All types of athletes supplement their training routines with massage.   Therapeutic massage techniques, when used regularly, can speed recovery from training, by increasing blood flow. Massage can also improve range of motion, and accelerate recovery and healing.  By recovering faster, your body will adapt faster, enabling you to increase your workouts.

What Massage Can Do for You

  • Target stressed muscles/areas before injuries occur
  • Relax your mind and body
  • Stretch and relax muscles
  • Restore and increase muscle flexibility
  • Relieve pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve circulation
  • Cleanse the body of toxins

Before your Work Out or Event:  A brief massage session can be an addition to your warm-up.  It can supplement stretching, by increasing circulation and flexibility.

After your Work Out or Event:  Massage can increase your circulation, and help you recover faster.  It also can assist in the the removal of toxins, and prevent injury and pain.

Injury Recovery:  A massage can bring healing faster, and reduce the possibility of permanent damage or impairment.

After your massage, you can be:

  • More relieved from pain
  • Have increased flexibility

Our Massage Therapist:

Karl Houck is a Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer who has the knowledge and experience to help you live your life with greater ease. He combines hands-on massage with stretching, and thoughtful movement, to help you feel and move better.

Karl initially trained at the Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage in Syracuse, NY, and graduated in 2001. He has also been a Certified Personal Trainer since 2002. He draws upon years of experience working in chiropractic, physical therapy, hospital, medical office (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), and gym settings, to help design solutions with you, that work for your life. He has also taken courses in Pain Management and Orthopedic Massage, Pain Science, use of the Functional Movement Screen, Barefoot Training, Hardstyle Kettlebell Training, and Anatomy Trains/fascial anatomy. Karl is licensed as a Massage Therapist by the state of Illinois, and a Professional Member of the American Massage Therapy Association. He is Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, and a Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise.