We work with high-performance athletes

Manuvision and Elite Sports

All elite athletes have in common the need for a high-performance body. For many years Manuvision has helped some of the world’s best athletes optimize their performance, from the Tour de France to the Men’s Handball World Cup. We prevent injuries and balance the relationship between strength and agility. We also teach elite athletes to work and train with the body instead of against it.
Manuvision Body Therapy is not only a form of treatment that can alleviate illness and injury, it is also a tool to optimize the body, so that it functions in its entirety at an elite level.
Through body therapy we work to:
Through body therapy we work to:
– Prevent injuries
– Optimize bodily function and respiration so that the body can preserve  its energy and use its resources in the best possible way, and the organs can perform at their best.
– Understand body’s signals and release old “traumas” and injuries.
– Cultivate motivation and drives to help the body, emotions and thoughts to work together.
– Train the attention necessary to stay focused to reach the final goal.
– Balance the relationship between core strength and agility.
– Balance the nervous system and its ability to alternate between performance and recovery.


Getting athletes to perform at their best is not just about building strength, but also about contributing to the body’s ability to recover. It is necessary for endurance and strength, for the body to be able to let go and “fall” before and after performing at its best.
The nervous system is, as always in Manuvision body therapy, at the center of the treatment. It is the nervous system that must be present, both when we have to recover, and when we have to keep a cool head during the performance. Therefore, we train the ability to stay between the two basic states of the nervous system: The sympathetic nervous system, where the body is ready for battle, and the parasympathetic nervous system, where the body is at rest. We work on this with the ability to find and maintain the balance between recovery and acting, so that we can give our best while maintaining our composure and calm.

It is essential for athletes to free the connection between body and psyche, both from sports injuries and previous trauma, and regain movement in places where the body has contracted. Because even though an injury heals physically, there is always a contraction in the tissue. Contractions cause reduced mobility and poor flow if the emotional shock is not released.
Several elite athletes are also seeking treatment to alleviate performance anxiety or to restore balance to the body and psyche after a great performance. Here we help by balancing the nervous system and loosening the tensions that create discomfort and get in the way of recovery and concentration.

“I am really very satisfied with the cooperation with Manuvision that I have been enjoying since 2010. It has been an important part of the efforts to optimize my performance and focus at the highest level. The treatments have helped me especially during the demanding Grand Tours, where it is crucial that the body can recover quickly.”

Alberto ContadorProfessional cyclist, winner of 7 "Grand Tours"

The athlete and the person

A special motor force is needed to be able to perform at an elite level, this force is necessary to be able to maintain motivation and concentration at all times. With Manuvision body therapy, we help to find people’s individual driving force. Once we’ve found that engine, we can see how we can cultivate the required need and attitude at the elite level. This discovery also involves the work of tracing one’s own weaknesses. When we understand and feel our weaknesses, we can also work to eliminate them as a mental problem.
The strongest driving forces we have, are our emotions. Therefore, the work of understanding and separating our emotions from the physical and mental is important. Basically it is about listening to the different impulses that we receive from thoughts, body and emotions, and making them work in the same direction. Above all, dare to enter and release emotions so that they are not blocked and accumulate as tensions that hinder the athlete’s performance.

Over the years, we have helped some of the best athletes in the world. This applies to cyclists, football and handball players, athletes and martial artists, runners and sailors. We are especially proud of our collaboration with the Handball Masters World Cup and the Tour de France:

Danish Handball Team
Manuvision partner and body therapist Kristoffer Glavind Kjær is a regular part of the Danish men’s handball team and worked with them during the 2019 and 2021 World Cups, as well as the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Daily Manuvision treatments help players to perform optimally by releasing tension, thus allowing the body to work with it’s full range of movement.
Since 2000, Manuvision has partnered with professional cycling teams such as CSC, Phonak, and Team Coast. In 2011 we became part of Bjarne Riis’s Team Tinkoff Saxo, and in 2017 we worked with Team Orica. We have participated in all the major races, including the Giro d’Italia, the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, as well as the team’s annual training camps. Both the cyclists and the rest of the team’s employees have received treatment and training from Manuvision.

“Manuvision treatment is especially important for me when it comes to coping with the stages I want to win. Above all, it improves my breathing and also my position on the bike. It helps me to be more mentally focused and I get a better feeling in my body. The day after a treatment I have more energy and I can go a little deeper, which is what makes the difference in the end. The treatment helps me win… And it makes me feel like Superman!”

Peter SaganProfessional cyclist