Don Butzner, USA Track and Field Olympic Massage Team Captain
I feel fortunate to have had Terrel as part of our massage team for this year’s USA Track and Field Olympic Team Trials. His advanced understanding of indication and utilization of sports massage techniques is a rare and very valuable combination. Terrel’s skill set is extensive and his application of that skill set is masterful. He understands the physical demands and implications of specific sports and can accurately tailor his massage to meet the needs of the athlete based on sport and individuality. Our massage team was stronger with Terrel as a member, and the elite athletes who were fortunate enough to receive his treatments undoubtedly performed better as a result. I will definitely be seeking Terrel’s help with future elite athletic events.
Claire Hallissey, 2012 London Summer Olympic British Team
I met Terrel at the 2012 Cherry Blossom Ten Mile race, which was my tune-up event before the London Marathon 3 weeks later. As well as the treatment that I received prior to the race, which helped loosen me up after my flight in from my training base in Boulder, CO, I also had some treatment at Terrel’s clinics over the next few days. The soft tissue therapy that I received helped to ensure that my legs recovered rapidly from the race, making sure that I stayed fit and healthy as I completed my marathon training cycle and taper.
Elisabeth Worthing, Boston Athletic Association Community Services
Please accept our heartfelt thanks for making the 116th Boston Marathon a great success…It is was a challenging day for our athletes, organizers, spectators and the communities. The instrumental role that you …played in helping to facilitate such a high success rate for our community, under such extreme conditions, does not go unnoticed…This week, the entire running world, is giving you the credit you deserve for helping to make Monday’s race the safest it could possibly be, given the conditions. You showed the world, once again, that Boston Marathon volunteers are quite simply the best. We deeply appreciate your continued support, and we hope you realize how much your support means to the participants and to the B.A.A. You are a legendary group and please take pride in knowing that you are now part of history. We look forward to having you join us again next year.
Emily Norton, Ex-Manager of the Chevy Chase Running Company
Thanks so much for everything you’ve done over the past year and a half. You are a fixture in the DC running community and your reputation is well deserved!
I found Terrel sports massage business online, and it seemed exactly what I was looking for. I had been preparing, not for any race, but to walk the Camino de Santiago, the 500 mile trek that nearly 30,000 people do each year. As someone in his 73rd year, this would be no little physical feat, and I wanted to be as prepared as possible. In the month beforeI left, while doing a number of training hikes around DC, Terrel worked to loosen up my calf muscles. They had gotten so tight that nightly cramping was becoming a problem. Terrel’s work was not always picnic — he really works the deep tissue — but I always felt significantly better after one of his sessions. He also became very engaged with my goal, as I imagine he does with others who are preparing for physical challenges. I am currently on the Camino and doing just great with the daily hikes. He prepared well. I’d recommend Terrel highly for those of anyone who are preparing for extensive physical activity.
I’ve been consistently working with Terrel for almost one year now. His awesome work has nicely complimented my recovery efforts especially after hard workouts and races. I truly believe his work has aided in my first sub-3 hour marathon which was only my third marathon ever.
I highly recommend Terrel for any massage related services. Terrel is a master of getting to the root of the issue and helping to alleviate issues/problems before they can become an injury.
I have worked with Terrel for years and I always been impressed by his passion for his clients and his desire to help alleviate pain and discomfort. That said I need some hardcore work, and Terrel is always up to the task.
Give him a try. You will not be disappointed.
Terrel’s integrated approach of addressing both the athlete’s mind and body during his sessions have made him an indispensable resource for my marathon training. He is knowledgeable and skilled many massage and active release techniques. I have worked with about a dozen massage therapists in the D.C. area and I understood after my first visit why he has a reputation as a nationally respected sports massage therapist. Terrel truly listens to and respects my requests for targeted massage. He is invested his athletes’ success and has been delighted to share the highs and lows of training with me. On my training runs and in races, I catch myself reflecting on Terrel’s wisdom about performance, and I have made his mantras part of my run visualizations. I have already become a smarter, stronger athlete with his guidance, and I can only imagine where our work will take us.
“Maria Kozloski relies on holistically-minded professionals to help maintain athletic performance while avoiding serious injury. Weekly, she visits Terrel Hale, a licensed massage therapist and personal trainer who uses something called Active Release Techniques to help runners recover from overuse injuries and improve performance. Hale, who… sees clients in his Rockville home and Georgetown office, evaluates the tightness and movement of Kozloski’s muscles and tendons. Then he uses pressure and stretching to head off problems…” Read more