Diana Nurkowski

Peaceful Relaxation

I was about five years old when I gave my first massage. My "daddy" used to lie on the couch and watch the evening news after dinner. I would stand at his head and give him a scalp massage.He would inevitably doze off which always ended up with me "fixing his hair".  My little red purse was always loaded with pink sponge curlers, bobby pins and various barrettes. I wish I had a photo of the end results, it is one of my earliest and fondest memories of my father. 

From there I went on to be t...

I was about five years old when I gave my first massage. My "daddy" used to lie on the couch and watch the evening news after dinner. I would stand at his head and give him a scalp massage.He would inevitably doze off which always ended up with me "fixing his hair".  My little red purse was always loaded with pink sponge curlers, bobby pins and various barrettes. I wish I had a photo of the end results, it is one of my earliest and fondest memories of my father. 

From there I went on to be the in high demand at family campouts as I would go behind each person seated around the campfire and massage shoulders and necks. 
When my mom came home from a long day at work I would sit on a footstool and give her a much-deserved foot massage.
My first job in a therapy field was as a physical therapy aide. From there I decided to attend Massage Therapy School in Washington State where I graduated at the top 3% of my class. I got Nationally Certified and opened my own clinic. I gained more insight in my field by serving for three years as a volunteer on the American Massage Therapy Association, Washington State Board as 3rd Vice-President, Education Chair and Convention Coordinator. It was a rewarding and educational experience.
I now own "Massage Therapy". My practice is located in Hamilton, MT. A small town nestled in the beauty of the Bitterroot Valley. 
In my off time I enjoy family and friends, hiking, fishing and hunting with my husband, Michael. I make handmade books: journals, address, cookbooks to name a few. I enjoy pyrography and sketching and my most recent passion is owning and training two miniature horses. I have a wonderful dog, Molly and a reclusive cat, Sammantha. 




 

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Licenses
Massage

MT # LMT6217

Massage

WA # MA00005617

Registered Nurse

# 70194

Education
1992

Tri-City School of Massage

Scientific Massage

2004

Clatsop College

Nursing Degree

Experience
Bodywork

American Massage Therapy Association, Executive Board Member

I so enjoyed serving for three years as a volunteer on the American Massage Therapy Association Executive Board, Washington State Chapter, as 3rd Vice-President, Education Chair and Convention Coordinator. It was a rewarding and educational experience. I attended the National Convention of the American Massage Therapy Association for advanced training in the field of massage therapy, held in Chicago, Illinois. I also had the privilege of attending the National Education Conference of the American Massage Therapy Association for advanced training in the field of massage therapy, held in Maui, Hawaii. Along with meeting many wonderful, skilled and talented bodyworkers, I furthered my training in the following: * Beyond Pain: Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist techniques * The Muscular & Structural Relationship of TMJ Pain * Advanced Techniques for the Trunk and Lower Extremities * Fascial Kinetics for Thoracic and Cervical. Independent of the AMTA I took an advanced course with Harborview Medical Center Departments of Occupational & Physical Therapy and University of Washington Department of Orthopedics: * Management of Flexor & Extensor Tendon Injuries. **Recently I completed: *Chronic Pain Syndromes: Current Concepts and Treatment Strategies

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Wellness, or Fitness services

by Anonymous on Feb 29
Wonderful. Thanks again.
by Anonymous on Feb 05
Diana’s medical knowledge along with her massage skills have greatly improved my quality of life since an accident. I looked forward to my appointments as a therapeutic respite that keep me going.
by Sharlene on Dec 25
I feel so much better after getting my massage. Diana is excellent in relieving my pain in my back, neck and hips.
by Linda on Jun 03
Diana is outstanding!!
by Faithe on Jun 03
I always like you even when you make me flinch.
by Anonymous on Jun 02
I had a very enjoyable experience. Diana addressed all my concerns and made sure that I was comfortable throughout the treatment. Felt wonderful afterward. Can't wait for next appt.
by Anonymous on Apr 03
I loved Diana’s understanding that I simply needed to “zone out.” Soaking in her great massage in peaceful contemplation was amazing and very relaxing!
by Bob on Jan 26
Diana is VERY professional and knowledgeable. She knows what she needs to do to ease the problem area
by Nancy on Jan 14
I loved everything. It's my favorite thing that I do just for me.
by Sharlene on Dec 09
I am so thankful for Diana's massages. She truly has been relieving my back, neck, and hip pain. She has an intuitive skill in massage therapy. Her massage studio is so beautifully done. It is a great pleasure to visit with her.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Swedish with MFR, TPT, DT
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Gift Certificate
  • Other

Wellness

  • Nursing

Fitness

  • Other

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