I've been a competitive bodybuilder for 6 years and have seen numerous massage therapists for my chronic back pain and poor hip mobility. D, in one session, alleviated my back pain more so than any other therapist could have done in 4 sessions. Because of my limited hip mobility, I was limited on on the exercises I could do in the gym. This was severely affecting my progress. His therapy has helped me so much, that I am able to do things in the gym that I haven't been able to do in years. I highly recommend him to anyone suffering from an injury or to anyone looking at improving their athletic performance.
- Aaron ChaconBodybuilder
Well this man alleviated my leg pain prior to my half Ironman and had me back to walking straight 20 minutes after the event was over! The active release therapy was so beneficial that day and I sought DeKarus' assistance after the race to find the right therapist locally (Charlotte being a commute from Florida and all)...thank you thank you...may you have a long, blessed career helping many people walk straight again!
It is with great enthusiasm I recommend DeKarus McCree for his amazing massage skills. After completing a 102 mile bike ride I was hurting everywhere. He knew exactly where the tender points were and was able to soothe those aching muscles. His techniques are unorthodox but the results are amazing. He knows his stuff well and after 30 minutes I was able to hop off the table like a new man. Who needs Ibuprofen when you have his skilled hands easing those tight muscles.I highly recommend him to anyone whether looking for a sports massage or relaxation he knows exactly what to do.
- Seenu SankaCyclist
I recently had a sprain/strain on the lateral collateral ligament of the knee joint, and possibly issues with the meniscus. I was hoping that it would all heal up on its own, which wasn't really happening. I had just arrived at the Southeastern Institute to instruct my night class, when I ran into Dekarus. After observing me limping and asking about my situation, he graciously offered to Kinesio tape my knee. After an assessment, he did 3 different type of tapings. The first was for pain management at the injury site, which immediately made my pain level drop to nearly nothing. The second taping was for proper patella tracking, and the third was to allow me put my big toe back on the ground and a part of my gait pattern. Over the two days, I felt significant healing and improvements to the function and actions of my knee joint. I'm a true believer!!!
- Marc CCyclist
After completing Ironman Raleigh 70.3, I received a post race massage from DeKarus. He did an amazing job! DeKarus knew exactly where the target areas where and the intensity level that was needed. I thought to myself that I would have been sore from the race and I was undoubtedly mistaken. I highly recommend DeKarus to any athletes needing deep tissue massage. You won't be disappointed.
- Andrea Scaletta(Triathlete)
Being in the military, especially going through the Q course my body suffers from the constant strenuous physical activities and sometimes overuse injuries. When I need to get my body rehabilitated I go to D. The techniques used during his sports massage are unparalleled to anything I've experienced before. D also offers k-taping which has helped me find relief in my shins when I run and cupping therapy which gets deep into my back muscles which are used when I carry my gear in the field. Although it's almost a three hour drive to Charlotte, D's dedication and professionalism to helping heal the body makes that trip completely worth it!
- Brandon Heard(Army)
Dekarus McCree, with "Above Touch Anatomy Works" is an extremely gifted and highly skilled massage therapist. He brings positive energy and high enthusiasm to every session. I have been a client of D's a little over two years and have seen him for 90 minute sessions on a consistent basis. His deep tissue full body massage is not only therapeutic but has always been exceptional and second to none. As a dancer, I tend to suffer from chronic upper back, shoulder and neck strain. He has always been sensitive to my needs and ensured that I was completely satisfied after every session. Dekarus, professional advice was essential and influential in the approval process of a required major surgery. I am now in the in the tail end of my recovery period, feeling great and excited to be able to dance again. If you are considering Dekarus as your therapist, I highly recommend him, and I am confident you will enjoy many years of beneficial and satisfying therapy work from him.
- Lizzette Sangster(Dancer)
"As an athlete, I'm used to having little aches here and there, especially after running. But after childbirth my hips have not reacted the same; affecting my range of motion with constant tightness and pain. I met D at an expo for an ironman race and had him work his magic on my hips. OMG!!! All I can say is that I can't remember the last time I felt so mobile. This guy was awesome! After that one session I was pain free and flexible for weeks."
- Efua Ramdeen(Triathlete)
"I injured myself after the 2013 Boston Marathon and I have struggled with my triathlon run segment since that time. After 3 months of working with DeKarus ("D"), I turned in my fastest Ironman marathon that I have run in the past 6 years. I attribute the improvement to the stretching and cupping work that I received in preparation for the race. D really helped me re-gain the flexibility in my hips that allowed me to maintain my form and pace through the race. After that break through, I have continued to work with D as part of training and recovery programs."
- Ric Johnsen11 time Ironman Finisher
3 time Ironman All World Athlete (Age Group: 2 Gold and 1 Silver level)
Competed and Finished 5 Triathlon World Championships as an Age Group Athlete