Medical Massage Practitioner

My focus is on releasing fascial restrictions, which is a major factor in causing musculoskeletal pain and imbalance. Fascial connective tissue fibers surround muscles and other soft tissues in the body. Chronic over use, injury, and improper body mechanics over time cause fascial tissue to become hard and restrictive. My objective is to manually break up the fibrotic (scar like) fascial tissue that surrounds and encases each individual muscle fiber, thus allowing the body to move freely through space.

I am a lifetime student of all physical therapeutic work. Massage played a critical role as a self-care tool during my training as an amateur bodybuilder and powerlifter.

I am a Board Certified Massage Therapist through the Virginia Board of Nursing. I am a graduate from the Virginia School of Massage and member of the American Massage Therapy Association. I have lived in the beautiful City of Charlottesville since 2007 after moving from Los Angeles. I have worked in different aspects of the healthcare field for over 10 years.

Participating in sports and physical activity has been critical to my ability to understand the body and the physiological effects that take place both during massage and exercise. I feel truly blessed to be able to help each individual person I come in contact with.

I also have hours at the Downtown ACAC location. Please feel free to call the ACAC Spa at 434-975-1740 to schedule an appointment.


I enjoy taking time with each client. My approach to massage tends to be slow, deliberate, and deep. Performing deep work slowly allows the nervous system time to adapt.
— Brett Strieter, Certified Massage Therapist