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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Spot Light on Team Member: KRISTEN PARADISE




KRISTEN PARADISE
KRISTEN IS THE NEWEST MEMBER OF THE ULTIMATE SPORTS MASSAGE TEAM.
KRISTEN IS A GRADUATE OF THE LINCOLN TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM. UPON GRADUATION IN MAY 2010 KRISTEN HIT THE GROUND RUNNING… & I DO MEAN RUNNING!

KRISTEN WAS ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN A FEW SPORTING EVENTS WHILE IN SCHOOL. THIS IS WHERE SHE FOUND HER TRUE CALLING IN THE MASSAGE FIELD.

IN 2010 KRISTEN PARTICIPATED IN ALL OF THE USMT SPORTING EVENTS FOR THE YEAR INCLUDING HER 1ST EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH OUR NATIONS WOUNDED WARRIORS AT THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON LOCATED IN WASHINGTON DC. THE USMT WAS PARTNERED WITH TEAM SEMPER FI. THIS WAS A LIFE ALTERING EXPERIENCE FOR KRISTEN. THIS WAS KRISTEN’S FIRST TRIP AND 6TH OVERALL FOR THE ULTIMATE SPORTS MASSAGE TEAM.

I STARTED ASKING ABOUT WHAT TO EXPECT AND HOW TO PREPARE MYSELF FOR THE 2010 MARINE CORPS MARATHON. BEING THAT I ONLY HAD ABLE BODIED ATHLETES ON MY TABLE IN THE PAST. I WAS TOLD THERE WAS NOTHING THAT COULD PREPARE ME. IT WAS A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND THERE WERE NO WORDS THAT WOULD DO IT JUSTICE. THIS WAS THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH! I HAD DONE SEVERAL LARGE SCALE EVENTS FROM 11/09 TO 10/10 LEADING UP THE MARINE CORPS MARATHON 10/31/10. SO I THOUGHT I WAS “GOOD TO GO”. WELL THE SIGHT ALONE HAD ME IN TEARS IN THE FIRST 90 MINUTES WHEN THE 10K HAND CYCLISTS STARTED ROLLING IN. AND THEN AGAIN WHEN MY FIRST PARA-ATHLETE WAS ON MY TABLE. WHAT I FELT UNDER MY HANDS FLOORED ME!! EVERYTHING I HAD LEARNED UP TO THAT POINT LEFT MY BRAIN MOMENTARILY. BECAUSE OF WHAT I WAS FEELING UNDER MY HANDS SO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM ANYTHING I ENCOUNTERED THUS FAR. IT WAS BECAUSE OF MY EDUCATION AND HANDS ON EXPERIENCE WITH THE USMT. I WAS ABLE TO DIG DEEP INTO MY TOOL BOX AND USE SEVERAL DIFFERENT MODALITIES OF MASSAGE SUCH AS.
• MYO-FASCIAL RELEASE
• TRIGGER POINT THERAPY
• CROSS FIBER FRICTION
• STRETCHING
• COMPRESSIONS
I WAS ABLE TO WORK WITH THIS AMAZING GROUP OF ATHLETES JUST AS I WOULD ABLE BODIED ONES. AND GIVE THEM THE PERFORMANCE BASED OUTCOMES THEY WERE LOOKING FOR. BUT AGAIN I WAS IN AWE OF WHAT A HUMBLING EXPERIENCE IT WAS. THEIR STORIES WERE LIKE NONE I HAD EVER HEARD. TO LEARN WHO THEY WERE AND WHERE THEY CAME FROM, HOW THEY SUSTAINED THEIR INJURIES, THEIR RECOVERY AND RE-HABILITATION PROCESS, WHAT THEY HAD ACHIEVED AS AN ATHLETE , AND THEIR GOALS AS AN ATHLETE. TRULY INSPIRING! SOME WERE ON THEIR WAY BACK FROM OR HEADED TO TRAININGS TO QUALIFY FOR THE 2012 PARALYMPIC SUMMER GAMES OR THE 2014 PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES. CAN YOU IMAGINE?
SO AS YOU CAN SEE IT WAS JUST THE PINNACLE EXPERIENCE OF MY FIRST FULL SEASON WITH THE USMT. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MANY MORE MARINE CORPS MARATHONS AND GOING FORWARD IN 2011 WITH THE USMT.


KRISTEN HAS GAINED INVALUABLE KNOWLEDGE THRU HER HARD WORK & DEDICATION TO PROVIDING THAT SPECIAL BRAND OF SPORTS MASSAGE. SHE IS EAGER TO CONTINUALLY LEARN MORE TO BETTER SERVE THE ATHLETES AND CLIENTS THAT SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO SUCCESSFULLY TREAT AND GET ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY .

PLEASE CONTACT KRISTEN IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SCHEDULING A MASSAGE SESSION WITH HER.

1 comment:

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