Instructor: Ama Greenrose Manasse
Ama Greenrose Manasse, CMT, SEP is a 1997 graduate of Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT, with a joint major in Psychology-Sociology. She became a Certified Massage Therapist in 2002 through National Holistic Institute (NHI) in Emeryville, CA and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner in 2019 through Somatic Experiencing International (SEI) in Boulder, CO.
With 17 years of experience in Oncology Massage, she works with clients before, during, and after treatment for cancer. Ama is a Society for Oncology Massage (S4OM) Preferred Practitioner, and the California Regional Champion.
She holds the NCBTMB Oncology Massage Specialty Certificate. In 2008, Ama completed a 300-hour Oncology Massage Certification course with Isabel Adkins (Oncology Massage Matters) at Massage Therapy Institute (MTI) in Davis, CA, and many other relevant classes including study with Gayle MacDonald, Jamie Elswick, Cal Cates, Sandy Canzone, and many presentations at all but one Oncology Massage Healing Summit. Ama also trained in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) with the Dr. Vodder School and Klose Training, as well as Somatic Experiencing (SE?) for trauma resolution.
She offers a holistic approach to Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Most sessions are an integration of various techniques drawn from a vast toolbox, gathered from her plethora of trainings. Primary modalities include Swedish, Reflexology, Acupressure, Myofascial Release, still holds, and guided visualization. Her work is informed by many other modalities.
Additionally, Ama offers Somatic Experiencing with the primary goal of assisting clients in moving through and beyond present symptoms caused by past traumatic, overwhelming, and stressful situations. Clients are witnessed, guided, and accompanied on a gentle journey to help increase self-awareness, move stuck survival energy, re-organize and re-integrate the nervous system, build resilience and capacity to respond appropriately to stressors, and gather coherence to live from their core self and thrive.