Amanda Schoeck

You must take care of yourself to better enable you to take care of others.

I considered pursuing massage therapy for years before I ultimately committed to it. Massage as a career path was suggested for me regularly in high school and throughout my early twenties, but I just didn't feel passionate enough about it. Even though I had needed massage through my years as a competitive gymnast to recover from long trainings, I never thought of it as anything more than a luxury. Massage with deep pressure felt good, but I didn't understand what it was doing. It really took...

I considered pursuing massage therapy for years before I ultimately committed to it. Massage as a career path was suggested for me regularly in high school and throughout my early twenties, but I just didn't feel passionate enough about it. Even though I had needed massage through my years as a competitive gymnast to recover from long trainings, I never thought of it as anything more than a luxury. Massage with deep pressure felt good, but I didn't understand what it was doing. It really took me learning the value of purposeful, intentional bodywork to take the plunge and find out the how's and why's.

In 2001, I began coaching gymnastics to subsidize my training and continued coaching for over a decade. In 2012, I was convinced to try that crazy Crossfit fad, and I immediately fell in love! It was the only thing to make me feel like a gymnast (like myself) again. Not being a kid anymore, my body needed a lot more care in order to handle the intensity in a healthy way. A couple years into training, I starting getting somewhat regular bodywork from a talented massage therapist in the metro-Atlanta area. Her work improved my recovery so greatly that it reignited my previous interest in becoming a bodyworker. It would still be a couple years before the timing was right, but in 2015, I finally signed up for Georgia Massage School- a program which is heavily focused on the clinical approach to resolving soft-tissue disorders with bodywork.GMS was everything I could have ever asked for and more in helping to understand how to approach various soft tissue disorders in the body. 

Since graduating, I have had the fortune and pleasure of learning from several talented clinical MT's in and around Atlanta. Currently, my work focuses in a few areas- performing recovery massage for athletes and injuries, treating TMJ Dysfunction (did you know approximately 80% is due to muscular issues?!), and correcting muscular imbalances and postural deviations from daily life activities (most commonly, sitting at a computer). In April, I will become certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist as well.

My personal business is Life Moves Massage Therapy which has an office in Marietta and travels to do massage at Crossfit gyms and local businesses. When not providing bodywork, I enjoy teaching blues dancing in the Atlanta area, being active in my community, working out, and spending time ith my two adorable pups, Onyx and Raven.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

GA # 011034

Corrective Exercise Specialist

# 1180167992

Education
2016

Georgia Massage School

Massage Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Alex on Aug 27
Amanda was a complete professional. We discussed some of the issues I was having and she proceeded with a targeted massage on the affected areas. She went above and beyond in providing additional knowledge and exercises for self maintenance. Excellent overall experience.
by Anonymous on May 28
Thoughtful communication regarding what she was trying to accomplish and encouraged real time feedback. Great playlist, too!
by Margaret on Mar 22
Amanda is truly amazing with her work! I suffer from migraines and Amanda is able to use her clinical techniques to actually stop my migraine before it's full blown!! She's a talented therapist for many reasons but one things for sure. You can count on a top notch massage on all accounts!!
by John on Mar 08
Amanda excels at body work and is very empathetic.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Clinical
  • TMJD Treatment

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