Amber Smith

I'm not just a massage therapist, I am a facilitator of healing.

Becoming a massage therapist was a calling not a first choice for a career.  After my service in the Army I was looking into a career as an interior decorator, however God had a different plan.  At a church service a friend of mine (and massage therapist) came over and asked if she could work on my shoulder and neck.  She noticed that I was all "crinked" up from holding my infant.  In that moment I new that becoming a therapist was my calling and the next day I researched local massage progra...

Becoming a massage therapist was a calling not a first choice for a career.  After my service in the Army I was looking into a career as an interior decorator, however God had a different plan.  At a church service a friend of mine (and massage therapist) came over and asked if she could work on my shoulder and neck.  She noticed that I was all "crinked" up from holding my infant.  In that moment I new that becoming a therapist was my calling and the next day I researched local massage programs.


My journey as a therapist has been a windy road and in my opinion I feel that it has made me a better therapist; I'll start at the beginning.

I knew that I wanted to start my own business and I had an independent contractor agreement with the chiropractor that I interned with as soon as I graduated.  Two months after graduation and getting a running start on my business a box truck cut off my husband and I while on his motorcycle.  We were blessed to not be killed, my left hand was crushed, my molars were crushed and I sustained a TBI that I live with to this day along with daily chronic pain.

Understanding what it's like living with pain and ways to relieve pain and live a healthier life has helped me to ask the questions of clients to understand what they are going through and what I can do to help them, through not just my training but my experiences as well.  I continue to learn new modalities to add to my knowledge and I am planning and in the hopes for the future to build and open my own wellness center.





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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

PA # MSG001923

National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

# 590219-10

Education
2009

Pittsburgh Technical Institute: North Fayette Campus

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Continuing Quest of Education and Study

I have had hands on education in Myofascial Release, Lomi-Lomi, Body and Scrubs/Mud Wraps. I am continuously engaging in online web studies of sports massage, psychology, aromatherapy, herbology, studies in anatomy, and so forth.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Deb on Mar 04
The atmosphere at Carpe Diem is welcoming and relaxing. Amber takes the time to learn and understand your needs and medical history. She is amazing at what she does and I highly recommend her to anyone in need of massage therapy.
by James on Jan 28
Amber is both highly skilled in her practice AND a great person. These therapeutic massages are good for my soul.
by Staci on Jan 05
Love her!
by Bryan on Jan 03
Like the experience and her new place is just great
by Bruce on Mar 18
I have been to Carpe Diem Therapeutic Massage on many occasions. You cannot get a better massage for the money. Amber is extremely attentive and will modify her massage techniques according to your needs. She will make you feel very comfortable about the massage process if you are new to the experience. I highly recommend Carpe Diem Therapeutic Massage.
by Ashley on Mar 13
Great as always! Thank you Amber!
by Dodi on Feb 08
Very relaxing
by Gwen on Feb 06
Amber is a good listener and will address your therapeutic needs. In the process, you might find your mind slipping into the soft music and suddenly feel sleepy. The bed is comfortable and heated which I love!
by Jan on Jan 25
Amber's caring and compassion are evident in her therapy. I would highly recommend Carpe Diem Therapeutic Massage. It is well worth the 30 minute drive for me.
by Kevin on Jan 08
Amber is very professional and skilled at therapeutic massage. Highly recommended.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrative Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Chair Massage

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