In some capacity, either professionally or personally, I have been an activist for a variety of causes for the past 25 years. I cannot stress enough, the importance of any community coming together to lend its energy, time and skills to further a cause.
In keeping with my longtime and strongly held beliefs that impact of giving is paramount, I am pleased to announce that I have signed on as volunteer massage therapist for the 2015 Cycle for the Cause -- the Northeast AIDS ride.
Every September hundreds of riders and crew members come together and embark on a journey like no other: Cycle for the Cause. Together they train, fundraise and prepare to make the roughly 275-mile trek from Boston to New York. Some are veteran riders and some have never cycled before, but they all share one common thread: their dedication to the cause -- fighting HIV/AIDS.
In addition to volunteering my professional skills, I am fundraising. If you are so inclined, and would like make a donation to this effort, please CLICK HERE.
Rob Zukowski is a New York State LMT, certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork, a Certified Medical Massage Therapist and holds a degree in Occupational Studies, with a focus on massage therapy, from the prestigious Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences. He has advanced training in sports massage, various relaxation therapies, and training in multi-therapeutic approaches to massage for oncology.
In addition to private practice, his experience includes being a massage therapist, lead therapist and member relationships manager in assorted fitness centers, spas, clinics and holistic healing settings and working in corporate wellness environments. Rob also works as a client services manager at a healing center, authors his own column on the subject of complementary and alternative medicine in a national HIV/AIDS magazine, works in student outreach and lectures on therapeutic massage for various pathologies.