Rob Rider

  • VA License #: 0019011742
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Motion Therapist, Fascial Stretch Specialist, Lifestrech™ Instructor, Certified Massage Therapist

I am one of only a handful Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist’s™ in Virginia and one of only a few HUNDRED at my level in the WORLD. In May of 2018 I completed the elite level 3 medical course at the Stretch To Win™ Institute in Chandler, Arizona. I was first introduced to Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST) randomly, as a client early in 2016 and I fell in love with it immediately!! Feeling the difference it made with my chronic pain and discomfort was a game changer for me and I quickly decide...

I am one of only a handful Certified Fascial Stretch Specialist’s™ in Virginia and one of only a few HUNDRED at my level in the WORLD. In May of 2018 I completed the elite level 3 medical course at the Stretch To Win™ Institute in Chandler, Arizona. I was first introduced to Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST) randomly, as a client early in 2016 and I fell in love with it immediately!! Feeling the difference it made with my chronic pain and discomfort was a game changer for me and I quickly decided I wanted to learn as much as I could about it and share how powerful it is with others.


I achieved my Level 1 certification in September of 2016. I moved through my Level 2 course in 2017 and finished off my nineteen-month journey with a Life Stretch™ Instructor certification and my level 3 medical course in the spring of 2018. To date I have over 130 hours of course education, and you can count my hours of session time with clients, to include professional athletes in the thousands.


I’m also a Certified Massage Therapist, graduating from the Central Maryland School of Massage in 2013. I have worked in multiple massage environments, including spending 4 years at Hideaway Massage, voted best massage studio in Loudoun County several years running. I hold certifications and am trained in:

  •  Neuromyofascial Release
  • Cupping, Vibration and Trigger Point Therapy
  • Deep Tissue, Sports and Swedish Massage 
  • Head, Neck and Shoulder Protocols
  • Postural and Body Assessments
  • Self-Stretch Instruction
  • Holistic Coaching


Prior to my move into the bodywork industry I enjoyed a very successful management career in the service industry. Being of service to people is what I’ve always wanted to do and during my 30-year career I’ve stayed true to professionalism and customer/client service above all else. And now I pledge those same values to every one of my clients.


I am also a big believer in educating the client. All too often clients come in feeling frustrated that they’ve been seen by other medical professionals but don’t feel they’ve been very well informed. It’s important to me to absorb what the client has to say, then whether it’s knowledge to benefit them between sessions, or a better understanding of what’s going on in their body, I do my best to make sure my clients leave the session informed and empowered.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

VA # 0019011742

Education
2013

Central Maryland School of Massage

Massage Certification

2016

Stretch To Win Institute

Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1

2017

Stretch To Win Institute

Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 2

2018

Stretch To Win Institute

Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 3 Medical

2018

Stretch To Win Institute

Certified Lifestretch Instructor

Experience
Bodywork

Deep Tissue

This certification in March of 2016 allowed me to add a valuable tool to my treatments and I've spent the last four years using it most everyday. Whether it be a full deep tissue massage session, or working in some deep tissue as needed to my FST sessions. The training included deep tissue techniques for sciatic pain treatment, headache prevention and treatment; cupping techniques and joint mobilization techniques.

Sports Massage

Taking this certification in May 2015 gave me a further knowledge in injury prevention and the use of sports massage techniques for trigger point therapy, strain counterstrain methods, PNF stretching, cryotherapy and reciprocal inhibition techniques for muscle cramp relief. Since then this knowledge along with others, has served me well working with numerous professional and amateur athletes. Including athletes from the NFL, the NBA, those trained in MMA and strongman competitions to name a few. I've also worked the Washington Redskins 5k run and helped participants of the Marine Corp. Marathon in 2016 and 2018.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Keith on Feb 22
Been seeing Rob for more than a year and it just keeps getting better!
by Perci on Feb 04
Rob is professional, knowledgeable, and personable in addition to being very skilled at fascial release. As a massage therapist myself, with almost 40 years in the profession, I can say that Rob is great!
by Anonymous on Jan 30
My first appointment was more than expected.....thorough explanation and really great session that had me leaving my appointment feeling better than when I arrived.
by Robert on Jan 14
It's hard for me to say enough good things about Rob's work. I always come away feeling less pain, less tension, more mobile, and... more informed about my body.
by Glen on Dec 20
Very pleased with everything. Level of knowledge, professionalism, first rate equipment. Thank you
by Christi on Nov 17
It was perfect! And, for the first time ever I fell asleep during a massage.
by Rick on Nov 10
Rob is the best massage therapist I have ever used. And I have used a lot of massage therapists over the last 30 years.
by Anonymous on Oct 20
I like Robs thoroughness and knowledge. He is very in tune with his client to make sure to keep pain during at bay, during the session.
by Michaela on Oct 05
FST has been a great experience. I appreciate that Rob is very informative about what to expect, and provides great feedback on stretches to incorporate as well.
by Kristie on Sep 16
Rob is amazing! I've been going to him for almost two years.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Stretch Therapy
  • Massage
  • Motion Therapy

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