Gilbert Pena

Bridging the gap between fitness and physical therapy!

Sometimes, parts of us cease to function as they should. When it is a part of your body that is keeping you from what you love, frustration builds, stress increases, and the problem is often exacerbated. Soft tissue therapies can help!

Whether you need a therapeutic massage to de-stress, or focused work to recover from an injury or relieve chronic pain, Restore 2 Function Therapies can bring you the relief you are seeking.

I am passionate about bringing people back to full function and the mo...

Sometimes, parts of us cease to function as they should. When it is a part of your body that is keeping you from what you love, frustration builds, stress increases, and the problem is often exacerbated. Soft tissue therapies can help!

Whether you need a therapeutic massage to de-stress, or focused work to recover from an injury or relieve chronic pain, Restore 2 Function Therapies can bring you the relief you are seeking.

I am passionate about bringing people back to full function and the modality that I specialize in the tools that I use to do just that.  They are:  Active Release Techniques®, Deep Tissue massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Sports Massage.

Licenses
Massage

GA # MT-009410

Education
2013

Atlanta School of Massage

Massage Therapy

2014

Active Release Technique

Full Body

Experience
Bodywork

Active Release Techniques

Certified by Active Release Techniques, Colorado Springs, CO in Spine, Lower Extremity, and Upper Extremity; and have been fully certified since October 2014

One-on-One Physical Therapy

Provide soft tissue therapies to the clinics patients to compliment and enhance the physical therapists work. Work with varying issues ranging from recovery from sports injuries and orthopedic surgery to hypo-mobility and sports maintenance.

Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function

Training in fascial manipulation that addresses structural dysfunction in the human body.

Visceral Manipulation

Completed the Visceral Manipulation I course through the Barral Institute. This work addresses dysfunction of the visceral connective tissue.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Sep 11
liked everything
by Austin on Aug 31
Top notch. 2 sessions in, and my knee is already tracking better on the bike. Working my way back to 100 miles a week with minimal pain.
by Sherry on Jul 06
Gil's depth of knowlege is unfathomable. He is professional, polite and focused. He pushes you to an achievable goal then thoughtfully process with the information gained. I recommend him to all my students.
by Barbara on May 28
Gil Pena's commitment to my well-being, and his expertise!
by Diane on Apr 23
Very professional; first time I have not felt pain as compared to deep tissue massages.
by Anonymous on Apr 23
Everything
by Stephanie on Apr 19
Gilbert is excellent at his craft! He takes my vague description of what is hurting and pinpoints the cause quickly, always willing to explain what it is and what has caused the issue. I always walk out feeling better and am grateful for his skills!
by Rhonda on Feb 22
I left disappointed but I lucked out on getting another massage that day by The Art of Touch Therapeutic Massage Center one hour after leaving my appointment with you. The music was nice and you were nice but I prefer a therapist who uses the weight of their body along with their hands and arms for deep tissue work and with hands that have oil or lotion on them so that it moves my muscles better and to avoid the dry hand to skin burn rub.
by Maira on Feb 05
Gil is very skilled, honest and professional. I suffered from hip, glute and leg pain from years as a result of a car accident. Even after back surgery 1 year ago, numerous phisical teraphy and chiropractor therapy sessions I did not see much improvement and I was still in a lot of pain. I couldn’t get much sleep beacuse the pain will wake me up at night. Gil started working on me about 3 weeks ago and since the very first session my pain has significantly improved Allowing me to better mobility, rest and to get back to rehabilitation exercises. I am getting stronger every day and I after many many strogles, i feel I am finally in my way to recovery. He gave me hope for a better life, this is the best I feel in years and truly believe I will soon get to my passion of teaching dance and fitness. Gil is a blessing to my life. If you are in pain you should go see him, he is amazing.
by Anonymous on Feb 01
Gil is extremely knowledgeable and professional. In one session, he cured a shoulder issue I've had for almost a year. I would highly recommend his services.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Other
  • Integrated Massage
  • Integrated Bodywork
  • Active Release Techniques
  • Fees
  • Redcord
  • Deep Tissue
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Mobile Active Release Techniques
  • Mobile Integrated Massage