At ABWR, we are passionate about helping people suffering of various injuries and soft tissue trauma to heal, manage their pain and improve their physical as well as mental performance. 

We do this through the use of scientifically proven and evidence based, therapeutic modalities and holistic approaches, that are the foundation of our treatment philosophy. Our treatment protocols are carefully tailored to meet each individual client's unique health needs, comfort and personal preferences...



ADVANCED BODYWORK & REHABILITATION (ABWR) is a leading provider of high quality rehabilitative and therapeutic bodywork services in Raleigh, NC.

Our services include:

- pain management

- posture and movement rehabilitation

- orthopedic, medical and sports massage

- medical thermography .


Additionally, we specialize in the following areas:

  • trauma & pain management (...head, TMJ, neck, back, hip, extremities, scarring, etc)

  • soft tissue trauma and scarring,

  • sports and repetitive motion injuries,

  • posture corrections and movement optimization

  • motor vehicle accidents and work injury related trauma

  • special populations with the following medical conditions and soft tissue trauma:

Cancer patients, Parkinson's, Lyme Disease, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis, TMJ, Digestive Disorders, Athletes & Paralympians, Amputees.



Our mission at ABWR is to help people suffering of various injuries, ailments and soft tissue trauma to efficiently regain their health and to maximize their peak physical and mental potential, so they can successfully resume the pursuit of their goals.


We also provide palliative care for people with specific health conditions, including: Cancer, Scarring, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease, Digestive Disorders, Amputees, etc.

As strong proponents of integrative and holistic medicine, we utilize scientifically proven, evidence based therapeutic modalities.

Our treatment protocols take into account the whole person (body, mind and spirit) and make use of all appropriate therapies – both conventional and alternative. In addition, we collaborate with other health professionals to create highly effective integrative healthcare solutions that ensure complete and comprehensive care is delivered to our clients.

To meet our clients’ needs we work, on a referral basis, we collaborate with naturopaths, chiropractors, allopathic physicians, acupuncturists, physical therapists, hospitals, thermologists and personal trainers, etc.

In addition, to support our overall mission, our services have a mobile capability to better serve the health needs, safety and convenience of our clients



Tomas Cernansky, LMT, ACCT, CPEP


Hi, my name is Tomas Cernansky and I am the owner of Advanced Bodywork & Rehabilitation. At the clinic, I practice as the lead Licensed Massage Therapist         NC LMBT 16527 & OR LMT 22290, Certified Posture Exercise Professional as well as the Certified Clinical Thermographer.


As a dedicated bodywork specialist, I specialize in pain management (head, neck, back, hip, extremities), soft tissue trauma and scarring, sports and repetitive motion injuries, posture rehabilitation and movement optimization as well as in providing palliative care for clients with Cancer, Parkinson's,  Lyme Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Scarring, Amputees & Paralympians, TMJ, Digestive Disorders, etc.


In my practice, I utilize a wide variety of manual techniques and modalities, including: Medical / Orthopedic Massage, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Active and Passive Range of Motion Stretching, Muscular Energy Techniques (MET's), Reiki , Cupping, Kinesiology Taping, Rehabilitative Exercises and Thermography.


My clinically oriented therapeutic bodywork is always customized to meet each client's unique health needs, with the objective of effectively addressing not only the symptoms, but especially the root causes of pain and trauma.


I received my education in medical massage and bodywork at the University of Western States (UWS) in Portland, Oregon. During my studies, I decided to further specialize and became a Certified Posture Exercise Specialist (CPEP). Additionally, I attended American College  of Clinical Thermology to become a Certified Clinical Thermographer (CCT).



I  have spent quality time with Tomas working on keeping my body functioning as a professional tennis player.  
He has taught me many things while working with him - including how to keep a balanced body on and off the tennis court.  

The key words to remember when considering Tomas as your go-to health expert are alignment, pliability, recovery, soft tissue, anti-inflammation, longevity. These are real areas that can help every person - no matter their physical level.  

As an athlete, I view Tomas - not as an added support member of my team -  but an integral part of the team.  Tomas’ soft tissue work and his muscle release technique have given me the well being that I am experiencing today - on and off the tennis court. 


Alexandra Stevenson

Professional Tennis Player

Wimbledon Semifinalist


Tomas started working with me 6 months or so after my amputation. His massage work and knowledge was helpful in several ways.
The breathing technique he taught me was invaluable.
It made me more aware of my body and my posture which helped with my gait. It also helped to calm and center me as I was adjusting to life as an amputee.
The massage was also incredibly helpful as I was so sore from using my muscles in a different way.
I not only looked forward to the relaxation but found it necessary to the healing process.
The strengthening exercises he taught me helped with my muscle fatigue and soreness.
It was the total package that he provided that was instrumental in my first phase as an amputee.


Marcy Y.


I met Tomas shortly after I met a spinal surgeon. The surgeon saw the herniated disc in my neck and recommended immediate surgery. I had been having increasing recurring pain in my shoulders, and referred pain and numbness down my biceps into my fingers. Being an active person, marathon runner and bootcamp enthusiast, this obviously scared me, and I seriously considered the surgery.

My Chiropractor had done an awesome job diagnosing my Scoliosis and other back / neck issues, but it was the body work with Tomas that really made the difference in terms of alleviating the symptoms and getting me back into 'fighting' shape.

Unlike any massage therapist I had worked with before, he fully explained every single thing that he was doing - and made it fully understandable to someone who had no medical knowledge of what he was talking about. I believe that you can heal so much quicker and easier if you can understand what is happening to your body, and what your therapist is doing...

Tomas has a real gift for explaining in relatable terms the way that muscles and tendons work and react. In my case the defensive muscle 'memory' from a bad car accident 9 years prior was still affecting my posture on a daily basis!

It's hard to understate how important it is to be able to understand what is happening to your body, and what every touch and stroke is doing to correct specific problems. Tomas constantly explained all of this, and it helped me feel more comfortable than I've ever felt with a medical or therapeutic professional.

In my case, we chatted during treatment and that only added to my experience, but Tomas constantly checked that it was okay, as he was fully aware that certain clients preferred less talking or silence.

I am always excited when a professional has a real enthusiasm for the work they do, and Tomas always seemed to be so excited to communicate any new research or discovery he had made about my condition - and simply about his choice of work in general. It constantly blew me away that he hadn't been doing this for 20 years!

In Summary: Professional, Enthusiastic, Caring and Diligent. I'm so glad I got to work with him for the time I did.

Damian B.