Body Healing Massage NYC Practitioner

Image representing amanda donis licensed therapeutic massage therapistAmanda Donis practices body healing massage in NYC as a Registered Nurse and Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) with Pre-natal Massage Certification. Her NYC-based therapeutic massage practice offers body healing techniques for injury, stress, and women’s health including pre-natal massage and post-partum massage care. She is a body therapy specialist practicing precise massage and myofascial release techniques for stress, injury, and women’s health conditions to help free patients from physical limitations, heal pain, and restore balance.

Her primary approach to promote full body healing is myofascial release with a combination of precise massage and tissue techniques to treat a range of conditions. Her therapeutic massage methods are effective for repetitive stress for the office worker, women’s health issues, and refining or sustaining athletic performance. Over the past 11 years, Amanda has worked in conjunction with physical therapists, orthopedic doctors, jaw pain specialists, dentists, acupuncturists, and chiropractors to offer integrative treatments for a wide range of soft tissue and wellness-related issues.  She has helped organize corporate wellness programs and has traveled with her massage chair throughout the world to offer body healing massage for people with little access to therapeutic massage.

Women’s Health is Her Passion

Amanda trained in myofascial release for pelvic and hip areas to treat a range of women’s issues including menopause, fertility, endometriosis, incontinence, and more. Her continuous training with John F.Barnes, myofascial release pioneer, and her medical massage experience help her  effectively address lymphatic issues, fibromyalgia and muscle-joint related conditions, scar tissue and surgery recovery. Her wellness-related body healing massage blog focuses on helpful, usable, and interesting ideas for body healing massage and other topics for women’s health, managing stress, and sustainable wellness.

She approaches her clients’ healing and wellness from a holistic perspective. To ensure a thorough perspective, she uses a comprehensive patient intake form to capture medical and lifestyle factors and conducts a visual assessment of standing posture and movement patterns. Amanda assesses this information to customize your body healing massage sessions for optimal healing

Education and Training

Amanda studied massage therapy at the Advanced Fuller School of Massage in Virginia Beach. Her initial exposure to formulized massage training began in Thailand where she learned the practice of Thai Yoga Massage. She became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 1999. She became certified in pre-natal and post-partum massage therapy through Elaine Stillerman’s Mother Massage certification course offered at the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy in Virginia Beach. Over the past 11 years, she has worked extensively with pregnant women offering massage care throughout all stages of pregnancy, labor massage support, and post-partum recovery and stress relief. She has experience with pediatric and infant massage care, as well as working with adolescent populations to introduce healthy, therapeutic touch, relieve stress, and balance alignment. She has refined her body healing massage skills in John F. Barnes myofascial release seminars and scar tissue therapy training with Dr.Ben Benjamin.

Before Therapeutic Massage Practice

Amanda completed her undergraduate BA at University of Colorado at Boulder majoring in Humanities and Spanish language. She served in both Americorps VISTA  at the Santa Fe Boys and Girls club and in the United States Peace Corps, in the Republic of Moldova. Serving as a volunteer for 3 years, she worked in public schools, organized community workshops, presented health and wellness lectures for other volunteers, and coordinated volunteer activities. She studied Romanian language while in the Peace Corps.

Other Interests

Amanda loves nature, running on the beach, playing with her goddaughters and nieces, and cooking. She travels extensively to the Brazilian Amazon where she studies nature and natural medicines, meets with friends, offers  therapeutic massage, and studies the Portuguese language.