Ann Arbor Deep Tissue Massage with Sandy Castle
Sandy Castle, NCTMB
Ann Arbor, Michigan
I grew up in Ann Arbor and have lived here most of my life. I am married and have two teenage children. My favorite activities include reading, cooking, strength training (Crossfit based), running, biking and spinning. I spend a lot of my time in gyms, whether it’s my office which is located in a gym, or in a gym watching my kids play volleyball.
I graduated from the Ann Arbor Public Schools (Huron High ’83) and worked for the City of Ann Arbor for 13 years. When I was 37 I decided to go to massage school and change careers. I attended and graduated from the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy, a 750-hour accredited massage program located in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made! It started me on a journey of health and wellness that changed the focus of my life. It gave me a career where I could help people to find pain relief and I could work around my kid’s schedules. It also gives me the time and energy to work on my own health issues.
Sandy's massages helped my swimming a ton. When I was a sophmore in high school my back tightened up so badly I couldn't bend over, do flip turns or push off the walls in the pool. When I came to see Sandy, she worked on my back for an hour twice and in a week I could move without pain and felt much looser and comfortable. She focused on my legs, psoas, hip flexors, and gluts which I did not know that those muscles controlled the way my hips and back sat and was the ultimate cause of my back tightness. I would always go see Sandy before big swim meets, such as Olympic trials, World University Games, Pan American games and Nationals. Having her work on me before meets helped to loosen my body up and flush out toxins. It also helped to relax my body so that I could swim faster and easier without getting as tired or need as much recovery afterwards. Even when I went to college and only came home twice a year I would go and see her whenever I had the chance to help loosen up my back so that I would feel better in the pool.
Auburn University 2010