Amber Mitchell has been practicing massage professionally since 2009 and joined our team when we opened in January 2016. She believes that our bodies were designed to know exactly how to protect and heal itself given the right environment for it to do so. Her passion and specialty is helping others in acute and chronic pain. She does this through stretching, Neuromuscular Therapy, John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release and Deep Soft Tissue Therapies. Amber is continually expanding her knowledge with new courses and modalities to integrate into her work and enable her to be better equipped to meet the needs of her clients.
Amber’s love for the body started years ago as an athlete. Sports helped her to feel and visualize what movements her body was making, what muscles she was using. That’s where she noticed asymmetry, and how to adjust to improve her performance. Being an athlete brought about injury; and this is where her desire to understand the body flourished. Amber was determined to understand what weaknesses caused her injuries. She also studied how to heal fully, and how to make myself stronger and to prevent it from happening again.
These questions brought her down the path toward a career in Physical Therapy. It was not very long after Amber began her studies for that she realized it was not the fit for her. After more research, she stumbled across Massage Therapy! Amber acquired her license through the Massage Academy of the Poconos in 2008 and her passion for the profession has grown ever since.
Massage Therapy encompasses everything that Amber holds true to the body. She believes each part is intricately connected to another. Every bodily function is enhanced or hindered by one another. Amber believes there is not one piece of the body that works alone, meaning not only one piece of the body can be treated without treating another; mind and body.
Massage Therapy brings that philosophy to every treatment and that is where her passion is brought to light. She wants to learn and listen to each of her clients’ bodies along with them. This way, she gives them the individualized care they need, while educating them on how to help enable healing on their own. Amber is truly honored to have the opportunity to be a part of a person’s healing journey. She wants to bring a sense of calm to the stresses of life and looks forward to meeting you!