Josh Grant, LMT
There is nothing about my life that is typical, and how I came into massage therapy was no different. In 1992 my wife, Kimberley, was in a car accident and broke her neck in several places, as well as several ribs and many of the smaller bones on her left side. She was seeing an exceptionally good massage therapist for well over 5 years when he retired. My wife couldn’t find a therapist for several years.
At the time I was working at a high tech firm which was going through a round of layoffs and I was on the list. I cashed out my stock options, bought her engagement ring and went back to school for massage therapy to take over where her previous therapists left off.
In 2002 I graduated, opened up a little office and put every bit of profit from the practice into my education. I am trained in and currently utilize (beyond the typical Swedish and deep tissue modalities) Active Release Techniques, Neuromuscular Therapies, Myofascial Release, active and passive stretching (PNF, et al) and I specialize in the preparation and maintenance of athletes, as well as the soft tissue rehabilitation of injuries sustained through sports, car accidents and workplace related accidents.
In my spare time, I’m dedicate my time to my own training in the martial arts and in archery, I’m a Master Mason in Hysperian Lodge, a Shriner, and I’m active in my daughters’ youth group, Job’s Daughters.
I’ve won accolades from my professional organizations and philanthropy groups including the Outstanding Volunteer Group award from the American Massage Therapy Association for my work on their policy revision team and two Paul Harris Awards from the local Rotary groups.
Lic # 1803
United States Martial Arts Federation
2001 1st degree black belt in Okinawan Kenpo
2002 200 hour Massage Certification, Santa Barbara School of Massage
2005 565 hour Massage Therapy Certification, MAAT Institute
2005 Certified Personal Trainer, NESTA
2009 Cornerman, CAMO
2006/07 and 2007/08 Paul Harris Fellow, Solvang Breakfast RotaryClub
2008 Outstanding Volunteer Group, American Massage Therapy Association
Master Mason, Hesperian Lodge #264
Shriner, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, Al Malaikah Shrine
Associate Bethel Guardian, Santa Maria Job’s Daughters Bethel No. 339