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Our Team

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Bringing the power of massage to Bend, Oregon since 2008.

At Action Dynamix we strive to provide a sense of community and high quality therapy to keep Bend happily active! Our knowledgeable, experienced practitioners have individualized client care as their top priority.

We specialize in Medical, Therapeutic, and Sports based bodywork, with certifications in Neuromuscular treatment, myofascial work, and Cupping therapy.

Each therapists at Action Dynamix has their own passions and certifications in therapeutic bodywork. If you are seeking treatment for a particular issue or would like to bill insurance, please see the individual therapists qualifications and provider status below.

Let us help you achieve your goals and get your body back on track! 

 

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Welcome Cassie Frantz, LMT, RN to the Action Dynamix Team!

Cassie Frantz, OR# 22503

Licensed Massage Therapist & Registered Nurse

Cassie began her massage career by earning her Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Prescott College with a minor in massage therapy through the Arizona School for Integrative Studies in 2011. Early on, she worked as a chiropractic assistant and massage therapist in different medical offices and opened her own private practice in a health co-operative that she later moved to Oregon. She has always loved the outdoors and to travel-she has even spent time as a wilderness guide for Outward Bound and worked in the field of wilderness therapy.

She has a passion for anatomy and kinesiology and she loves exploring the potential of the human mind and body. Her massage style and education as always paralleled her curiosity and passion for helping others achieve their fullest potential in order to overcome and prevent injuries. She specializes in neuromuscular therapy (NMT) and deep tissue sports massage. She loves integrating other bodywork modalities to meet each clients needs, both physically and emotionally. Since living in Bend, she has maintained her 8 years of private practice and currently works as a nurse at the local hospital. She recently completed a Bachelor’s of Science in nursing at OHSU in order to further her ability to help others achieve optimal wellne

 
Erica Rolniak - OR # 20219   Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Medical Massage Practitioner  Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Injury Treatment, Medical Massage, Cupping  Certified: TMJD Manual Therapy- Intraoral Treatment   PREFERRED PROVIDER - FIRST CHOICE HEALTH NETWORK, REGENCE BLUE CROSS / BLUE SHIELD

Erica Rolniak - OR # 20219

Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Medical Massage Practitioner

Sports, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Injury Treatment, Medical Massage, Cupping

Certified: TMJD Manual Therapy- Intraoral Treatment

PREFERRED PROVIDER - FIRST CHOICE HEALTH NETWORK, REGENCE BLUE CROSS / BLUE SHIELD

Erica is an anatomy and kinesiology geek that loves to apply those principles to bodywork. Her belief is that bodywork is a powerful tool to manage health, treat injury, compliment wellness routines, and collaborate with healthcare practitioners in treating medical conditions.

Erica found a passion for pain-relief through bodywork while studying human movement and exercise physiology at the University of Central Arkansas.

Erica specializes in injury treatment of soft tissue imbalances in the shoulders, hips, spine and head. She is experienced in treating "whiplash" injuries, frozen shoulder/shoulder injuries, TMJD, injuries of the cervical spine, and hip and pelvic imbalances.

Erica currently assists Dr. Rodney Cross, teaching Kinesiology in the massage therapy program at Central Oregon Community College. Erica also teaches fitness and dance at the Athletic Club of Bend.

Patty Alvarez - OR # 11890   Licensed Massage Therapist / AAS  Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Pre-Natal, Injury Treatment, Medical Massage, Cupping   PREFERRED PROVIDER - FIRST CHOICE HEALTH NETWORK

Patty Alvarez - OR # 11890

Licensed Massage Therapist / AAS

Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Pre-Natal, Injury Treatment, Medical Massage, Cupping

PREFERRED PROVIDER - FIRST CHOICE HEALTH NETWORK

Patty grew up on the east coast but was drawn to the west in her early 20’s. In 1999, she moved to Colorado, where she learned to snowboard and rock climb. While recovering from a climbing accident, Patty received her first massage, unknowingly preparing her for a path towards a healing career.

Patty studied massage therapy at Central Oregon Community College and received her associate’s degree in applied science in 2005. Over the years, she’s developed her skills while working alongside physical therapists and chiropractors.  Patty’s passion is in the challenge of helping her clients find relief from acute/chronic pain. She specializes in neuromuscular massage, deep tissue, cupping, and sports massage. Patty describes her style as “patient and slow, while working within a client’s boundaries...and unwinding restrictions towards less pain and more efficient movement.” In her almost 12 years of practice, Patty continues to be grateful and honored by the trust people put in her and for being a part of their healing process.

 

 

Anne Koupal- OR #17225   Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Chiropractic Assistant  Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Injury Treatment, Cupping Therapy.   PREFERRED PROVIDER - REGENCE BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHEILD

Anne Koupal- OR #17225

Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Chiropractic Assistant

Sports, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Injury Treatment, Cupping Therapy.

PREFERRED PROVIDER - REGENCE BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHEILD

A graduate of East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, Anne has practiced massage therapy since 2010. She has studied Myofascial Release, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Deep Tissue, Hot Cupping and Aromatherapy.

Anne focuses on providing comprehensive, customized, effective treatments that facilitate overall health and wellness.

Sandra Gersbach- OR #23459   Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse  Sports. Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Pre-Natal, Injury Treatment   PREFERRED PROVIDER: FIRST CHOICE HEALTH NETWORK, REGENCE BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHEILD

Sandra Gersbach- OR #23459

Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Nurse

Sports. Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapies, Pre-Natal, Injury Treatment

PREFERRED PROVIDER: FIRST CHOICE HEALTH NETWORK, REGENCE BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHEILD

Sandra earned her Bachelor of Arts degree with a focus in Women’s Health and Healing in 1992 from The Evergreen State College, Sandy continued to expand her health education receiving a 1,000 hour massage certification from the Desert Institute of the Healing Arts in Tucson, AZ in 1994. Most recently she graduated from the University of Montana Helena College with and Associates Degree in nursing and is currently working at St. Charles Hospital as an RN. 

Sandy’s experience as a massage therapist is extensive. She began working in a sports massage clinic in Minneapolis, MN treating amateur and pro athletes. Her adventures took her to Olympia, WA where she spent 5 year working with Susan Rosen as a provider for health insurance companies treating chronic and acute injuries with a focus on upper back and neck issues. Sandy took a break from Massage and took a position managing a neurology clinic in Minneapolis while her children were young. She re-entered the field of massage with a short stint at an Aveda Spa in Minneapolis and most operated her own practice in Helena, MT for 5+ years. 

 Sandy and her two daughters recently relocated to Bend from Montana. They are working on integrating into the community and enjoying all there is to explore in Central Oregon.