Grant is a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Alaska. He is an Active Release Technique Provider currently certified in Full Body and Long Tract Nerve Entrapment. He has been a practicing Myofascial Trigger Point Therapist since 2007. He is Certified in Upper and Lower Quarter Clinical Neurodynamics and avidly practices Dermal Traction Method to assess and release superficial nerves. Loving the newest addition to the tool box, SFMA, Selective Functional Movement Assessment. He currently offers classes at Avante and out in the Anchorage Community introducing Nerve Sliding and Dermal Traction Method. He has recently also become a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified Personal Trainer.
Philosophy of Care:
My goal is to assist people to enhance their ability to move freely and relieve pain in their body in a focused and gentle manner. I provide information and tools to help them keep it relieved as they do the things they want and need to do.
Grant attended Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado in 1979-80. He attended Gatekey Massage Therapy Apprenticeship Program from 1989 – 1991. He began practicing massage therapy immediately, working and learning from several Doctors of Chiropractic in Anchorage for about 12 years. He received his Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy Certification from The American Institiute for Myofascial Studies in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2007. He has been ART Full Body Certified since 2015 and became Certified in ART Long Tract Nerve Entrapment in 2016. Grant has completed courses with Michael Shacklock PT and is Certified in Upper and Lower Quarter Clinical Neurodynamics. He has also studied Dermal Traction Method and the Clinical Audit Process with Dr. Justin Dean. He is now a Certified Level 1 SFMA provider.
Extracurricular Activities and Personal Interests:
Grant is a Bones For Life Instructor and Trainer having studied with Ruthy Alon, Senior Feldenkrais Trainer and creator of BFL, a movement education program. Certified in 2003.
Grant is a current member of The Alaska Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association and was member of the State Chapter Board of Directors from 1991 until 1999, serving as President for several years.
He coached Alyeska Mighty Mites from 1983 until 1998.
Grant enjoyed teaching yoga classes in Girdwood, Bird Creek and Anchorage from 1986 until 2002.
His four grown children all still ride the mountains with great skill and gusto.
Grant takes pleasure in studying and applying new ways of helping his patients.
He loves to hike the mountains and beaches of Alaska with his dog and camera.