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Community Highlights: Meet Delvon Lee of High Impact Sports Massage

Today we’d like to introduce you to Delvon Lee.

Hi Delvon, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
When I was a child, I had one dream in that dream was to only play in the NFL. I wasn’t like other kids, they want to be a doctor or a police officer or firefighter I only wanted to play football. Being a huge fan of the game sent me in the direction of where I’m at now. Playing sports as a young athlete majority of my life into high school. I didn’t get to play my senior year of football so there went senior film. So I tried a walk on a program at MSSU. I had a son that was about two years old at the time and they wanted me to go to school for about five years so I declined to go to school for five years. Missing the crucial years of his life was never in the plans so I declined it there wasn’t any opportunity to play football at the college level for very long. But before that my best friend was going to school for personal training and I was always told that I was good at using my hands let me know if there was a program for massage therapy.

At first, I had no idea that was a school option. I thought that was just something that you did just to help other people. So I went for my walkthrough and found out that they did sports so my goal was to first be a part of a team and be able to help out the athletes. The school that I went to taught us how to be an employee and not own our business we were taught that it would have to be a secondary/side hustle to even be able to do that you can deathly never live off his income alone. So like typical Americans, I got a degree and didn’t use it until I finally got to the point where I was like you know what I have this degree and I needed to use it so in 2017 I decided to start putting things into motion, figuring out how to operate business how to get the business name business license, etc. in 2018 I finally passed my national test to be able to do this but was having a hard time deciding on if I want to do it full-time or do it on both sides as in having a full-time job as well.

At that time, I was unhappy with the job that I was at. I don’t want to go into much detail about that. I waited for a sign to see if it was time for me to jump ship for my full-time job and the sign slaps me in the face as hard as it possibly could so I jumped completely feet first into the ocean of entrepreneurship and haven’t looked back since.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
In the beginning, it was tough trying to figure out how to get clients and to keep clients, pay your mortgage or utility bills at home plus be able to afford an office that you were in with no income and no client starting. The best way to explain it was it was like riding a roller coaster with a lot of highs and a lot of lows. On top of that one of the biggest struggles was keeping your mentality on the price/plan/goals that you have set for yourself. Not being able to pay bills puts you in a brain fog and kind of feel like you want to just give up or ask yourself why are you even doing this to yourself when you can just go get a 9 to 5 job.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
I wanted to create High Impact Sports Massage LLC because I’ve always had a passion for working with athletes. Being an athlete, I know what it was like to have an injury or not to be able to play affects you mentally.we could send you into a depression mode that you weren’t able to play a role in helping the team win a game or practice very hard. So in my mind, I wanted to work so hard to where I can keep athletes perform at a high level at all times. Taking care of your body is like having a vehicle. If you don’t change the oil, rotate the tires, change your brakes, put gas in the car that car won’t run it’s the same thing with your body if you don’t get it the proper things that your body needs your body will break down. I am a massage therapist but I like to tell people that I am a sports recovery specialist. I focus on getting the game ready and recovering after a hard battle in their respective Sports. What sets me apart from everyone else is that I generally focus on just sports I’m not the type of therapist that likes to have a mile long of different modalities that I do; I like to focus solely on sports to show that I have mastered what I have learned. What I have done with my brand is show people that are youth, amateur, collegiate, professional, weekend warriors, or an average joe that are trying to get back into shape or keep up with their children. Even that mom that chases a two-year-old around her house is a sport. So the way I set up this brand is something that can be useful to every single person whether you are a high elite athlete or you’re just starting.

I was the first massage therapist in Kansas City to add in a Stretching routine called SportStretch®️.

I also set myself apart as a massage therapist one simple way. When clients come in to see me I’ll let them choose their music. One that helps break the ice a little bit with meeting someone new and having a session done. Two if they focus on the music that they like if it happens to be a bit painful they aren’t thinking of the pain. So in short in my sessions we do not listen to flutes and or waterfalls. Unless specifically asked for!

Pricing:

  • 30 min session is $50
  • 60 mins are $100
  • 90 mind are $150
  • 120 mins are $200
  • SportStretch sessions are able to be some outside of office. Pricing for that is 60 mins: $110. 90 mins: $160 120 mins are $210

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Image Credits
SportStretch® Lighthouse Photography

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