Gary Nolan HHP

Gary Nolan has been a Massage Therapist for over 20 years. He has worked at some of the desert's largest spas and resorts. Gary has been a teacher at Somatherapy for over 15 years. He specializes in Sports, Myofascial Release and has also taught Kinesiology, and Deep Tissue.  Gary takes great pride in his work and making sure that students get the most out of every course.


Gary Nolan HHP instructs the following:
  • Myofascial Release (Extended Hold)
  • Myofascial release is a form of soft tissue therapy. In this class you will be taught how to release the connective tissue that surrounds, invests, and protects all the visceral and somatic structures of the increase circulation and lymphatic drainage.

    Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail

    Duration: 32 hours (clock hours)


  • Sports Massage I
  • Sports Massage I includes pre and post event, therapeutic trigger point therapy, stretches, theory, including increasing range of motion, enhancement of athletic performance, and prevention of injury. The focus will be on conditioning-maintenance massage and will be studied in a sequence of techniques. The techniques studied: Circulatory Strokes, Trigger Points, Deep Tissue, Muscle Energy Techniques, Transverse Friction, Cryotherapy, Stretches and Movement.

    Required text: Muscle Manual
    Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.

    Prerequisite: Kinesiology and Swedish Massage
    Duration: 40 hours (clock hours)