Athletic Services

Athletic Services

At Refuge Wellness, we take a holistic approach to health and wellness. In addition to therapeutic massage and bodywork services, we also support active lifestyles through our athletic services.

We also offer specialty services like RockBlading and RockTaping for active individuals looking to gain a competitive edge, enhance performance, and increase support and mobility.

Whether you're an elite athlete pushing your limits or someone just starting your fitness journey, our team of specialists is dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. With programs focused on mobility, strength training, conditioning and corrective taping strategies, we'll help you optimize your body and reduce risk of injury so you can function for a lifetime of wellness.

Personal Training

Whether you are looking to lose weight, build muscle, reduce stress, or improve your overall health and wellness, we offer individualized fitness programs tailored to your unique goals, abilities, and lifestyle.

Learn More about how you can meet your wellness goals with Personal Training.

$45 / 60 Minutes

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mobility training

Do you have an area of your body that limits your performance at work? In the gym? At home? With play? One solution we can offer is mobility training- seeking to find areas for movement restoration so that you can move well for a lifetime.

Plan for a 30 minute session of mobility training and movement wellness.

Starting at $45


Blading is a term that seems intimidating, but not with our skills and experience.

Instrument-assisted tissue mobilization (IASTM) involves the use of tools to improve tissue and fascial mobility to give you a biomechanical advantage that lessens your risk of pain or injury. This is also a good option to prepare for an athletic event or competition.

$15 / 30 Minutes

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Competition Taping

Do you have an athletic event that you are gearing up for? Do you know of an area of your body that fatigues during athletic events or competitions?

By pairing our certified skills with RockTape and extensive knowledge of anatomy, we can find the best taping pattern to optimize your athletic performance and minimize risk of strain during your event.

$10 / 5 Minutes

Meet Katie; PT, DPT, LMT

Katie, our primary massage therapist in Republic, MO, has experience with a medical background. She holds credentials as a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT).

Katie strives to be the best massage therapist in Republic, MO. She saw a need for more accessible wellness healthcare and  founded Refuge Wellness as a means to help people progress through a wellness path.

Her background in medical massage therapy allows for a unique, specialized approach in guiding people through a health and wellness journey centered around mobility, performance, athleticism, and functional movements of everyday life. Thus, Katie's greatest strengths reside in sports massage, mobility education, and injury prevention.

Cornerstones of Mobility

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Moving freely and easily through a full range of motion allows for the ability to perform various physical activities, such as walking, running, lifting, and reaching, without experiencing pain or discomfort. Mobility can be impacted by a range of factors, including injury, illness, and aging. Massage and physical therapy techniques are often used to improve mobility by reducing pain and inflammation, increasing flexibility and range of motion, and strengthening muscles and joints. By enhancing mobility, individuals can improve their overall physical function and quality of life.

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Injury Prevention

Injury prevention involves the use of techniques and strategies to reduce the risk of injury during physical activity. This can include exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and balance, as well as massage therapy to reduce muscle tension and improve circulation. Injury prevention strategies may also involve education and training on proper body mechanics and movement patterns to help individuals avoid common injuries associated with their specific activities or sports. By focusing on injury prevention, individuals can reduce the likelihood of experiencing pain, discomfort, or limitations in their physical function, and maintain their overall health and well-being.

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Functional Fitness

Functional fitness refers to the ability of an individual to perform everyday activities and movements with ease and efficiency. This includes activities such as walking, climbing stairs, lifting objects, and reaching overhead. Functional fitness is achieved through exercises and movements that mimic real-life activities and focus on improving strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Massage and physical therapy can be used to support functional fitness by reducing pain and inflammation, improving joint mobility, and increasing muscle strength and flexibility. By improving functional fitness, individuals can enhance their overall physical function and quality of life, and reduce the risk of injury or limitations in their daily activities.