At St. Louis Institute for Rehabilitative and Sports Massage, we use a combination of team work, education and a global approach to bodywork to help you realize your full potential by increasing your comfort, enhancing movement, increasing body awareness, and promoting growth and self-healing.
The St. Louis Institute for Rehabilitative and Sports Massage facility is a professional, clinical practice environment and each of our therapists is a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and certified by the NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork). We uphold the NCBTMB Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics which stress professional conduct, consumer protection and integrity of services. Our NCBTMB certification represents our commitment to competent and ethical practice.
Our expertise in developing individualized programs and our unique combination of modalities has yielded excellent outcomes with our clients. At St. Louis Institute for Rehabilitative and Sports Massage we believe it is important to provide consistently high quality care, to educate our clients on their conditions and to provide recommendations on stretches and activities that can facilitate continued improvement in the balance and health of their muscular system.
Mark Frank, LMT
Mark Frank founded the St. Louis Institute for Sports Massage in 1995 at Chapel Chiropractic in Chesterfield, Mo. after graduating from Kaleidoscope School of Massage in St. Louis, Mo. in 1994. After years of growth, he relocated the practice to its current facility in Creve Coeur, Mo. in July 2001 and expanded the focus and name of the clinic to the St. Louis Institute for Rehabilitative and Sports Massage.
For nearly 15 years, Mark has practiced structural integration, active isolated stretching and myofascial integration in the St. Louis area, while teaching courses and seminars in Swedish massage, myofascial integration and active isolated stretching at the Kaleidoscope School of Massage in St. Louis, Mo.; myofascial integration at the CORE Institute in Tallahassee, Florida; and structural integration at the CORE Institute in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Mark's experience is grounded in work with numerous professional and amateur athletes. He was a member of the British Olympic Sports Massage Team in 1995, assistant coach for the British Olympic Sports Massage Team in 1996, massage therapist for the U.S. Women's Field Hockey team in 1995, therapist for the Washington University Athletic Department during the 1995-1996 season, and personal therapist for Gail Devers and Jackie Joyner Kersee at the U.S. Track and Field Meet in 1997.
Recently, Mark has incorporated the Graston Technique and Sound-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization into his therapy. He continues his work with amateur and professional athletes, as well as individuals suffering from chronic or acute pain due to injury or repetitive movements and aging individuals seeking an increase in range of motion and decrease in recovery time following physical activity.
Christine Erwin, LMT
Christine Erwin joined the team at St. Louis Institute for Rehabilitative and Sports Massage in November 2005 after graduating summa cum laude from the Missouri College of Massage Therapy in St. Louis, Mo. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork.
Beginning her career in 1985 in the field of Western Medicine, she worked side-by-side with a variety of surgeons, allowing her to see the effects strain has on the fascia patterns of the body and ultimately leading to her passion to practice a holistic, non-invasive, therapeutic approach to pain management, health and healing.
She currently practices a combination of modalities including myofascial integration, structural integration and techniques that incorporate active isolated stretching.
Ranging from the ages of 9 to 90, Christine's clients seek relief from the normal wear and tear of every day living to chronic pain from conditions such as degenerative disc disease and fibromyalgia. She has worked with athletes, weekend warriors, and clients recovering from scoliosis and hip and knee replacements.