Thea Lafond – Olympic triple jumper
Currently, I am working with Thea Lafond, an Olympic triple jumper. In addition to her rigorous exercise regime, my technique helps her beat her personal record by 15 inches and qualified her for the 2017 IAAF world championship.(https://www.iaafworldchampionships.com/events). I encourage you to follow her efforts there (qualifying — 5Aug morning; finals – 7Aug evening).
“Raju did an outstanding job with the athletes. The success that this team experienced would not have happened without Raju. He was an invaluable member of the team.”Craig Masback, CEO USA Track and Field.( National Governing body for track and field )
“Raju has great respect for the tissue, and demonstrates excellent body knowledge of the anatomy, physiology and kinesiology of the body, I believe Raju has what it takes to be among the leading athletic massage therapists this country has to offer.”
Rose A Gowdey, Exectutive Director, Potomac Massage Training Institute.
“I highly recommend Raju for any sport massage endeavor. He did excellent work at the 2000 U.S Track and Field Championships in Sacramento CA. Because of his outstanding work, I frequently ask him to be teaching assistant in the sports massage therapy workshops that I teach.”
Elliot Greene, M.A., NCTMB, National President, American Massage Therapy Association
“Raju’s thorough understanding of muscle physiology allows him to apply stretching techniques unlike any other massage therapist I have ever encountered. He is exceptionally adept at identifying and adressing the massage needs of his clients.”
Steve Eschhoiz, President, Fitness Crafters
“I have had a massage from a large number of different therapists all over the world but I have never come across anyone with Raju’s unique combination of training, communication ability and intuitive response to the human body.”
Scott MaBerry, Partner, Weil, Gotshal, Manges, LLP (law firm), Washington, DC
“Raju has unparralled understanding of how the body moves and works, its complecity and subtlety. You will never find a more commited therapist. He takes great pride in helping and healing. He is a massage tehrapist of great talent and real mastery.”
Max Goldstein, Executive Director, Help Unlimited Temps, Inc
“I have seen many professionals in the past 2 years to address my back and leg pain. I have seen physical therapists, pain specialist, podiatrist, orthopedic surgeon and neurologist. I have seen acupuncturist, counter strain therapist and chiropractor. Only Coach Raju has identified the source of my pain and shown me the path to healing. He is an inspiration and a gifted practitioner.”