Winnetka, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2008
Many of the world's best men's pro tennis players will converge on Winnetka, Illinois from June 30th through July 5th for the annual USTA tournament. Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka has been the offical massage therapists for the event since 1990.
"We're excited to once again provide massage therapy for the players this year," said John G. Louis, LMT, CIMI, Founder & Director of Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka, Inc.
"After working with professional athletes for 28 years, I've concluded that receiving regular therapeutic massage is absolutely necessary for professional athletes to help optimize performance, prevent injury, reduce competition anxiety and achieve career longevity. Sports successes often boil down to millimeters and microseconds. Sports massage gives the athlete an edge they would not otherwise have. Surprisingly, many pro athletes still are not aware of the powerful benefits available to them through skilled massage therapy. Six time Tour de France Champion, Lance Armstrong is someone who really understood the value of massage. He received massage everyday while training and racing which he has said played a huge roll in his success," said Louis, who was a sports massage pioneer in this country.
He served as the massage therapist for the 2005 World Series Champion Chicago White Sox baseball team and also served as the massage therapist and assistant athletic trainer for the 1984 NASL Champion Chicago Sting soccer team.
Additionally, he is Founder & CEO of Acuforce International, Inc., a company which develops and markets massage therapy tools invented by Louis, (http://www.acuforce.com). Acuforce massage therapy tools are used by the vast majority of pro and college sports teams in the United States.
Massage Therapy Center of Winnetka located at 40 Green Bay Road was founded in 1989. It is rated as the best massage therapy center on Chicago's North Shore and employs 12 licensed massage therapists. The Center is also expanding with a new state of the art facility just down the road at 22 Green Bay Road, scheduled to open in early July.
"Our new facility will enable us to continue meeting the demands of our growing client base and raise the bar in providing the best massage therapy services on the North Shore," Louis said.
John G. Louis, LMT,CIMI
johnlouis @ acuforce.com