I have scoliosis and therefore have lots of corresponding muscular issues, plus I'm very active physically. Sandy has saved me from an incredible amount of pain! It's taken me YEARS to find the perfect massage therapist. She is the absolute BEST and now I'll never go to anyone else.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
I had pain in my shoulders and neck, and it was getting to the point where I couldn't even lift my arm. I had been seeing doctors and physical therapists, but it just wasn't helping. Sandy's focused deep tissue massage therapy got me back in action 100%. I thought I was going to have to live with the pain for the rest of my life until I met Sandy.
Martial Arts Instructor
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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
I have known Sandy Castle for over 6 years through my training at the Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy. She has always been helpful in my education and with correcting minor pain/dysfunctional issues that occur from being a manual therapist and in life. She is great to work with when I need very specific work done to a muscle or group of muscles.
Certified Neuromuscular Therapist
I have had hip pain due to over training for the last few years. Nothing seemed to help until I started seeing Sandy. She has worked with me using a combination of deep muscle massage therapy and stretching. My condition has improved dramatically and I would highly recommend her.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
I met Sandy in 2004 at a Boot Camp exercise class. I mentioned to the instructor that I was having some shoulder pain and tingling in my hand. He brought Sandy over to me and within a few minutes she had assessed me, pinpointed my problem and recommended some stretching exercise. I noticed immediate improvement and decided to schedule an appointment. After the initial session with Sandy my shoulder pain was eliminated, but more importantly she helped me to improve my posture and taught me how to maintain my flexibility. I recommend Sandy to all my friends who have aches and pains or tweak a muscle.
Stress retention, bad posture, and a chronically bad back and neck cause me soreness, stiffness and pain. Sandy is able to get in there and combat my perpetually tight muscles and give me relief that lasts. While she can’t follow me around and stop me from doing the things that make me sore, she has demonstrated some fantastic stretching exercises that help me in between visits. She’s also always moving forward and educating herself with new ideas and methods to better the results of my sessions and my specific issues. I really appreciate the way she keeps finding ways to make me feel more comfortable and relaxed in my everyday life.
I've been a client of Sandy Castle for 2-3 years. She has always done an excellent job in helping to relieve my pain with deep tissue massage. She knows exactly what is needed when I explain my problem. She takes the time to explain what is needed and why. I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs this type of massage, not just a relaxation massage. I will continue to have her help me if other problems arise. You won't be disappointed after she helps you.
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.