Mark is the owner and founder of Muscle Restoration Therapy. He has a passion to help others and deliver positive results. Mark uses a client centered, personalized approach to determine the right treatment for clients of all ages. Mark designed and developed an innovative technique resulting in a systematic approach to biomechanically test and treat muscle dysfunction. He is the first therapist in the nation to combine the use of low level laser with techniques learned from massage therapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic which ultimately led to the formation of Muscle Restoration Therapy. Mark is currently the only therapist in the nation practicing this specialized treatment.
Mark received his Bachelor of Science degree in exercise science from the University of Nebraska. He graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy with honors, is a Licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Muscle Activation Specialist, a Muscle Restoration Therapist in addition to holding previous certifications from ACSM, NASM, and ACE. Mark enjoys the great Colorado outdoors with favorites including snowshoeing, skiing, wake boarding, hiking, and mountain biking. He’s an avid concert enthusiast and loves live music. For the past ten years Mark has used his experience, his education and training, as well as extensive research to design a unique, healing practice. His knowledge of anatomy combined with his extensive professional expertise and compassionate approach drive his primary objective “to help clients be pain free as quickly as possible”.
I believe that every massage session should be unique to each individual client’s wants and needs. I promise to listen with an attentive ear to your personal requests for the day while also listening to what your body tells me during the massage. For clients that like a deep tissue massage, I will work with your pain tolerance to increase range of motion, decrease scar tissue, alleviate trigger points within your muscles, and reduce pain or discomfort within the body. If you just need to relax and unwind, I will melt away your tension with a smooth, rhythmic Swedish massage; incorporating subtle energy work techniques to balance and align the body with its calm center.
Abel Arellano is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Personal Trainer and competitive sports coach. He was inspired to practice therapy and help others after he was injured and successfully treated through Muscle Restoration Therapy.
Abel will be working with individuals at Muscle Restoration to help eliminate their pain through Targeted Massage and Active Therapeutic Movement (ATM) treatments. His hours will be Mon. – Thurs., 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
In addition to practicing therapy, Abel enjoys being a personal trainer and sports coach. His range of experience as a CPT includes training individuals of all ages, focused on overall general conditioning, sport specific training, and weight loss.
Abel also has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and 20+ years of experience in manufacturing and design and development. He is currently an instructor at a local community college in the manufacturing technology department.
Josh will be working Mondays and Wednesday from 4 pm to 7 pm. He will be available for the same 1-hour Muscle Restoration Treatment services as Mark Rise.
Josh Salsbury is a licensed physical therapist, who recently moved to Fort Collins from Columbus, Ohio. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Ohio Northern University and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Ohio State University. He has also completed his Muscle Activation Training and will be completing his certification in the very near future.
Kristin graduated from Colorado State University, with a Bachelor’s in Health and Exercise Science, having an emphasis on Nutrition. She also holds a Yoga Alliance 200-hour Certification, with an additional Extensions Certification.
She currently works as a Certified Personal Trainer at various health clubs around town, teaching everything from yoga to weight training to circuit training and “boot-camp-style” clinics, in both groups and one-on-one individual training sessions. Her mission is to help others find strength, poise and confidence through movement, fitness, a balanced diet, and overall general well-being.
Kristin is an avid rock climber and coach, and harbors a deep fondness for travel, backpacking, canyoneering – basically, all things adventure! She is learning to cook, and has dabbled in classic photography.
Her philosophy is simple: “Be better today than you were yesterday…” She loves to see her clients succeed, and takes great pride in their progression alongside her own, and loves adding a lifetime of new friends and epic experience with each and every new day!
Colton Harmon, an LMT and graduate from the Healing Arts Institute, was born and raised here in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has been involved with massage therapy and fitness for 10 years shadowing and learning from his father, Dan Harmon, who is a successful personal trainer and myo-facial therapist. Some of Colton’s specialties include target massage, ATM, swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage, and front desk manager. He can also perform corrective work including exercises to improve strength and posture. His massage sessions are focused on recovery, injury prevention, posture improvement, promoting relaxation and stress reduction. Colton is excited to start another chapter of his massage career and looks forward to learning more about the profession every day. He hopes to become an important part of his client’s path to feeling healthy and happy.
Colton also enjoys being outside as much as he can doing hiking, fishing, trail running, target shooting, working out at the gym and staying fit.