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Zone Conditioning is The Official Sports Therapy Provider for the Country Music Marathon and Women's Half Marathon.
Rob Mulford, LMT, Co-Owner Zone Conditioning
Rob is Co-Owner of Zone Conditioning, a Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Spinning® Instructor. He has been a trainer for over 20 years and Licensed Massage Therapist for over 10 years. Rob specializes in Sports and Therapeutic Massage, deep tissue massage and shoulder injury prevention and maintenance. Through massage therapy and sport specific training Rob helps athletes compete at a professional level and stay injury free.
Athletic Pursuits: Half & Full Marathon Runner, Competitive Swimmer, Spinning Instructor. Rob participates in the St. Jude Memphis Marathon each year as a hero, raising money for the children of St. Jude.
Notable Experience: Over 10 years experience in Massage Therapy and over 20 years experience in Training. Lead Therapist at Zone and at local sporting events: Country Music Half Marathon and Marathon and the Women's Half Marathon.
Frequently asked questions
Common questions asked from runners, cyclists, swimmers and other athletes:
1. Can sports massage therapy help make me stronger and faster, and also increase my performance? Yes, sports massage can help in all these areas while making you more efficient in your training and competitions. A sports massage breaks down muscle adhesions and knots that build up as you train. With sports massage being a part of your training routine, you can train harder and excel to higher levels, performing better than you ever thought possible.
2. What are the benefits of Sports Massage? Sports massage therapy is geared towards athletes of every kind, from professionals to the weekend warrior. If your muscles are sore and you are full of aches and pains, a sports massage will reduce the amount of muscle contractions and ultimately allow your muscles to relax and recover. Some of the many benefits of Sports Massage are: Faster recovery from strenuous workouts, increased flexibility and range of motion, stretches tight muscles, helps prevent injuries, improves endurance, increases blood circulation, rehabilitation from injuries or chronic pain and prepares the body and mind for optimal performance.
3. How often should I get a sports massage? Ideally, we recommend massage therapy twice a week for an elite athlete or at a minimum, once a week. For the recreational athlete we would recommend once a week to once a month based on need and what you are training for.