U.S. Sitting Teams Partner with Ntouch

By Bill Kauffman (bill.kauffman@usav.org) | May 18, 2017, 12:08 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (May 18, 2017) – USA Volleyball has announced an agreement with Ntouch LLC to become “An Official Provider of Massage Therapy for USA Volleyball Sitting National Teams” through 2020.

“We are excited about participating with these world-class athletes as part of their training and medical team support,” said Gwen Wright, owner of Ntouch Medical Massage. “The USA Volleyball Sitting Team is a world-class program that Edmond is fortunate to host. Our staff is trained in sports massage and recovery techniques to enhance not only performance but recovery with less pain, many times reducing pain medication and shortening recovery time. By working with these individual athletes to customize therapy regiments, our own staff will improve techniques and options that will benefit our entire clientele and the community in general. We are also very excited about the opportunity to support and bring awareness including community support to the program in Edmond and the greater Oklahoma City area.”

The Ntouch staff is expertly trained and certified in both therapeutic and medical massage therapy. Their facility and treatment rooms all use specialized hydraulic massage tables that are ADA compliant lift range and that allow for specific positioning of patient and therapist needs. An infrared dry sauna is available for pre or post sessions. Ntouch is consistently recommended by leading doctors, chiropractors and health professionals in the Oklahoma City-metro area. Whether in the need for pain management, superior spa experience, couples massage or a specific medical massage treatment, Ntouch has the area’s best trained experts to serve the community.

“I am very pleased that Ntouch will be working as our programs massage therapy provider for the next four years,” U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team Head Coach and Program Director Bill Hamiter said. “Gwen and her professional staff are experts in the field of medical and sport massage. Their attention to details while working alongside our medical team will provide the best care possible for our athletes. We train and play in a performance-driven environment and I know that the recovery and rehab work Ntouch provides will continue to help our teams be golden.”

The U.S. Women’s and Men’s National Sitting Volleyball Teams train at the University of Central Oklahoma, which is located in Edmond, Okla. The U.S. Women’s National Sitting Volleyball Team captured the 2016 Paralympic Games gold medal after winning silver at the 2008 and 2012 Paralympics. The U.S. Men’s National Sitting Team earned a spot in the 2016 Paralympics, marking its first appearance since 2004.

About USA Volleyball
Founded in 1928, USA Volleyball is a Colorado incorporated non-profit organization recognized by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the Federation International de Volleyball (FIVB) as the National Governing Body for the disciplines of beach volleyball, indoor volleyball and sitting volleyball in the United States. USA Volleyball has over 325,000 registered members, 12,000 teams and 5,300 clubs nationwide. With an annual budget in excess of $31 million dollars, USA Volleyball supports the USA men's and women's senior national team programs for beach, indoor and sitting volleyball; youth and junior national teams, national championship events, coaching education, certification programs and grassroots development across all disciplines. USA Volleyball has a rich tradition of success as evidenced by winning an Olympic medal in every Olympic Games since 1984, four Paralympic medals since 2004 and capturing numerous World Cup, World Championship and Continental Championship titles. USA Volleyball is committed to and works toward opportunity for all to participate. It is an advocate for all Americans endeavoring to assure universal access to opportunities at all levels of the game. For more information on USA Volleyball, visit usavolleyball.org.

About Ntouch
Founded in 2010, Ntouch llc, and Ntouch Medical Massage is owned and operated by Gwen Wright. A longtime resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, she is a nationally certified practitioner with a passion for health and wellness improvement. She is an alumnus of Oklahoma Christian University and has completed over 3,000 hours of continuing education and training. Gwen and the Ntouch staff are well-known within the Oklahoma City medical community. Ntouch is committed to a goal of advancing medical and sports massage as a healthy and long term alternative in assisting in muscle recovery, relieving pain while reducing pain medication, relieving stress and incorporating massage as part of a health and wellness regiment. They work closely with Oklahoma City's leading medical professionals that refer clients for soft tissue and muscle treatments. For more information visit www.Ntouchllc.com.

Contact:
Bill Kauffman, USA Volleyball Senior Manager of Communications
Phone: 719-228-6800, Email: bill.kauffman@usav.org

Gwendolyn Wright, Ntouch llc, President
Phone: 405-330-1311, Email: Ntouchhome@att.net