Body Mechanics NYC is proud to add Alex to our wonderful team. Anytime we hire a new therapist, we like to provide a little profile so you can get the 411 on getting to know them! You can check out a more formal Massage Therapist bio for Alex here.
If you have any questions please reach out to reception and they can answer additional questions! Want to know more about our programs? You can read up on our Sports Massage and Sports Injury programs or check out some of our other offerings such as prenatal massage or our tmd program.
What is your background in sports? (do you train in, participate in, or watch…. give us the 411)
Alex– I grew up as a big skier, tennis player, and dancer. Now I love being active in various ways to keep it interesting. I love weightlifting, hiking, and yoga.
How long have you been training or working at it?
Alex– I started teaching yoga about 8 years ago and got big into strength training about 6 years ago.
Can you share one experience as someone who uses their body that has greatly impacted your massage?
Alex – My first “real” massage. I had an aching pain in my hip that prevented me from squatting. I went to a professional LMT and she had me feeling great after one session. That’s when I realized massage is not just to feel good and relax (although that is a bonus), it actually has amazing effects on your mobility and can be used to aid in your training.
What is your best uh oh story? (time you really F-d it doing something with your body)
Alex– After many years of dancing and having TOO much flexibility, my hips were super wonky. I tore my labrum many years ago, but I still notice it every once a while during certain movements. I focus on diligent strengthening and consistent sports massage to keep myself feeling my best.
If you could try any sport/or amazing physical activity what would it be?
Alex – I would love to do more climbing and hiking. South America is on my list and Teton!
How did you get into sports massage?
Alex – I needed it myself! I realized how much massage is an important piece of the puzzle to keep both your mind and body healthy. I have also surrounded myself with so many athletes and clients who use their body so much and needed a massage, I decided “Hey, who understands what you’re feeling more than me? Let me help fix you!” From there I decided to get my massage license.
What are your favorite kinds of people to work on?
Alex – Athletes and active people. I can speak their language.
Are there any athletes you particularly admire? Who?
Alex – Any professional athlete because I understand how it really needs to become your entire life. Fitness, diet, rehabbing, injuries, there is so much more to it than just playing the sport. It takes so much determination and diligence to do it all. You make sacrifices that I would struggle making (especially when it comes to diet) and I admire their focus and hard work.
What sets your sports massage apart from anyone else?
Alex – I feel like I can really understand my clients because Ive been there. I’ve seen it all, whether it was me personally, a client or a friend.
Is there anything we do not know about you we should? (odd ball facts) If you had a superpower what would it be?
Alex -I spent New Years a few years ago climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania
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