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Ep. 26: Building a Sports Massage Empire: The Cross Function Sports Massage Method with Jenny Mapes

Handcrafted Therapy Podcast: A Podcast for Massage Therapists

Release Date: 11/07/2023

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In this episode of the Handcrafted Therapy Podcast, Julie sits down with Jenny Mapes, a former Olympic hopeful turned sports massage therapist and founder of Cross Function Academy. Julie first met Jenny at a lounge and was immediately impressed by her background in high jump training for the 2012 London Olympics.  

However, after not making the team, Jenny discovered her passion for sports massage through her own experience with a quad injury and the healing process with an orthopedic massage therapist.  

Now, Jenny runs a sports recovery center in Seattle, working with athletes of all levels and specializing in sports massage. She is even working towards joining the US Olympic medical team and has her sights set on the Pan Am games. Jenny not only offers hands-on treatments but has also developed a comprehensive sports massage curriculum for licensed massage therapists in Seattle. The curriculum includes 16 courses and covers topics such as sports movement foundations, injury assessments, and working with medical teams.  

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • Jenny's Journey to Sports Massage 

  • Jenny's Sports Recovery Center, Cross Function Sports Massage 

  • Details about Jenny's Sports Massage Curriculum 

  • Sports Massage Success Stories  

More About Jenny Mapes and Cross Function Sports Massage 

Jenny Mapes is the founder and owner of CrossFunction Sports Massage. She has been a movement specialist, personal trainer, and coach for over 19 years, teaching sport clinics throughout the PNW and in Coaches Choice training videos nationwide. Jenny trained for the 2012 London Olympics in the high jump. She has worked with individuals ranging from the general public to pro athletes from multiple sports, improving their movements for better performance.  

Jenny received a B.S. from the University of Oregon, is a CSCS, Certified Master Trainer, graduated massage school from Alexandar School of Natural Therapeutics, and certified in Zen BodyTherapy, Scar Tissue Therapy, Cupping, Kinesiotaping, IASTYM/Scraping, and many others  

She was on the sports medicine team rotation at the US Olympic and Paralympic Training Center in 2019, on the sports med team for the USATF Olympic Trails in 2020/1, USATF Masters Nationals sports med team in 2018, World Athletics Championships in 2022, along with participating other regional sports med events.  

Jenny also developed and instructs other LMT's to become sports massage specialists through an intensive Sports Massage certificate program called CrossFunction Sports Massage Academy, and loves bringing passion and awareness to sports massage in her community. 

 
To learn more about Cross Function Sports Massage head over to https://www.crossfunctionmassage.com/ 

 Be sure to follow @CrossFunctionAcademy on Instagram!  

   
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