Gentle Treatment. Lasting Results.
About Peak Performance Therapy, LLC.
Alex LaPierre LMT, ESMT, CCMT
As a child, I learned that the name Alex meant helper/defender of mankind. Since learning the meaning of my name, I've taken it to heart. I love helping others! I love sharing the power and magic of myofascial release. And, I love empowering my clients to get out of pain and stay out of pain naturally with myofascial release.
My myofascial release (MFR) experience started when I threw my back out in traditional physical therapy. I sought out a myofascial release practitioner trying to remedy problems that traditional physical therapy caused. I was amazed at the results I felt within just 3 sessions. MFR changed my life completely, and I went back to school for massage therapy to specialize in John F. Barnes' version of MFR.
Most recently, the principles of JFB MFR have helped me to avoid back surgery for a L4-L5 disc herniation.
In my spare time, I enjoy riding with my horse Bacardi (he's half mustang and full of spirit). We enjoy basic dressage for balance and suppleness and also hitting the trails. Bacardi also helps me teach the basics to gentle horsemanship. When I'm not riding, teaching, or self-treating with MFR, I'm usually hiking with my dogs Aoife and Zac, reading a good book, or enjoying medical dramas.
Barnes Training Acquired
Equine MFR 1
Therapy for the Therapist (2023)
Skill Enhancement (2023)
Heather Hammel, MFR Expert Level Therapist and MFR Coach
Dee Wesley, Equine Bodywork and Integrated Therapies
Resources I Reference and Suggest:
Comprehensive Myofascial Self Treatment, PT Joyce Karnis
Treat Your Own Back, Robin McKenzie CNZM, OBE, FCSP (Hon), FNZSP,
Dip MDT, Dip MT
Beyond Horse Massage, Jim Masterson
Facilitated Healing Through Myofascial Release: Putting the Pieces Together for Horse and Rider, Ruth Mitchell-Golladay
Kinesiology Taping for Horses: The Complete Guide to Taping for Equine Health, Fitness, and Performance, Katja Bredlau-Morich
Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT 012979), Atlanta School of Massage
Equine Sports Massage Therapy (ESMT) and Certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), Equissage International, Inc.
Myofascial Release = Relief
I help humans and horses realize their peak performance potential through the gentle therapy of Myofascial Release. This treatment provides a gentle decompression of the mind, body and soul. Further, it helps to relieve pain, stiffness and feeling "stuck." I help clients to postpone, avoid and/or recover from heavy medications, uncomfortable injections and unwanted procedures.*