As a lifelong athlete, Amy Homsi first felt the benefits from massage in her early 20s. “Massage has gotten me through many years of triathlon training and even an Ironman,” she says. She studied massage after having two children, and graduated from the East West College of the Healing Arts in 2004. What started out as a temporary job with flexible hours for a mother of two young girls has turned into a career she loves.
Amy has over 9 years of experience working as a massage therapist for chiropractors and is well versed in pain management as well as therapeutic massage. “I love to help others heal, and work with people who are always happy to see me when they walk in the door,” she says.
Her passion is sports massage which stems from her own competitive background of doing triathlons (of all distances) and running marathons. Amy herself continues to participate in other vigorous sport as well, such as cross fit and kickboxing. She has discovered firsthand that nothing beats a good weekly massage to sooth and smooth her tired, achy muscles.
Amy very much understands the stress the body undergoes while training for sporting events. Massage therapy is a very important part of the training (and recovery) process for endurance athletes. She says, “I prefer to give deeper, therapeutic and sports massages, as I understand what the body needs during periods of rigorous training (and recovery).”
Amy is skilled in deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage, sports massage–pre and post event, pregnancy massage, myofascial release, and motor vehicle rehabilitation.
Portland massage therapy offers athletic patients an opportunity to focus on and heal sore muscles and sports injuries. To learn more about massage therapy in Portland or to schedule an appointment, call 503-223-8719.