Amy Van Antwerp

  • OK License #: 173873
  • 39

"If you don't take care of your body, where are you going to live?"

Amy does corrective and structural bodywork. This goes beyond the medical or sports massage. Her techniques have roots in osteopathic principles. She uses a blend of therapies and the governing principles of anatomy and tensegrity to resolve the core issue to your current symptoms be it from an old sport injury, repetitive strain, habituated posture, a car accident or tailbone fall.

She has studied Advanced Bodywork at the Ankrum Institute, as well as other studies on the west coast in Bi...

Amy does corrective and structural bodywork. This goes beyond the medical or sports massage. Her techniques have roots in osteopathic principles. She uses a blend of therapies and the governing principles of anatomy and tensegrity to resolve the core issue to your current symptoms be it from an old sport injury, repetitive strain, habituated posture, a car accident or tailbone fall.

She has studied Advanced Bodywork at the Ankrum Institute, as well as other studies on the west coast in Biodynamic Craniosacral and Visceral Manipulation. Her early career began with traditional and sports massage as well as myofascial release and trigger point therapy. During the last seven years, Amy’s work has progressed to advanced soft tissue manipulation techniques that help a variety of conditions such as low back pain, neck pain, TMJ, plantar fasciitis and chronic pain. Her background is one of pre-med, which involved much chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology, and biology, as well as writing and dance performance.

During the dancing years, she needed to recover and get back on stage, so she learned about the body through her own recovery methods and yoga studies, which she now incorporates into her therapy. Her absolute joy is seeing the surprised look on clients’ faces as they feel good in their own bodies once again.

Amy also works on babies and children, and if you have a nice pet, she is known to help out animals from time to time.  

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

OK # 173873

BCTMB

# 146702-00

Education
1997

Massage Therapy Institute of Oklahoma

Massage Therapy

2004

University of Oklahoma

Pre-Med Sciences; Professional Writing

2007

East West College

Physiology

2008

Continuing Ed

Biodynamic Craniosacral with Beth Cachat

2014

Continuing Ed, ongoing; Barral Institute

Visceral Manipulation

2016

Ongoing; Ankrum Institute

Advanced Bodywork

1999

additional continuing ed; much to mention

Pregnancy; Sports; Neurokinetic Therapy

Experience
Bodywork

Career Life

I volunteered with Tulsa Ballet members in 1997-1998 learning how to apply massage therapy to their dancer bodies and not to over-release the muscular tension and external rotation they had conditioned in their bodies. I volunteered with Oklahaven in Oklahoma City 2002 a non-profit children's chiropractic clinic where I worked on many children with cerebral palsy. I massaged their hyper-tense bodies, especially abdominal area as many suffered from constipation. If only I had already learned the Cranial and visceral work I do now! In my opinion, some of the best bodywork comes from Europe and Canada and that is why I choose to study and continue in that style of osteopathy. I almost went on after college to become a DO in this country, but I paused and reflected after so much schooling had burnt me out. Through an interesting winding path, I found my way to do effective techniques rooted in osteopathic principles as a bodyworker. My work has really evolved over the years, and I hope I never stop learning and integrating. I work on adults, children and babies.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Merle on Oct 24
Listened to my needs
by Anonymous on Oct 23
Amy is awesomely effective in relieving aches and pains. I thought her gentle touch would not be enough to give me lasting relief but I was wrong!
by Aric on Sep 22
New experience. Awesome results
by Aric on Sep 22
I was told i need physical therapy and i have been to massage and chiropractic places. And those places seem to make you feel great right then but never have i left a place in better shape than with Amy. She is awesome.
by Michael on Aug 28
Amy explained everything that she was working on and why, dietary needs of my body.
by Susan on Aug 20
Amy seemed to know the trigger points in my neck and back. I’ve had surgery/cervical fusion and I had a noticeable improvement in the range of motion in my neck.
by Cheryle on Aug 08
I have a very tight neck and after a visit my range of motion in greatly improved and the pain is gone.
by Janice on Aug 07
I’m never disappointed with my visit. Each time is different and on target with what I needed. Very intuitive. Love her.
by Gabriel on Jul 25
I was in from out of town for a baseball tournament. Excellent experience. Amy was extremely accommodating fitting me in to her schedule at the last minute. Very relaxing/euphoric experience. Her adjustments worked!! I wish I lived closer. I would work her in as part of my athletic routine. Thanks again Amy!!
by Timothy on Jul 13
Informative.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy

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