About at Tri-Covery Massage & Flexibility

Jeff

Jeff

President and Founder - Performance & Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 3 Medical
  • RockTape Performance

Since founding Tri-Covery Massage & Flexibility in 2010, Jeff Kong has become well-known for his work in helping the recovery from athletic training and injuries.  He is known in the area as an expert in sports massage, pain relief and detecting the roots of what may be causing the issues.  Plain and simple…  he’s really good at fixing bodies.

After studying Exercise Science at Oakland University he attended Irene’s Myomassology Institute.  He then began over a decade of experience becoming one of the most respected personal trainers and massage therapists in the area specializing in movement analysis, post-rehab training and athletic performance.  Along with extensive experience in gait analysis and posture correction.  In 2012, Jeff became one of the first in the state of Michigan to be certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy – a form of stretching that has become very popular and effective with world class athletes and professionals.  Today, Tri-Covery has one of the highest number of certified Fascial Stretch Therapists in the world under one roof.

Jeff Is known as a therapist who can deliver results using 3-techniques for recovery 1) Massage 2) Flexibility 3) Exercise, hence the name, Tri-Covery!  Jeff is a licensed massage therapist, certified Fascial Stretch Therapist (Levels 1 & 2), and has a background in athletic performance and post-rehab personal training, NeuroKinetic Therapy and is a Certified ROCKtape in FMT Performance (Fascial Movement Taping). His team looks to him as a mentor both professionally and personally.

Steve

Steve

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 3 Medical
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified
  • RockTape/RockPod Certified

Steve joined Tri-Covery in 2011 and has steadily grown a very loyal and ever expanding book of clients.  

Steve started his working career as an automotive mechanic, but eventually sought a change. Having been involved in sports since he was young, he knew working with athletes in some way was what he really wanted to do.  That’s when he discovered Massage Therapy. He completed the program at Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield, MI and worked in various places, until he found the perfect fit with Jeff and Tri-Covery.  He is a key leader for the team at Tri-Covery. 

Advanced Fitness Certifications

Steve is constantly learning. You can see that in his multiple certifications. He is certified for Level 3 Medical Fascial Stretch Therapy (FST). Level 3 Medical training and certification adds three additional layers to the four layers taught in FST Level 1. Steve applies his expanded knowledge and training to improve athletic performance and speed recovery of injuries for his clients.

Golf Massage & Fitness Specialist

Our golf players often seek out Steve because of his certification through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Through this specialized training, Steve can quickly assess your physical fitness as it relates to your golf game. With his guidance and therapy, golfers at every level are improving their overall fitness in ways that directly affect their swing and performance on the course.

Steve is without doubt one of the most talented therapists most of us have ever worked with, yet he is always focused on improving his techniques. He has a firm, confident but humble approach with his clients, and an amazing knack for getting right to what hurts. Steve takes the recovery of his clients very personally.

Schedule an appointment with Steve – and don’t forget to ask him to tell you the Surprise Wedding story!!!

Brian

Brian

 

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 3 Medical
  • Training and Development Coordinator
  • RockTape Performance Certified



Brian moved from his warm home in New Mexico to the brutal winters of Michigan in December of 2013. Having just graduated from the Massage Therapy Institute in Las Cruces, New Mexico, Brian was willing to brave the snow and cold for an opportunity to become a part of the talented team at Tri-Covery. Brian continues grow in knowledge and experience under Jeff Kong’s mentorship. He is continually adding to his training and certifications in order to give his clients the best there is to offer in massage and flexibility therapy.

A Multitude Of Massage Techniques

Trigger point therapy, myofascial release and sports massage are some of the key techniques that Brian specializes in. Have you ever felt like you had a “knot” in an area of muscle? That’s what we call a trigger point. Brian is great at locating those painful spots and bringing relief. Trigger point therapy is complementary to myofascial release therapy. Both techniques release tension in the muscle fascia, offering relief from pain and stiffness. Brian is a great communicator and is always happy to explain the why and how behind his massage techniques. He believes that the more clients understand about their own bodies and how they work, the more they can benefit from massage therapy.

When Brian isn’t on the job, he works at staying fit and enjoying time with his wife. He enjoys hiking during warm weather and rock climbing back in New Mexico. He says he loves the snow in Michigan, but even after three years, hasn’t learned to appreciate the deep freeze we call winter. Schedule an appointment with Brian and get to know him for yourself. He’ll be happy to help you keep your body flexible and ready for action.

Jon

Jon

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 3 Medical
  • Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • RockTape Performance

Jon joined the Tri-Covery team in 2019 and is a talented Performance Recovery Therapist. In this role, he helps individuals with chronic or acute injuries, as well as athletic wear and tear, by enhancing the body’s natural rebuilding processes.

Personal Background

Jon is an Australian whose parents were diplomats, meaning he has lived in various exotic locales, notably Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, Pakistan, and Iran. He moved to the United States seven years ago to get married, and has lived just outside Washington DC, and for the last five years, in Chicago.

Jon grew up playing high-level rugby for state teams, even participating in many development plans and being groomed for a career in professional rugby. Sports-related injuries and life in general steered him instead to a path of community education, working with children. Coming to the U.S., Jon pursued training in massage, including sports massage, and even completed courses with Tatiana Tchamouroff, a notable and accomplished massage therapist who has worked with many professional sports teams.

Fitness Certifications

Certified to perform fascial, clinical, therapeutic, deep tissue, and sports massage, Jon is a graduate from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage, and has also received training in Kinesiology Taping and IASTM. Moreover, Jon recently completed his Level 3 Medical Fascial Stretch Therapist certification at the world-renowned Stretch to Win Institute in Arizona.

Jon has experience working with elite, professional athletes from soccer, tennis, baseball, running, cycling, professional trainers, triathletes, and even musicians, dancers, and tattoo artists. His vast level of experience with all manner of people and needs serves him well as he seeks to help everyone searching for solutions for their aches and pains.

In fact, Jon is known by many of his former clients as “The Australian Anvil” for his reputation of hammering out the kinks! But don’t let the name scare you – Jon possesses an amazing ability to judge the exact level of care needed by each client.

Jon says, “The opportunity to move to the Detroit area and work for the accomplished team at Tri-Covery is very flattering. The experience I will gain working on elite-level athletes will allow me to grow even greater skills that I can bring to the table for all my clients. Hopefully, I can even be a conduit to bring those skills to world of rugby, my first love.”

Book an appointment with The Australian Anvil today and allow him to demonstrate his knowledge and skills as he works to bring relief and healing to you!

You might also ask Jon about some of his travels, and some of his rugby injuries!

Allen

Allen

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 1
  • RockTape Performance - Scraping & Cupping
  • Deep Tissue Massage Certified

Allen is from Detroit and joined the Tri-Covery Team in 2019. He received his massage training from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield, Michigan. Allen is certified in Massage Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, and Deep Tissue Massage. He has 14 years of experience as a Massage Therapist in different settings, including serving as the Massage Therapist for the 2008 US Olympic Tae Kwon Do team.

Allen also has a background in martial arts growing up, and spends much of his free time weightlifting and bodybuilding. He also likes to serve as a personal trainer for weightlifters. While this may seem intimidating in a massage therapist, Allen has a sure and gentle hand when applying his skills and experience to his clients.

In fact, he credits his knowledge of a number of modalities with giving him a unique style of massage that blends many techniques. Just as no two people will have the same exact needs for massage, no treatments are exactly the same. Allen’s massage treatments are individualized to meet the exact needs and problems of his clients.

Allen shared that he sees massage as a proponent for relieving physical and emotional stress. “I strongly believe in massage as a viable and effective modality for enhancing the overall health and well-being of my clients.” His many years as a successful massage therapist are a testament to that belief and how it has impacted so many clients.

Schedule an appointment with Allen today!

Garry

Garry

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Continued Education Instructor
  • RockTape Performance
  • Isntrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Garry Adkins has been a Certified Massage Therapist Instructor since 1994 and is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. He has served a wide variety of patients in over 30 years of massage therapy, becoming very familiar with many different treatment modalities.

As a board-certified massage therapist, Garry specializes in the treatment of elite athletes with injury rehabilitation. He serves and consults with many of the finest athletes and athletic trainers.

Garry is also a member of US Olympic Sports Medicine Society, which means he is regularly consulted on medical training and injury issues concerning Olympic athletes in a number of different sports. Garry is sometimes flown to various locations in order to provide specific treatment to Olympic athletes.

Garry is a member of the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education, International Association of Healthcare Practitioners, American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and past president of the Association of Michigan Myomassologists, Inc. Garry is the Massage Therapy Consultant for Vyne Education, seminar instructor for Irene’s Myomassology Institute and the Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage in Michigan and Educating Hands School of Massage in Florida, a published author, and an international speaker.

Schedule an appointment with Garry today!

Maria

Maria

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Fascial Stretch Therapist
  • Deep Tissue Specialist

 

Maria's massage career started in Boulder Colorado in 2005 where there is no shortage of athletes and those in pursuit of health and wellness.  Being an avid cyclist and runner of 30 years, Maria completely embraces the importance of massage and flexibility as a recovery and performance enhancer.  

Maria has a wealth of knowledge and experience, having spent time in Colorado, in resorts on the big island of Hawaii, as well as spas in Birmingham, Michigan.  She has worked with all types of clients ranging from athletes to desk workers and all in between.  Having mastered the art of deep tissue massage, Maria got inspired when she came across a Stretch to Win Institute video and in early 2020 got certified in Arizona as a Fascial Stretch Therapist.  

Maria is excited to have relocated back to the Detroit area to be close to her family wanting to work with all the amazing and talented group of therapists, Maria reached out to Tri-Covery seeking inspiration and motivation and to find a family to continue her career with and we are thrilled to have her apart of the team!

Book an appointment with Maria today!  

 

Victoria

Victoria

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences
  • Graston Technique Certified ("scraping")
  • RockTape Performance 

 

Victoria joined Tri-Covery's team in August 2020.  She is a Michigan native, and received her massage training from Irene's Myomassology Institute in Southfield, Michigan.

Victoria was the Captain of her NCAA Division 3 ice hockey team and understands the commitment for training and recovery.  Through injuries and the rigorous training of ice hockey, she gained an appreciation for manual therapies, in particular, massage.  Victoria knew she wanted to help impact the careers of athletes just as her own athletic career has been positively impacted by recovery specialists.  

After achieving her Bachelors Degree in Health Studies from Utica College in NY, Victoria obtained her license in Massage Therapy.  Afterwards she sought out additional training in areas such as Sports massage, Kinesiology taping, Rock Pods, and the Graston Technique commonly known as "scraping".  Soon to be adding Fascial Stretch Therapist to the list of credentials in October of 2020 when she travels to Arizona and learns from our friends at Stretch to Win Institute. 

Book an appointment with Victoria today!

 

Shannon

Shannon

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
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Shannon Murray, Licensed Massage Therapist, has been practicing bodywork for over 9 years with the focus of rehabilitation and wellness. Shannon was first introduced to Massage Therapy after graduation from Oakland University with a bachelor’s in health science and a minor in exercise science with the passion to pursue Physical Therapy. As a division 1 Track athlete for Oakland, she was no stranger to injury prevention in order to stay healthy and competitive during the season.

By becoming a Physical Therapy technician and personal trainer, she was able to get first-hand experience on recovery for daily activities, not just high- level athletes. It was then that she decided to look into a similar career path and learn how massage can be used as an alternative therapy. From there she made her way to Beaumont Hospital where she expanded her knowledge in post-surgical, pediatric care and oncology massage. Shannon has extensive knowledge working with medical diagnoses, such as multiple sclerosis and diabetic neuropathy and everyday issues ranging from headaches to plantar fasciitis.

Lynn

Lynn

Performance Recovery Therapist

  • Licensed Massage Therapist
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 2
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified
  • RockTape Performance

Lynn joins the team with an extensive medical background as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in Geriatrics and Cardiology.  Born and raised in Iowa, she has been an active golfer since her teens. She added running and CrossFit to her fitness regimen as an adult. It was her active lifestyle that first brought Lynn to Tri-Covery as a client.

Nurse – Golfer – Massage Therapist

Lynn says that it was after her very first appointment at Tri-Covery that she knew this was the career she really wanted for herself. She didn’t hesitate. She enrolled and completed Massage Therapy School at Schoolcraft College and completed her Level 1 FST Certification immediately after. Since then, Lynn has also gained her Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) Certification, which greatly enriches her therapeutic approach for clients active on the golf course. She combines this training with her medical knowledge gained as a Nurse Practitioner and her experiences as an athlete to deliver a comprehensive treatment program for her clients.

Client Trust and Confidence

What you will immediately notice when you come into an appointment with Lynn is her calming manner.  She has a sense about her that makes you feel safe and taken care of, perhaps a carryover from her time spent in geriatric nursing. Clients speak of feeling like they were in the hands of a loving mom when in her care. But don’t let that fool you. Lynn won’t coddle you; she’ll challenge you aggressively. Her instincts are spot on, and she is a budding artist at reading the body. She has an intensive knowledge of body systems, clinical experience in healthcare and a wealth of experience as an athlete herself; we are incredibly proud to have her as a member of the Tri-Covery Team.  Schedule an appointment with Lynn for yourself and see what we are talking about!

Kevin

Kevin

General Manager - Performance Recovery Therapist
 
  • Certified Fascial Stretch Therapist Level 3 Medical
  • Certified Massage Therapist
  • Titleist Performance Institute Certified
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist/Personal Trainer
  • Bachelor's degree in Kinesiology & Communication from Michigan State University



Kevin McVay was born and raised in Oakland County, Michigan and now lives in Farmington Hills with his wife and son.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his position on the team of General Manager at Tri-Covery.   Having earned degrees in Kinesiology and Communication in addition to being a Certified Personal Trainer for over a decade with specialties in baseball and golf, he brings a unique blend of skills to the team. 

Growing up playing all sports with a focus on baseball (and now golf), being forced to stop playing by injury in college.  Kevin knows first hand the importance of proper training and recovery and all the different things the active person puts there bodies through and what effects that can have without effective treatment.

Contact Kevin at kevin@tri-covery.com or 248.224.4130 with anything Tri-Covery related!

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