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Meet Amanda Darnell, the massage practitioner behind Massage In Soma. Amanda carries a loyal and long standing client base since the opening of her business in 2009. She takes pride in creating massage and wellness sessions with an "in the moment, solution based" style. This allows her to address your pain and stress concerns in a realistic, proactive way.
Beyond the physical aspects of your body Amanda also highlights the physiological and lifestyle habits of your being in respect to how it affects your over-all stress and pain concerns. By the end of your experience at Massage In Soma you will take away a deeper understanding of your health challenges and how to integrate simple "tricks of the trade" to promote a sense of well-being way beyond the time spent in your session. (p2)
EDUCATION & TRAINING (h3)
Amanda Darnell comes to you with a combined experience of 9 years in the holistic health and fitness industries. In 2009 Amanda graduated from the World School of Massage SF CA as a CMT, and continued on to Bauman School of Holistic Nutrition Berkeley CA, earning her Nutrition Education Certification in 2010. In 2012 Amanda trained in Irene Diamond's Active Release Therapy and is one of the few practitoners in the country to offer this dynamic corrective massage technique. (p3)
BODYBUILDING & FITNESS
With 7 years of personal experience in bodybuilding and fitness Amanda enjoys teaming up with her athletically driven clients, creating massage programs specifically geared toward athletic health and wellness. With Sport and Corrective Massage and sport nutrition suggestions, Amanda is able to improve your performance, support you hitting your goals and help you overcome plateaus.
FLYING THE FRIENDLY SKIES
Before opening Massage In Soma Amanda was a flight attendant for American Airlines. She loved her job but realized that a flying lifestyle had a heavy impact on her health and wellbeing. In order to solve this problem, Amanda set out on developing a simple health care routine that she used though out her time in the sky. Now as a health care practitioner, Amanda has taken her routine and rolled it into a massage and health protocol session specifically designed for the busy traveler's body in mind.
STRESS MANAGEMENT & RESILIENCE EDUCATION
Amanda also has a deep study in Personal Development and the Spiritual Arts taking her training from Hoffman Institute, Landmark Education and Spiritual yoga practice. Throughout the years in business, she has observed the high amounts of stress in her client's daily lives. Being called to be of service on a deeper level, In 2016, Amanda rolled out her new Stress Reduction Program which combines Western stress reduction techniques with Eastern philosophies.
By bridging Western with Eastern practices, Amanda takes healing beyond massage and offers an opportunity for her clients to re-educate toward a mastery in self-resilience and awareness. She does this with the help of nutrition, cutting edge neuroscience, Eastern philosophy, simple meditation and a personally developed immersive massage session (Escape Session). All of these techniques are integrated into a personalized program designed to give the recipient an encountered experience in relating to one's self and one's environment.
Amanda developed her Stress Reduction Program with the belief that the beginning of true health begins with the empowered self. And the healing and re-education process can be achieved at any age, as long as there is a yearning or desire to shift ones reality toward a healthier path of existing.