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Women Thai massage cycling stretch

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After attending January’s Team Laser Cats open women’s ride, Alicia McCarthy felt good. She’d enjoyed herself on the mountain bike, learned new skills, and best of all, the friend she brought had a great time, too.

Women Thai massage cycling stretch

Massage therapist Alicia McCarthy works on TLC’s Elisabeth Reinkordt

So McCarthy, co-owner of Source Bodywork, reached out to the women of Team Laser Cats, in the classic tradition of one good turn deserving another.

“Taryn and Taylor and Michaela were so great about empowering women during the mini-clinic and ride,” she said. “I was just so impressed that this team of women was coming together to share in the empowering experience of an all-women’s mountain bike ride.”

McCarthy and her co-owner Ellen Browning-Lafferty think working with the women of TLC just makes sense. “Massage therapy is a very useful body maintenance component for cyclists,” McCarthy said. “I see these women understand the importance of wellness and self-care, and I’m looking forward to being a part of that.”

Massage therapy on cyclist

Massage therapist Alicia McCarthy works on Elisabeth’s hip

As warmer weather rolls around and racing ramps up, McCarthy is excited to bring her Thai massage mat to races and events, too. In upcoming months, you can look for the bright kits of TLC post-race, as McCarthy demonstrates some Thai massage, a technique based on partner stretching.

Thai massage feels so good! Alicia McCarthy works to open Elisabeth Reinkordt's back and hips.

Thai massage feels so good! Alicia McCarthy works to open Elisabeth Reinkordt’s back and hips.

You can visit Source Bodywork in Center City Philadelphia.

(In case you were thinking this was about a different kind of cat massage…)

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