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Having suffered years of pain in my lower back due to an injury and subsequent numbness in my leg and foot, I started to believe that pain was inevitable. It felt like someone had drawn a box around me in black magic marker, the ceiling always visible. It b...
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  • Trager Approach

(37)

Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Professionalism
Customer Reviews

(37 Reviews)

Suzanne C.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
being reconnected with good me
Pam S.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I LOVED the feeling of safety and being able to "let go" and be totally in the moment. Amazing experience!
Michael T.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Vicki S.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Janet C.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
amazing and gifted body worker, excellent session, will hope to reschedule soon!
Seth Z.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
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
Anonymous
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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!
Steve S.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Justin T.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
Great experience and effective treatment
Marilyn S.
Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I always feel peaceful after having seen Amber.
Ethon B.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Amber did very well and helped me understand more why I was there instead of a standard rub massage place.
Anonymous
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Stephanie H.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Amber is wonderful and has helped an injury of mine greatly!
Marty M.
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
60 minutes - 5 session series
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Anonymous
Feb 2016
Verified
Service Received
Complimentary 30-minute Demo
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Lee S.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I have never before felt so totally relaxed as i did after the last session. It was amazing.
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Julie B.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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!
Kiersey S.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Complimentary 30-minute Demo
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Anonymous
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Complimentary 30-minute Demo
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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!
Tom L.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
I was in a lot of pain on arrival and left a new person feeling great!
Amy S.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
How relaxed I felt afterwards.
Chris S.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Laura C.
Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Marsha R.
Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
I loved it!! I can't wait to have another . Thank you.
Laurie E.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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!
Alicia D.
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Amber is a phenomenal trager practitioner!
Anonymous
Aug 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
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!
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
Amber's skills are superior. Her bedside manner is empathetic and professonal.
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
80%
Professionalism
100%
I had my best night of sleep in 2 weeks following the treatment. Much relief and skills I can apply later.
Anonymous
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Eloise-Marie L.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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!
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 minute Trager® session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Ray C.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager Approach - One hour session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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)
Nancy A.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 minutes - 5 session series (save $50)
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
The Trager Approach - Introductory/Traditional Session
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
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.
Anonymous
Feb 2015
Verified
Service Received
60 minutes - 5 session series (save $50)
Overall Experience
Ambiance
100%
Professionalism
100%
The Trager Approach is unique, and Amber does an incredible job of listening to your words and your body. Amber is amazing!

The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session

The Trager Approach uses gentle rhythmic rocking and stretching to leave you feeling lighter and looser. It helps to teach your body what it feels like to be truly relaxed.
$90
90min
Special Available
Request Appt

The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session

The Trager Approach uses gentle rhythmic rocking and stretching to leave you feeling lighter and looser. It helps to teach your body what it feels like to be truly relaxed.
$70
60min
Special Available
Request Appt

The Trager® Approach - 30 minute session

The Trager Approach uses gentle rhythmic rocking and stretching to leave you feeling lighter and looser. It helps to teach your body what it feels like to be truly relaxed.
$35
30min
Special Available
Request Appt
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30 minutes - 5 session series

$150
30min.
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30 minutes - 12 session series

$330
30min.
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60 minutes - 5 session series

$300
60min.
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60 minutes - 12 session series

$660
60min.
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90 minutes - 5 session series

$400
90min.
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Amber Thunell

License: Massage, IA #

5.0000
(37)

(37) Verified Reviews

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 M... more

The Trager® Approach - 90 minute session

The Trager Approach uses gentle rhythmic rocking and stretching to leave you feeling lighter and looser. It helps to teach your body what it feels like to be truly relaxed.
$90
90min
Special Available
Request Appt

The Trager® Approach - 60 minute session

The Trager Approach uses gentle rhythmic rocking and stretching to leave you feeling lighter and looser. It helps to teach your body what it feels like to be truly relaxed.
$70
60min
Special Available
Request Appt

The Trager® Approach - 30 minute session

The Trager Approach uses gentle rhythmic rocking and stretching to leave you feeling lighter and looser. It helps to teach your body what it feels like to be truly relaxed.
$35
30min
Special Available
Request Appt
Booking a service you previously paid for? Log in to your account.

30 minutes - 5 session series

$150
30min.
Request Appt

30 minutes - 12 session series

$330
30min.
Request Appt

60 minutes - 5 session series

$300
60min.
Request Appt

60 minutes - 12 session series

$660
60min.
Request Appt

90 minutes - 5 session series

$400
90min.
Request Appt
Customer Reviews

(37 Reviews)

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

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