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Mission And History

Our Mission

At Synergy Corrective & Sports Massage, we believe effective corrective treatment can change lives.  We combine a holistic approach with decades of experience to aid the body in self-reparation and healing.  Using a fusion of bodywork techniques, our staff focuses on well-established and historically tested approaches.  Along with direct treatment, we also review what factors may be affecting your function, and provide education, support and self-care techniques to improve your long-term well-being.

 

Our History

  • Feb 1, 1995

    University of Pennsylvania

    1995-2001
    Andrew Abramson
    (Owner) is employed at the University of Pennsylvania as a psychotherapist and assistant clinical director. With a lifelong passion for helping others now realized, he learns firsthand about resistance to change, the process of improvement, and outcome-based therapy.

  • Jun 5, 2002

    Synergy's Beginnings

    2002
    Stacy Abramson
    (Director of Operations), suggests massage therapy for Andrew as the perfect blend of his loves (athletics, the human body and function) and talents (working to support others and working with his hands). The idea is profound and life-changing and the beginning of Synergy Sports & Corrective Massage is hatched.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    Cortiva Massage Therapy School

    2003-2004
    Andrew matriculates at Cortiva-PSMT and completes his formal and advanced massage therapy education (773 hours). He focuses on work with athletes, and with people with acute injuries and chronic conditions. He sees clients from Philadelphia, the Main Line, New York, and the east coast.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    Saint Joseph's University

    2003-2011
    Andrew begins work with Saint Joseph's University in the athletic training department and with USA Track and Field. He focuses his work on restrictive and dysfunctional tissue that impedes performance, and works with athletes during pre and post-events. He works at the Penn Relays.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    Nationally Certified & Launch of Business

    2004
    Andrew is Nationally certified through NCBTMB and joins the AMTA. Synergy Sports and Corrective Massage, LLC is launched as a sole-proprietorship and in 2009 will become a LLC.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    350 Hours of Advanced Training

    2004-2011
    Andrew completes over 350 additional hours of advanced training in Myofascial Release; Cranial-Sacral; Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy®; Sports Massage; Pregnancy Massage; CPR; and Ethics.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    Partnership with Pinnacle

    2007
    Synergy partners with Pinnacle Training and Fitness--connecting fitness and training with massage therapy for clients looking to improve multiple aspects of their well-being.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    Carol Gethers joins the team

    2008
    Synergy hires Carol Gethers to provide corrective and sports massage therapy.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    Partnership with Health & Body Performance

    2009
    Synergy partners with Health & Body Performance--connecting functional kinesiology & metabolic nutrition with massage therapy for clients looking to improve multiple levels of their well-being.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    Partnership with Belly Pilates

    2011
    Synergy partners with Belly Pilates--connecting fitness, training and massage therapy for pregnant and post-pregnancy clients looking to improve multiple aspects of their well-being.

  • Jun 8, 2003

    State PA Certified

    2011
    Andrew becomes State PA certified; The launch of this website.

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