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Tayler Kurtzman Level Up Massage Seattle Washington
Tayler Kurtzman Level Up Massage Seattle Washington

Tayler Kurtzman

Licensed Massage Therapist

Proprioceptive - Deep Tendon Reflex

I started my interest in bodywork after receiving massage therapy and functional neurology work for low back and rotator cuff injuries. I had come to accept that I would live with this pain and discomfort. After a number of sessions I no longer had pain in these areas and was so relieved I could live my life to the fullest again. After leaving my career as a civil engineer behind I decided I wanted to pursue a path that would not only help others, but allow me to grow as a person. It was these desires that led me to change my career path to treatment oriented bodywork and I’ve felt fulfilled ever since.

I graduated Cortiva Institute of Massage in July 2017 in Seattle, WA and quickly started learning as much as I could. I took a wide variety of continuing education classes, did extra practice on new skills, and traded with as many experienced therapists as possible to grow my technique. I have come to favor treatment work since I find this work personally the most rewarding to give/receive and it always keeps this career interesting to try and solve the puzzle that is the human body.

Since starting my career I have honed my skills to favor treatment focused massage with a variety of techniques and IASTM tools. Cupping has become one of my career focuses and I enjoy being a teaching assistant cupping courses. Education and teaching has become one of my passions which is why I love after-care advice and can't wait to teach Continuing Education in the near future for other healthcare practitioners.

During the COVID-19 pandemic I decided I wanted to make sure I used that time to better myself by increasing my knowledge and the skill set I have to help my clients live their best lives. I studied through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and became a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) and Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). This has furthered increased my understanding of the human body and how it functions.

In 2021 I decided to start pursuing the education that initially healed my injuries and interested me in massage before I even started my career. I pursued high level Functional Neurology and Neurological Reflexogenic courses known as (P-DTR) Propricioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex Therapy and (NKT) NeuroKinetic Therapy.

If you are looking to relieve some tension, recover from or prevent injuries, set fitness goals, or just want to relax, my services are for you.

Just For Fun:

Level Up Massage's Bars are taken from my love of video games and RPG's. The red bar represents health, the blue bar symbolizes mind/spirit, and the green bar portrays your body's physical state or endurance.

*Massage cannot restore mana/magic

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