Patrick Ingrassia, LMT
Patrick Ingrassia, LMT
Patrick Lee Ingrassia, LMT, is a world-renowned massage therapist, teacher, and innovator. He invented the Hot Stone Accu-Roller and Stick and Stone Massage modality.
He is also the founder of the Nayada Institute of Massage. Patrick graduated from the Florida School of Massage, and went on to earn his Thai Massage Teacher Certification from the Institute of Thai Massage in Chiang Mai, Thailand, after studying extensively with Master Chongkol Setthakorn. He has been teaching massage in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico for over 15 years.
Patrick invented the BodySaver Method, a unique modality that allows massage therapists to extend their careers and protect their bodies while delivering effective massage at any pressure. He is a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist, Kripalu Certified Bodyworker, Certified Personal Trainer, and Yoga teacher. Emphasizing experiential training, Patrick teaches creative, practical methods that students can put to use immediately to enhance their massage careers.
Patrick L. Ingrassia is recognized by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider and is also sponsored by the NCBTMB to teach New York LMTs continuing education that is accepted by the state of New York for license renewal.
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I have been doing a lot of “Restorative Thai Yoga Massage” (that’s what I’m calling it) and your roller is a big hit. I use it in a lot of my sessions and it’s been a real release for my back after a busy day … It’s awesome.
From the first time I used the Nayada Hot Stone Accu-Roller I was impressed with its functional design and the obvious therapeutic benefit of having both thermal therapy and cryotherapy rolling options. The solid framework gives a sense of structural integrity and can be modified to fit any body type or body size. This amazing tool can also be used to perform deep tissue and acupressure techniques. The creative possibilities are limitless and will withstand thousands of hours of therapeutic use.
I predominantly treat musculoskeletal conditions. I use the Hot Stone Accu-Roller in just about every treatment as a way to perform soft tissue mobilization techniques. This device allows me to use pressure along with heat/cold to mobilize any soft tissue restriction. This device allows me to quickly alternate from the roller to using the acupressure pins to treat trigger points or more specific soft tissue restrictions. It makes my treatments more efficient by saving time and prevents wear and tear on my joints.