Optimum Performance Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork LLC is located in the professional office of Shelton Sports and Spine, 4 Armstrong Road, Shelton, Connecticut. We offer therapeutic relaxation massage, sports massage, medical and clinical massage, as well as stretching therapy. Our licensed massage therapist are certified in various techniques and modalities to assist you. Take advantage of an interdisciplinary team to assist with pain management to keep you moving.
At Optimum Performance Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork we offer onsite and at home care. We understand people lead busy lives and time is limited. If you don’t have time to travel to a spa location or office, we bring massage therapy and wellness to you. We bring all the supplies needed. Our professional massage therapists will provide the same therapeutic massage that you find in spas, chiropractic offices, and wellness clinics, in the convenience of your home or office. Please call or email us for pricing, as it may vary by distance.
Massage therapy does more than just relax the body and calm the mind. Regular treatments are an important part of a wellness plan. Massage addresses the wear and tear of daily life, providing much needed soft-tissue and muscular help. Regular massages help you do more of what you love. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, a stay-at-home mom, or a hard-working professional, your daily grind adds stress to your body.
It’s not about the number of clients we see, it’s about helping to restore quality of life and optimum performance, for your needs and lifestyle. We listen to your needs because we care, and work with you to develop the most appropriate treatment plan.
Our massage therapists can assess your needs so you get the perfect massage therapy you'll love. From body mapping trigger points and Myofascial Release, to deep tissue and relaxation massage, we have the expert knowledge for your needs.
Medical massage therapy is the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem(s) that has been diagnosed and prescribed by a physician. Upon visiting a medical massage therapist a thorough evaluation will be determined and from there, a medical massage treatment plan is instilled. A medical massage is any massage treatment used to treat the medical conditions of the patient. There is no specific technique that is qualified as a medical massage.
Our ultimate goal at Optimum Performance Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork is to help your body heal and return you to a better quality of life. Depending on your specific condition, our massage therapist may use several different massage modalities to focus on your areas of discomfort. These modalities may include; Swedish techniques , deep tissue, myofascial release, joint manipulation, muscle energy techniques, trigger point therapy, assisted stretching, and kinesiology taping.
If you participate in sports as a professional, amateur, or weekend warrior, you are an athlete. If you workout at a gym, or exercise on your own, you are an athlete. Regular massage can help keep your muscles operating at optimum performance. Pre-event, post-event, and any time between, massage can benefit at any age or physical level.
Sports massage can be done before or after physical training. We focus on the belly of the muscles and the attachment sites to help increase range of motion and separate muscles fibers. Opening the muscle fibers helps to promote distribution of oxygen throughout the entire muscle, and flush waste products that interfere with muscle growth. The results are greater endurance, recovery, and the prevention of injury from warming up the muscle for repetitive use.
One size massage does not fit all. We customize every massage for the specific needs of each client. No membership fees. A full 60 or 90 minutes, not 50 or 70 minutes which most spas deliver. We honor our active and retired military, as well as first responders, with a generous discount.
Save when you book a package of sessions. Package sessions can be shared with family and friends. Package sessions available for onsite care. Please call for pricing.
Application of massage/soft tissue manipulation with the intent on improving a medical condition diagnosed and prescribed by a physician
Medical massage is billed in 15 minute units.
Medical massage is billed in 15 minute units
*** Most HSA/FSA accounts pay for massage therapy***
***Some health care plans cover medical massage prescribed by a physician***
***Most auto insurance policies cover massage therapy if involved in an auto accident***
An assisted stretching session will help to increase flexibility, correct muscular imbalances, prevent injury and recover from your workout while enjoying mental and physical relaxation.
Cancellation Policy: A $30.00 cancellation fee will be charged for cancelled appointments with less then 24 hour notice
Dave Gassner LMT, MMP, CKTP, has experience not only as a Licensed Massage Therapist but also as a patient. His interest in massage therapy started as a teenager when he received massage while participating in sports. As an adult Dave sustained a low back and knee injury which crippled him for almost two years and required surgery. Even t
Dave Gassner LMT, MMP, CKTP, has experience not only as a Licensed Massage Therapist but also as a patient. His interest in massage therapy started as a teenager when he received massage while participating in sports. As an adult Dave sustained a low back and knee injury which crippled him for almost two years and required surgery. Even though he followed all the medical advice, Dave was not healing, and lacked the mobility and reduction in pain he was looking for.
Dave once again turned to massage therapy for help and became so involved in his treatment, he decided to attend massage therapy school and entered the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington, Connecticut. CCMT is considered one of the top accredited massage schools in the country.
After graduating from CCMT Dave immediately continued his education by earning his certification In Myofascial Release and is a Certified Medical Massage Practitioner and Certified Kinesiology Taping Practitioner. Dave has worked with professional sports teams from the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Lacrosse League (NLL) as well as high school and college athletes throughout Connecticut. Dave is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the American Medical Massage Association (AMMA).
Dave‘s clinical approach and intuition has benefited many people. Clients come to him for sports maintenance, injury prevention, and injury recovery. Patients are referred to him for treatment of old injuries along with new ones. Dave believes many people just suffer through pain because their time is limited, or they are uncomfortable in a open setting with others watching their therapeutic recovery. Don’t suffer any longer. Allow us the privilege to assist you and get you back to optimum performance.
Missy has worked in the mental health field for nearly seven years. Her desire and passion to help others has been the key to her success. Missy’s ability to observe and actively listen, without judgement, gives her the unique ability to be mindful and present for her patients. This mindfulness, combined with her intuition, has enabled he
Missy has worked in the mental health field for nearly seven years. Her desire and passion to help others has been the key to her success. Missy’s ability to observe and actively listen, without judgement, gives her the unique ability to be mindful and present for her patients. This mindfulness, combined with her intuition, has enabled her to provide the care needed for her patients.
Missy’s ability to be mindful and present in everything she does comes from over 15 years of training in the Traditional Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. Through dedication and determination she has risen to the level of second degree black belt, and has competed at the international level. Missy believes in living an active and healthy lifestyle and enjoys weightlifting and CrossFit training.
While working with her patients, and dealing with the aches and pains that come with physical fitness, Missy discovered her love for massage therapy for recovery and self-care. Missy enrolled in the Massage Therapy program at Cortiva Institute, in Newington Connecticut, where she took a special interest in Anatomy and Kinesiology. Missy graduated from Cortiva Institute and is now a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Connecticut. Missy is certified in Hot Stone Massage, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) and Kinesiology Taping through RockTape. She is also certified in CPR and first aid.
4 Armstrong Road, Shelton, Connecticut 06484, United States
All services are by appointment only. Walk in appointments are not allowed at this time due to COVID restrictions.