|Rebecca - Autumn 2010
| REBECCA SAINDON,
is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Certified Corrective Exercise Fitness Trainer in Nashville
with 22 years experience. Rebecca was a pioneer for therapists who now combine clinical massage techniques
with posture correction.
She is Nationally
Board Certified and is Certified by both the St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy and the International Academy
of Neuromuscular Therapies (American NMT). She holds an Advanced certification
in TMJ Dysfunction from the Institute for Temporomandibular Studies and a BFA from the University of Tennessee. She is a Certified
Her studies with Paul St. John include the Neuromuscular Components of Scoliosis, and Advanced Cervical Stabilization. Having studied with St.
John as recently as 2011, Rebecca remains current in her Neuromuscular methodology. Also Certified in Advanced Medical
Massage & Assessment Skills for Low Back & Neck pain and Spinal Reflex Analysis, Rebecca is a perpetual student
of functional anatomy, holistic treatment skills, and the Neuro Sciences. She is a certifed Associate Teacher of Anatomy Trains in association with Tom Myers/Kinesis. Rebecca integrates the techniques of top professionls Tom Myers/Anatomy Trains Myofascial Integration, Paul St. John, James Waslaski/Orthopedic Massage, Erik Dalton/MyoSkeletal Alignment, Aaron Mattes/Assisted Isolated Stretching, Leon Chaitow, and Judith DeLaney, into her unique and effective approach to pain relief and postural restoration at
the Nashville Neuromuscular Center.
In the field of corrective exercise, Rebecca has completed
training in ForceCouple Relationships, Scientific Core Conditioning & Back Stabilization. She is certified by Egoscue
University® as a Posture Alignment Specialist (PAS2) and is an
NFPT certified fitness trainer. Her Posture Fitness approach incorporates and blends corrective
movement techniques from Stuart McGill, Paul Chek, Tom Myers' Fascial Fitness, Moshe Feldenkrais, Joseph
Pilates, yoga disciplines, Ida Rolf, & Janet Travell.
Rebecca conducts presentations for the Nashville community focusing
on body structure, posture, and biomechanics and their relationship to pain and dysfunction. She is recognized for
her outstanding performance in teaching Tennessee Educators during the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education,
Recreation and Dance, and in her presentations to the St. Thomas Hospital Wellness Services. She excels in turning the
serious topic of anatomy and biomechanics into a less-daunting, much lighter, "Oh, now I get it!" epiphany for her
audience. Rebecca's ongoing passion is to help people realize that they have control over their bodies in the same way they
have control over their external environments. Rebecca has a keen professional interest and a
personal passion for her subject. She is an Associate Teacher of Anatomy Trains and MyoFascial Movement in association with
Tom Myers and Kinesis.
MAYUMI KHIMENKO is
a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, graduated from the prestigious Southeastern Neuromuscular Massage School in North Carolina.
Mayumi holds additional Certification in the Myoskeletal Alignment work of Erik Dalton (Freedom from Pain Institute), and as a skilled Muscle Release Therapist. Experienced in a variety of massage modalities she
understands that even the best therapeutic massage may be only a temporary fix for the muscular
and structural imbalances that are the causes of so much discomfort. Mayumi has both the resources and the dedication
to resolve the actual source of those problems. Her understanding and use of Neurolinguistic Programming enhances her work at the Nashville
Mayumi joined NNC
in 2002 and has continued to collaborate with us throughout her recent
years of hiatus to raise her two young sons to school age. She has continued
to enhance her skills with a rigorous and extensive Applied Kinesiology Program in Japan under Dr. Kuwamura DDS, Master Practitioner.
We are thrilled to have Mayumi back with us on a more regular basis. Her proven success rate is indeed an asset.
is a Certified Kinesis Myofascial Integration practitioner. (KMI - Tom Myers Anatomy Trains) and has been practicing clinical massage since 1995 . She graduated from the Institute of Therapeutic Massage and Movement
(ITMM) in Nashville TN under the tutelage of Fran Cegelka, and has since become well-trained in many modalities of therapeutic
bodywork. Danella’s specialty is Structural Integration & Myofascial Release. She has done extensive study of the myofascial disciplines in Dublin, Ireland, Santa Fe, New Mexico,
and at the Fascia research Congress in 2007 at Harvard Medical School.
Danella has worked with the USA Olympic athletes of indoor track and field, cancer patients,
triathletes and newborns. She has a fondness for children and a special
interest in Pre- and Post-Natal Doula work. She has assisted with 9 births and acted as a swim coach for the 2006 Special Olympics.
She is competent in Active Isolated Stretching techniques, having studied directly with the master himself at the Aaron Mattes facility in Sarasota FL. Her skills
as a sports massage therapist are exceptional and she can relate to the athlete’s body since she herself participates
in marathons and triathalons. In 2012 she completed an Ironman competition.
*Note: Danella is currently on hiatus as she
prepares for her upcoming marriage and begins a period of travel with the Olympic Soccer team. But she'll be back!
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