Raising the Bar
We are leaders in sports and rehabilitative muscular therapy modalities
NC LMBT #5425
Lori-Ann is the energetic and dynamic innovator of Ultimate Sports Massage Therapy – bringing a new approach to massage and muscular therapy rehabilitation along with athletic sports performance.
Through her perseverance Lori-Ann has been successfully selected to work at the Athens, Beijing, Vancouver and RIO Olympic Games as a key member of the sports medicine medical team providing her brand of sports massage to the athletes.
Lori-Ann has also worked closely with the US National Bobsled – Skeleton Team for the past 10 years at team trials in Lake Placid NY or on tour with them in Europe for World Cup and World Championship competitions.
Lori-Ann continues to raise the bar on new techniques, modalities and continuing education for herself and sports massage team to better serve the many clients, athletes and Marines who visit the USMT office.
Lori-Ann is an approved provider by the NCBTMB and a certified IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) instructor. She is an extremely skilled and knowledgeable therapist with an incredible passion for what she does. Lori-Ann cares deeply about helping her clientele.
When Lori-Ann is not in the office and providing her favorite brand of “bone crushing” sports massage, she could be riding her bike or running and possibly writing a quick note, but then again she could be thinking about her “Super Heroes”!
Valen has been a practicing massage therapist since 2007. She has lived and worked in Rhode Island, Arizona, New York, France and Russia with Gua Sha, Acupressure, Prenatal, Sports and Thai massage being her passions. She also specializes in Reflexology, IASTM, Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy and Cupping therapies.
Valen has joined our team mid-july of this year when she moved down from Rhode Island!
In her free time, Valen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and learning as much as she can about the body and how to care for it holistically, and most importantly, in the scope of massage therapy. Valen is consciously devoted to living a life that respects all people and creatures, hoping to duplicate her compassion through those with whom she interacts.
Valen currently expanded her education of the practices of yoga in a 200 hour Integrative Vinyasa yoga teacher training program with Coral Brown in RI. She currently attends an online education program for Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbalism. Her interests for continuing education in massage therapy for this year lie in Cranio-sacral Therapy Certification as well.