Our Teaching Artists

 
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Amanda Brewster

Body Lab Instructor

A graduate of The Swedish Institute and St Olaf College with a history as a freelance dancer-turned-choreographer, Amanda brings to the table more than a decade of hands-on experience in the field of massage and bodywork including several years working alongside a team of physical therapists and chiropractors. This complimentary combination of disciplines has given Amanda a particular sensitivity to the rigors and delicacy of working with and around injuries to facilitate the healing process and/or to prevent injury from manifesting. 


As a Licensed Massage Therapist, Amanda has incorporated the practical and personal understanding of t how the body functions that she gained through her textured background to develop a targeted approach to handling body aches and pains. Certified in Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT), Level 1 and influenced by Corrective Postural Massage (Howard Mermelstein) her work employs deep tissue, myofascial release and dynamic pin and stretch techniques to encourage the joints of the body to rest in their proper position. This gives the muscles an opportunity to re-pattern in a functional way if given the signals to do so. 


Through Amanda’s signature approach, combined with the classic techniques of Swedish, Sports, Medical, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, her clients are enabled to be more at home in their bodies and enjoy the process of maintaining or returning to top form.