Hello. My name is Ben Witt.
I am a massage therapist who works with all levels of Marathon Runners to help them maintain performance, reduce pain, and recover from injury by putting their bodies into a more natural alignment.
Call me to discuss how Marathon Massage Therapy can improve your athletic performance!
I decided to become a massage therapist while I was getting a massage.
I had recently quit my high-school teaching job and my lovely wife purchased a massage gift certificate for me to use at her preferred salon. Once on the table, I began to think about what it might be like to be a massage therapist--dark, quiet, helping others with stress and pain, & learning about the body. It was a big change from teaching high school French!
Since finishing massage school, I have been a practicing massage on my own, as Witt Massage Therapy. After some reflection and business coaching, I decided to combine my love of running with my love of helping others through massage--and POOF!--Marathon Massage Therapy was born.
I live in the Fondren area of Jackson with my wife and 8 year old son. I enjoy running and playing the bass guitar in a band with some other groovy dads.
Mind & Body, Inc., Synergetic Myofascial Therapy, Level 3 Certification (Learn More)
Healing Touch Career College, Massage Therapy, 2016
University of North Texas, Master's Degree, Applied Geography, 2005
Millsaps College, B.A., French & Sociology-Anthropology, 2001
MY RUNNING STORY
In February 2015, it was time for a physical and mental change. I was unhappy in my job and physically suffering from a lifetime of poor habits. I was encouraged to join a program called Marathon Makeover--a couch to half or full marathon program. With the help of the program, I changed my habits and began to exercise and eat healthier. I ran a 5k, then a 10k, and finally the Wounded Warrior Half-Marathon in June, but I couldn't stop there. I wanted more.
I quit my job, but I continued the program, running through the rest of the Summer and into Fall. In October of 2015, I ran the Seven Bridges Marathon in Chattanooga, TN (time 4:19).
Growing up, I did not play any sports, but at 35 years old, I accomplished something amazing. Since then, my running schedule has had its ups and downs. I am working on regaining my own good running habits and I hope that I can help others who are doing the same.