Massage Therapy at Elite Spinal & Sports Care

Our team of Sports Massage / Manual Therapists work closely with our doctors to provide the best possible care for our patients. They are both seasoned therapists as well as being certified Active Release Technique providers. The type of sports massage / therapeutic bodywork our therapists provide help to keep your body working at its best as well as being a perfect adjunct to the treatment our patients receive at our office.

Mitchell Custer

CMT, FR Practitioner, FRCms

Sports Massage Sacramento

Mitchell Custer has been raised in California and is still here striving to make a difference in his community. In one way or another he has been a part of the sports world since his youth. In 2013 he found a driving fascination for body movement and function by discovering longevity, performance gains and economy of motion that comes from a deeper understanding of those principles.

In 2014 Mitchell began to follow this new passion at Norcal Health Works in Sacramento as a physical fitness trainer helping fellow gym members and clients achieve their fitness goals. During this time, he also continued his education in body mechanics and fitness. In 2015 he became a CrossFit level 1 coach and attended a Poliquin Group body composition seminar. Later that same year he also attended a Kabuki Strength seminar for KMS (Kabuki Movement System) which covers stabilization principles and proper body mechanics.

In 2016 Mitchell graduated from Massage Institute of Davis’s 500-hour program covering sports massage, medical massage, Thai massage, and deep tissue techniques. In the same year Mitchell successfully completed and became full body certified in ART (Active Release Techniques) and went on to also become Spine certified in Functional Release Technique.

Distinctions & Certifications

  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Active Release Technique FULL BODY Certified (Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, Spine, Active Palpation)
  • Functional Range Release Technique Certified (Lower Limb & Spine)
  • CrossFit Level 1 Coach
  • Certified FRC Mobility Specialist [FRCms] – Functional Anatomy: Functional Range Conditioning
  • Kinetic Chain Enhancement – Charles Poliquin
Sports Massage Sacramento

Mitchell powerlifting at a USPA event.

Sports & Interests

Mitchell has always had an active lifestyle growing up. He has participated in baseball, soccer and rugby all the way up through High School. One thing that he recognized around the age of 11 was that building the body was essential to longevity. The fact that he was gifted the encyclopedia of bodybuilding authored by Arnold Schwarzenegger helped a little. This was the beginning of an obsession with strength sports. Mitchell started doing bodybuilding routines with the High School Football team beginning his sophomore year and hasn’t looked back.

From 2012 to current, his sole focus has been on Strongman competitions and Powerlifting. Mitchell has competed in multiple Strongman competitions and now dedicates most of his time competing in Powerlifting. Being able to lift a 220 pound stone over a 56” bar just wasn’t enough, so he had to find out if he could squat and deadlift over 800 pounds.

Mitchell believes that anyone from age 4 to the ripe young age of 80 can benefit from strength training and pushing the limits of the body in a safe fashion. He has been working at a local gym since 2014 doing just that. Helping people move, then move better all without pain.

Brandon Meline


Sports Massage Sacramento

Brandon Meline is a Sacramento native that has always had a fascination with the human body. Its inner workings from nutrition, structure and function, to kinetic movements itself has always intrigued him. He has been an active participant in sports and martial arts from a child well into young adulthood.

Having spent many years participating in contact sports like muay thai, boxing, dabbling in jiu-jitsu and wrestling, and minor amateur mixed martial arts competitions, he has experienced his fair share of injuries. Acute to chronic pains from minor, major, and even debilitating injuries, along with daily workout stiffness have made him sympathetic and understanding towards others and theirs.

Eventually, being sidelined by sports related injuries, he was no longer able to continue to participate in the sports and activities he loved. A solid night sleep and simple activities that he once took for granted soon became a thing of the past.

Tired of being prescribed pain killers and muscle relaxers to mask his pain symptoms, he sought help in the form of deep tissue sports massage. Here he found the best results for actually taking care of his ailments, not just masking symptoms with meds.

In 2010 he graduated from Bryan College School of Massage (Gold River), 500+ hour program as a massage therapist. Continuing to study the dynamics of muscular structure and function, he earned his Active Release Techniques Certification in 2015.

In 2013 he was eventually able to link up with Elite Spinal and Sports Care. He was able stay active in the athletic community by providing bodywork and maintenance to others to help them with their function and mobility. He found a new passion in helping others continue to do and stay active in the things that they love.

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