Amanda - Licensed Massage Therapist
Who are you?
Hi, I’m Amanda! I was born in Fort Bragg, NC, but grew up in NOVA and spent a few years in Maine. I have healing hands with a gypsy soul and love learning from and connecting with other people.
Why did you become a massage therapist?
I became a massage therapist because of the profound effect therapeutic touch has on me and others. Growing up, my parents would give me a quarter in exchange for a head or hand massage, and through middle and high school my friends would always ask for a hand massage. So you could say I’ve been doing this most of my life!
Where and when did you go to school?
I attended the National Massage Therapy Institute in Falls Church. I had a wonderful teacher and had so much fun with my classmates. I graduated from there in 2009 and have been in love with my career choice ever since.
What modalities do you specialize in?
I specialize in Swedish, medical/rehabilitative massage, sports massage, myofascial release, trigger point release, cupping therapy, integrative and holistic therapies, prenatal massage and hot stone massage.
List any dysfunctions and acute/chronic conditions you have treated or particularly specialize in:
Dysfunctions I specialize in are TMJD, rotator cuff/shoulder injuries, sciatica pain, runner’s knee, stress/anxiety/depression relief, and hip/low back pain
Why is massage important to you?
Massage therapy allows me to give people something special and to make deeper connections, but to also share the message that massage is not just a treat every once in awhile. Massage is something people need to incorporate into their regular health and wellness routines! Regular massage helps combat all sorts of aches, pains and stresses and I’m glad I can help people feel better through massage.
How would you describe your style of massage?
I provide a well balanced blend of focus work and relaxation techniques. While it is important to do focused deep release, it is also equally important to put your body into its parasympathetic nervous system, where your body heals and regenerates itself. By doing a mix of both, I am able to provide both sides of massage to my clients.
What keeps you motivated?
I’m motivated by seeing first hand the change in my clients from the work I do, and the benefits and healing powers it has not only on them, but on me as well!
Massage Therapist , Amanda