Dallas Fort Worth, TX (May 29, 2012): It started in the middle of the night — a blinding pain that woke Corby Davidson up from a sound sleep. His first thought: “I’m dying.” The pain in the marathon runner’s back was excruciating but, luckily for Davidson, not actually life-threatening.
“I started running marathons about 10 years ago. Three years ago I woke up in the middle of the night, and the pain was so bad I thought, ‘This is it. I’m dying.’ The next day, I went to a chiropractor who suggested several things to improve my core strength and alleviate that pain, such as sit-ups, working with the big exercise ball and massage therapy,” explained Davidson.
While training for a marathon, Davidson says he runs at least 10 miles a day. But even when he isn’t training, he runs between 30 and 45 miles per week and continues with his massage therapy.
“Whatever sport you’re doing, you need to do massage therapy in addition to your cardio and strength training. It’s an integral part of your exercise program,” said Davidson. “It helps heal injuries, improves athletic performance and increases your range of motion. It’s maintenance — like going to the gym. If you stick with it, it will pay off.”
Davidson has met his personal competition goals and has participated in a number of marathons. He ran the New York City Marathon twice, the Chicago Marathon once and the Dallas White Rock Marathon four times. But, although running is something he’s passionate about, it’s not his day job. Davidson is co-host of the popular Cumulus radio show “Hardline,” which airs from 3 to 7 p.m. weekdays on The Ticket Sports Radio, 1310 AM and 104.1 FM in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“We spend four hours a day sitting in a chair, chatting about sports. It’s great!” said Davidson.
When he isn’t running marathons or hosting a radio show, Davidson spends most of his free time with his family hitting golf balls at the driving range and giving his youngest piggy-back rides.
“I used to play a ton of golf before I had kids, and now I’m slowly getting back into it. My son is getting interested in it now and so is our 2-year-old, so that helps. We go to the driving range as a family and hit balls together,” explained Davidson.
Davidson, also is a former football player, doesn’t have complete range of motion in his shoulder due to an old injury. He has roughly 95% range of motion now and says his massage therapist is working with him to get to 100%.
“Hopefully, I’ll have full range back in a few months,” said Davidson. “If you’re an active guy like me — doing sports, exercising or have kids running around, I highly recommend a massage at least every other week.”
Davidson added, “If you go to Massage Envy, you’ll be in good company. When I go there, it’s usually 60-40, girls to guys.”
At Massage Envy, an introductory one-hour massage session (a 50-minute massage and time for consultation and dressing) is just $49. Memberships are available for $59 per month and include a one-hour massage session. Members can enjoy unlimited additional one-hour massage sessions at the $39 member rate.
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 690 locations in 44 states and has experienced 25 percent year-over-year growth. In addition, the average unit volume for a Massage Envy is $1 million. The company was recently named a top AllBusiness (a D&B company) AllStar Franchise and is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA). To find a local clinic, visit www.massageenvy.com.