My love, passion and respect for Massage therapy began as a professional track and field athlete. As a two-time Olympian in Pole Vaulting, massage was a major tool and resource for staying healthy and optimizing performance. Massage helped me sustain my athletic career for 12-years, throughout two Olympic Games, four World Championships, two Pan American Games, two Goodwill Games and Twenty-two US Championships. As a result, massage was an essential part of my training and endurance throughout my numerous competitions. It also had a true affect and influence on my physical and mental health.
After retiring in September of 2006 I decided to pursue massage therapy at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. I completed my Associates degree with over 1500 hours in training and education. I also received my Prenatal/Postpartum and labor support specialist certification and my infant massage instructor certification.
I came in on Saturday morning (June 6th) for my first-ever massage with Kellie, before my 100-mile Century Ride the next day. My ride couldn’t have gone better and one of the reasons for my success this past Sunday in Castle Rock was due to the great massage I got. Kellie made me feel like a champion — and I performed liked one, as a result — and I probably had my best endurance ride to date. So, thanks very much; I look forward to working with you many times in the future. ” – Jeffrey D. Kern