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     Individuals who participate in exercise and athletic programs seeking enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention or assistance in maintaining peak fitness can benefit from massage therapy.

     Applying measured pressure to muscles and tissue causes blood vessels to open and waste products to be flushed.  This helps reduce tenderness after a hard ride or workout.  increased blood flow speeds recovery from muscle injury by providing more nutrition to the tissue. 

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     In The Cyclist's Training Bible, Coach Joe Friel tells us that, "Other than sleep, most riders find a massage by a professional therapist is the most effective recovery technique.  A post race massage should employ long , flushing strokes to speed the removal of the waste products of exercise.  Deep tissue massage at this time may actually increase muscle trauma.  After 36 hours, the therapist can apply greater point pressure, working more deeply."

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Our Medical Massage Therapist, Vivian Rouse, completely understands the stress, fatigue, and soreness that results from sports.  Since the 1985, she has competed in more than 50 triathlons, including two Ironman competitions, and competed in numerous local and national cycling events.

She is trained in Muscle Energy Techniques designed to relieve sports-related muscle imbalances.  She is certified in Sports Massage and Kinesiology Taping Therapy.  She graduated from the SHI Integrative Medical Massage School and is licensed and certified by the State Medical Board of Ohio.  She is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association.