Introducing Ivan:
My hobbies include playing pool, dancing and music. I love life in general and spending time with my lady. I like to give body work to help change peoples lives.

Ivan is our lead instructor here. He teaches approximately 300 hours of Continuing Education classes each year to Oak Haven therapists. He is currently instructing our Headache/Neck/TMJ, Leg/Knee/Foot, Low back/Glutes/Hips and Arm/Shoulder/Carpal Tunnel classes. He is also our lead teacher for both our Ethics and Bountaries and Draping classes.

Licensed Since: 2009


Tier Three Therapist


Advanced Trainings:
Advanced Neuromuscular
Myofascial Release
Trigger Point
Rotator Cuff


Areas of Specialty:
Chronic Pain

What Clients are saying:

"My therapist Ivan, is very responsive and informative. He always addresses whatever issue I come in with and my sessions with him have always been helpful." -D.Chapman


"Ivan is an amazing therapist. He takes the extra care to individualize treatment in each visit." -J.Cress

Ivan instructs the following:
  • Clinical Mastery 3 - Shoulder/Arm and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Carpal Tunnel will focus on the varied causes of carpal tunnel syndrome as well as other types of arm pain. Because the nerve supply to the arm and hand comes from the neck, cervical issues as well as any disturbance in the nerve from the nerve to the hand can lead to problems. In this class we will teach you how to systematically look at the areas from the neck to the scalene muscles to the pectoral minor and on to muscles of the forearm as potentially causation factors in this condition. Often it’s not just one area of involvement but several areas all contributing to the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome or arm pain. The treatments for this condition are very effective.

    Shoulder will cover the ways to assess and treat the numerous dysfunctions of the shoulder area- including frozen shoulder, various tendonitis syndromes, rotator cuff syndrome, as well as shoulder separation issues. We will also deal with the assessment of conditions not easily treated by massage therapy including bursitis and labrum tears. This course will also cover every muscle that acts on the shoulder. Every muscle involved in shoulder movement can be the source of chronic pain. We will teach the assessment and correcting these muscle imbalances.

    Class size is limit to 12 students so lots of personalized hands on attention will be given.

  • Clinical Mastery 4 - Hip/Leg/Knee/Foot Conditions
  • In this class you will learn to asses and massage many of the conditions of the lower extremities including: Plantar Fasciitis, Knee Pain, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints, Ankle Pain and Foot Pain

    These conditions are common today in individuals who are standing for long periods on hard surfaces as well as athletes. Class size is limit to 12 students so lots of personalized hands on attention will be given.