Promoting Health and Fitness through Massage, Stretching, and Education

Welcome to Bob McAtee’s website.

On this “umbrella” site you’ll find information and links to my work as a sports massage therapist, educator, published author, and inventor.
Since 1988, I’ve maintained an active, international sports massage practice in Colorado Springs, where I specialize in sports massagesoft tissue therapyfacilitated stretching techniques, and kinesiotaping.

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July 2024: In addition to my LIVE Courses (see workshop page), I  collaborated with the Niel Asher Group (NAT Global) to produce  my online course: “Sports Massage.” The course is based on my book, Sports Massage for Injury Care, published by Human Kinetics. This online course is NCBTMB Approved for 16 CE.  For more info, click the link: Sports Massage for Injury Care


October 15, 2019: I added several Facilitated Stretching videos to my YouTube Channel . You can also view them embedded here at the bottom of Brief Tutorial for Facilitated Stretching

March 19, 2019: After two years of writing, editing, more writing and still more editing, I’m thrilled to announce the release by Human Kinetics of my book, Sports Massage for Injury Care.

You can order my new book and/or my classic, Facilitated Stretching directly from Human Kinetics. Follow this link: McAtee Books on Human Kinetics to access my products page at Human  Kinetics, make your selections

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I had the pleasure of speaking with Haley Winter for his podcast “Hows the Pressure”. Our 53-minute conversation about my 38-year career as a massage therapist, educator, and author covered a lot of ground. I invite you to have a listen here: How’s the Pressure

Available Now: An online CE course to accompany the Facilitated Stretching text.

This continuing education course includes a text, online video, recorded webinar, study guide, and exam that allows professionals to help clients and athletes enhance performance through PNF stretching techniques.

The 4th edition of Facilitated Stretching features a full-color interior, streamlined organization, and a new online video package. With the inclusion of stretching examples to use in the gym, workout room, and home, we’ve brought PNF stretching beyond the treatment room. Click this link to go to the Human Kinetics website for more information:

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Bob is a Colorado Licensed and Nationally Certified massage therapist. He began his massage career in 1981, specializing in sports and orthopedic massage therapy. Since 1988 he has maintained an active, international sports massage practice in Colorado Springs.
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Save Your Hands

Bob invented the Hand-L Massage Tool, an innovative professional-quality massage tool designed to use as a trigger point tool, for deep tissue massage, or for simple relaxation. Read more…
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Brief tutorial on Facilitated Stretching

In this section, we describe an easy-to-remember three-step stretching protocol, then discuss six critical elements of the technique that must be applied to achieve optimum results.  Read more…
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