A lifetime of surfing fueled Jimmy Blumenfeld’s passion for helping athletes overcome injuries and improve their performance … After enduring a knee injury caused by years of surfing, Blumenfeld decided to become a certified sports massage therapist.

“At the end of the day, [sports massage is] going to make a huge difference, [Blumenfeld said] … It’s essential for athletes to stimulate the muscles and rehabilitate at a quicker level. By manipulating the soft tissues you are creating more blood flow by releasing or putting pressure on trigger points in the tissue. You are also increasing oxygen flow.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal, Daytona Beach, Florida, July 22, 2013