Touch of Intention Bodywork
personalized massage and bodywork services
for    whole    body    balance

Call or text:  (530) 332-8070
Balance is Intentional
About me...

I decided to become a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), because my life as a professor didn't provide enough opportunity to help others heal.  There is nothing more fulfilling than helping a client find pain relief through touch.

Professional massage provides a safe space for the client to let go in a way that humbles me as a practitioner, and I never fail to leave a session without a deep sense of gratitude for every individual's beauty and resilience. 

I look forward to supporting you on your way to balance.
Certifications & Affiliations

CMT - Amy is a Certified Massage Therapist, licensed through the California Massage Therapy Council (CMT #41222).

NCBTMB #703784 - certified therapist through the National Certification Board of Therapuetic Massage and Bodywork.

CKTP - Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and elite member of the Kinesio Taping Association International (KTAI), founded by Kenzo Kase (the inventor of kinesio tape).

CPMT and CIMT - Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist and Certified Infant Massage Teacher through the Liddle Kidz Foundation.

Over 750 hours of training, including the following modalities:

Deep Tissue Techniques (adults & athletes)
- Myofascial Release            - Sports                       - Trigger Point
- Kinesio Taping                    - Acupressure                     

Pediatric Specialties (safe for kids and adults)
- Pediatric Massage              - Autism                       - Cancer
- Infant Classes                    - Kinesio Taping

Energy/Shamanic Techniques (do not require tissue manipulation)
- Usui/Holy Fire Reiki             - Holy Fire Karuna Reiki™                      - Crystal Reiki              
- Reiki Drumming                   - Reik Sonics™                                       - Power Animal Retrieval     
- Shamanic Extraction          - Soul Retrieval                                        - Psychopomp (transitioning the dead or dying)

As a PhD, education and learning from the top experts available is very important to me.  Tina Allen, founder of The Liddle Kidz Foundation, is
the internationally recognized expert in the field fo pediatric massage, and I'm fortunate to have recieved my training from her.  My Reiki
training and energy work was primarity received from Laurelle Gaia and Michael Baird in Sedona, and William Rand.  My shanaic training is
through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.


Some notable accomplishments include my work with local cyclists at the MS Coastal challenge and the AIDS Life/Cycle.  As an endurance
cyclist myself, I have a special understanding of the mechanics of sitting long in the saddle, climbing monster hills and pedalling hundreds of
miles in a week.  It is fulfilling to support the San Francisco to Los Angeles Life/Cycle ride in the sports med tent each June.  My unique skills
are well-suited to release the pressure on fiery IT Bands, help save many knees, calm overtight psoas and speed the recovery process for
many, many overtired road warriors.  In addition, I have had the pleasure of working with tennis pros and golf pros searching for relief and
improved performance.


Amy is a dreamer, a cyclist, and fan of unusual or bizarre beauty.  Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an adult, she has spent the
last few years of her life remaking and remolding her life.  After years to the grindstone as a hardworking researcher and academic, she
found herself in the midst of autistic burnout--suddenly unable to read due to exhaustion and sensory processing overload.  Starting from
the basics, she rebuilt her life based on core values of happiness, acceptance and quality of life versus societal measures of "normalcy" or
"success".  Once a classically trained singer, a temp, a hospital administrator, a professor of accounting, and a scientist (not all
concurrently, of course), she now earns her keep in the South Bay area of LA as a massage therapist and author.  With this emphasis on
quality of life and happiness, she nows reads just fine again and recently published a book of poems documenting her journey.  Mom to two
unique teens and two Siamese cats, life is never dull.  In her spare time, she can be found supporting her cycling family at various charity
rides, including working with the good folks at the AIDS/Life Cycle.
Copyright 2013 Touch of Intention Bodywork : Design by Lena Svalling Ekdahl :
Usui/Holy Fire and Karuna Reiki Master Teacher and professional member of the International Center for Reiki Training (ICRT).  NCBTMB preferred provider for continuing education for massage therapists and bodyworkers (Provider #593).  For more information about class offerings, please see the Reiki Nomad webpage.

Shamanic Practitioner with training through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.