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Susan Amato

“Sue possess a quality of touch that is not teachable nor found in most bodyworkers these days; a Massage Therapist either has it or they don’t. She definitely has it!.” - R.R.

More About Susan

Sue found my way to bodywork and yoga after having battled back pain from a young age, subsequent to an enjoyable time as a competitive gymnast. She started exploring yoga in high school in search of pain relief, and Chiropractic care shortly thereafter.

 

While Sue was pursuing a double major in psychology and English at Lehigh University, she started working as a Chiropractic assistant at Banko Chiropractic, where her eyes were opened to the possibility of deeply purposeful work. After graduating from Lehigh, she decided to attend massage therapy school at Health Options Institute. Sue was then invited to apprentice and study with two of her teachers at The Gentle Spirit, an amazing opportunity to delve even deeper into the studies of bodywork and massage, philosophy, physical training, and spiritual practice. Over the years Sue has undergone training in various additional modalities such as - Orthopedic Neuromuscular Therapy, Thai bodywork, Massage for Sports Injuries, and most most recently Structural Integration techniques such as CORE Myofascial Therapy and Trager Approach. Sue has treated and worked with a wide variety of injuries, symptoms, and individuals, each naturally with unique structural alignments. She has extensive experience with auto-accident injuries, workplace injuries, sports injuries, and especially habitual postural discomfort and symptomology. I have treated all ages from children to seniors, and lifestyles ranging from corporate and office positions, maintenance workers and mechanics, homemakers, parents, and even professional athletes.

 

Sue found alignment based yoga in 2007; which proved to effectively relieve her of pain, expand her physical practice, and empower her spirit. She has been teaching yoga since 2009, having graduated from Kula Heart Yoga’s 200 HR program and numerous, myriad advanced trainings in Therapeutics, Restorative, MyoYin, Functional Yoga and more.

 

Born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, Sue enjoys running and cycling, but mostly spending time with her husband Nat, their families, and sweet dog Clementine.