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MASSAGE AND BODYWORK

SHIRLEY ITANI, LMT

(208) 695-9979

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www.massagebook.com/biz/shirleyitanilmt

I come to the massage world from the art/creative fields.  I studied art in college and graduated with a BA in painting from Boise State University.

 

Throughout my life I have worked in various creative jobs, including hair styling, fine art framing and gallery assisting, floral design, and jewelry design (with beads/metals). I left Boise for a job in creative San Francisco. After a few years working there, I met my husband, David, and we moved back to Idaho. Shortly after returning to Boise in 2004, I enrolled in the Idaho School of Massage Therapy and haven’t looked back since.

 

I was called to be a massage therapist, because: 1) I had always had an interest in and dabbled with massage; and 2) I had studied, loved, and drawn the body/structures in school; and then 3) I had trained in (and loved) chair massage while working for Aveda Corp in the Bay Area. I also have an inner science geek, as I grew up in a science and engineering home. 

 

While I do all types of massage, my passion is deep tissue work. I have a good knowledge of human anatomy and of how our muscles work together. I love helping to restore function and balance to bodies that have become imbalanced, painful, and overworked. I use various modalities (trigger point therapy, myofascial release, cross-fiber, and neuromuscular techniques) to achieve my goals of helping restore wellness.  

 

I do my job with the understanding that we are complicated beings: Mind, Body and Spirit. What affects one part, affects the whole.

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RACHEL BURKE

Rachel practices Amma Therapy, an Asian bodywork form that uses specific massage techniques along the energy pathways, and acupressure point stimulation to soothe, energize and balance the body systems.  Cupping and Gua Sha (a traditional friction technique) are integrated as needed to reduce pain and stagnation; increasing mobility and ease of being. Rachel enjoys helping clients attune to their body and become more empowered to live life with grace and radiance.

 (208) 850-4047