Loving the game of Tennis and understanding the sport as a competitor is a perfect professional fit. I was invited as a Board Certified Massage Therapist to travel to Umag Croatia to work with our Senior USA tennis teams in September.
The venue was named the International Tennis Federation World Super -Senior Team Championships.
The championships is the largest and most important competition of tennis seniors over 65 to 80 plus years in the world. There were 107 teams representing 26 different countries.
I was introduced to both men and women players from our USA Teams, letting them know I was available pre and post event for Kenesio taping, active isolated stretching, spot massage treatment and full body treatment.
As veteran senior athletics they knew the value of massage for maintaining-their competitive edge.
I’m always amazed at untypical 80’s women and they continue to give me inspiration. One of the team of four has been doing yoga for thirty years and loves to show off her stretching routine doing the splits. Another puts her kinesiology tape on her knees and runs for shots with little effort.
Every day at four I had an appointment with Dave, a 65 USA team player from Dallas He was playing number 1 singles . The surface was red clay which is easier on the body but a slower surface to play on. As a result his legs were fatigued, hamstrings tight and his low back was talking to him The massage focus was bring about an awareness and facilitate more blood-flow while decreasing tension in those tight muscles .After a 1 1/2 hour treatment my goals were achieved and he was ready to go back on the courts the next day.
Our USA teams did well. The US 80’s Men and Woman and 75 men and woman came in first place, Our 65 men and woman came in 3rd place My experience was professionally rich.
Never stop moving! Life is Motion! I’m always proud to represent our country.
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