Philosophy behind sports massage and mobility training - RyoanjiI believe that most of our physical problems comes from muscles that are too rigid and no longer are flexible. Stiff muscles can create muscle pain in not only the area of the muscle concerned, but also to adjacent areas. This could be caused by injuries, bad posture/habits, stress, an inactive lifestyle and poor digestion and health.

To me, manual therapy and sports massage is a very beneficial and proactive approach in dealing with muscle aches, stiffness and organ health. From my experience, in many other forms of therapies, you almost had to be injured before the experts would look for treatment. With manual therapy, sports massage, mobility and nutrition however, you can choose to work preventative and stay ahead of the game.

I started TIGERSPORTS because I felt there was a need for more individual, thorough, manual work, not just based on relaxing, but based on how your body moves. As we all move differently, a treatment should be different from person to person. Adding Mobility 1-on-1 to the equation, to learn what you need to work on for better body mobility and stability, was the next natural step, after focusing on sports massage.

Mobility work lead me further into Osteopathic Medicine Studies, and osteopathy lead me further into Functional Nutrition. I have always been interested in finding the root cause and being able to see the big picture. With these extra tools in my toolbox, I feel that I have created a unique way to tackle problem areas in the body.

To me, a strong person is someone who can handle their own body weight, has full range of motion and has steady energy throughout the day. Much like a tiger.