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Gabriel Skinner

Gabriel SkinnerGabriel favors a concept of “one problem, multiple causes”; a lot of our physical problems are not “just one thing”, or a home-run, away from making everything better. Rather, in many cases they are collection of factors that have accumulated over time in response to what we do most often with our physical and emotional selves. As both a massage therapist and trainer he believes that a balance of strength, tissue quality, mobility, and nutritional status all need to coexist in the right proportions for a healthy human existence. New clients start with the appropriate assessment depending on need. This may include a movement screen and/or ROM evaluation; he’ll work to compile a list of possible suspects and/or intentions for physical improvement. Gabriel has widened his scope when offering counsel to include essential lifestyle factors such as sleep hygiene, nutrition, fitness/movement habits, gut health, and stress reduction. He’ll work with you to prioritize and address as many possible factors to your health outcome to produce the results you would like in sustainable fashion.

Techniques used include neuromuscular and vibrational modalities, Active Isolated Stretching, Function Movement Systems screen and corrective exercise, Original Strength for fundamental movement patterning, and Strength & Conditioning concepts that include kettlebell, barbell, and bodyweight movements.

Gabriel completed his studies at the Baltimore School of Massage and has been practicing as a licensed massage therapist since January 2003. He spent over six years working in a local sports medicine clinic alongside an osteopathic physician, and is referred to as “osteopathically trained”. Here he quickly rose to the position of Chief Therapist and oversaw weekly in-house training for staff, and was charged with redesigning the national curriculum to be used for teaching and certifying massage therapists, personal trainers, nurses, physical therapists, chiropractors, and the general public in Active Isolated Stretching techniques. After finishing the curriculum, he left to open his own practice in Capitol Hill in 2012.

Since striking out on his own, Gabriel has made it his mission to expand his education and skill sets as a massage therapist and personal trainer. He’s currently certified FMS Level 2, is a National Academy of Strength and Conditioning Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Hardstyle Kettlebell Instructor. He’s currently pursuing Precision Neuromuscular Therapy certification and nutritional coaching with Precision Nutrition, and is entering into a period of intense physical training for SFG Kettlebell Instructor Level 1.

Services

Bodywork

These one-on-one sessions incorporate a blend of bodywork, assisted mobility and movement patterning.

  • 80 minutes: $140 *can also include strength and conditioning
  • 55 minutes: $110
  • 30 minutes: $60 **typically focused on one specific area

Strength and Conditioning

A comprehensive approach focusing on the development of fundamental movement patterning as both home maintenance and movement preparation, followed by strength and conditioning. Does not include bodywork or assisted mobility. After an intro period, clients are typically expected to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled start time for movement prep.

  • 60 minutes: $95

Packages

Bodywork

  • 80 minute sessions x10 $1250 /  x5 $650
  • 55 minute sessions x10 $990 / x5 $525

Training

  • 60 minute sessions x10 $895
    *Packages are valid for a period of 6 months and are not transferrable or refundable.
To schedule an appointment with Gabriel, please call +1 (202) 669-9620.