Our team of Sports Massage / Manual Therapists work closely with our doctors to provide the best possible care for our patients. 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.
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.
After 30 years of surviving Polio, Thanh developed spinal fusion and was diagnosed with (cervical) scoliosis. There were also symptoms of pain, motor dysfunctions, and accelerating muscle weakness. Regardless, she decided to forego options that included surgery, medication, orthopedic bracing or other apparatuses. Instead, Thanh created her own treatment plan and started by enrolling at National Holistic Institute. Determined to have a career that supports her healing process, she started practicing clinical massage in 2016.
Within 5 years of treating her dis-ease using an integrative neuromuscular approach, Thanh began to thrive. The key was approximately 200 hours of massage and 70 chiropractic adjustments; She gained motor functions, muscle tone, and spinal elasticity.
To optimize her performance level, she does strength training through mostly calisthenics, swimming often, and rock climbing weekly. Thanh also goes on regular hikes and can be found snowboarding during winter months.
With increased energy and abilities, Thanh maintains her health by practicing dynamic movements and simply staying in motion.
Inspired to advance into research and academia in the future, Thanh returned home to Sacramento for continued education in neuroscience.
Finding herself aligned with Elite Spinal & Sports Care’s treatment philosophy, she joined the team in early 2021. Patients can expect to meet a “mad scientist” who’s dedicated to facilitating a way for your body to achieve its will to function. Concurrently, Thanh is working on social media platforms to educate and share Do-It-Yourself manual therapy techniques