To my mother, Anita for her support and guidance throughout my life and for introducing me to her massage therapy school.
To my son Steele Christopher and my daughters Carley Anne and Reagan Alee for their unconditional love, patience, and motivation for continuing my education
To all the students who I had the privilege of teaching and learning from and to the many instructors of Massage Therapy who share their knowledge and expertise in their classrooms.
~ Kyle C. Wright
About Kyle C. Wright …
Kyle Wright is the founder and President of the North Carolina School of Advanced Bodywork, Inc. It was originally located in the quaint town of Fairview, North Carolina; a suburb just ten minutes southeast of Asheville, North Carolina. He moved the school to Charlotte in ????.
Kyle graduated in 1984 from the Suncoast School of Massage Therapy, Inc., located in Tampa, Florida. He was certified by Paul St. John in neuromuscular therapy in 1985 and had the privilege of learning and assisting Paul St John, LMT and Judith Walker, LMT in their development of their post-graduate educational seminars. He assisted them nationally in the field of Neuromuscular Therapy from 1986 through 1991 while maintaining his practice at the Jacksonville Neurological Clinic for 6 years.
Further, Kyle went on to work at the North Florida Center for Head, Neck and TMJ assisting the physician’s patients by normalizing the soft tissue components of the body, thus reducing many of the afflictions associated with temporomandibular disorders.
His new school’s curriculum and health care facility is devoted to the treatment and on-going clinical research of postural related problems, muscular imbalances and myofascial pain.
As the primary hands-on instructor of functional anatomy, kinesiology, soft tissue pathology and clinical treatment strategies, Kyle also maintains a full-time practice at The Wright Center in Fairview, NC, near Asheville, and offers regular continuing educational seminars as a “category A” provider for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. He teaches a multitude of post graduate training courses to further educate licensed therapists in the evaluation and treatment protocols for soft tissue injuries.
Kyle’s curriculum for the North Carolina Schools of Advanced Bodywork, now in Charlotte, North Carolina and Jacksonville, Florida, was initially developed in 1991, when he co-founded his first of five Southeastern Schools of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy, Inc. located in Jacksonville, Florida. There he developed the clinical and practical portion of the neuromuscular and structural bodywork curriculum.
Kyle has written and self-published the manual, Clinical Neuromuscular and Structural Bodywork, which served his former students of the Southeastern Schools for the past 17 years.
He also went on to co-found the Southeastern Schools of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy, Inc. in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as Greenville, Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina.
In 2005; two of his schools were awarded with School of Distinction Awards by the Accrediting Commission for Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT).
In 2007, after selling the Southeastern schools to Keiser University and two Wright Centers of Advanced Bodywork practices to his loyal and long-standing therapists of twenty years, Kyle shifted his energy to fulfill his dream of living and operating his new school, the original School of Advanced Bodywork in the health and wellness minded area of Western North Carolina, in Fairview.
For the past 25 years Kyle’s commitment to the field of bodywork has helped further his studies working with in conjunction with many physicians specializing in neurology, orthopedics, podiatry, radiology, chiropractic, and dentistry. He has also worked with many of the industry greats in athletic training, physical therapy and many nationally renowned massage therapists.
He served as an instructor on the teaching rotation of the Complimentary/Alternative Medicine (CAM) curriculum at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. There he taught proper posture, myofascial imbalances and their relationship to musculoskeletal pain.
Kyle maintains a unique relationship with many of the worlds’s top Professional Golfers playing on the PGA and European Tour. When traveling and working with the players, his treatment strategies — in conjunction with his unique method of hands-on, Myo-Structural Therapy — include cardio training, light work-outs, and stretching 3 hours before their tee times. The massage and bodywork in the evenings enhances their peek performance.
Kyle was honored to be selected as Massage Therapist of the Year by the Florida State Massage Therapy Association in the North Florida Chapter in 1992.
Kyle has been a speaker at:
- The National Convention for Osteopathic Medicine
- The Florida Chiropractic Convention
- The Florida State Massage Therapy Convention
- Mayo Clinic, Physical Therapy Department in Jacksonville, FL
- National Certification Courses for Strength and Conditioning coaches & trainers
Kyle is a long standing member of the American and Florida State Massage Therapy Associations.