Josh and Amanda have over a combined fifteen years of professional massage therapy work under their belts. Together they've compiled some of their most favorite techniques and created a fun and approachable workshop to teach you how to incorporate massage into your life. They believe the power of touch is often overlooked and sometimes perhaps even forgotten in our fast paced, technologically driven world.
Amanda's chosen modalities range from myofascial release to pre & post pregnancy massage to proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF). Her touch was honed while working side by side with local Chiropractor, Dr Jessica Chan, in the South Loop. After becoming certified in pre & post pregnancy massage, she relished the opportunity to practice massage within this small niche market at CocoonCare in River North, while she herself was carrying Josh and her's first child. The experience and knowledge gained during this time period was priceless. Amanda is also Level II Reiki certified.
Josh brought over 500 hours of The Felenkries Bodywork Method to the multiple Chiropractic offices he's worked with throughout Chicago. He was part of the team at The Waldorf Astoria Chicago that helped them earn the #1 Top Hotel Spa in the U.S. by Conde Nast 2014. Prior to becoming the lead massage therapist with Jim Karas Personal Training, he was an instructor for massage therapy for over a decade with the Cortiva Institute. While always aiming to stay at the cutting edge of the field, Josh most recently became Level II Certified in Fascial Stretch Therapy; additionally, he is currently an Accredited Continuing Education Provider through the NCBTMB for active bodyworkers.