Meet the Therapists at the Nashville Neuromuscular Center
ANGIE GRAY is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist and Nationally Board Certified massage therapist. She began her massage career in 2010 after graduating from the National Holistic Institute (NHI) in Studio City, California, and completing her certification as a Health Educator.
Angie is certified in NeuroKinetic Therapy level one (also known as Neuromuscular Reprogramming) and working towards her NKT level 2 and 3 certification. She incorporates the NKT assessment techniques into her unique protocols for Pain Relief through Postural Restoration. Angie is also certified in John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Technique.
She is Certified as a Posture Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine and provides these important strengthening components in her specialized sessions to relieve pain and restore balance to the body. Angie also has training in Rock Tape kinesio taping techniques, which she sometimes uses to enhance her hands-on work.
Angie works with all populations including those with more fragile conditions. She completed her certification for Massage for People Living with Cancer under Gayle MacDonald and Oncology Massage Therapy with Tracy Walton. She has been certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute. She has studied under Tina Allen with the Liddle Kidz Foundation, becoming a Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist and Certified Infant Massage Teacher. She traveled to Harare, Zimbabwe, and Shimoga, India in 2014 to provide touch therapy education, assessment, and treatment to orphan caregivers, teachers, and parents. She traveled to Mumbai, Varanasi, Jaipur, and New Delhi, India to provide touch therapy education, assessment, and treatment to children, families and healthcare staff with The Liddle Kidz Foundation in 2017. You can see a video of one of her teaching trips here.
Angie holds a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She stays current with her National Board Certification under the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Angie is involved in the community by volunteering with the Hope Clinic, teaching infant and pediatric touch therapy and also volunteering with People Loving Nashville.
REBECCA SAINDON, is a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist #00000076, and Posture Corrective Exercise Coach in Nashville, TN with over 26 years experience. Rebecca was a pioneer for therapists who now combine clinical massage techniques with exercise and movement.
She is Nationally Board Certified and is Certified by both the St. John Method of Neuromuscular Therapy and the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies. She holds an Advanced certification in TMJ Dysfunction from the Institute for Temporomandibular Studies and a BFA from the University of Tennessee. She qualified and was certified as an Associate Teacher of Anatomy Trains Myofascial Meridians in 2012 in association with Tom Myers/Kinesis, and MyoFascial Movement although she is not currently teaching. Rebecca is a founding member of the Fascial Research Society.
Her studies with Paul St. John include the Neuromuscular Components of Scoliosis, and Advanced Cervical Stabilization. Also Certified in Advanced Medical Massage & Assessment Skills for Low Back & Neck pain, Rebecca is a perpetual student of functional anatomy, and the NeuroSciences. Her practice integrates the techniques of top professionals Tom Myers/Anatomy Trains Myofascial Integration, Paul St. John/Neuromuscular/NeuroSomatic Therapy and Posturology, James Waslaski/Orthopedic Massage, Erik Dalton/MyoSkeletal Alignment, David Weinstock/Neurokinetic Therapy, and Jocelyn Olivier/Neuromuscular Reprogramming 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 with the Paul Chek Institute in ForceCouple Relationships, Scientific Core Conditioning & Back Stabilization. She was Certified by Egoscue University® as a Posture Alignment Specialist (PAS2) in 2011, although she finds other approaches to be much more successful. She was a Chek Certified Golf Biomechanic, and maintained NFPT Fitness Trainer Certification from 1999 through 2016. Her Posture Fitness approach blends these corrective movement techniques, along with the research findings of Stuart McGill, Tom Myers' Fascial Fitness, Moshe Feldenkrais, Joseph Pilates, Ida Rolf, & Janet Travell.
She has completed certification in KinesioTaping and often uses taping techniques to enhance the results of her neuro-myo-fascial hands-on sessions. NNC does not offer K-taping application as a stand-alone session.
Pain is often the effect of a postural cause, and it can be changed. Rebecca excels in turning this serious topic of anatomy and biomechanics into a less-daunting, much lighter, "Oh, now I get it!" epiphany for her audience. While she has been 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, Rebecca has cut back on this service and only occasionally conducts presentations for the Nashville community focusing on body structure, posture, biomechanics and their relationship to pain and dysfunction. Her 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. She has a keen professional interest and a personal passion for her subject.