About Active BodyWorX
Meet Our Team
Sofie has nearly 2 decades of experience in sports massage and has been running ActiveBodyWorX since she started it shortly after entering the industry. She received her certification as a Massage Therapist from Ashmead College School of Massage Therapy in Seattle, WA, where she graduated with honors. Through the years she has completed many courses involving Clinical/Sports Massage, Myofacial, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Pregnancy, and Myofacial Restrictions.
Sofie works with athletes of all levels, weekend warriors, rehab clients, patients with lower back and neck issues/pain, and anyone else in need of a deep massage work using various techniques including Myofascial, Trigger Points, Deep Tissue, Sports, Stretching, and Structural Realignment. Sofie especially enjoys the rewarding work of helping patients after surgery, as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Most injuries are caused by some sort of imbalance, structurally (bones), or in the muscle/firing patterns. Using whatever modalities works best for each specific client, Sofie works with them to realign the body and decrease their pain/discomfort.
When Sofie is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, traveling, yoga, mountain biking, scuba diving, and whatever else life brings her.
“Whether it’s sports related, postural or an accidental injury, I enjoy working with patients to realign body structure and get them back to enjoying daily life.”
Carey has over 20 years of experience in sports massage. She is a graduate of the WestWind Massage Academy in Phoenix, AZ, where she received her certification as a Massage Therapist. Carey has also completed many units of continuing education focusing on Corporate Chair Massage, Mothers Touch (pregnancy massage), Breast Health (releasing of muscles around the breasts and ribcage), Sports Massage, Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Joint, Cranial Sacral, and Neuromuscular techniques for lower back, hip, upper thoracic, and neck.
The techniques Carey uses are Deep Tissue and Sports Acupressure Points and has experience working with a wide spectrum of clients ranging from professional athletes (MLB, NHL, PGA) to housewives, doctors, lawyers, military, police, fire, and everything in between. She enjoys working with clients who have had hip replacements since she herself has had bilateral hip replacements and can relate to those clients. She also enjoys working on clients with cervical issues and shoulder impingement causing headaches, numbing, and burning.
When Carey is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as all sorts of outdoor activities including; camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.
“I may see a lot of clients with the same issues, but the technique used may not be the same. I have found that years of experience and willing to adjust/adapt to specific needs for a client, is more beneficial than being book smart.”
With a background of experience in personal training, bodybuilding, and massage therapy, Gunner knows the importance of the body operating at
maximum capacity. Gunner’s extensive experience in all of these areas allows him to strategically tailor his massage techniques to meet each client’s individual needs.
Gunner is originally from Nebraska and received his certification of Massage Therapy from Omaha School of Massage in Omaha, Nebraska. Gunner understands the complexity of the human body, and he brings many techniques to the table in order to obtain the best results for you including deep tissue and sports massage, stretching, and cupping and scraping techniques. He takes pride in customizing each massage to the primary concerns of each individual.
When Gunner is not practicing massage therapy, he enjoys bodybuilding, meal prepping, spending time with his dog, and watching sports.
“The overall goal of my massage experience is to increase range of motion, reduce the tension of sore and stiff muscles, and enhance my client’s recovery. By utilizing passive stretching and adequate pressure through my massage, I also aim to increase circulation and lower stress levels. I look forward to coming alongside you to achieve your fitness, health, and quality of life goals.”
Julissa’s techniques speak volumes about her passion for massage. She is a graduate of the Cortiva Insutute in Scottsdale, AZ, where she received her certification as a Massage Therapist. She is excited to continue her education by focusing her studies on better addressing issues of the neck, shoulders, hips and spine, as well as incorporating her passion for aroma therapy.
Myofascial techniques are the backbone to Julissa’s therapeutic approach, along with other disciplines such as Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Sports massage, and Deep Tissue massage. Julissa has experience working with all walks of life ranging from first timers to massage veterans, pregnant women to professional athletes, and everyone in between. Each session is custom tailored to the needs of that client at that particular time. She enjoys helping athletes to prepare and recover from events and any injuries, and takes pride in her work. Julissa firmly believes in the healing power of the human touch and works to incorporate both therapeutic and relaxation into each session.
When Julissa is not working, she enjoys hiking, music, and spending quality time with her family.
“I aspire to naturally help with your healing process; physically, mentally and energetically. I’d love to physically become a part of your health and wellness plan, mindfully assist in understanding your body’s needs, and help increase your energy as massages can naturally assist with fatigue. My goal is to have you leave my table better than you arrived.”