Friday, April 26, 2013

CrossFit massage

I don't think I've ever said it directly in a blog post, but I am a CrossFitter. I do CrossFit, and I am a massage therapist and  personal trainer. There.  I've said it, officially.

CrossFitters push themselves really hard and CrossFit can be a really polarizing thing, due to its intensity and the intensity of some CrossFit athletes.  Some individuals only see risk and some only reward.  But there is a balance: one thing many CrossFitters share with triathletes is that we are willing to go to great lengths to pursue better performance and lower risk of injury in and out of the gym.  This includes extra time spent working on skills, mobility & flexibility (just look at the popularity of MobilityWOD), diet and self-care regimen.  Like triathletes, many CrossFitters have realized that massage therapy can really aid in recovery and injury (p)rehab, which can lead to greater and more rapid gains in performance.

As a massage therapist, and CrossFitter, I'm in a position to really be able to understand the drive that CrossFitters have, as well as the physical demands of CrossFit movements.  I'm in a unique position to be able to help efficiently address the needs of our community of athletes since I experience it, too.

Further, more and more members of CrossFit On The Square realize that having solid, basic movement patterns are critical to injury prevention, and are undertaking measures to ensure that their basic movements are aiding their wellness and performance, rather than inhibiting it.

I've already helped some of your CFSQ and PrettySTRONG coaches, and athletes.  If you want to find out what I can do to help you, just ask them, or reach out to me directly via email or facebook.  If you aren't a CFSQ member or a CrossFitter at all, no worries, I'm all about helping everyone I can.