AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Tasso George Spanos, age 88, went to his eternal rest on May 2, 2021.
Tasso was the beloved husband of Rebecca for almost 60 years; father to Mark (Toni) and Matthew (Joanna); Papou to Benjamin and Mairen.
Tasso was a Renaissance man. He graduated from Bucknell University with a BS in Biology and then attended the University of North Carolina’s Bacteriology master’s program. He founded Opus One, an audio store, which allowed him to meet many of his musical icons.
Tasso loved to dance, any time, and in almost every style. He would perform traditional Greek dances, waltz, and swing – and was always ready to learn something new.
Following a severe illness abroad, Tasso discovered that trigger point myotherapy could restore his muscular health. He went through additional training, and helped found the Pittsburgh School of Pain Management. He also taught stretch classes throughout Pittsburgh, and at the Chautauqua Institution in New York State. He never stopped trying to help people, even offering suggestions for stretches to his doctors as they, in turn, tried to help heal a heart stretched to its limit after 88 years of service to others.
Tasso’s funeral service will be held at St. Andrews Anglican Church, 7521 South Old State Rd. in Lewis Center, Ohio, at 11 AM Saturday, May 15. Visitation will be from 9-11 AM at the Church. Private interment to follow at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, consider contributing to the St. Andrews Anglican Church Youth Project or Shepherd’s Heart Veterans and Homeless Ministry, 13 Pride Street, Pittsburgh PA 15219.
Tasso G. Spanos, a certified trigger point myofacial therapist with more than 20 years' experience in solving pain problems, will be the featured speaker at a program today at Christ Episcopal Church in Greensburg.
Spanos heads the Center for Pain Treatment in Pittsburgh. He was a student of Dr. Janet Travell, former White House physician for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson.
The lecture will discuss how and why muscle dysfunction and trigger points cause pain and how adjustments to a person's environment can prevent or decrease pain.
Volunteers from the audience will be given the chance to experience trigger point therapy.
The program begins at 7 p.m. at the church at 145 N. Main St. Those attending are asked to use the side entrance in the alley.