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 or Counseling services

by Christina on Aug 30
Rob really cares about his patients and takes the time to figure out how to help. As we get older the fascia gets stiffer and its important to find someone who understands how to work with and loosen years of tension and stiffness. It took a long time to build up and will take some time to fix. Rob is smart, talented and dedicated to his craft. I'm so glad I found him- at the end of our sessions, I feel taller and lighter.
by Dan on Aug 19
Rob’s a great listener and really helps address the largest problems at hand. Always a great experience!
by Rebecca on Jul 24
Rob’s approach is highly skilled, individualized, thoughtful, professional, and exceptionally effective.
by Anonymous on Jul 14
Rob did an outstanding job of making me feel safe and comfortable despite being in the midst of a global pandemic. His office was clean, I was provided a mask, he wore a mask as well and there was a full cleaning protocol in place. As a scientist, I appreciate him doing everything possible to keep his clients safe. Thank you Rob!
by Bob on Jun 29
Felt so much better after the treatment. Signed up for three more sessions because of the success with the first one.
by Anonymous on Jun 13
I liked the carefulness re Covid precautions. and the explanations as well as the cueing when to deep breath and relax
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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Stretch Therapy
  • Massage
  • Motion Therapy

Counseling

  • Consultation

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