Massage + Bodywork
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It feels like the transition into autumn happened overnight. Welcome, Autumn!
Summer is fun AND I often appreciate getting back to a more routine and calm pace in the autumn. A couple other things I love about autumn: Halloween, my partner’s delicious butternut squash soup, seeing the leaves change into vibrant yellows, reds, and oranges, putting on sweaters, and getting to celebrate my anniversary at Wellness Minneapolis!
Since it will be my 5 year anniversary this year, I’d like to take you for a little walk down memory lane. In 2016, I set up shop at Wellness Minneapolis when they moved into the current location at 4450 Nicollet Ave. Halloween was my first day and I remember being really nervous and excited.
During school, I had pegged Wellness Minneapolis as a place I wanted to work at after I had practiced for awhile and honed my skills. This was my 5 year plan, but then an opportunity to join the team came approximately 6 months after I graduated and I had to take it! I had been practicing shiatsu (and some massage) while I finished the massage portion of my school. I have some real world experience under my belt, but not much. Starting a private practice felt daunting and super exciting. With the help of the Wellness Minneapolis team and the support of you as clients, I've developed into a much more confident and grounded practitioner over the last 5 years.
One of the things that I have always appreciated about Wellness Minneapolis is the fact that it’s a team of practitioners. That means a team to bounce ideas off of, refer to, plus share marketing and resources with. Dr. Barrett and Jesse Haas have built a wonderful community. I feel honored to have worked with so many amazing practitioners and staff over the last 5 years.
I also appreciate you!! Over the last 5 years, I have worked with 600+ clients. That’s 600+ different people. I feel super grateful to all of you that have come in as clients and worked with me. I’ve learned something from each and every one of you and especially appreciate those that I have gotten to work with over long periods of time. There is something magical about bodywork and I’m so fortunate to be a part of your healing journey. Thank you for supporting me and my business. Looking forward to more bodywork magic in the next year(s).
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Amy Daws is a trained Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu, Chi Nei Tsang and Craniosacral therapist. She is a nerd at heart and loves sharing what she is learning about with her clients.