Adam Goodrich

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”   Erma Bombeck

AS A RESULT OF EXTENSIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT AT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, ADAM KNEW HE WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE BY WORKING IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD. IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE DECIDED TO STUDY PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO. IN HIS FIRST YEAR, HOWEVER, ADAM DECIDED TO PURSUE A CAREER THAT WOULD HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE A PATH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN A MORE NATURAL WAY, WHICH LED HIM TO MERCY COLLEGE OF OHIO TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE OF SCIENCE IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE IN MA...

AS A RESULT OF EXTENSIVE MEDICAL TREATMENT AT THE NATIONWIDE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN COLUMBUS, OHIO, ADAM KNEW HE WANTED TO HELP PEOPLE BY WORKING IN THE HEALTHCARE FIELD. IN HIGH SCHOOL, HE DECIDED TO STUDY PHARMACY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO. IN HIS FIRST YEAR, HOWEVER, ADAM DECIDED TO PURSUE A CAREER THAT WOULD HELP PEOPLE ACHIEVE A PATH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN A MORE NATURAL WAY, WHICH LED HIM TO MERCY COLLEGE OF OHIO TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE OF SCIENCE IN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE IN MAY 2007.


For two years at Mercy College, Adam learned traditional and progressive techniques of bodywork, including: Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, chair, pregnancy massage as well as such therapies as healing touch, neuromuscular, reflexology, trigger point, craniosacral (CST), lymphatic drainage, shiatsu, myofascial release (MFR), and acupressure. In June of 2007, Adam was licensed by The Ohio State Medical Board to practice therapeutic massage and soon opened a practice in rural Northwest Ohio.


Over a four-year-period, Adam operated his own business that eventually moved to Marion, Ohio, where he provided medical massage for workers’ compensation patients in the Physical Therapy Department at the Smith Clinic in Marion. There Adam became interested in Physical Therapy, so he enrolled in the PTA program at Marion Technical College in 2011. At the same time, Adam decided to simplify his professional life and went to work at a massage franchise. Over the next two years at Massage Envy in Powell, Ohio, Adam was a full time student, earning by 2013 another Associate’s Degree of Applied Science in PTA. Over the course of his education, Adam logged almost 2,500 hours of massage to help his clients achieve better health and wellness. In July of 2013, Adam passed the State Board exam and was licensed to practice as a PTA in the state of Ohio.

 

From February 24th, 2014 to May 2016 Adam worked as a PTA for Mid-American Therapy at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. On May 4, 2016, he became the director of the newly opened Therapeutic Massage Department at the hospital. Adam served as the director of the massage department along with his PTA duties until April 12th, 2018. Currently Adam is working full-time as an LMT. 


Since joining the Wellness Center in 2015 Adam has become certified in IASTM(Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), Kinesio Taping with Rocktape USA, SOMA cupping and most importantly Erik Dalton’s Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques and is pursuing masters-level certification in this innovative approach to medical massage.



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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

OH # 16201

PTA (Physical Therapist Assistant)

# 09090

Education
2007

Mercy College of Northwest Ohio

Associates of Science in Therapeutic Massage

2013

Marion Technical College

Associate of Applied Science Physical Therapist Assisting Technology

Experience
Bodywork

Certified Myoskeletal Alignment Therapist

Adam has attended several workshops for MAT by Erik Dalton and has been certified in many levels of the program. MAT using techniques while thinking about the Myofascial layers all the way down to the bone. The goal of MAT is to recognize and treat strain patterns so that they are corrected before they become pain patterns.

Certified in Soma Cupping.

Adam is certified in Soma Cupping which combines cupping therapy with Myofascial Release by using silicone cups and a lubricant to drag the cups along the client's skin once they have been applied. This technique provides the benefits of increased circulation that results from the negative pressure that comes from the suctioned cup to the area of dysfunction or adhesion along with the soft tissue mobilization benefits that result from the movement of the cups.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization(IASTM)

Adam has been certified in IASTM or Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. This entails using stainless steel instruments that easily identify areas of dysfunction in the Myofascia and help correct these dysfunctions.

Kinesio Tape/Rocktape

Rock Tape is a brand of kinesiology tape that is applied to client's skin to maximize athletic performance, aide in recovery from muscle soreness caused by physical activity, and can also reduce edema/swelling after injury. The therapist assesses which application is needed and applies the tape in the appropriate pattern and application to maximize function. Learn more about what rocktape is and what it can do at www.rocktape.com

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Apr 17
Always very professional and knowledgable. Very responsive.
by Pat on Feb 06
Adam is very knowledgeable and has introduced new techniques that have greatly improved my issues.
by Erin on Nov 07
Wonderful experience! Especially for my first ever prenatal massage.
by Richard on Apr 20
Professionalism and experience.

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