Day 2 of our Nicaraguan dream escape vacation, and I sustain a sports injury. I feared the worst, visions of a visit to the hospital or a trip cut short, or worse. A girlfriend called Amanda right away, assuring me that Amanda is the genuine deal, with amazing sensing healing hands. Amanda brought her table to my location because travel was uncomfortable. Amanda set the bar for excellence in massage. I have a new measure of expectation for all future massage therapy. Amanda’s massage was the first I’ve experienced where I had to be “brought back”. It felt like I was floating and my pain was not on my mind. I’m seeing Amanda for a follow up tomorrow!
“Amazing-Best Massage Ever”
~Renee from Australia
Amanda is a lovely lady and very skilled at massage. There are “massages” and then there are what Amanda does, which is beautiful and relaxing like a massage but with added benefits of healing and energy balancing. I slipped into a meditation I was that relaxed. And then afterwards the benefits of a peaceful mind and relaxed body lasted over 1 week. Wish I could visit again now! Perfect spot by the beach, can’t beat it!
~Bree from Dallas Texas
This was such a wonderful experience! Not only is Amanda a phenomenal massage therapist, she is also extremely friendly, down to earth and knowledgeable. The massage studio is located on such a beautiful beach – it’s a perfect place to relax and let all your worries drift away. I had bad neck pain from getting caught in the surf in a few days prior and Amanda was able to reduce the tightness, so I can enjoy the rest of my stay, pain free. I highly recommend making this experience one of your first stops upon arriving to the area, and I promise it won’t be your last!
I am Amanda VanderArk, a U.S. Board Certified Massage Therapist and Bodyworker. To me everybody is unique, so every massage is a custom tailored experience for the body and mind. I use Energy Touch, a range of therapeutic and all natural body treatments to assist in the relaxation of body, rejuvenation of the mind, and in the renewal of the spirit.
History of Massage
Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support. Healers throughout time and throughout the world have instinctually and independently developed a wide range of therapeutic techniques using touch. We now have scientific proof of the benefits of massage – benefits ranging from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles. Some immediate benefits include:
- Increased relaxation
- Decrease anxiety
- Increase circulation
- Unwinding those stress-tightened muscles – relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
I have been blessed with an outdoor studio on beautiful Playa Coco, just 30 minutes south of San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. It is the perfect spot to unwind and get-away.
If you are looking for beachfront accommodation on Playa Coco look no further, LaVeranera .
I am honored to offer in house massages at Rancho Chilimate , learn about the off the grid accommodations and the horseback riding adventures.
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