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WELCOME

Hi, I am Tiffany Sandoval, certified neuromuscular therapist, and owner of OC Triathlete Massage, specializing in shoulder and knee pain relief and recovery.  I prolonging sports careers by helping  professional athletes to youth athletes reduce the possibility of injury and the loss of mobility, especially in high-risk areas and potential trouble spots (i.e. Lower back, shoulder, knee) Whether you’re training for an event and looking for increased performance, focusing on injury recovery /prevention, or experiencing chronic pain, I am your pain relief solution.  I will help keep you swimming strong, cycling fast and running to win.

I never thought that this would be my actual career. I went to massage school to find pain relief solutions for my husband who has been a type-1 diabetic since the age of 14 years old. The more I researched about diabetic complication the more I found how massage could alleviate pain such as nephropathy.

I completed the 900-hour program and enrolled in the 450-hour Advance Neuromuscular program NHI where I had access to cadaver labs and learned how muscle, tendons, ligaments and the nervous system are connected and the impact of trauma, illness, and injury on the body. Working with military members adjusting to prosthetics and phantom pain was a life changer. It is where I saw massage becoming my purpose. It has been 9-years since I started this journey and I am proud to say I have helped people of all walks of life.

I look forward to getting you pain relief  you deserve! ​

Education and Qualifications

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Let’s talk about what massage actually does.

OC SPORTS MASSAGE SAN JUAN CAPSITRANO
1. Close your fist and squeeze.
  • You’ll notice that when you do this your fingers are locked in a position and can’t move freely.  

  • If you were to hold it long enough you would notice that it feels like “pins and needles”.  

  • This is because when your fist is closed tight you are lessening the blood flow to your hand.  

2. Now open your hand and stretch it out flat in front of you.
  • When it is stretched out you can easily wiggle your fingers and any “pins and needles” feeling goes away as blood flow returns to normal.  

​The same is true for other muscles in your body.
  • When they are contracted, they are like the closed fist.

  • They lose their flexibility and cannot get proper blood flow.  

  • Massage seeks to relax the muscle and get it back to its original, elongated state.  

  • Just like the outstretched hand, the relaxed muscle has proper blood flow and full flexibility

Whats a Trigger Point? 
 
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