Transformer - Decepticon

Transformer - Decepticon

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Yes, We Use Tools...

Yesterday found a few new clients in the office ... Referrals are the best!!  The client I had was referred by 2 separate people who had mentioned I use "tools" to scrape the muscles during a massage.  

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!!!

Lori-Ann

Friday, July 19, 2013

Motivating Vacation!



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   
   outcomes
•  Results from sports massage 
    treatments 
• 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


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Just Simply MASSAGE

Yesterday I was amazed at the response I received personally along with feedback and appreciation of my fellow USMT teammates on how WE positively impact our clients lives with our special brand of MASSAGE.

I personally provide an eclectic brand of sports injury muscular therapy... WOW.. Yes I'm aware that's a mouthful there.. But what other way can I explain it?

I pride myself on providing results based on goal orientated performance based outcomes.  I listen when you come in and explain to me what's going on... But I can guarantee you my mind is racing!

Yesterday... Was an incredible day in the office on all levels ... Thanks to everyone, but this stuck with me all day ~
 " Lori-Ann, I'm so glad I referred my friend to you... She is so happy.. You have no idea how positively you have impacted her life"

This is why I do what I do!  I don't need to hear that everyday, but when I do hear it.. It feels nice & I definitely listen!

It's amazing how much power we really have when we master the gifts that are given to us... Mine is massage and I'm glad it found me!!

Oh it's going to be a Glittery Day!!
Lori-Ann