Mari Seidler, M.S., CMT, owner of Thrive Sports Therapy in San Jose, CA, has 7+ years of experience as a Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist and Certified Active Release Techniques® (ART®) Provider. In her time as a therapist she has taken all of the advanced ART® courses including the Biomechanics Certification, Long Tract Nerve Entrapment, Selective Functional Movement Analysis, Active Palpation, the Master's Course in ART®, and their newest certification, Complex Protocols.
For her undergraduate work Mari double-majored in Biology and East Asian Studies at Williams College in Massachusetts, and later obtained an MS degree in Applied Anatomy and Physiology from Boston University (1999). Mari started her career in biomedical research and later worked in the health and fitness field as a nationally certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Her interest in learning to treat soft tissue injuries increased after her husband suggested she become certified in ART®. They had traveled to several Ironman triathlon races where her husband had competed, and ART® had been provided during the week of the race and on the race day for the athletes. He had found the treatment extremely effective for helping muscles stay prepared for and recover from the race.
After graduating from the John Winsolow Institute for Massage Therapy in Quincy, MA in 2009, Mari worked as a Licensed Massage Therapist and Licensed ART® Provider in physical therapy, chiropractic, gym, and spa settings and enjoyed the diversity of her work. Mari has worked on many Ironman triathletes, marathon runners, and even Ultraman competitors, as well as competitive football players, baseball players, golfers, dancers, tennis players, swimmers, and various other athletes. After becoming ART® certified, Mari volunteered her services providing ART® to the competitors at the 2010 and 2011 Lake Placid Ironman Races, and at the 2013 Ironman Canada Race at Whistler. Mari's background in fitness/exercise instruction and postural/gait assessment has also proved very helpful in solving possible problems with exercise performance or biomechanical issues that may be contributing to her clients' injuries.
After spending her whole life in the Northeast, Mari now enjoys running for fitness in beautiful California and exploring the hiking trails around her neighborhood in the Santa Teresa area of south San Jose.
Need a personal trainer who can provide convenient at-home training in the South Bay area? Mari recommends Immie Cross of Kia Kaha Fitness. You can find her website here: www.kiakahafit.com
Looking for a specialist in Sports Nutrition, Speed and Agility work, Functional Movement, and Strength and Conditioning for high performance? Check out Greg Lutton at his website.: www.exsurgo.us