Me and Massage

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I’ve been an athlete my whole life.  Soccer, track, basketball, cycling, dirt bikes, snowboarding, and now back to cycling.  Through all of these sports and activities, I’ve racked up a bunch of injuries.  A few years ago I had my right shoulder operated on and didn’t do a very good job of following the Dr’s orders.  I ended up with a frozen shoulder.  I believe the only way I got through that and to a full recovery was the combination of PT, acupuncture, and massage.

Since taking up cycling again, I’ve found that Yoga(Stretching) and regular massage help to keep my body receptive to what I ask of it.  I prefer to get massage on my rest days when I’m off the bike.  The next day, typically Tuesday, I start out the week with an easier workout.  Sometimes my legs will feel heavy the day after, but by Wednesday I’m usually good to go and feeling revived.

In all the years of trying to put myself back together again, I’ve seen a lot of massage therapists.  I’ve yet to meet someone that is as skilled as Kate at The Boulder Body Worker.  She identified what some of my issues were and went to work.  I understand that fixing issues with my body will take time.  It took a lot of time to mess myself up didn’t it?  After seeing Kate on a semi regular basis and doing some homework on my own, I’m feeling better than I have in a while.

I’m excited to see what the rest of my year will look like and how my body will respond moving forward.

You can find Kate @boulderbodyworker on IG and on her website boulderbodyworker.com

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