"Amanda is hands down (pun intended) the best massage therapist I've ever seen. Not only is she amazing at everything she does, from a deep tissue massage to hot stones to body scrub, but she listens to everything I say and completely personalizes each treatment. I suffer from chronic migraines and her treatments have lessened them significantly. Furthermore, she has an evident passion for what she does; this is more than just a job for her. I walk out of Amanda's studio feeling completely reinvigorated every time."
"Amanda York has been my personal massage therapist going on four years, now. I can only say that she is the best and most productive therapist that I have ever had. I have many sports related issues and she always knows how to relieve and release them with her magic hands. I highly recommend anyone in need of massage to use this extremely talented (and very sweet) person, as much as possible."
"Amanda is the best! I've been getting regular massages for twenty years and seen dozens of massage therapists, across the country as well as many in the local area, but no one comes close to the skill and professionalism of Amanda. She is very attentive to my needs and is an expert in deep tissue massages. Recently I have come to experience Amanda's LaStone (hot stones) Therapy which I find particularly invigorating. To enjoy all of the benefits of a massage, there is no one better than Amanda York at Creative Hands."
"Intuitive, creative; truly a spiritual experience. I've been an acupuncturist for seventeen years. During the four year program for acupuncture, I was trained in massage techniques. When I have a session with a new massage practitioner, I have to fight the urge to "stay present" and "observe" whether to "learn," "protect" or "critique." (Something learned from having a bad experience or two.) With Amanda, I immediately recognized the professionalism and could relax into that "trusting place." I have had many massages from many practitioners and feel that the one I recently received from Amanda was among the best. I was aware of her intuitive explorations... gauging strength, resistance and flow.
She was great at finding the intricate little areas of stagnation (energy that was blocked up, not flowing) and used effective support and positioning that allowed me to feel safe, to trust and to release. She listened as I explained my specific issues and addressed them effectively. She used unique and creative holds that I had not experienced before. I enthusiastically recommend Amanda's work, urging anyone to give her a try. You'll be back for more soon, I know I will."
"Amanda is the most exceptional massage practitioner. I was given a gift certificate for Creative Hands last year; I was hooked. She can do standard Swedish massage and is one of the best deep-tissue, therapeutic therapists I've experienced, if you prefer deep work. I've been getting regular massage since my 20's and am quite picky about my therapists. Amanda is the best I know. She is very in tune with the human condition, always zeroes in on my 'bad' spots, and is an intuitive healer. I've developed 'golfer's elbow' and she is helping me with this. If you are considering a massage, I HIGHLY recommend Amanda!"
Interior Designer and Principal, Debra Campbell Design
"Amanda carries a unique, intuitive response to the body and its needs. She cares for each individual's body with tremendous focus and pinpoints the areas in need of direct attention. I have had the privilege of working with Amanda on numerous occasions with massage and the combination of massage and body salt scrub, which I feel brings the session full circle. The massage relaxes you and works through your body's tension and then the salt scrub invigorates your cells and stimulates your focus as you merge back into the day. I highly recommend the combination treatment. As I have enjoyed bodywork alone and the combination treatments on different occasions, I have found that the combination treatment is truly the best, most fulfilling way to go. Amanda is an exceptional and very gifted massage practitioner, whom I will recommend over and over again."
"I was so excited to finally find a great massage practitioner. I did not realize how rare a good one was until my last one retired. For years, I tried new people and would just get frustrated, then eventually quit trying. Finally, a good friend of mine introduced me to Amanda. I've been going to her for the last few years, every other week. She has the strong hands that I've been looking for, she is always great and I am never disappointed."
"Amanda York has such a gift for massage. Her intuitive nature and healing hands have been so beneficial to me. She clearly has the ability to identify problem areas and help you work those areas out. Her gentleness and compassion is refreshing. She is trained well in various styles of massage techniques as well as holistic therapies. She is able to perform deep tissue massage when needed, which isn't always performed effectively by most practitioners. I highly recommend Amanda. She is dependable and very professional."
"We met Amanda four years ago through a local Carmel concierge service and were pleased from day one. She has remained our sole massage practitioner ever since and we call upon her every time we're in Carmel for a weekly massage. Amanda is professional, very nurturing, is able to change her pressure and style of massage to suit our needs and she's always on time. She is comfortable and engaging. She has even become a family friend. Her 'Hugs and Rubs' are definitely worth experiencing! "