Amy Van Antwerp

  • OK License #: 173873
  • 12

"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
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 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.
by Anonymous on Nov 04
The whole experience was professional! Amy is highly trained, very knowledgeable and attentive. The room was quiet and peaceful. I’m really looking forward to my next session.
by Terese on Oct 23
I felt very relaxed for weeks after my appointment.
by Anonymous on Oct 20
I loved how I felt as I left, however I was awake again in the night, aching and in pain in the hip area. I know it won't be a quick fix. The only thing I didn't like was the fan blowing on me. I was a little chilled but I figured Amy needed it because she was working on me so I didn't say anything. I'm sure she would have moved it if I had asked. Amy uncovered a lot about my health in such a short time and I was very impressed.
by Shalem on Oct 11
Loved everything!
by Nancy on Oct 09
My Experience was great! Amy relieved my neck and shoulder pain. It just amazes me how she does that! Thank you Amy
by Richelle on Oct 09
I very much enjoyed the experience and would recommend Amy to anyone thinking about treatment.
by Anita on Sep 30
She’s very knowledgeable and professional. She’s great!
by Shari on Sep 26
Amy is the best!!!
by Eva on Sep 26
Amy has been working on my daughter who has scoliosis for over 2 years! She is amazing and has helped her with many things. My daughter says, "I wish I could go to Amy everyday; she can fix everything."

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Blend
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Other

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