My Mission Statement

To experience continuous growth in physical, financial and spiritual wealth through myself and through others; maintain freedom; integrity and harmony; and contribute the same to the lives of others.

Education and Experience

I grew up in a family that was big on hugs. We were a close-knit family, and whenever I pulled a muscle after a baseball game, one of my sisters would help to massage my leg. While I knew how it helped me in my games, I never knew how much it affected me, mentally.

As I grew up, and started playing softball instead of baseball, recreationally instead of competitively, I found myself often helping my teammates with their injuries. Pulled hamstrings, strained shoulders and various other kinks. I would imagine myself helping people for a living, but I never thought of it as a career. Just a gesture from the heart. A friend recommended I call the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville.

My first call didn’t go so well. While I was intrigued by the opportunity to do something I loved, the cost seemed prohibitive. So, I pursued other options. I spent ten years at the Oakland Museum of California, as an Assistant Manager in the Museum Store. During a staffing change in 2007, I was asked to apply for the Store Manager position. I balked, but accepted the Interim position. At this time, I was going through a pretty heavy depression, and needed a change. I committed myself to being more proactive, more decisive and stop waiting for everything to be perfect. I decided now was the time to officially sign up and go to the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville and pursue something that’s always lingered in the back of my head. So, in June 2007, I began my journey into the world of Massage.

Something Changed In Me

Massage School was AWESOME!!! Every class session we gave and received a massage. We exercised, did yoga, and learned about the human body and the Power of Touch. Having a goal, a new purpose, and consistent massage, I found myself happier. I found myself healthier, and actually even better at softball. Over the course of my year in school, and the two years immediately following graduation… I didn’t suffer not even a sniffle.

During my time in school, I became friends with Xavier Powell, who taught me a great deal more about posture, and it’s effects on the human body. From him, I met his mentor, Aaron Parnell, the creator of Reposturing Dynamics. This powerful method of massage changed me, again.

I became a member of Xavier Powell’s, Rock Solid Massage Therapy Team and attended many fun events providing massage to tremendously talented amateur athletes. I enjoyed working with him at:

Summer Pro-Am Beach Soccer tournament in the Summer of 2008. Nike Women’s Half-Marathon, Escape from Alcatraz Iron Man. Stair Climb America where participants climbed 52 floors to the top of the Carnelian Room in San Francisco in an effort to raise money and awareness for Lung Cancer.

I continue to grow and learn; from studying other great teachers such as Erik Dalton, Art Riggs and Tom Meyers and talking to and receiving massage from other great therapists. This “About Me” introduction ends right here, but it never really ends. I will always have more to learn.

Is this about Keith LaGrone? OR, is this about you? I am probably a lot like you.

I am an athlete. At least I used to be an athlete, now I’m a family man. I play sports on the weekend. Well, I used to play sports on the weekend. Now, I watch my daughter play at the park on the weekend, and I work all week. Occasionally, I get the urge for an athletic spurt. A game or two of pick up basketball or softball. Or, another foray into the world of fitness.

I try to stay in shape, but I believe I am more consistent in starting a fitness program/routine than I am in finishing it. How many times have I started P90X, 1, 2 and 3? How many times did I start Insanity and Focus T25? I’ve been pretty consistent with DDP Yoga, and that’s a great feeling. What I do know, is that time is limited, and I can’t afford to be sore all the time.

After a rough week or month at work, I want and need a massage. I deserve to relax and let my body recuperate, but; I don’t want “a relaxing massage.” If I am going to get a massage, I want to make sure that it helps me get through next week comfortably with less pain. Can’t I do both?

Yes, You Can Do Both. I Can Help.

Like me, you want to be more active, but you also have to work. Life has brought about it’s bumps and bruises, but it also has brought its moments of sheer joy. No matter where you go, your body has to come with you. Given the option, you want it to feel good. That’s where I come in.

My experience has told me that posture balance is critical to a more optimal lifestyle. The body needs movement to bring in oxygen, assist blood flow and create energy to continue moving. The body was designed to operate and resist the effects of gravity. Our daily lives work to resist our body’s design. Our bodies were not designed to spend the whole day seated at a desk.

Our bodies were designed to move. Let me help you keep your body moving.

Our bodies were not designed to be seated at a desk, typing constantly and eating three square meals a day. There is a balance in which the body functions best to fight the effects of gravity. The ears over the shoulders; the shoulders over the hips; the hips over the knees and the knees over the ankles…. That’s how it was meant to be. That’s often what we think it is we see, but it isn’t anymore. Like me, you want to be more active, but you also have to work. Life has brought about it’s bumps and bruises, but it also has brought its moments of sheer joy. No matter where you go, your body has to come with you. Given the option, you want it to feel good. That’s where I come in.

My experience has told me that posture balance is critical to a more optimal lifestyle. The body needs movement to bring in oxygen, assist blood flow and create energy to continue moving. The body was designed to operate and resist the effects of gravity. Our daily lives work to resist our body’s design. Our bodies were not designed to spend the whole day seated at a desk.

  • Knots NO More
  • Pain Relief: Made By Hand
  • Keith LaGrone, CMT
  • Email: massageforliving@gmail.com
  • Phone: 925-338-1232
  • www.knotnomore.com

Deep Tissue Smoothed out on the Swedish Tip with a Sports Feel Appeal To It.