Angie Ward LMT
I discovered the value of massage through personal experiences. I am a active hiker, walker, and skier (water and snow), therefore I have a good understanding of the injuries and chronic pain that can be associated with these activities. Through my own medical issues and struggling with Western medicine, I found a need for natural healing and through that I discovered the power of massage and how massage can be used to help the body heal itself. Massage is so much more than pampering and relaxation, It is about wellness, health maintenance and pain management. The benefits to massage therapy can be so powerful.
I volunteer as an emergency medical responder, and I spent nine years as a Certified Nurses' Assistant, so I have some medical background and a history of helping people with chronic conditions.
I studied at Sage School of Massage in Bend, Oregon. I went through the vigorous 9 month program where I learned the ground work of massage including Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, and pathology of the human body. Understanding how the body functions, helps me understand what can go wrong and how I can help you heal naturally. The ground work leads into learning massage techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Therapeutic, Sports, Myofascial release, trigger point, and Geriatric massage. I have over 720 clinical hours working toward my license. I graduated in November of 2013 and was licensed soon after (License #20341.)