Erin Cahill-Casillas | NMT
CAMTC Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist 33851/AMBP Insured
Graduate of National Holistic Institute Neuromuscular Therapy Program 1350 hours with 4.0 GPA (2012)
Erin’s passion is customizing massage sessions to fit the goals of each individual client. She specializes in rehabilitative massage, chronic pain management, and injury specific work, which can be done at any pressure level. She loves working with all clients whether its relaxation, athletes, chronic pain, office workers, weekend warriors, or those who need a soothing relaxing touch. And she also has experience working with children and geriatric massage. Until June 2016 she worked onsite at Google as a massage therapist with a high approval rating and devoted client base. Additionally she worked for CordeValle in San Martin, Ca. She graduated with her Esthetician license in October 2015, and offers facial services that are customized to each individuals skin care goals. She loves to tailor sessions to her clients needs and personalize each experience.
She is passionate about chronic pain management for orthopedic conditions such as plantar fasciitis, sciatica, neuropathy, rotator cuff injuries, headaches, tendonitis, fibromyalgia, lymes disease, kyphosis, frozen shoulder, cervical fusion, etc…while incorporating a variety of modalities such as Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Swedish Massage, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Body Treatments, Reiki, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Therapy, Reflexology, and Dermoneuromodulation (Nerve Release). At Ling Qi Dao Healing and Spiritual Arts Center with Master Rev. Fa Jun Christian Real she became a Reiki practitioner. She uses a blended neuromuscular technique to do injury specific work in a nurturing manner that produces results at any pressure level, and leaves her clients feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and rehabilitated.
Until December 2014 Erin worked at the Pleasanton Massage Envy Spa which was voted ‘Spa of the Year’ out of 1100 Massage Envy’s nationwide and Erin was the top requested therapist at that location. She externed at Stanford Sports Medicine Department and worked with athletes from all different disciplines. She has done over a few hundred hours in post sporting events such as the Nike Women’s Marathon, The Vineman Ironman Triathlon, Santa Cruz Triathlon, and many more. Additionally, she worked a season for the San Jose Sabercats Indoor Arena doing injury specific work. She continues to work with high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. Some of the sports Erin has worked with include cycling, tri-athletics, football, track, volleyball, water-polo, aquatics, baseball, wrestling, tennis, golfing, and many more.
At NHI College of Massage Therapy she has continued to help foster the growth of massage therapy working in the capacity of a Teacher’s Assistant, and Ambassador. She takes every opportunity to learn and grow. Taking every opportunity to educate people about massage and wellness. She has done health presentations to help give people a deeper understanding of their body and health. With their wellness goals in mind, she educates her clients to help them reach their individual self-care needs. Working with a very diverse client base she customizes every massage to suit client’s goals, and works to establish a clear line of communication to ensure clients get exactly what they want and expect.
Matthew Casillas | NMT
CAMTC Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist 68310/AMBP Insured
Graduate of National Holistic Institute Neuromuscular Therapy Program 1350 hours (2016)
Prior to deciding to do massage therapy as a career, I worked a 9-5 Office job, which paid the bills, however I knew I needed a career change to discover my true potential.
Several years ago in June 2008, I was mountain biking in the Santa Cruz hills by UCSC. Unfortunately, I mistakenly used my front brake during the ride, which stopped my bike and launched me over my handlebars.
I hit the ground full force landing on top of my head, splitting my helmet in half, I could not feel any sensation from the neck down. I’m very grateful that my Big Brother Victor was riding behind me. He came to my aid and flagged down another mountain bike rider to radio for emergency services.
It’s incredible that after receiving a titanium spinal fusion in my neck, on the sixth day after the accident I walked. My then friend Erin, now wife and business partner, was there to see me through all the pain and recovery. I’m forever grateful of her care and nurturing during this difficult time. I spent 18 days in the hospital which my type of accident usually takes months to recover from. Doctors said it was my excellent physical shape that allowed me to heal so quickly.
Years later, January 1st 2015. I awoke with an interest in pursuing a career in massage. My wife at the time had been massaging for 4 years and loved her job. And i gave her amateur massage every now and then, and she always told me how much she liked my touch. I figured she’s just saying this because I’m her significant other. But she wasn’t kidding, I had an untapped ability that i had not discovered yet. And she also taught me how to stay up on my self-care. Including foam rolling, stretching and self massage. Self care is crucial if one wants to escape the pain they’re in.
I first pursued a certificate in January 2015 at National Holistic Institute (NHI), school of massage in San Jose embarking on a 8 month 900 hour training program. Little did I know there was hard work and studying ahead of me after finishing the core 900 hour program.
After graduating from the 900 hour core program I interviewed at Burke Williams Spa in Santana Row, San Jose. I was very excited and received the job offer same day. Burke Williams was a good stepping stone for me, it helped me hone my skills and give me more experience in the field of massage therapy. I spent 14 months working for Burke Williams, while also working part-time here at R & R Massage Studio.
I took three months off, and returned to NHI to pursue the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist 450 hour program (ANMT). This program helped me gain more insight into trigger point therapy and injury rehabilitation. Basically this program taught me to work smarter by learning advanced skills to help relieve others of pain through finding the root cause of pain and discomfort and applying massage and stretches to relieve affected areas and help give clients a better quality of life. I graduated the ANMT program in September 2016.
Here at R & R Massage Studio, we take professionalism very serious and you are safe here. I have over 3 years experience, receive rave reviews, and trained at National Holistic Institute in San Jose for over 17 months in their 1350 Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Program (ANMT). I am skilled in Trigger Point Release, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Swedish and Relaxation, and very intuitive in finding and releasing tight knots.