Marco "Marc" Gonzalez
This is My Story
Marco “Marc” Gonzalez, LMT, MMP (AS), GTS, CES, CPT, MMP (Med). Often, we seek Massage Therapy to relieve the effects of emotional stress, muscular discomfort, or physical fatigue. I sought out Massage Therapy after sustaining injuries from multiple blasts in combat, “Operation Enduring Freedom”, Afghanistan. Upon returning home, I was retired from active military service (USMC 1999-2007 & USA 2009-2015). Though my tour of service was over, my body still had strains, aches, and pains that affected my daily life. I sought out relief through traditional means of physical therapy and prescription medicine to no avail, I still felt horrible. I decided to seek alternative means and in the process, I was introduced to Jan Kelly of Midwest Myofascial Release in 2015 a Master MFR Therapist. I like to say she introduced me to my “Psoas”. I came to the understanding of how one muscular dysfunction can affect the entire body as well as how fascia can have a greater effect on the pains and strains on the body.
I felt I wanted to be able to offer the same care I received for my pain so I attended Wellspring School of Allied Health earning an Associates of Occupational Science (AS) concurrent with Massage Therapy (LMT), Master Massage Practitioner (MMP), Certified as a Graston Technique Specialist (GTS), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification, and certification in Corrective Exercise Specialization (CES), International Sports Science Association Certified Personal Trainer (ISSA-CPT), LMT Success Medical Massage Practicioner. Certified as a John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist and trained in Cranio-Sacral. I was mentored in my training and implementation of my therapy process by Jan Kelly.
I am able to perform Hot Stone, Cupping(Fire Cupping and Basic Plastic Cupping), Cryo-Therapy, Swedish, Reflexology Base, Sports (pre-game and post-game) and Prenatal and Neuromuscular massages ranging from Pediatric to Geriatric clients. My main stance of therapy is Medical Massage Supported by MFR, GT and PT as I feel these therapies are complimenting and supportive when used together.
ROCKTAPE Advanced Adult and Pediatric Functional Movement Therapist (FMT)
International Sport and Science Association – Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES)
Wellspring School of Allied Health – Master Massage Practitioner (MMP)
Frequency Specific Microcurrent Holistic Therapist (FSM)
John Barnes Myofascial Release Therapist (MFR)
Medical Massage Practitioner ( MMP)
Graston Technique Specialist (GTS)
Trigger Point Therapy
Deep Tissue Therapy
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Cupping (Vacuum and Flame heated)