowledge to serve special populations (like massage for cancer patients or the medically frail) is always something I strive for so I can better serve my community.
 
 
Professional Organization Membership
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (2003)
North Carolina Board of Massage & Bodywork Therapy (2003)
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (2003)
Society for Oncology Massage (2012)
Kinesio Taping Association International (2015)
  
 
Massage & Bodywork Training
Professional Massage Therapy Training Program
           Guilford Technical Community College (2003)
 
Medical Massage Training
LMT Success Group (2004)
            Postural Distortions
            Neuromuscular Treatment for Low Back and Hip Pain
            Neuromuscular Treatment for Cervical Strain and Sprain
            Neuromuscular Treatment for Upper Extremities
            Neuromuscular Treatment for Lower Extremities          
 
The Medical Massage Office & Associates (2006)
            Evaluation and Treatment of the Cervical Spine
            Evaluation and Treatment of the Thoracic Spine
            Evaluation and Treatment of the Lumber Spine
            Evaluation and Treatment of the Pelvis
            Evaluation and Treatment of the Upper Extremities
            Evaluation and Treatment of the Lower Extremities
            Manual Therapy Techniques
            Neuromuscular Re-education
            Therapeutic Exercise
 
Summit Professional Education (2013)
            Corrective Kinesiology Taping Applications

Ultra Sports Massage Therapy Inc. (2015)
            Fundamental and Advanced Kinesio Taping KT1, KT2
            Advanced Kinesio Taping KT3 - Whole Body

N'Touch Therapy LLC (2017)
            Traumatic Scar Tissue Management 

Asian Bodywork Training
Cloud Forest Chin Woo Marital Arts Association (1999-2005)
            Martial Arts Massage Instructor Certificate (2000)
            Chinese Martial Arts Massage Therapy & Bodywork
            Chi Kung Exercise Therapy
 
            Martial Arts Instructor Certificate (2001)
            Emperor’s Long Fist Internal System
            Tai Chi, Hsing-I, Bau Gua, Chi Kung Exercise Therapy
 
            Second Degree Black Belt (2004)
            Emperor’s Long Fist Internal System
            Tai Chi, Hsing-I, Bau Gua, Chi Kung Exercise Therapy
 
Medical Qi-Gong with David Goldner (2011)
 
Body Therapy Institute (2011)
            Tui Na: Technique and Protocols of Chinese Medical Massage
 
Medical Arts School (2013)
            Aromatherapy for Mind, Body and Spirit based on Five Element
            Traditional Chinese Medicine
 
Summit Professional Education (2013)
            Acupressure in Rehabilitation
 
Oncology Massage Training
Medical Arts School (2012)
            Massage for People Living with Cancer (Gayle MacDonald)
 
Oncology Massage Education Associates (2013)
            Massage in the Oncology Setting (Gayle MacDonald)
            Oregon Health & Science University Hospital

Oncology Massage Education Associates (2017)
            Gentle Scar Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Post-Mastectomy and Radiation
            Treatment Client