Amy Van Antwerp

  • OK License #: 173873
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"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 Lacy on Oct 19
I always enjoy my sessions with Amy!
by Belinda on Oct 18
Highly Recommend! Amy is amazing at what she does. She is very informative and goes above and beyond to help any way she can.
by Anonymous on Jul 10
I found Amy the day after my husband passed away unexpectedly. I was searching for someone who could work on my shoulder pain and just generally help with my sense of well-being. Amy is AMAZING. That first day, I came in crying and left totally calm and emotionally centered. I couldn't believe it. I've been back to see her at least 6 or 7 times since. I tell people that bodywork like Amy does is not like a regular, run-of-the-mill massage. This is another level of treatment. Depending on the technique she uses, you usually don't even remove any clothing. Also, I talk to her throughout our sessions. Amy herself is so knowledgeable about many different techniques that you don't usually find. I've learned a lot from her. She has a wonderfully centered, calming presence and knows exactly what she's doing. It's worth every penny. Highly, highly, highly recommended. Thank you for everything, Amy!
by Sarah on Jul 10
I loved her energy, it is very authentic and genuine.
by Anonymous on Jun 30
I am so grateful to have found Amy. I recently had my first appointment with her. I have some chronic injuries and pain, I also have felt depleted and a bit strung out. The work Amy does is subtle in movement but immediate in results. I felt an immediate openness in my body after the session. Amy educates on her process and what she is finding as she works. She is calm, clear and very professional, I felt safe and relaxed the entire time. I look forward to my next appointment!
by Anonymous on Feb 27
I am grateful for the service I received.
by Laurie on Jan 17
I had some detox symptoms the evening of the session but the next day I felt really good. She did a very light session upon my request. She is eager to please and not pushy.
by Gina on Dec 31
See overall review.
by Anonymous on Dec 19
Knowledgeable of technology and it’s strengths & weaknesses.
by Shannon on Nov 15
The technology is amazing and Amy is so incredibly knowledgeable. The scan itself gives you so much detail about what is happening in your body and you can see the results of treatment immediately. The treatment is relaxing and easy I almost fell asleep, and I was energized for the rest of the day.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy

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