Participant of the World Massage Championship - The International Massage Association
Athlete Medical Team Member - Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games
Bodywork Provider - Hands For Heroes
Medical Volunteer Staff - Rock 'n' Roll Marathon
Massage Volunteer Staff - Los Angeles Marathon
Advanced Bodywork Intensive – Tom Myers
XPE Sports Bodywork – Core Institute
TRX Suspension Training and TRX RIP Training Certified – TRX Education
Tai Chi Easy Certification – The Institute of Integral Qiqong & Tai Chi
Walking on Clouds – Integral Way of Tai Chi
Fitness Training – Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma - NPTI
Various Coursework & Esalen Massage/Bodyworks - Esalen Institute
Orthopedic Massage – James Waslaski
Active Isolated Stretching (The Mattes Method) – Aaron Mattes
Watsu – Harold Dull & The Watsu Institute
Medical Massage – Artizens Touch
Neuromuscular Release Therapy – Neuromuscular Performance Institute
Bowen Therapy – Bowenwork
Kinesio Taping Method – Kinesio Taping Association International
Core Myofascial Therapy - Core Institute
CranioSacral Therapy – The Upledger Institute
Lomi Lomi – Hawaiian Temple Bodywork
Thai Yoga Massage – National Holistic Institute
Advance Massage Training – Massage Center
Basic Massage Training – Institute of Professional Practical Therapy
Calvin To is a Certified Massage Therapist, CORE Myofascial and Neuromuscular Release Therapist, Corrective Fitness Trainer, Tai Chi Leader, and Somatic & Movement Educator with his own west coast-based practice since 2002. Originated started as Chi Bodywork with mainly offering manual therapy including massages & bodyworks. However, recognized the valuable and essential of maintaining an optimal level of a healthy lifestyle through corrective & functional movements, he decided to further expand his knowledge base in fitness training and completed a 500 hours intensive program to earn his diploma of Advanced Personal Trainer from National Personal Training Institute (NPTI).
Calvin is a highly trained and practice advanced soft tissue techniques of manual therapy in conjunction with functional fitness and other corrective exercise/movement training. He has extensive studying with 2000+ hours with various forms of massage therapy and fitness training, holding certifications from a number of prestigious organizations in the bodywork field, including the Esalen Institute and the Upledger Institute among others. Calvin had also completed numerous of Continued Education workshops/seminars in health, fitness and wellness related every year. He also stay up-to-date with the latest trends/innovative techniques/products in the massage and fitness worlds and attending regular annual trade shows and conventions.
A firm believer in the importance of the mind and body connection, Calvin's signature style is customized to meet the physical and emotional needs of each client. He melds Eastern and Western styles along with a clinical approach and structural integration to included a various of modalities, during a single session, and bases the progression of his work on client feedback throughout.
While regular bodywork is a good start on the road to health, Calvin believes clients need to engage a regular fitness program in order to continue to take care of their bodies long after the session is over to maintain stability, flexibility, endurance, strength, mobility and functional movements along with yoga practice, meditation, etc. and mindful dietary habits. For post-training, consider having massage and bodywork as a form for recovery treatment is to loosen tense muscles and release restricted myo-fascial prior continue the next session or stage of training.
Calvin specialized with pain management, injury prevention, clinical rehabilitation, sports performance, etc. and customized individually session/training program to his clients' needs. He had worked with high end spas, world class health clubs & hotels and in private settings. He has also provided wellness/massage for both corporate and private events as well as one-on-one bodywork and fitness training session at his office, private training facilities and at client's home throughout the Los Angeles area. .
Calvin is a state certified through the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC), member and board officer of American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and IDEA Health & Fitness Association, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Trainer, TRX Suspension and RIP Trainer, AED/CPR Certified, an avid outdoors, a marathoner and volunteer. He hold a BA from Columbia College - Hollywood in Cinema and a decorated Gulf War veteran of the Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Integrative Fit Wellness (IFW) is an expansion of a formerly known as Chi Bodywork. After over a decade of providing clients with massage therapy and bodyworks to "erase" their aches and pains. It has always been in the back of my mind that there is something missing to complete this whole paradigm of health and wellness.
While making my clients feeling better is my utmost concern. However, I recognized that receiving a treatment is merely take place in the passive form while I directly apply therapy on them. However, I believe we need to engage our joints and muscles with some kind of movements to strengthen, develop endurance, and boost the stamina. When we don't move enough, our system slow down adding on top of stresses in our daily lives, we can feel agitating as the results. Then it ends up "store" in our physical bodies, making us not feeling good and we tensing up with "knots", causing the restriction/irritation in our muscles and interfere with our movements, creating the lack of flexibility, causing pain discomfort, easy prone to injury and overall, result in decreasing in our energy level, feeling fatigue and exhaustion.
I finally decided to further my education in fitness training of what I have seen it as a complement to manual therapy by creating an integration program to enhance our lives for the better to achieve an optimal health. I hope by offer this additional service will continue to further assist my existed clients and those who want to start to commit to a healthier lifestyles whether by massage therapy alone or combine with fitness training. I recognized this is just a beginning on the path to a healthy lifestyle. Healthy body must come from a healthy mind and inner strength first starts from within. I look forward to continue to explore many other modalities and approaches to bring the fresh and innovative treatments/equipments to assist you on the road of health and wellness. With my intention already set, shall we let the transformation begin?Together we can work to bridge the gap and connect the missing links and co-create the wholeness of your healthy lifestyle.
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