Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Providence RI.. Home of the Ultimate Sports Massage facility. This is where hopes and dreams are achieved. It is also a place where relaxation & pampering can be provided. We have it all... When you first visit, I think there is a mixed set of emotions and expectations from all who visit.. It depends on what your needs are.
When I first started developing the USMT Providence office... I knew what I wanted and it was NOT a wellness center. It was going to be different ... I was no longer under the "thumb" of someone else's vision or their restrictions. It was my time and I was ready to go.
I wanted athletes who walked in for the first time to immediately feel like they were entering a sports medicine atmosphere and know they would be taken care of in that manner.
I feel like I have accomplished that.
I wanted a sports massage facility that could handle the demands of athletes and others who needed this specialized form of massage... This specialty that separates us from the rest.. And the key ingredient is and always will be the RESULTS we provide.
For clients who are not coming in for sports or performance massage work.. Well, your oasis is when you enter anyone of the private massage rooms.. Comfy & cozy! I know that my big TRANSFORMERS picture is overwhelming.. & one must think... HELLO KITTY... What does that have to do with massage?? Well, it's our personalities and it's what we bring to the " table".. :)
The services we provide at the USMT Providence office:
• Sports -injury massage
• Kinesio Taping
• IASTM (instrument assisted soft
• Ice Massage
• Relaxation - Therapeutic Massage
• Deep Tissue massage
• Thai yoga massage
• Hot Stone massage
• Spa Treatment massage
One thing to remember, we love our job and excel at providing top notch services.. Hands down!
There is a wealth of knowledge and skill within each and everyone of the very talented massage therapists at USMT.
So, please take the opportunity to contact the office and see first hand what we have to offer... You won't be disappointed !
Lori-Ann, Kristen, Valen, Kaela & Holly
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Two (2) huge changes that have occurred in the office are: 1. The Gunny has taken over as the general manager and Alex will be the evening supervisor. Kristen, Valen , Kaela & Holly are my outstanding massage crew!
2. I am away currently and will return to the RI USMT office at the end of October to work & visit before heading back to Jacksonville NC Camp LeJuene to start working in the USMT satellite office at Wallace Creek Fitness Center.
This project has taken over a year to come to fruition ... But it's finally here and I'm not passing this opportunity up.
I know that the RI office is in good hands~ I have every confidence of that!
Always with the Glitter!!
Thursday, August 8, 2013
I know it's a little late.. but I just got the photo's back and wanted to post them... This is what my family did on the 4th of July.. We participated in a 5.5 mile annual road race to help raise funds for the town my sister lives in. It's a great course with lots of community support all the way. We even had a 1st place finisher in his age group.. 4th over all! It was a lot of fun and look forward to doing it again next year.
So far this summer we have competed in a few road races and sprint triathlons.. we have at least 3 additional events coming up in the fall ~ possibly more!
Stay active... stay healthy... stay injury free... but, if you need muscular maintenance... you know who to call!
Always & with the Glitter!!
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
This is always interesting because with athletes ( most anyway) they understand what this is. Instrument assisted soft tissue manipulation... That's what it is in a nut shell... But there is a clear methodology behind it and it should not be facilitated without proper training and understanding.
I practiced, researched and experimented with this modality for over a year & a half before ever bringing it to the office and implementing it on a client.
This is a serious approach to muscular treatment & recovery and should not be entered into lightly by a practicing therapist... OWN this information, that should be the overall obligation & commitment to each person that is treated with this approach.
But to get back to this new client.. She said when she heard we use tools, her instant response was ... I need to get there- What's the number!!
It's always interesting what the response is from clients about the tools... The tools are miraculous ~ and the difference between continued depression for a client / athlete or the road to recovery and hope.
It's difficult seeing clients come to the office on a daily basis who are at their wits end because they are desperate for pain relief and want to recover from muscular dysfunction and no one seems to know how to help. It can be a viscous cycle with no end in site... But with the right combination of therapist, knowledge & skill along with the ability to use various modality's and tools... There's a winning combination for a success story!
Yesterday was the start of a new success story. There is a lot that goes into the overall treatment when using the tools and communication is one aspect of it as well.
If you have questions regarding this approach, feel free to contact me at the office or send an email my way.. I'd be happy to speak with you...
For those of you who know me... I love my work!!
Always & with the Glitter!!!
Friday, July 19, 2013
Today I head back to RI and the USMT office. This is not a bad thing, but does mark the beginning of the end of my vacation. Yes, I have traveled ALOT this year ( and its not even close to being over) but this was a true vacation. Just relaxing and focusing on my continued training leading up to my next Sprint Triathlon.
It was nice not worrying about the usual office stuff... Don't get me wrong, the USMT office and what it represents is my world- my life. But there does come a point where you have to put it aside and make that time for yourself... You gotta recharge and get that MOJO back. I'm not saying I lost it, but I felt like I needed to get recharged! It's really no different than when an athlete feels the "burnout". Once we feel it, we have choices.. Ignore it or do something about it.
I choose to do something about it!
Where I chose to take my vacation always has mixed views. I love being on the beach on Camp LeJeune.. Land of the MARINES! Private, exciting and has all of the things I need for training and keeps me happy! What else could you ask for?? This place can really dial you in on motivation, determination and the can do attitude!
When you have that " can do attitude" and motivation to get something done its simply amazing to see awesomeness unfold.. And this can be anything that is important to you in your world!
I want to see big changes occur in my office and for that to happen it all starts with me!
While I was enjoying the beach, whether it was walking or swimming in the water, looking for sharks teeth or being a sun goddess (NOT)... I was thinking.. How can I make the change? How can I motivate my Team? How can I become the positive change they need? I have not come up with all of the answers or ideas to facilitate this process but I will implement one new thing a week and follow through until everyone is on board and we are all on the same page in the same play book moving forward. The USMT team will work together as a fine tuned, well oiled machine. That will be my obligation to the massage therapist's that work for me and will always be the commitment we offer our athletes and clients!
Things you can expect:
• A plan
• Educated & knowledgable staff
• Goal orientated performance based
• Results from sports massage
• Ability to use various modalities to treat muscular injury - soft tissue dysfunctions
This is important to me- I want the athletes and clients who visit us to know they will be working with a dedicated group of sports massage therapists who have their best interests at hand.
There is a reason you come to us and I am well aware that there are plenty of choices for massage therapy out there.. BUT there is only one USMT and I plan on keeping it that way.
I pride myself on top notch, second to none sports massage with proven results. This is the # 1 commitment to you!
So, for my TEAM MATES reading this I'm personally challenging you to "raise your bar"... Because I intend to do just that!
Tighten up your belts and tie your laces up tight... I just ratcheted up the intensity people! ( you'll thank me later)
Always with the Glitter!
Lori -Ann & Kristen
The "A" Team of USMT