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 am a Licensed Massage Therapist and I’ve been doing massage since 2003. 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.
I'd been a marathoner and triathlete for years when I decided to start running Ultra Marathons in 2011. The increase in mileage started to result in over use injuries. I started seeing Sandy while training for my first 50K. She listened to my symptoms, current workouts, and goals. She takes the time to explain what she is doing and why. I never realized that tightness in one part of the body could cause an injury somewhere else. She also gives me stretches and strength exercise that I can do on my own to prevent overuse injuries. Without her help, I could not have run 4 marathons, 2 50ks and my first 50 mile race in 2011. I still see her regularly... and I'm still running ultra marathons... injury free.