I recently teamed up with two other Pioneer Valley massage therapists(Karin O'Brien & Bonnie Lafayette) to do some work with the athletic teams over at UMass. It's a great opportunity to see the varying body compositions from runners to football players. Each has their own set of issues and common problems as well as the not so common. It's a great environment to work in alongside coaches, athletic trainers, and the athletes themselves. The sporting world from a different angle so to speak. The truth is I know little about the sports themselves, but since becoming a massage therapist I have an appreciation of the body that continues to lead me to new discoveries of myself and the patterns that people, athletes or not, are prone to.