Restoring Performance ® was founded in massage and bodywork but with a mind to addressing the importance of the integrating healthy movement into life and performance. That may mean performing on the track, field, gym, or for simply for life.
A space to heal
The first goal is to both provide the space and care to restore your health. Often this includes coaching clients through first understanding how they can heal and rebuild their foundation of health and movement. In doing so, we believe it opens the opportunity to address the needs of their training program, biomechanics, or daily practices.
A central resource
Restoring Performance was developed with the idea of being a central resource where athletes could come and find the care and guidance to get grounded, healthy, and oriented towards again moving forward with their performance goals. As part of that journey, we offer and provide ongoing care and support. Essentially we believe in being both mentors to our clients and an active part of their performance team.
Putting it together
For most clients, massage and bodywork are just the start of the journey back into health and ‘Performing for Life’. We believe it’s critically important to understand the dynamic of integrating bodywork with movement and performance coaching. That may mean learning how to regain healthy movement or it may go deeper into performance by working with clients on their sport-specific skills and movements. For endurance athletes it might include their running gait, bike fits, or swim technique. For our power athletes, it may mean identifying limiters and coaching their movements to access a higher level of performance. For each, it necessitates recognizing the importance of an integrated approach to restoring performance.
That may mean learning how to regain healthy movement or it may go deeper into performance by working with clients on their sport-specific skills and movements. For endurance athletes it might include their running gait, bike fits, or swim technique. For our power athletes, it may mean identifying limiters and coaching their movements to access a higher level of performance. For each, it necessitates recognizing the importance of a holistic approach to restoring performance.
Mark Kendall is well known in the Austin area as a bodyworker and massage therapist working on many of Austin’s runners, triathletes, and competitive athletes (and a few four-legged friends).
However, few in Austin know of his background and career as a triathlon and swimming coach.
This combined with his bodywork skills is why he’s been invited back year after year to work with training camps and teams like Epic Camp, Big Sexy Racing, and PacWest Athletics, and why he’ll be in Kona this fall supporting his athletes competing at the Ironman and working with this year’s Epic Camp.
“My goal is to assess and correct the function of the body’s systems as a whole and uncover imbalances and abnormalities that might be creating pain or movement dysfunctions.”
“By doing so, we can get a client out of pain, restore health to the tissues, and help them quickly realize the benefit of improved movement quality. Eventually, this economy also leads to improved performances and reduced susceptibility to injuries.”
“This is a natural extension of my experience coaching, training, bike fitting, and working with athletes on the field or in the gym. I get what they are trying to accomplish and where they might struggle. My goal is to guide them down the path of realizing their performance potential while keeping them healthy and injury free in the process.”
Through his life as an athlete, coach, and practitioner, his interest has always been in understanding the sequence of events leading to injury, pain, and reduced performance. Out of this experience and knowledge is where he can help clients work through and understand the process of restoring their health, movement, and performance again.
- Pain, Movement, and Performance Specialist
- Bodyworker, Massage Therapist
- Founder & Owner – Restoring Performance
- Deep Tissue, Sports, and Therapeutic Massage
- Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT #117988)
- Proprioceptive Deep Tendon Reflex Practitioner (P-DTR, Advanced Level)
- D.N.A. Instructor
- Neurokinetic Therapy – Masters Level Certified Practitioner
- Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS – NSCA, 2002 to Current)
Also trained in:
- A.R.T. – Active Release Technique
- Rock Tape and Rock Blade
- AiM – Anatomy in Motion
- Integrated Cranial Techniques
- USA Triathlon & USA Cycling Coaching