Tampa, FL (August 9, 2017) – A new solution for both individuals dealing with pain and local athletes who want to perform better, Tampa Bay Sports & Medical Massage opened its doors at 4100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 312, in Tampa, on August 1. Owner Tracy Alan Jones, MSW, LMT and his team of therapists are already working to help people get fitter, happier, and pain-free.
Jones says, “Our job is to get you free of people like me. I want to identify the root cause of the problem, eliminate your pain, or devise a strategy for you to better manage it.”
His philosophy for being a therapist stems from his personal struggle with pain. After suffering a back injury while he was in college, Jones turned to doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists to fix his pain, with no real results. A massage therapist helped him recover and changed the trajectory of his life. He holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Social Work from the University of Illinois and Massage Therapy Technician certification from the Myotherapy Institute of Utah.
“I did social work for three and a half years. I realized in that time that two-thirds of the people I worked with were depressed because of pain. I wanted to help them in a more hands-on way,” Jones adds.
As a Sports Massage Professional, Jones has contributed significantly to the development of a specialized manual therapy area known as Neurosomatic Therapy (NST). NST addresses the root cause of pain through massage, posture, and corrective exercise. He is an International Instructor of Manual Therapy, a Certified Neuromuscular Therapist, and is a golf fitness expert as a Certified Titleist Performance Institute graduate.
For almost 20 years, Jones has taught continuing education seminars for massage therapists, developing courses for sports-specific manual therapies. He has written courses for golf and cycling and is in the process of creating one for track and field.
In 2011, one of the track and field coaches at the University of Notre Dame asked Jones to provide massage therapy for the athletes during a Tampa-based track meet. Since then, he has traveled to meets with the Big East and NCAA Championship winning team as their Massage Therapist, helping the athletes to perform at their highest level on all events. This includes working with Notre Dame’s four-time national champion. Jones has also worked with professional, collegiate, and high school athletes in a wide variety of sports, including more than 20 All-Americans in track and field, volleyball, and softball.
In addition to opening the clinic, Jones is also working on a book to give people the tools to better their lives. “The Executive Athlete: Secrets to Boosting Performance at Work and Play” will be published later this year.
Tampa Bay Sports & Medical Massage is located at 4100 West Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 312, in Tampa. To make an appointment, call 813-667-0988, or visit their website at www.mytampasportsmassage.com.
Tracy Alan Jones, MSW, LMT