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AMANDA TACKER

THAI MASSAGE AND ASHIATSU INSTRUCTOR

Helping people and challenging myself has been a dual life focus of mine for as long as I can remember. This combination has kept me busy and curious throughout my 20+ year journey as a massage therapist and it is what has fueled my love for Thai Massage and Ashiatsu.

I attended The Massage Institute of Memphis directly after graduating from high school. I guess you could say that I’ve grown up in this profession. And like myself personally, my work as a therapist has evolved and matured over the years as well. But it’s not simply the passage of time that makes someone an experienced and effective therapist. I have found that the greatest growth occurs when I push myself to learn new things and step out of my comfort zone. 

I wholeheartedly believe that movement is medicine, in all it’s varied forms. That belief drives my desire to help my clients maintain their active lifestyles through regular bodywork sessions. I enjoy unraveling the “mystery” and making the connections between pain, movement dysfunction, and muscle imbalances in order to help my clients recover and heal. And as an avid runner and cyclist myself, those discoveries keep me moving too! 

Since Thai massage and Ashiatsu quickly became essential tools in my private practice, helping others learn these modalities soon became my next goal. It’s exciting to witness a therapist’s growth and success as they incorporate these techniques in to their practice.

When not involved with our massage therapy community you can usually find me volunteering, everything from public ministry to hurricane relief work. I rely on these activities to keep me recharged and centered. I also enjoy traveling and have yet to meet a beach or hiking trail I don’t like!