Get to Know One of Our Sports Massage Therapists, Laura!
We are asking our sports massage therapists for a little extra information so that you can get to know them and their experience in sports massage.
So here it goes!
First off Laura, What is your background in Sports?
Laura: I have been working in the field of sports massage for 30 years. I am not just a massage therapist but I am also a personal trainer, and I train myself. I have played a number of sports… including boxing, running, and lifting. If you are coming in for these things, I have a pretty good understanding of what is going on.
What is your best “uh oh” story in regard to injury?
Laura: When I moved from LA to NYC, I (bleeping) fell on some black ice and I tore my left medial meniscus. That was awful and it was a long recovery.
If you could try any sport now, without limitations, what sport would it be?
Laura: Krav Maga!
How did you get into sports massage?
Laura: When I was at Swedish Institute in NYC, I was bored with the relaxation massage and energy work I was learning. I had an an instructor who taught sports massage and she was incredible. That’s when I knew that was what I wanted to do.
What are your favorite kinds of ‘sport’ people to work on now?
Laura: I love to work with dancers, but I also just love people who are active and want to take care of their bodies.
Are there any athletes that you particularly admire?
Laura: Manny Pacquiao and Michael Jordan. They are my favorites!
What sets your sports massage apart from everyone else’s sports massage?
Laura: (laughs) Honestly, I do not compare myself. I just studied hard and took advanced courses. I truly care about helping people in pain, and teaching them how to learn about their bodies. As a trainer, I can also suggest some ways they might prevent hurting themselves.
And last but not least, are there any other things we should know about you?
Laura: I am also a certified life coach.