Daniel Carney is a Missoula licensed massage therapist, specializing in myofascial therapy and structural integration. He is also a personal trainer and owner of CrossFit Missoula.
Since 1997, Daniel has worked with a wide range of clientele, from professional and recreational athletes looking to optimize their performance to those looking for pain relief and a return to normal function.
Daniel’s education and experience in working with elite level athletes earned him a position on the Athens Health Services Sports Massage Team, providing sports massage for the athletes of the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
Though Daniel is forever a student of the human body, he occasionally steps into an instructor’s role in teaching new and professional massage therapists at massage therapy schools and weekend seminars.
Daniel’s first teaching gig was at the Connecting Point School of Massage and Spa Therapies, where he taught Sports Massage. Later in 1999, he was recruited to write and teach curriculum for the newly created Golden Door School of Massage Therapy, in Telluride, Colorado.
Most recently, in 2016, Daniel was invited to participate in the first XPE CORE Sports Bodywork Mentorship program in Boca Raton, FL. He returned later that same year to help teach the CORE Myofascial Therapy, developed by his teacher George Kousaleos, to a new group of massage therapists participating in the mentorship program.
Daniel has been active his whole life. As a youth, he got involved with many of the typical city-league sports – soccer, baseball, flag football, swimming, and gymnastics.
During his teens, Daniel took a turn toward a more sinister, violent place. He played drums in a hardcore-metal band (Plug Uglys), did poorly in school, experimented with illicit drugs, and was generally angry and depressed. Purely by luck, he made it through, and in the process learned a lot about the darker side of himself, and others.
In his twenties, Daniel started to pull his life together. He realized that his current life trajectory wasn’t going to lead anywhere positive. In 1996, following a three-month motorcycle trip around the Southeast quadrant of the U.S., Daniel began his study of massage therapy and structural integration at the CORE Institute School of Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork. Daniel also took up yoga, aikido, and Qi-gong. And later, Brazillian jiu-jitsu, Personal Defense Readiness, Target Focus Training, Pilates, weightlifting, and CrossFit.
Today, Daniel focuses his time on his clients and his business, homeschooling his children, and continuing to learn and explore bodywork and movement.
Daniel draws from his broad and in-depth study of the human body, along with his personal life experiences, in assisting his clients in facing their fears, overcoming obstacles, making better life choices, and ultimately becoming better versions of themselves.