Cyrus Poitier

Cal Massage Therapist Bio

Education
  • Honors graduate of the National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy and Health Education

 

Certifications
  • Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage State
  • Certified by the State of California Massage Therapy Council
  • Associate Member of the National Athletic Trainers Association
  • Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Certified in Adult CPR/AED & Standard First Aid with the American Red Cross
  • Certified LaStone® Therapy Practitioner

 

Specialties
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • LaStone® Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aroma Therapy
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Neuromuscular Technique
  • Trigger Point
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Positional Release
  • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)

 

Experience

In 2012, Cyrus worked as a Team USA Sports Massage Therapist at the London Olympic Games; he worked with athletes competing in a wide array of events such as freestyle wrestling, swimming, track, gymnastics, fencing and judo. Cyrus was selected in 2009 by the United States Olympic Committee to work in rotation as a volunteer Massage Therapist, at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. During his rotation, he worked on athletes in the Olympic Sports of Freestyle Wrestling, Greco Wrestling, Weightlifting, Bobsled, Skeleton, Men’s Gymnastics, Speed Skating, Triathlon, Shooting, Figure Skating, Judo, Snowboard, and Inline Skating.

Furthermore, he has been appointed by USA Wrestling three consecutive years as the official Team Massage Therapist for the United States Men’s Freestyle Wrestling World Team, at the FILA 2011 World Wrestling Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, 2010 FILA World Wrestling Championship in Moscow, Russia, and 2009 FILA World Wrestling Championships in Herning, Denmark.

Recently, Cyrus was selected by the United States Olympic Committee as a member of the USOC Sports Medicine Team, for the 2011 Pan American Games, in Guadalajara, Mexico. He was assigned exclusively to USA Swimming as a USOC Sports Medicine Team Massage Therapist. He completed an internship with USA Swimming as the official Team Massage Therapist for USA Swimming National Team Members, at the 2010 Santa Clara International Grand Prix. After completing his internship, Cyrus was awarded the USA Swimming High Performance Award. Currently, he is a registered High Performance Massage Therapy Member on the USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Network. He was also selected as a member of the USA Swimming Sports Medicine and Science Team, at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championship, in Palo Alto, California where he was assigned to USA Swimming National Team Members.

Since 2007, Cyrus has been a member of the Cal Sports Massage Team where he works on assignment with Cal Athletics Intercollegiate Sports [Division I, NCAA PAC 12]. Currently, he is in his fifth season performing sports massage with Cal Football; second season with Cal Women’s Swimming [2011 NCAA DIV I Champions], and has performed sports massage for Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s & Women’s Track & Field, Men’s Soccer [2010 PAC 10 Champions], Women’s Tennis, and Women’s Softball.

His passion for sports massage also led him to bay area Cycling and Running events such as the Ronde Von Brisbane Criterium, Cytomax Benicia Town Criterium, Davis Bike Club 4th of July Classic Criterium, Oakland Grand Prix, San Rafael Twilight Criterium, Lodi Inaugural Criterium, Colivita Navato Criterium, Santa Clara Timpani Criterium, San Francisco Marathon, and the NIKE San Francisco Club Run.

Cyrus has 12 years experience working in private practice, sports clubs, massage clinics, and luxury hotels such as The Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, Spa at Silverado Resort & Country Club, Health Spa St. Helena, Joie de Vivre Hotel Vitale, and The Claremont Resort & Spa.

 

Personal Philosophy

As a weekend warrior athlete, Cyrus enjoys running. He is a proud member of the Lake Merritt Joggers & Striders Club and can be seen running around beautiful Lake Merritt, Jack London Square and the campus of the University of California Berkeley. In 2011, he completed the Northern California Half Marathon Series (4 Half Marathons). His last running event was the Walt Disney World 15th Anniversary Donald Duck Half Marathon, in Orlando, Florida and will participate in the upcoming Oakland Running Festival in Oakland, California.