Pro-Active Massage Therapy is owned and operated by Bob McAtee, a Colorado Registered and Nationally Certified massage therapist. Bob began his career in 1981, specializing in sports and orthopedic massage therapy. Since 1988 he has maintained an active, international sports massage practice in Colorado Springs, specializing in sports massage, soft tissue therapy, facilitated stretching techniques, and kinesiotaping.
Bob is a long-time member of the AMTA, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and a Certified Personal Trainer. He is the co-author of Facilitated Stretching, a how-to book about PNF stretching used by fitness professionals worldwide. His most recent book, Sports Massage for Injury Care, was published in 2019.
Bob regularly presents workshops to massage therapists and fitness professionals on facilitated stretching, massage, and soft-tissue injury care nationally and internationally.
Office hours are by appointment, Monday through Friday (and some Saturdays), generally between the hours of 9 am and 7 pm (Mountain Time).
Session pricing: $75 for 60 minutes (first appointments are always a minimum of 60 minutes), $40 for 30 minutes, $105 for 90 minutes. You can pay with cash, check, or credit card.
1119 N. Wahsatch Ave. Suite #1
Colorado Springs, CO 80903 USA
I have a very physical job and have struggled with chronic tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow for nearly 4 months, for which all the prescribed rest and ibuprofen made only a temporary difference. On top of this I recently sprained my wrist. Clearly I was a bit of a wreck by the time I contacted Bob. I’m so glad I was able to get an appointment with him. The sports massage made an immediate difference in my injuries from the first appointment. I was so relieved to finally see the healing process started, after a lot of waiting and frustration.
I was pleased with Bob’s professionalism; the intake process was thorough–he asked questions and examined my injuries, and was a good listener. During the massage portion he walked through what he was doing and answered all my own questions. He also offered a lot of good suggestions on how I could continue to treat my injuries on my own.
Not only did sessions with Bob help relieve my elbow pain and heal my recent injuries, they also treated some old back pain I’ve been carrying around for a long time. And all for a very reasonable price. I highly recommend him to anyone who is suffering from any activity related ailments, particularly back or tendon issues as in my case.
Libby S. 2016
I began going to Bob about a year ago. I have Degenerative Disc Disease and bulging discs in my neck and back from competitive sports. Before I went to Bob, any sort of strenuous physical activity was impossible. The massage work he has done has allowed me to live a life being able to push my body through sports and exercise in a way I was not capable of doing prior to our appointments. Although I will never have a completely healthy back or neck, I experience immediate relief and improved function after our sessions. Without our meetings, I am not sure what state my body would be in, and for that, I am extremely grateful to Bob. He is experienced and talented at his profession and has been very flexible working around my busy schedule. I would recommend him to people from all walks of life. Whether you are a high level athlete or just looking for some relief, Bob will be able to help.
Davis Roast (Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Olympic Training Center) 2016
I finally have found someone who understands and can help
I have had a recurring back problem due to an on the job injury for the last thirty years. I am a professional aviator for a major airline, and sitting for several hours at a time contributes to the ailment. I have tried several different remedies over the years, and finally have found someone who understands and can help. Bob is an outstanding massage therapist, and comes highly recommended to anyone that needs therapeutic massage therapy. I have been a client for the past year, and plan to be for the forseeable future. Professional personal service for a very reasonable price. I recommend him to all my friends and family.
Jeff H. 2013
I would recommend Bob McAtee to any family member or friend
I am a recreational runner who is recovering from an injury. Bob was accommodating to my work schedule for my first appointment, and thereafter has made appointments at the most effective times during my exercise schedule.
A great attribute is his ability to scaffold questions to determine the cause, which aspects of his treatment produced improvements, and best course of action. Bob was able to identify the muscle imbalance causing my pain- something a “sports medicine” doctor and physical therapist could not conclude.
He has provided new stretches specific to further prevent my injury and facilitate recovery. Our conversations are engaging because he understands my athletic personality.
Bob is professional through is actions, attitudes, and office space. He put forth extra effort to make a follow-up call to see how I was progressing after the first appointment.
If you’re an elite athlete in need of a quality sports massage then Pro-Active Sports Massage is for you. Bob is very knowledge in massage therapy (which you can tell when you walk in as he has an enormous amount of awards/certificates on the walls pertaining to massage therapy). I have been to a variety of massage therapists in the past and Bob is the only one who takes the time to really understand what your body needs to function properly. Whether it be a maintenance massage and even just a relaxation massage Bob ensures he focuses on the areas that need the therapy the most. Even better, the prices are extremely reasonable. I already have my next appointment scheduled!
As a long-time endurance athlete, I have received regular massage for many years. While traveling in Colorado Springs for a mountain bike stage race, I was fortunate enough to find Bob McAtee for massage. His technique and experience were apparent and I would rate the bodywork as some of the best I’ve received. I highly recommend Bob for massage!
The Best in the Pikes Peak Region
I have been in the Pikes Peak Holistic community for over 30 years. Bob McAtee is the most scientific sports massage therapist in the area but his talents can help us in many ways. These last 14 months really proved that.
After crashing a road bike at speed, I had over 4 feet of scabs and damaged skin, so painful I couldn’t sleep in a bed for weeks. A visit to Bob showed no muscle damage, one tendon connecting point and the cartilage between two ribs was bruised. A gentle massage between those ribs accelerated the healing other sports massage therapists missed.
A second event occurred after 6 months of spinning classes tightened up my lower back. Instead of three chiropractor visits a week, Bob showed me 3 stretches to loosen the lower back and pelvis. I do the stretches between sets at the gym, no lower back issues, no chiropractor bills. I saved thousands of dollars and hours of pain with one visit to Bob McAtee. I suggest you should also.
My athletic history is long, 60 Pikes Peak Summits, & PP Marathons, Coast to Coast bike rides and 30 years of weightlifting. Use Bob as a primary tool in your athletic endeavors.
I have been seeing Bob for massage therapy for nearly two decades. He is equally adept at treating my sports injuries and reducing the effects of stress related to my work. I feel like Bob delivers the same level of care to me, a weekend warrior, as if I were one his elite athlete clients. He has published sports therapy books and gives seminars around the globe.
I highly recommend him.
I have been getting massages from Bob for longer than I can remember. He is professional, knowledgeable, and kind. I recommend him wholeheartedly to everyone! Also, check out his book, Facilitated Stretching….It is fantastic!
If You Want the Very Best
I have been a patient of Bob McAtee for several years, as I need regular massages to counteract the effects of scoliosis. Not only has Bob favorably impacted my general well-being, but he has also made recommendations that positively enhanced my wife’s health. He constantly displays a true interest in my general health and proactively suggests things I can do to improve my life.
I heartily recommend Bob to anyone who is seeking a superb massage therapist.