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Alexis Kurtzman


Pain To Performance Solutions: Alexis Kurtzman

Alexis Kurtzman LMT NKT (Level 3) MMP (Intraoral Endorsement) CES CPT RYT200 has been a bodyworker since 2009 and have dedicated her practice to bringing you innovative methods and techniques for pain relief. Originally started out with her 1st practice like most massage therapists; where you would come in and she would treat the area of complaint, whether it was for pain, soreness, lack of range of motions or stress and found that this was not effective for most because every week the client would come back in with the same complaint. Even though she had won awards year after year, had excellent training, tons of continuing education, numerous certifications, she was still treating the symptom which does allow many to feel better short term but only temporarily.

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In 2014 she decided to hop down the rabbit hole; started studying neurological bodywork, took all levels of NKT over a two-year period which goes after the root cause for resolving the dysfunction in the body instead of masking it. She quickly integrated NKT with existing methods of Neuro Bodywork for maximum effective corrections.

Fast forward to 2019 were she uses state of the art technology and methods along with certified personal training, corrective exercise, yoga therapy, weight loss, infrared imaging and Posturology to integrate with Neuro based Bodywork for maximum effective results that last. While she still is a licensed massage therapist through her education and training; what she does now is far from a traditional cookie cutting massage, in fact it is not even close for good reason.

Even though she offered advanced bodywork before, she now offers you a more advanced style of neurological-based bodywork that is unparalleled to anything you have probably experienced before. She invites you to read more on the website to see if this is right for you. Please feel free to call, test or e-mail me, she would be happy to discuss with you how she can help you. If you are ready to just get started with your investment in yourself, use the link to book online.

Read more on our main specialty: Bodywork Using NeuroKinetic Therapy  Neurokinetic Therapy Service

Alexis Kurtzman’s Credentials 

Alexis Kurtzman was trained and graduated from the Avalon School of Massage Therapy 500 hour program. She holds a Washington State Licensed Massage Therapist license (LMT). In another state, Alexis also holds an additional Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) and a Licensed Massage Therapist Instructor (LMTI) license. Alexis is active with AMTA and also maintains a certified level professional membership with them.

Alexis Kurtzman has taken extensive advanced continuing education classes in various types of massage therapy and bodywork in order to provide you with superior knowledge, talent and skills. Alexis has extensive Eastern bodywork training through the most elite trainers in the field. Certified in numerous advance massage styles, has the proven completion and skill requirements that you can be assured of quick effective relief of your symptoms. Providing one of the best massages-bodywork sessions, she possesses the ability and knowledge to work on all kinds of injuries, accidents, medical conditions and rehabilitation work.

Alexis Kurtzman constantly pursues research in advanced evidenced based integrative massage-bodywork therapy for you. Every day, Alexis is in a constant quest for learning the latest advancements in neurological-based bodywork, additional knowledge and new skills in order to help you achieve healthy muscle tissue and body balance. Alexis’s goal is that you can live a pain free life through the healing and relaxation benefits of regular massage therapy and bodywork.

Alexis Kurtzman’s Education

Alexis Kurtzman’s Licenses

Avalon School of Massage Therapy 500 hour program and Ananda Massage Training consisting of:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Physiology, Pathology
  • Kinesiology
  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage (Northern Style)
  • Shiatsu
  • Theory of Chinese Medicine,
  • Aromatherapy, Hydrotherapy
  • Health and Hygiene
  • Business Practices and Internship
  • Washington Business Practices – Dari Lewis

  • Washington State Department of Health – Licensed Massage Therapist – MA60330731
  • Washington State Department of Health – Intraoral Endorsement
  • Texas Department of State Health Services – Licensed Massage Therapist – MT108713
  • Texas Department of State Health Services – Licensed Massage Therapy Instructor – MI2371

Alexis Kurtzman’s Sports & Fitness Certifications and CEU’s

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine –  NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist CES 1170138646
  • American Sports & Fitness Association – Certified Personal Trainer CI61208 – CPT
  • Nationally Certified and Registered Yoga Teacher – RYT200
  • Yoga Teacher Training – The Yoga Institute – Lex Gillan – 200 hours

Alexis Kurtzman’s Professional Memberships

Professional level AMTA
National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers – Member 5033
Yoga Alliance – Reg. # 219867

Alexis Kurtzman’s Certificates & Completion of Continuing Education
  • Certified and Licensed – Massage Trainer Instructor, Avalon School of Massage – Randy Greer – 30 hours
  • Certified Yoga Teacher – The Yoga Institute – Lex Gillan – 200 hours
  • NKT Level 3- Neurokinetic Therapy – David Weinstock/Thomas Wells- 15 Hours
  • NKT Level 2- Neurokinetic Therapy – David Weinstock/Dr Brock Easter- 15 Hours
  • NKT Level 1- Neurokinetic Therapy – David Weinstock/Dr Perry Nickelston – 15 Hours
  • Advanced Muscle Testing and Palpation – NKT Therapy Seminars – Thomas Wells- 15 Hours
  • Posturology 101- Neurosomatic Educators LLC- Tim Janek Jr. – 19 hours
  • Touch For Health Level 1 – Sara McRae – 15 hours
  • Lymphatic Drainage Plus – Mercedes R. Jordon – 24 hours
  • Oncology Massage – MD Anderson Cancer Center- 24 hours
  • Medical Massage – Tamlynn Cameron & Shamaya Chah – 44 hours
  • Advanced Medical Massage- Tamlynn Cameron – 16 hours
  • Intraoral – 16 hours
  • FMT Rocktape Movement Specialist – Movement Assessment and Advance Movement Assessment – 12 hours
  • FMT Rocktape IASTM Blades and Advanced Blades – Dr Ben Stevens – 12 hours
  • FMT RockTape Basic- Rocktape – 8 hours
  • FMT RockTape Performance – 8 hours
  • The L.I.F.T. Method (Ligaments) – Joann Kovaly – 4 hours
  • MPS-ETPS Therapy – Micro Point Stimulation – Acumed – Cindy Cornell RN – 16 hours
  • Trigger Point – Dr. Ronald Romick DC – 15 Hours
  • Certified Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy (Basic Posterior, Anterior and sidelying) – Deepfeet – Jeni Spring – 33 hours
  • Certified Ashi-Thai – Deepfeet – Jeni Spring – 18 hours
  • Certified Advanced Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy and Fusion Massage – Deepfeet – Jeni Spring – 25 hours
  • Thai Massage Southern Style – Souri Sisavath – 30 hours (this is in addition to 30 hours at school)
  • Therapy Applications for Shin Splints: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Therapy Applications for Shoulder Dysfunction: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Therapy Evaluation and Application for Improving Thoracic Mobility: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Therapy Application for Lateral Epicondylosis : GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Therapy Application to Facilitate Breathing & Lung Resilience: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Therapy Application For Tension Headaches: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Fascia is Fascinating: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Scar Tissue Mobilization: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Application for Achilles Tendinopathy: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Application for Planter Fasciitis: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Application for TMJ Dysfuction: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • A Review of Evidence (For Graston Technique by Independent Researchers) – Graston Technique
Alexis Kurtzman’s Certificates & Completion of Continuing Education
  • Voila Method – Structural Joint Balancing –  Level 1 – Joel Crandall – 14 hours
  • Amino Neuro frequency Level 3 – 21 hours
  • Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy Level 2 – Steve Moratto/Mikel Hoff – 16 Hours
  • Amino Neuro Frequency Therapy – Level 1- Steve Moratto/Mikel Hoff – 16 hours
  • Understanding Health Care Networks: Reading & Understanding Provider Contracts, Credentialing and regulation of Health Care Networks
  • CHABA & Cannabis 101 – Jen Chan – 4 hours
  • Visceral Manipulation – Level 1 – The Barral Institute – Dr. Ron Miriotti ND, BI-D – 24 hours
  • Why Your Spleen Matters in Shoulder, Hip  and Back Pain – Dr Perry Nichelston – 1 hour
  • Integrated Manual Therapy to Eliminate Multiple Nerve Compression – James Waslaski -16 hours
  • Orthopedic Massage Upper Body- James Waslaski -18 hours
  • Orthopedic Massage Lower Body – James Waslaski – 18 hours
  • Prenatal-Pregnancy Massage- Ariana Institute – 6 Hours
  • Secrets of Deep Tissue, Robert B. Haase, LMP – Haase Myotherapy Seminars – 16 Hours
  • Acupressure – Dr. William Butler 12 Hours
  • Meridian Reflexology – Tianne Curtiss – 4 hours
  • Cupping Therapy, Fire Cupping Therapy  – 6 hours
  • Facial Cupping Therapy,  Gua Sha – 6 hours
  • Introduction to Kinesiology Taping – Dew Freedman – 1.5 hours
  • Reiki Level 1 – 6 hours Ashley Warnken LMP RM
  • Healing is Voltage – Institute of Somatic Therapy – Dr Tennant Institute – Biomodulator – Dr Tennant – 20 hours
  • Preventing and Managing Chronic Inflammation: Special Focus: Nutritional Interventions – Dr Nick Hill – 6 hours
  • Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques – Paul Kelly CSCS – 16 hours
  • Myofascial Release – Dr. Briones – 6 hours
  • Myofascial Release Level 1 – John Barnes 20 hours
  • Craniosacral Therapy – Upledger Institute – Jill Mabry , CST – 6 hours
  • Secrets of the Shoulder – Tony Mikla
  • Virtual Recovery and Sleep Summit: Online Sleep Coach – Nicolas Lambe/NSCA
  • Sleep Health for Mental & Immune Resilience – The CHP Group – Dr Cathrine Darley
  • Infection Prevention Training – Rejuvenate
  • The Science of Viruses: Tips for the New Normal
  • The Evolution of Movement Assessments in Athletics – Trent Nessler
  • Advanced Concepts in Patellofemoral Syndrome – Dr Jason Amstutz
  • Laser and Exercise Rehab: Their Synergistic Role In Enhanced Patient Outcomes
  • Integrating Stretching into Your Massage
  • Why Your Spleen Matters in Shoulder, Hip and Back Pain – Dr Perry Nickleson
  • Ayurvedic Holistic Philosophy and Chakra System
  • Dissection Livestream – Gil Hedley 8.5 hours
  • The Integral Anatomy Series – Gil Hedley 9 hours
  • Integral Anatomy Intensive – Gil Hedley 6 hours
  • Anatomy Trains Dissection Livestream – Tom Meyers and Todd Garcia – 16 hours
Alexis Kurtzman’s Certificates & Completion of Continuing Education
  • Visceral Manipulation – The Barral Institute – Ann Ryan – PT, DPT – 4 hours
  • Joint Balancing/MET (D’Ambrogio Institute) – Jack Ryan, LMT – 6 hours
  • Deep Tissue & Neuro Massage – Antonio S. Jacobs DNH, MS, LAc – 6 hours
  • Sports Massage- Avalon School of Massage- Angela DeSilva – 6 hours
  • Stretching – Dr Bryan Hawley – 2 hours
  • Introduction to Reflexology – 12 hours
  • Thai on the Table (Northern Style) Souri Sisavath – 8 hours (this is in addition to 30 hours at school)
  • Chair Massage – Paul Kirchhoff – 10 hours Hot Stones
  • Hot Stones – Avalon School of Massage – Randy Greer – 6 hours
  • Body Wraps – Source Vital, College of Holistic Studies – 7 hours
  • First Aid & Adult CPR – Avalon School of Massage – Ann Goad – 6 hours
  • American Red Cross First Aid & Adult CPR Certified – 6 hours
  • Facial Compression For Massage – Source Vital, College of Holistic Studies – 7 hours
  • National Health Care Provider Solutions – 2 hours
  • HIV and AIDS – ATrain Education, Inc. – 4 hours
  • WorkSmart Business Class for LMT’s – Paul Kirchhoff – 12 hours
  • The Ethical Dilemma – Russell Rust – 2 hours
  • Ethics- D’jango Saunders – 2 hours
  • WA State Employment Law For Massage Therapists – Path To Practice – 4 Hours
  • Stress Management For LMT’s- Dr. Fred Zucker – 1.25 hours
  • Self Care – Dr. Robert Routh – 1.25 hours
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Michael Mandel LMP – 3 hours
  • Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and National Certification – Lex Gillan – 45 Hours
  • Applied Yoga Integration – Jory Serota LMT, NKT AYI – 16 hours
  • Kinesiology Yoga 101 Online Course – Summer Huntington
  • Clubbell Action Potential Online Course – Summer Huntington
  • Primal 12 Online Course – Summer Huntington
  • Clubbell Yoga – Summer Huntington – 16 hours
  • Primal 12 – Summer Huntington – 16 hours
  • San Diego Pain Summit
  • MAT Muscle Activation Technique: Muscle Activation vs Muscle Integration – Gregg Roskopf
  • 3D Maps: Movement Analysis – Gary Gray
  • Cafs & Correctives: Purposeful Movement Progression – Gary Gray
  • When and Where to Incorporated Soft Tissue Mobilization – Gary Gray
  • Posture Expert – API
  • How to Create a Virtual Session – Lex Gilian
  • Beyond Core Basics – Jill Zimmerman
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy: Barrel Institute – Eric Moya
  • Somatic Integration – Jonathon Martine
  • WA ST Rules and Laws Changes, Roles and Boundaries – Hubbard Education – 4 hours
  • Concussions: An objective Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Alexis Kurtzman’s Certificates & Completion of Continuing Education
  • Z Health Neuro Fundamentals Module 1 and 2 – Dr Cobb
  • Addressing the 5 Joints of the Shoulder Complex: How to improve Mobility, Stability and Strength
  • Clinical Pearls of Hip Joint Management, Rehabilitation and Performance
  • Health & Wellness – Human Trafficking – SOAR
  • Making Contact: A Training For COVID – 19 Contact Tracers – ASTHMO
  • Introduction to a Brain Based Musculoskeletal Approach – Adam Wolf
  • Foundation of Movement: A Brain Based Approach: Adam Wolf
  • Modern Manual Therapy’s Guide to the Best Exercises for Lumbar Pain and Radiating Symptoms
  • Unemployment Return to Work Issues & Back to Practice During COVID – 19
  • Optimizing Ankle Mobility for Walking and Running – Dr Emily Splichal
  • Objectifying the Return to Sport Decision using Technology
  • Ethics for Massage Therapists: A Comprehensive Overview
  • Self Evaluation for an Ethical Practice
  • Research and Science behind the Health Benefits of Exercise and Motion – Scott Bautch DC
  • John Hopkins COVID – 19 Contact Tracing
  • Understanding and Treating the Four Common Rotator Cuff Injuries – Ben Benjamin
  • Medial Collateral Ligaments of the Knees -Ben Benjamin
  • A Modern Approach to Low Back Pain – Dr Jeff Gross
  • Manual Therapy For Lung Adhesion Part 1 – Jeffrey Burch
  • Manual Therapy For Lung Adhesion Part 2 – Jeffrey Burch
  • Finding Your Groove Part 1-4: DNA Assessments – Joseph Schwartz
  • Gait: DNA Assessments – Joseph Schwartz
  • Optimizing Assessments: DNA Assessments – Joseph Schwartz
  • Manual Muscle Testing Redefined: DNA Assessments – Joseph Schwartz
  • Acupressure Medical Massage: Hands, Wrists, and Shoulders
  • Acupressure Medical Massage: Head, Neck, Face and Ears
  • Acupressure Medical Massage: Shoulder and Back
  • Acupressure Medical Massage: Feet, Ankles, Knees and Hips
  • Conservative Management of Rotator Cuff Tears: Tips and Technology for Improving Outcomes – Russ Paine
  • The 42-Pound Head: Fixing Funky Necks – Erik Dalton
  • MTF/NCBTMB’s Research Webinar Part 4: Case Reports
  • MTF/NCBTMB’s Research Webinar Part 3: How to Find Quality Resources
  • MTF/NCBTMB’s Research Webinar Part 2: What is Research
  • MTF/NCBTMB’s Research Webinar Part 1: Why Research
  • Application for Lateral Knee Pain: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Application for Low Back Pain: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique
  • Applications for De Quervain’s: GT Shorts: GT Shorts – Graston Technique