Ray has the magic touch! A great sports massage therapist provides more than just a sports massage. They listen, take note and focus on areas of concern, those that are weak or injured. Ray really cares about his clients. Sports massage is not just a job for him, but a passion. Everyone who visits Ray leaves feeling better and more knowledgable, not to mention ready to take on the next challenge. He heals their body and their mind with encouraging words and intentional work aimed at helping them reach their goals. I couldn't have made it to the start line, much less the finish line without Ray's help! He is the master in my book!
"I love it!! Every time I get a massage, I do better on my races!! I recommend Ray Arroyo to all my running buddies!!"
I want to thank you for the massage therapy program you set up for me. After not running for several years, I got interested in Triathlon. After a few 5K fun runs, I wanted to move up in distance. On a training run, my calf cramped and forced me to stop running that day. Thinking it was a fluke, I didn't get overly concerned. However, when I tried to run again, it cramped again. My next 5K was cut short by a cramp, and I realized that I had to figure this out. A friend recommended you to me for massage therapy. I had never had massage therapy, so I didn't know what to expect. Once I saw all of your Ironman medals, and discovered your vast experience in endurance sports, as well as massage therapy, I was eager to enlist your plan in my recovery. After about 6 sessions, and changing my my diet, the cramps went away, and have not returned. Your therapy was a great help after long races for recovery. You helped me shorten my down time tremendously, and reduced the pain my flat feet experienced after each of my 70.3 races. Thank you for passion for endurance racing, and for keeping me on the road!
"Ray has literally prevented me from getting an injury. I play tennis up to 6 times per week and am not diligent about stretching. I've had to seek Rays' services repeatedly in order to keep my body injury free. Ray is such a knowledgeable professional and he's sincerely interested in keeping his clients performing at peak level! I highly recommend him for injury prevention as well as injury recovery!!!"
I have been a patient of Ray’s for several years and I highly recommend him. I was initially referred to Ray by friends while training for my first Ironman. I was immediately impressed with his knowledge of muscles and ligaments and how they all connect and work together. He seems to have a natural ability to pinpoint trouble areas just by listening to my description and then applying pressure right on the trigger spot. As an athlete himself, Ray understands my need for pain relief and healing so that I can maintain my vigorous training schedule. Ray is a true professional and takes his craft as therapist seriously to aid athletes. Ray is very discreet and I have always felt very comfortable during treatment.
"I strained my muscle in my back (picking up my bike) the day before IRONMAN. I could barely move, and thought my race might be over before it started. Ray Arroyo healed me. I'm not sure, but he is magic. His skills as a massage therapist are unparalleled. He's an an even better human. Thanks, Ray!"
I wanted to say a few words about how wonderful Ray is. I first met Ray on a long training ride where I discovered that he is a masseuse. I was training for my first half ironman race. I was feeling tight and sore. I made an appointment and I was so thankful I did. Ray really helped me work through tightness and trouble areas. It really helped. I didn't realize how much Ray helped me till he moved away. I learned a lot and have a great appreciation for what Ray was able to help me with. I still squeeze in appointments with him when he travels back to Texas. I strongly recommend Ray. I have referred my best of friends and family to him. You will be thankful to know him.
Ray Arroyo has been my massage therapist since 2009, as an endurance athlete himself he has experienced many of the same issues. I first came to him for a hip injury, he has help me with various issues. My daughter has seen him as well for plantar fasciitis and other running issues. Ray uses Triger Point therapy combined with deep tissue massage depending on the issues or injuries. As a marathon runner and tri athlete massage therapy is crucial to my success. Ray has kept me running, biking, and swimming. I highly recommend him.
"Ray is the best! I was told by specialists I needed MRIs, shots, a brace, P.T. and time off exercising! Not only did I not need any of these things, he was able to heal me after 3 sessions. This is true for my piriformus syndrome and my planter fasciitis! Because of Ray I never missed a race. I nicknamed him ‘magic fingers’ and told all my runners and IM friends he was the only one to go too. I was so sad he moved away. I’d buy a plane ticket to him if I needed any help. He’s that good."