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An image of me, Alex LaPierre and my horse Bacardi who introduced me to a deeper level of energetic and bodily understanding, ultimately propelling my career into myofascial release

About Peak Performance Therapy, LLC.

Alex LaPierre LMT, ESMT, CCMT

An image of me, Alex LaPierre gently applying pressure with my right thumb into the calf of a client lying face down on a massage table.

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




Myofascial Mobilizations

Cervical Thoracic

Healing Seminar

Fascial Cranium

Fascial Pelvis 


Women's Health

Equine MFR 1

Therapy for the Therapist

Skill Enhancement

Additional Training:

Spinning Babies (one day course)

Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner (Fall 2024)


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


Other Licensure/Certifications:

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB)

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 return to pain-free active lifestyles*

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