Aloha! My name is Jason Knapp. I’ve been doing massage since 2002. As you can imagine, that was a huge change for me as my prior career was in the United States Marine Corps where I served a total of eight years. I traveled the world, and served in both Desert Storm and Desert Shield.
I am originally from Upstate New York where I come from a big family consisting of 8 sisters and 3 brothers plus me! I moved to Arizona in 2002 after meeting my wife and marrying in California in 2001. I love it here. Shortly after thereafter, I began working at a 4-star resort spa where I was the lead massage therapist.
Massage is my passion. In early 2002, I graduated Valedictorian of my class from the American Institute of Massage Therapy/Sports Massage Training Institute in Costa Mesa, CA where the motto is “There is no substitute for the human touch.” I specialize in sports and medical massage where I have been blessed to develop a style of massage called Performance. I love to combine all my knowledge to customize each treatment to any client’s specific needs.
The modalities I do are Sports, Medical, LaStone®, Muscle Release/Repetitive Use Injury technique, Pregnancy, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Oncology as well as numerous body treatments and scrubs. I have helped many clients with frozen shoulder, thoracic outlet syndrome, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, whiplash, carpel tunnel and general stress relief.
One of my hobbies is art. I love designing art that I can create using my hands. I love to draw and I relax by creating mosaic art using odd supplies like old soda cans or glass and ceramic tiles.
I mostly love spending time with my wife Ann Marie and our menagerie . . . two dogs, Abby a Cockapoo and Lily a Papillion, along with five cats – yes all female!
I feel blessed to be a part of the Hawaiian Experience Spa Ohana and I am here to give you the very best spa experience possible.