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  • United States Trager Association
  • University of Utah

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Bodywork & Massage

  • Trager Approach

Amber Thunell

"If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it." ~ Toni Morrison

Amber Thunell, Trager® Practitioner, brings to her clients and sessions a long history of movement exploration.  From doing backflips in her grandparents’ backyard as a child to formally studying Modern Dance in the renowned program at the University of Utah, Amber has sought to know freedom, awareness, and connectedness through movement.  Her personal studies of movement took her to New York City, where she continued to dance and began a passionate personal journey of healing and wellness.

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Education

2013
United States Trager Association
Trager Pracitioner Certification Program
2002
University of Utah
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Modern Dance

 

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(38)

Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
Skill
Friendliness
Customer Reviews

(38 Reviews)

Dorothy M.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Trager has been so beneficial for me struggling with sciatica pain. I appreciate the gentle touch and movement and find it encouraging to see and feel the difference as the body releases the tension and pain and provides greater mobility. Amber is great at listening and sensing what is going on within the body. I highly recommend!!!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Suzanne C.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
being reconnected with good me
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Pam S.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
I LOVED the feeling of safety and being able to "let go" and be totally in the moment. Amazing experience!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michael T.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Amber's energy and way of being were very warm and welcoming. The Trager approach was unlike any body work that i have previously had and i felt immediate results. I plan on making an appointment for each time i visit Iowa City.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Vicki S.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Each Trager session with Amber is a physical and spiritual renewal. Amber sets the tone and atmosphere for a relaxing experience. She asks questions in order to provide the most productive session. She has great nutritional information which she shares freely when asked.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Janet C.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
amazing and gifted body worker, excellent session, will hope to reschedule soon!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Seth Z.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Amber is awesome her space is nice and quiet I did not know what to expect it was one of the most relaxing experiences of my life. Seth
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
I wasn't really sure what to expect. I left feeling relaxed and rejuvenated and with a hopeful outcome. Definitely will recommend this therapy to others!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Steve S.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Amber is a passionate, skilled, and serious practitioner who's goal is for her client to have the best experience possible while on her table. She does amazing work with her hands but also takes the time to discuss your situation and how best to approach it for maximum results.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Justin T.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Great experience and effective treatment
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Marilyn S.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
I always feel peaceful after having seen Amber.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Ethon B.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Amber did very well and helped me understand more why I was there instead of a standard rub massage place.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
Amber is an intuitive, intelligent, and passionate practitioner. In addition, she is a talented educator, bearing in mind the principles of her practice. I certainly look forward to further sessions with her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Stephanie H.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Amber is wonderful and has helped an injury of mine greatly!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Marty M.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minutes - 5 session series
5
Amber is the greatest! Amazingly gifted in her profession. She is a student of Trager with something new every session. I very much appreciate Amber.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Complimentary 30-minute Demo
5
Amber spent a lot of time with me, explaining, discussing, etc. The session on the table itself was very pleasant. I could feel the caring and intuition in her hands. The treatment is very gentle and subtle. Amber's love of this practice is evident.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lee S.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
I have never before felt so totally relaxed as i did after the last session. It was amazing.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
I liked where we talked ahead of time about goals/history. I especially liked when some of the imbalance I feel was described from a different perspective than I had heard before. This was very helpful.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Julie B.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Put me totally at ease. Definitely put me on the fast track to healing a sore body. Most relaxing 60 minutes I've possibly ever experienced. Highly recommend trying a Trager experience!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kiersey S.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Complimentary 30-minute Demo
5
I really love the sense of calm and care that Amber exudes. Even during our talk before the session, I felt immensely relaxed by her energy and the energy of the room. I've never experienced Trager before, but the results were nearly immediate, and I could feel my muscles actively releasing tensions while she worked. Overall, it was a great experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Complimentary 30-minute Demo
5
This was a new technique for me. Because I have had less than pleasant experiences with message, I was very pleased with this total body experience. I had no preconceived notions about Trager going into the session. I was very comfortable with Amber and our conversation was easy and as fluid as her treatment. I left the session relaxed and with an expanded sense of my etheric body. Thanks for the complimentary introduction!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tom L.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
I was in a lot of pain on arrival and left a new person feeling great!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amy S.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
How relaxed I felt afterwards.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Chris S.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Amber is a very skilled Trager practitioner. I leave each appointment feeling refreshed and renewed, with ideas on what I can do on my own.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Laura C.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
I highly recommend Amber for almost any pain problem. Her sensitivity, awareness, and high level of training give her the attributes necessary to really make a difference for people through her work.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Marsha R.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
I loved it!! I can't wait to have another . Thank you.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Laurie E.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
I loved the way I felt when Amber was finished. I felt like I was floating. I left without a backache, my legs didn't hurt and my neck pain went away. I was pain free and I felt so happy! Lots of energy and felt so positive. I haven't felt this way in a long time!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Alicia D.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
Amber is a phenomenal trager practitioner!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
5
Amber is kind, knowledgable, and very intuitive. She targeted my areas that needed extra support and I walked out feeling great. Can't wait to go back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
Amber's skills are superior. Her bedside manner is empathetic and professonal.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
I had my best night of sleep in 2 weeks following the treatment. Much relief and skills I can apply later.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
There was nothing about the Trager Experience I disliked. Amber was very professional and all ready for me. Her room is very nicely done and relaxing.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Eloise-Marie L.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
5
I enjoyed learning about & experiencing the Trager approach. It was peaceful & relaxing. I liked the concept of memory & to remember how the sensation feels. I liked starting the relaxation/therapy by a neurologically approach rather than muscular - it effects the entire body. Thank you!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Trager® session
5
My appointments with Amber are always a highlight. She is extraordinarily knowledgeable, always willing to answer questions, and on those rare occasions when she didn't know an answer, she would always seek out information and let me know the answers. She consistently explains what she is doing and checks for any changes I might notice. She is an invaluable resource for healthy eating and alternatives to traditional medicine.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Ray C.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager Approach - One hour session
5
I asked Amber about upper left hand shoulder which had shown some signs of tenderess and she was able treat the shoulder and the soreness is gone. (27)
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Nancy A.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 minutes - 5 session series (save $50)
5
It really helped my with my general aches. She gave me suggestions to try at home to help with relaxation of the muscles. I went to yoga today and there were many similarities.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager Approach - Introductory/Traditional Session
5
Amber took the time to explain to me what the experience might be like before she started and checked in with me regularly to see how I was feeling. She made a point to inform me about how body was responding to treatment and she made suggestions for how I can extend the benefits of Trager after my appointment. It was very enjoyable and informative.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Feb 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 minutes - 5 session series (save $50)
5
The Trager Approach is unique, and Amber does an incredible job of listening to your words and your body. Amber is amazing!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0