I am a board-certified massage therapist in good standing with the California Massage Therapy Council, and am passionate about your wellness!
Why choose me to be your massage therapist (CMT)?
For one thing, the average CMT in the U.S. has 657 hours of specialized massage training. I currently have over 1,900 hours, and hope to bring that number up to around 2,500 over the next few years. I have found that the application of the additional training had a tendency to lead to far better long term outcomes for my clients, and I'm blessed to get to see and hear about those results frequently!
I chose to become a massage therapist and holistic healthcare practitioner because I developed chronic pain from years of full contact martial arts, high school wrestling, a bad car accident, and poor eating habits. I learned through personal experience how much of a difference highly skilled massage therapists could make on my pain and functionality levels, and after several years of receiving massage and chiropractic treatments, I decided I wanted to become a massage therapist.
I asked MT's I most respected what the greatest massage school was in my area, and they each told me that the best was the Western Institute of Neuromuscular Therapy, founded by Cynthia Ribiero who was a surgical nurse and former president of the American Massage Therapy Association. In 2009, I enrolled.
In 2011, I completed the 1,000 hour program at WIN and began working in the field. It was good timing for me because later that same year, the school closed down after being in operation for 17 years!
I worked at a number of different spa and chiropractic locations, one my favorites being a place called Alliance Rehab in Fountain Valley for a chiropractor named Dr. Huynh, DC. Patients found the combination of massage, chiropractic, and physical therapy offered there very helpful, and I stayed there for over two years.
In 2013, I enrolled in the 450 hour Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist's (ANMT) program at the National Holistic Institute in Santa Ana (taught primarily by Cynthia Ribiero) and graduated with special recognition for attendance and G.P.A. Since then I've pursued additional continuing education in structural integration as well as the basic sciences, with more classes seemingly always on the horizon.
I'm currently contracted with Kathy Flippin of Dynamic Touch Massage and work with her at her Laguna Niguel location. However, my rates for private clientele are discounted over the general going rate there, and if you're reading this and interested in a session with me I advise you to contact me directly for your first appointment.
I hope to see you at the clinic soon!
Jason Yarbrough, CMT, ANMT
California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certification #28879
Insured by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) #1289960