Massage for athletes by an athlete.

I have more than 30 years experience as a runner. I competed in cross country and track in high school as well as in college, where I won 9 National Div III titles. My post-collegiate running career culminated with winning the 1997 National Marathon Championships, and qualifying for the 1996 and 2000 Olympic Marathon Trials.

These days I also bike, swim, snow shoe and cross country ski for fun. I have competed in several triathlons, including a Half Ironman, but these days you’ll mostly find me out running on the trails.

I have worked as a massage therapist since 2004.

Many of my clients are active runners, swimmers, tennis players, cyclists and triathletes. However, I have had the honor of working with people who keep active in other ways, as well as student athletes from a wide range of sports.

— Julia Kirtland

Licensed Massage Therapist, Owner of Core 3, Athlete


Julia on Massage and Peak Performance in the Atayne Newsletter.

Julia writes about Kinesio Taping in Running Times.

Read about Julia’s thoughts on self-massage in Running Times.

Learn more about Julia in this Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram article.