We are a proud sponsor of USA Triathlon!

Mar 19, 2019in news

We are pleased to announce that Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is a proud sponsor of USA Triathlon.

Partnering with USA Triathlon is a natural fit for our brand. We offer a range of massage services ideal for triathletes including Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and our Muscle Soothing Therapy Enhancement featuring BIOFREEZE.

Massage is a critical component of training and recovery for endurance athletes. Our massage therapists can provide the education on when and how to implement regular massage into a training plan to increase performance, reduce pain, prevent injury, encourage focus and shorten recovery time.

For athletes who have not yet given massage a try, there are many reasons why it should be considered. As the name suggests, Sports Massage can assist athletes in three different ways: Pre-activity, Post-activity and for Maintenance.

  • Pre-activity: A massage had before a race or competition prepares the body’s muscles that will be heavily used in repetition by warming them up with dynamic stretching and moving them through a full range of motion.

  • Post-activity: A massage had after a race or competition focuses once again on those muscles that were relied on heavily during the activity. The massage aids in easing soreness and a faster recovery period.

  • Maintenance: Massage is considered a regular part of any athlete’s weekly training. During this time the sports massage is used to support continued optimal performance. Ideal results for sports massage includes improving flexibility and range of motion while increasing healthy blood flow.

Another type of massage that benefits athletes is our Deep Tissue Massage, a deeper more intense massage than our popular Swedish Massage. This massage uses slow, deep-guided strokes and firm pressure to relieve severe tension and reach below the superficial muscles. Deep Tissue Massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain and soreness in both large and small muscle groups.

Our Muscle Soothing Therapy Enhancement featuring BIOFREEZE helps loosen and relieve sore muscles. This enhancement offers everyone from the professional athlete to the weekend warrior welcome relief from aches and pains.

Hand & Stone President and CEO, Todd Leff, knows first-hand how massage can be a critical component of training for endurance athletes since he is one of the nation’s top amateur multisport athletes in his age group.

“As the exclusive massage and spa partner of USA Triathlon, we can help spread that message to the nationwide multisport community and help elite triathletes restore and recover as they train,” said Leff. “We are very excited about our new partnership with USA Triathlon.”

USA Triathlon annual members will receive $10 off all Hand & Stone massage or facial services as part of their membership packets, redeemable at any of Hand & Stone’s over 400 locations across the U.S. Members will also have access to the best-possible pricing and select promotions throughout the year.