The Sustainable Athlete

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As a massage therapist who works with athletes of all levels, I emphasize that the best way to keep from being sidelined by injury is to avoid injury in the first place. So, I was excited to talk with local legend and American Ultrarunning Hall Of Fame Athlete, Frank Bozanich about how he has remained… Read more »

Winter Massage for Warm Weather Athletes

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Massage During the Off Season Winter is considered the “off season” for many warm weather athletes. It’s the season when you may take time off to allow your body to recover from the effects of intense training. If you experienced a sports injury, this may be when you plan for surgery and/or rehabilitative therapy. Massage… Read more »

Surrounding The Pain Dragon

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In massage school, I took a class called Commonly Encountered Conditions. As the name suggests, we learned about common issues that we would likely come across in our massage practices. We then learned strategies for dealing with the conditions. The instructor would frequently use the phrase, “Surround the Dragon” to describe his approach to pain… Read more »

Why Thai? Why Not?

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In my first post, I mentioned a few recurring themes that would likely show up throughout this blog. I am a big believer in serendipity, kismet or being in the right place at the right time. But I don’t think serendipity is just about coincidence or luck. It’s about being open to opportunities that present… Read more »

Sports Massage During the “Off-Season”

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Around this time of year I often experience a strange phenomenon at the office that I will call the “Off-Season Lull,” characterized by the absence of many of my clients who are competitive runners, triathletes, golfers, etc. As the weather warms up they return much like Robins, the harbingers of Spring. When I inquire as… Read more »