"Outside the Room:" With Benny Vaughn

This article is sponsored by Massage Heights

This episode of Outside the Room features Benny Vaughn, a trailblazer throughout his life, from his athletic scholarship to the University of Florida to his participation at five Olympic Games. He set the standard for sports massage in the United States and has been a professional massage therapist and athletic trainer for more than 45 years. Vaughn and host CG Funk talk massage, athletics, and Vaughn's amazing career.

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