Amanda is an licensed massage therapist (#MA 60502842) with years of experience in clinical and relaxation massage. Originally hailing from the Midwest, she moved to the Seattle area in 2014 to further her education at Bastyr University. Her previous education includes her Massage Therapy Associate degree of Applied Science and her Bachelor’s degree of Biomedical Science with a minor in Nutrition from National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, IL.
Using the art of therapeutic touch, Amanda feels massage is critical to her client’s overall health. The body has an innate intelligence and desire to heal itself, and she seeks to create an environment where her clients can rejuvenate and recover from the stresses of life. She uses therapeutic modalities to help the body to remember how to function more efficiently and begin to shift out of chronic pain patterns. To further this goal, Amanda is constantly seeking more education to improve her client’s daily quality of life.
Knowing it is hard to find balance in today’s fast-paced world, it is easy to forget to take care of ones’ self, but this doesn’t make it any less important. Taking time out for an hour or two each month for a massage session can greatly assist with one’s overall sense of well-being. Massage can help lower anxiety and fatigue, improve quality of sleep and concentration, increase circulation throughout the body, and finally result in more overall energy throughout the day.
Amanda’s massage tool kit includes Swedish, therapeutic, sports, trigger point therapy, and deep tissue massage techniques. She is experienced in both chair and table massage methods. She’s also taken extra coursework in Craniosacral, TMJ (temporomandibular joint) work using intraoral techniques, Kinesio taping, pregnancy massage, muscle energy stretching, and will soon be adding Smart Tool’s IASTM to her repertory.
Massage Therapy, AAS – 2014
Biomedical Science, BS, with a minor in Nutrition (Summa Cum Laude) – 2014
Certified Chiropractic Assistant – 2012
Massage Therapy Certificate (Valedictorian) – 2012
Photo Credit: E. Michael Johnson