FSMTA, Pensacola, Pensacola Marathon, sports massage, Sports Massage Team

Running a Marathon

Well folks, the Pensacola Marathon is finally upon us.  This weekend, runners from all over will converge on Pensacola to run, walk or crawl the 26 miles to the finish line.  I’ll be there, with our FSMTA (Florida State Massage Therapy Association) Sports Massage Team, with massages for all the weary participants.  Come on out and support your favorite home town runners.  And, be on the lookout for the undeniably entertaining costumes!

In the meantime, take a look at this inspiring video of why one marathon runner does what he does.

FSMTA, massage events, outdoor massage, sports massage, Sports Massage Team

What a lovely day for a tennis tournament!

Last Sunday, I spent the day out in Gulf Breeze doing massage at the Tennis Tournament for the Santa Rosa Education Foundation benefiting “Take Stock in Children”. It was a beautiful day with great folks from the tennis community coming out to support the event. The FSMTA Sports Massage Team was there with hardworking hands.

Great job to everyone who attended and helped out!

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FSMTA, Pensacola Marathon, sports massage, Sports Massage Team

FSMTA Sports Massage Team

If you were present at the Pensacola Marathon, chances are you met Lee Thompson. Lee is our FSMTA Sports Massage Team Director. I recently caught up with Lee Thompson while dodging tornadoes at the marathon myself. Lee is a former Paramedic of 15 yrs, has been an LMT for 10 yrs, is a massage therapy educator and a Florida CEU provider.

Locally, he has been doing a lot of groundwork for the sports massage team. He has contacted area sporting event promoters/organizers and created the opportunity for Santa Rosa and Escambia County therapists to be a part of their events. Triathlons, marathons and tournaments draw a myriad of people from our community and, occasionally, from all over the world. At the Pensacola Marathon, for example, we worked with athletes from Germany. They were so glad to have someone carefully treat their soreness before their next long airplane ride.
The sports massage team gives its members more exposure to potential clientele. If you are interested in becoming a part of this dynamic team, the next official massage team training course is to be held Saturday April 19th, in Fort Walton. Sign up at the next meeting or by contacting Roberta Broussard, EC Sports Coordinator, for a class to be held in our area.