Derek Guthrie

About Derek

  • Training: 500 hours
  • School: The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic
  • Licensed since: 2022
  • With Myo since: 2022
  • Continuing Education: N/A
  • Areas of expertise: Myo and Swedish

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Derek Guthrie became a licensed massage therapist in February 2022, but has been studying and partaking in massage for years in order to complement his many athletic endeavors. He is a graduate of The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic where he completed 500 hours of schooling and hands-on training. Derek has an intuitive touch and extensive knowledge of anatomy – an impactful combination of skills that allow him to easily identify points of tension and pain in his clients and alleviate them using deep tissue massage and trigger point release therapy. Derek’s approach to massage therapy is rooted in his beliefs of empathy, patience, and precision. As a prolific athlete, Derek knows how to treat common ailments of athletes, and after almost a decade of studying martial arts, he has a deep and intimate understanding of body mechanics.
How long have you been a licensed massage therapist?

I became a licensed massage therapist in February 2022

How many hours of training do you have?

500+ hours

Why did you choose massage therapy as your career?

In past careers, I have always enjoyed offering my expertise to help people solve problems. Massage therapy offers me the ability to help people every day.

Where did you go to school for massage?

The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic

How do you describe your massage/work to others?

I approach massage from a problem solving and biomechanical perspective with an emphasis on patience and empathy. I typically use a combination of Swedish flowing strokes to help my clients relax then move on to deeper tissue work and trigger point therapy for really stubborn areas.

What are some examples of Continuing Education you are interested in and why?

I would love to learn more pain management and clinical work. I really enjoy when a client can feel an increased range of motion or decreased pain from massage.

What do you do to stay healthy?

I am primarily a competitive cyclist, but I also love to compete in triathlon. I am on a road cycling team that competes in crit races, and I dabble in gravel, cyclo-cross, and mountain biking. On non-race days, you can find me on the indoor trainer or catching up on the latest shows, movies, and video games. I also enjoy trail running, swimming, and hiking with my wife.

How has receiving massage affected you personally?

As an athlete, I am frequently in some state of soreness or tension. Massage has taught me to be more connected and in tune with my body as well as recover faster and push further. I love to think that the body knows what it needs to heal itself and sometimes we need help getting out of our own way.

What do you like about working at Myo Massage?

I like the wealth of knowledge as well as the professional and therapeutic atmosphere that Myo offers. The staff here truly care about people and want to help them.