Clay Van Schoyck, CMT, OMT 59195
Clay is a certified massage therapist recognized by the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). He graduated from California Holistic Institute in his hometown of San Luis Obispo, CA. His introduction to massage came from a friend who practiced massage therapy with great passion. With closer investigation he saw an excellent fit. Clay’s past careers taught him to problem solve and, coupled with a natural inclination to help and serve others, it was an easy transition.
Clay’s massage practice continues to evolve. His long-time interest in sports and the world of fitness caused him to gravitate towards sports massage. Due to his eclectic interests in different sports he has a deep personal understanding of the pains and issues that can arise within a body that is trained hard.
His career in massage began at the Cliffs Resort in Shell Beach, CA. From there he began to seek more clinical, and focused work. For the next two years Clay worked at Watson Chiropractic in Morro Bay, CA. There he honed his skills and built confidence in treating numerous musculoskeletal pathologies on a diverse population.
Continual learning and growth is an important factor in a good therapist. Most recently Clay has learned from the master of orthopedic massage therapy, Whitney Lowe. He is now a certified orthopedic massage therapist from the Academy of Clinical Massage. He is also attending workshops for oncology massage at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, CA in order to more safely work on populations currently undergoing cancer treatment.
Today Clay works with Michael Moore at Moore Sports Recovery in Shell Beach, CA. He has been eager to learn from one of the masters in bodywork. You can now find him in one of the therapy rooms at Moore Sports Recovery or helping people in the recovery lounge.
Aside from work, Clay enjoys an active lifestyle. Running, hiking, swimming, cycling, and swing dancing to name a few. Chances are if you don’t see him working at the finish line of your next marathon, he’ll be running it with you.