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Sports Massage Therapist Profile Interview

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday June 11, 2019

Check Out Our Sports Massage Therapist Sharon! We do this profile for our therapists now and again so that you can get to know them and get a little more information on who they are and what they do. Many of our therapists not only work in sports massage but also are athletes themselves. So […]

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Sports Massage Profile Gerry

Beret Kirkeby - Saturday April 6, 2019

Get to know our sports massage therapist Gerry! We asked our sports massage therapist, Gerry, a few questions so you can get to know him a little better. Here is what he had to say! What is your background in sports, since you are working in sports massage currently? Gerry: I used to race and […]

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Sports Massage Therapy Profile -Laura F.

Beret Kirkeby - Sunday March 31, 2019

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 […]

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Strength & Conditioning for the Cyclist

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday August 7, 2014

  By Ivan Garay LMT/CPT Strength training can improve a cyclist’s performance and protect against injuries. Research on endurance athletes shows that strength training improves the three most important predictors of endurance sports performance[1]: economy (the ability to do a certain amount of work using as small amount of energy as possible), velocity/power at maximal […]

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Strengthening and Conditioning for a Marathon

Beret Kirkeby - Thursday July 24, 2014

The right strengthening and stretching program is important when preparing for a marathon. Strength training has been shown to improve running economy, prevent injuries, and improve body composition and resting metabolic rates. Strength training is particularly important for older runners. Endurance exercise, like running, does less to protect against age related loss of lean muscle […]

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Running Season and Treating Plantar Fasciitis

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday July 9, 2014

Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common foot complaints. Technically what is happening is the plantar fascia is being over stretched or over taxed Beret Kirkeby, “Treating Plantar Fasciitis” Exercise for plantar fasciitis should reduce excessive strain on the plantar fascia and correct biomechanical faults that contribute to plantar fasciitis. […]

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How to know what pain to not ignore. Pushing yourself to the limits.

Beret Kirkeby - Tuesday December 31, 2013

As athletes we constantly push our bodies to the limits. Runners want to run longer and faster, lifters want more weight, yogis go for advanced positions, and some of us just do it all. We constantly test our mind and endurance by pushing beyond our comfort zones, and we have learned that often that push […]

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My Frustrations with Swedish Massage

Beret Kirkeby - Wednesday December 4, 2013

One of my frustrations with Swedish massage is all the rubbing. This doesn’t mean that I believe that rubbing is not good for you. It is. Effleurage, J strokes, cupping (not the Asian kind), all bring a nice hyperemia to the skin. That rosy glow is associated with health, because it does indeed indicate that […]

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