The owner, Pete Pfannerstill, Ph D, LMT, CKTP, CKTI has been a licensed sports massage therapist since 1997.

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Pete is a continuing education provider, approved by the State of Florida (#50-2081) and the NCBTMB (#386613-00), teaching sports massage courses and the Kinesio Taping® Method as a Certified Kinesio Taping Instructor.

He serves on the Kinesio Taping Association Education Committee.

It’s believed that the French first termed the word “massage” to describe a healing practice of kneading the body.

They believed that friction and pressure applied to certain areas on the body could provide benefits by breaking up scar tissue, even if at the time the massage didn’t actually feel so comfortable (the same idea as how foam rolling works).

Anthony’s Triathlon or at one of the many other Tampa area sporting events.

The licensed massage therapists on the Ultra Sports Massage Team are familiar with the treatment of many common sports injuries and conditions.

Hippocrates was said to have written papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.

Another major influencer in the field of massage therapy was the Ancient Chinese.

While massage is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, “bodywork” therapies and “somatic” treatments are also similar in many ways.