About Birmingham Massage Couple
About Tom & Cheryl –
Massage Therapists: Birmingham, Hoover, Homewood and surrounding areas
Tom & Cheryl Williams are a married couple whom are both graduates of Birmingham School of Massage and Licensed Massage Therapists. Tom is a retired Deputy Sheriff and Cheryl spent around 20 years working with the elderly in different roles such as a CNA, Activities Director and Licensed Administrator.
Tom & Cheryl’s Mission is to provide a therapeutic massage tailored to meet the needs & expectations of their clients in a relaxing, safe environment.
Cheryl and Tom are so excited and proud at the growth of our little massage business. We started out with just the two of us (thus the name Birmingham Massage Couple) and over the past 7-8 years have expanded our offices twice and now we have a staff of 15 outstanding massage therapists. Our therapists are independent contractors and we are excited and proud that they have chosen to pursue their careers with us. They all bring something different to the table and as a business we offer so many different type of massage modalities that I am sure you can find the type of massage that you are looking for.
As a business we pride ourselves in offering a safe and inviting atmosphere. Many clients say they like coming here because it feels like they are visiting family and we love that!
Tom is one of the most highly trained therapists in Alabama. He is a big believer in education and self improvement. He often attends workshops across the country as both a student and as a teaching assistant. He is constantly striving to learn the latest cutting edge scientific and neurological techniques in order to serve his clients. He is nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Structural Integration, and Active Isolated Stretching, Certifed Personal Trainer (NASM), and is a Master in Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques. Tom does not do regular massage or couples massage normally but sees clients who need a more therapeutic session so he developed Integrated Manual Therapy in order to provide his clients who have chronic pain and muscular problems a much more therapeutic session than basic massage.
Structural Integration is a deep tissue form of myofascial work which is very effective in loosening fascial restrictions. It is performed with little or no lotion and on top of the sheets. It is based on the work of Ida Rolf and is deep structural postural work.
The client wears shorts, sports bra, tube top, etc. It is not a relaxation massage but is very effective as it involves different positions (sidelying), active involvement by the client, and stretching. It is based on the principles of Ida Rolf and the principles of Rolfing and is more effective in returning the body to its natural balanced state than regular massage. Tom also is proficient in sports massage and stretching. The particular type of stretching he does is called Active Isolated Stretching. It was developed by Aaron Mattes who is known as the guru of stretching and is the most effective type of stretching program. Clients wear gym clothing to receive this. Athletes and people who love to work out will benefit greatly from both Structural Integration and Active Isolated Stretching. Tom has recently developed a new modality called Integrated Manual Therapy where he combines all of these techniques in a customized session unique to that individual.
Tom Williams, CSSI, MMT, CPT (NASM), LMT AL #2441 | 205-529-1516
Cheryl is certified in Therapeutic Massage and in Neuromuscular Therapy.
She is also proficient in using the FasciaBlaster. The FasciaBlaster is a tool which was developed by Ashley Black. It is great for breaking up fascia in the body and helps get rid of tight spots in the muscles and fascia along with cellulite. This tool is one of the hottest trends in massage right now and it works! You can Google Ashley Black and Fasciablasting for more information. This is a VERY sought after modality and Cheryl is one of the very few practioners in the state of Alabama in Fasciablasting.
Cheryl Williams, LMT #4260 | 205-381-1645
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