Amanda Heitsman, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist
Amanda is a licensed massage practitioner in the state of South Carolina.
Amanda has been helping people heal for over 5 years. She is experienced in a multitude of massage techniques which include:
- Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT),
- Prenatal, Postpartum and Pediatric
- Therapeutic and Sports Stretching Techniques
- Deep Tissue
- Postural Re-Alignment
- Reiki and Energy Work
Amanda works with women from conception to childbirth and beyond.
Working with athletes from pediatric to geriatric.
She is trained to help patients with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and many other autoimmune diseases.
Amanda is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Lymphedema Therapist, Cancer Massage, and Holistic Breast Health Practitioner
Within the office of Family Neck and Back Center, there is Amanda Heitsman LMT, who is a certified massage therapist for over 5 years and is also a Lymphedema Therapist. She integrates various massage techniques such as deep tissue reflexology to meet the needs of her clients. She is experienced in Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques, Oncology Massage, Manual Lymphatic Drainage with Complete Decongestive Therapy and Burn Scar Massage Therapy. Women that have fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lipedema, lymphedema, breast cancer or in remission can feel comfortable coming to see Amanda who is specially trained with these conditions.
The Benefits of Massage:
Is Bodywork Right For Me? Massage provides relief to people of all ages-from infants to seniors-and from all walks of life-the weekend or competitive athlete to the home gardener or overstressed, overworked executive.
Treating the Body:
Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which, experts believe , accounts for 80%-90% of disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism, post-operative surgery, age related disorders, smoking cessation, and depression , to name just a few.
Here's why: Body work offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself.
Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
- Increasing circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
- Stimulation the lymph system, the body's natural defense, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
- Relaxing and softening injured and overused muscles.
- Reducing spasms and cramping
- Increasing Joint flexibility.
- Reducing recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminating subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
- Releasing endorphins, the body's natural painkiller. Flor this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
- Reducing post-surgery adhesions and edema and reducing and realigning scar tissue after healing has occurred.
- Improving range of motion and decreasing discomfort for patients with low back pain.
- Relieving pain for migraine sufferers and decreasing the need for medication.
- Providing exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reducing shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.
- Contributing to shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety, and shortening hospital stays.
I Specialize in caring nurturing, individualized massage for people with fibromyalgia and other conditions that require gentle care and comforting touch.