Tanya Sharkey

  • IA License #: 04009
  • 38

Massage is the study of anatomy in braille.

I graduated from massage therapy school in 2005.  I have worked at home for 4 years, in a day spa for 6 months and at McColley Chiropractic for the last 5 years.  I took a year off of massage therapy this last year, and found that I miss it so much that I have to come back!  Massage Therapy is my passion, I love the people and being able to help them learn about what causes their pain and also help relieve that pain.  I continue to broaden my scope with continuing education classes.  As a suf...

I graduated from massage therapy school in 2005.  I have worked at home for 4 years, in a day spa for 6 months and at McColley Chiropractic for the last 5 years.  I took a year off of massage therapy this last year, and found that I miss it so much that I have to come back!  Massage Therapy is my passion, I love the people and being able to help them learn about what causes their pain and also help relieve that pain.  I continue to broaden my scope with continuing education classes.  As a sufferer of migraine headaches, I also have a deep understanding of how my clients feel and have dedicated several years of independant study to help relieve migraines and their causes and triggers. 

I am a lifelong learner and believe that learning enhances both my life and allows me to help others more fully.  If I don't know an answer or solution I will look it up and study it, so give me your input and ask questions!
I look forward to working with you all!  

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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Contact for availability
Licenses
Massage

IA # 04009

Education
2005

La James International College & Day Spa

Massage Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Acupressure

I have done extensive home study in the area of Acupressure, especially when dealing with headaches.

Deep Tissue

I work with Deep Tissue therapy and have studied both on the job and in school so that I can work deep without the added pain.

Myofascial Release

I have taken several coursed on Myofascial Release in Des Moines and in Minneapolis.

Reflexology

I am a certified reflexologist.

Hot Stone Massage

I learned Hot Stone Massage while in school, I have added my own differences to give a completely relaxing experience while using both my hands and the stones to do massage.

Sports Massage

I have worked with many sports people, including runners, swimmers, bicyclists, and with people who just enjoy working out. I worked with the RAGBRAI team for 3 years.

Swedish

I learned swedish massage in school.

Pregnancy

I learned pregnancy massage while in school, and also have taken continuing education classes on pregnancy massage and infant massage, you are in good hands!

Other

I have studied Aromatherapy on my own, and believe in the healing benefits of both the topical application of essential oils and the aromatic diffusing of essential oils. I am also an independant distributor of Young Living Essential Oils.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Abby on Oct 12
She knows just what your body needs.
by Abby on Oct 12
She listens to your concerns and needs.
by Lynn on Jun 28
Tanya always gives me a great massage, she needs the full 90 minutes to work out all my knots.
by Coral on Jun 22
Great!
by Abbi on May 23
She did an amazing job. I felt like a new person
by Anonymous on May 20
Everything was great. Will for sure return.
by Sam on Mar 29
Tanya was an excellent massage therapist.
by Mark on Mar 26
Definitely helped with pre-op anxiety.
by Anonymous on Jan 12
It was awesome your skills are amazing. I was pretty talkative that day, so it was great to visit, but I know some days I will want just quite during my massage.
by Katie on Dec 28
I was a little unsure how massages worked and Tanya made me feel so comfortable! My back was honestly killing me and I woke up today feeling so much better. She had the best pressure and removed all the knots in my back and upper neck! I am a whole new person!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Other
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Mobile Integrated Massage