Mark Valderama is a former Instructor and an honors graduate of the Massage Therapy program at Carrington College of California (formerly Western Career College). He is California State Certified by CAMTC (California Massage Therapy Council) in Massage Therapy. He is a member of ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals), certified in Adult & Infant CPR/AED by the Rescue Training Institute of the American Heart Association, and A.R.T. (Active Release Technique) certified.
Mark has been trained in several massage therapy modalities, including but not limited to: Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Sports, Trigger Point, Swedish, Cranial-Sacral, Shiatsu, Pre & Postnatal, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Acupressure, Assisted Stretching, Active Release Technique, and currently getting his certification in FAKTR – The acronym stands for Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation. It is an instrument assisted soft tissue concept that incorporates the latest research and evidence-based soft-tissue techniques into a comprehensive protocol system to treat common disorders of the musculoskeletal system and complicated injuries quickly and easily with impressive results.
Since 2004 Mark has worked as a massage therapist in San Francisco. By working with some of the best Medical Doctors, Osteopathic Physicians, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Pain Management Specialists, Nurse Practitioners, Acupuncturists, Occupational Therapists, & Massage Therapists in the Bay Area, Mark has gained a wealth of knowledge dealing with patients ranging from professional athletes to retirees, and everyone in between who suffer from a wide array of conditions, injuries and soft tissue dysfunctions.
Using a combination of his clinical knowledge and specific tissue manipulation techniques, Mark has helped hundreds of people deal with their nagging conditions ranging from muscle sprain/strain injuries, to repetitive stress injuries, to pre & post surgical procedures.