An article published by the U.S. Department of Defense’s American Forces Press Service describes the massage therapy provided at the 2013 Warrior Games, held May 11–16 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

This athletic event is a competition for wounded, ill or injured U.S. and British service members.

The article, titled, “Wounded Warriors Recover Through Massage Therapy,” profiled massage therapist Jeanette Falu-Bishop, who founded the nonprofit Structure for Wounded Warriors to provide massage therapy to service people.

“After four to five hours of practice or playing, it is great to be able to relax,'” said Zach Blair, a Marine Corps team member competing in several events at the games,'” in the article. “‘[Massage] really helps increase your range of motion and makes action easier … A massage really gets the muscles loose and gets you ready for the games,” he said. “We all really appreciate it.'”

Read the article here.