DJ DeAustria, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Sports have been a huge part of DJ’s life, he wrestled through college, finishing his career at Pacific University. Now he finds triathlon is a fun mix of a solo challenge, social training, and racing. He has participated in 14 Ironman Triathlons. He describes himself as a blue collar athlete, working hard with limited natural talent. He is constantly re-learning the balance of volume, quality, rest, and recovery.
DJ had a full hip replacement in 2012, since then he’s raced 9 Ironman races, 2 marathons (one to qualify for Boston), and the Boston Marathon. He races long course ( 70.3 and IM) 3-6 times a year and gathers enough points to be in the top 1%, or 5% in the world rankings. Endurance sports are one of his biggest hobbies.
DJ has been practicing Thai Massage since graduating from East West College of Healing Arts in 2008, treating many clients who are active and love playing outside. His Philosophy of Practice is that through the yoga-like movement in Thai Massage, imbalances, inflexibility, and sticking points become clear. With a mix of Thai, trigger point release and deep tissue sports massage, DJ can help you improve flexibility, range of motion, circulation and work out those new or long-standing pain points.
Using the movement of Thai massage DJ can uncover many issues; even if they’ve been problematic for years, even if the exact cause of your pain is unknown. Thai massage is sometimes known as “yoga for lazy people”, but DJ’s clients aren’t lazy; they are elite runners, Boston qualifiers, triathletes of all stripes, Kona qualifiers, Western States finishers, endurance mountain bike racers, and the list goes on. His clients are all trying to do more, coming back from an injury or adopting an active lifestyle. He uses active and passive stretching to achieve results, all based on individual needs. Each athlete has individual needs, and therefore every routine is tailored to fit those needs. We work together to find the right mix of modalities and work that your body responds to. One experience is often different than any other and that is one of the things DJ is great at working with. Read more at www.bodyworkfortheactive.com.