ATHLETIC EDGE
Sports Medicine
Sports Injury Prevention & Rehabilitation
 540 BRYANT ST, PALO ALTO, CA 94301
(650) 815-6552

Voted Best Sports Therapy Clinic in the San Francisco Bay Area 2010-2016!

Melanie Krueger, LMT

Melanie Krueger, CMT, LMT, HHP
CAMTC: 4213


Melanie Ames Krueger, a determined athlete, began her active life playing soccer and riding off-road motorcycles at the age of 5. By 10 she was offered to join her local club soccer team traveling throughout California attending games. During her time on the club team she endured lots of Injuries including sprained ankles, broken tibia and fibula, hyper extended wrist, shoulder surgery, and oshkin slaughter knee disorder. Ultimately this extremely active lifestyle came to a halt due to excessive injuries. While having to give up these beloved hobbies, something new inspired her from all of this, Massage & Physical Therapy. By the age of 15 while attending high school, Melanie found herself studying the human body in search of in-depth explanations to her past injuries. This was then quickly followed up by giving free practical massages to friends and family who also endured multiple athletic injuries.  After hearing and seeing the benefits of her own work she knew what the next step was; to achieve a higher education in Message Therapy.                 

In 2004, Melanie enrolled at Healing Hands Massage School of Holistic Health, located in Orange County, California. After 1,000+ hours of schooling she successfully graduated in 2006 with extensive training in the following techniques: Anatomy, Kinesiology, Sports Injury, Deep Tissue Manipulation, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Cranio Sacral Therapy and Pre/Post Natal Massage. This lead to a strong belief and knowledge that each individual has different body structures, patterns of movement, muscular alignments, and different habits which may respond differently to therapy. For this reason Melanie finds it imperative to evaluate each client before there session to make sure they get the proper treatment needed in order to prevent further injuries and/or disabilities to relieve pain.

Experience: Since the beginning of her career Melanie has worked with NFL & MLB players, soccer players, body builders, Supercross riders, SCORE International Off-Road Racing drivers, Triathlon athletes, actors to everyday contractors and runners. In addition she has also volunteered at the Los Angeles Triathlon, helping athletes with injuries that occur during and post race.

Massage Modalities: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Manipulation, Shiatsu, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Pre/Post Natal Massage, Chair Massage, Lomi Lomi Massage, Thai Massage, Passive Joint Movement, Acupressure, and TMJ Release.

Membership Organization: 
American Massage and Bodywork Professionals (AMBP), California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC).