Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
BY HAILEY MINTON
Amy Kimball is a highly trained therapist who owns and operates Ogden Massage for Pain Relief in North Ogden. After consulting with over 50 therapists as she moved around the world the last 14 years, she discovered what they liked and what they didn’t like about their work. “The biggest complaint I’ve heard comes from independent contractors who are paid as such but treated like employees.” It’s hard being an employer with all the hoops you need to jump through, she admitted. Amy has navigated her way through the unfamiliar territory of talking with medical insurances and state officials to be able to hire therapists as employees. “I understand why employers don’t want to deal with that, but in order to run a good business you need to treat the therapists like employees so they can have a career.” She wants therapists to come to work to do what they are skilled in, and not worry about the laundry, cleaning, or marketing. She wants therapists to love their career and receive benefits.
Amy sees how important it is to be healthy and well while working on others, and a lot of massage therapists don’t get a massage every month. They are changing that with Ogden Massage for Pain Relief. They regularly work on each other so they can stay healthy and get to know each other’s strengths. The familiarity among the therapists makes it easier to refer clients to the right person based on the client’s needs. “The community atmosphere that is occurring is exceeding my wildest dreams. I’m so thrilled to feel the cohesiveness among the therapists!” Those strong relationships affect the quality-of-care clients receive. The perception that therapists must compete with each other is melting away as Amy and her team foster a supportive community within this clinic and then create a clinical networking group for therapists and interested medical professionals in Northern Utah.
Joshua Garrison and Amanda Gentry are the other partners in the practice. Joshua, a single dad of a 12-year-old son and an Air Force Veteran, graduated from massage school in North Carolina 6 years ago. He specializes in sports and injury rehab utilizing the Graston technique. Since joining the team at Ogden Massage for Pain Relief, he has become a local favorite! Amanda’s personal story testifies of the effectiveness of massage therapy in drastically improving a person’s quality of life. Amy used Deep Tissue Massage and Craniosacral Therapy to help reduce her pain, and also referred Amanda to different doctors and physical therapists. “She knows how to help the client. I was in pain and Amy cared about that. She did everything in her power to help me.” A client-centered, cohesive atmosphere with happy and healthy massage therapists is what you will find at Ogden Massage for Pain Relief.
Craniosacral Therapy can help you achieve your physical/emotional goals and accelerate the progress of other therapies you are using to aid in your healing.
Business: Pain Relief Massage
365 E Lomond View Dr, North
Ogden, UT 84414