Anyone who has spent any amount of time playing sports or training for fitness will tell you about the power of massage. For those of you doing CrossFit, you play harder than most, so it makes sense that massage should be a part of your recovery routine.

Benefits of massage therapy:

  • Improves blood circulation
  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves power and strength
  • Decreases inflammation
  • Improves respiratory functions
  • Stimulates the immune system
  • Improves lymphatic movement to break up and release toxins
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Facilitates muscle healing and relaxation
  • Helps relieve stress on your joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles

More on the benefits of massage therapy:

What Are the Benefits of Sports Massage Therapy

In Knead of Recovery

Sports Massage Benefits and Effects   -Sports Injury Clinic

Jenny Olsen – LMT

I have been a massage therapist for the past 7 years and I love it! I have worked in a variety of settings and with clients from Park City and throughout Utah Valley. Massage is for everyone! Each massage is a blend of techniques to address your every need.

A soothing massage can help you unwind, but that’s not all!

  • Alleviate pain
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve range of motion.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.

After receiving my massage certification I spent several winter seasons in Park City working with skiers after they hit the slopes. I then spent some time at a Chiropractic office where I had the opportunity to assist the doctor in putting patients through rehabilitative exercises, various therapies, and massages that assisted the adjustments. The last few years I have been working with clients at a fitness retreat where massage therapy is built into their fitness program.

A few years ago my husband started working out at a CrossFit gym and I was soon to follow. We love the challenge of these workouts, and as a massage therapist I know that extra care for the body outside of workouts aids in recovery and maintaining optimal performance. I am especially excited to work with the CrossFit community!
Nationally Certified
State Licensed
Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
Utah College of Massage Therapy Graduate, 2006
BS Community Health UVU, 2009