All About Amy Lynn Vess
I am a member of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration, and received my initial certification at the Rolf Institute of Boulder, CO, in October 2006. I completed my Advanced Rolf Training in Virginia in 2013. I have been a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) since 1999. I achieved and maintain my certification with Advanced-Trainings.com in Advanced Myofascial Techniques through assisting Til Luchau and the many other talented instructors all over the US during the years of 2007-present.
I have been building and maintaining my own practices since 2000. I maintained a successful practice in Oakland, CA from 1999 - 2015. I added a practice in Boulder, CO for 2 years until I relocated to Georgia and I now maintain my 2 locations here.
A variety of studies at the San Francisco School of massage, including Sports Massage, Thai Massage, and Zen Shiatsu, led me to study Deep Tissue with Certified Advanced Rolfer Art Riggs in 2003. Before pursuing the Rolf Training, I enhanced my skills and knowledge with continuing education in Physiology and Anatomy and by taking myself through Rolfing’s traditional 10 Series while building my practice.
From the ages of 19 to 29 I was in the advertising graphics industry. I taught Advanced Photoshop and created some magical imagery with some top photographers and agencies in CA and Ga. However, creating this imagery required hours and hours sitting in front of 2 monitors, in the dark. I loved it, but began to love moving in my body more. Mountain biking and yoga satisfied this new found love of health and wellness for a while. This is what led me to seek out my initial Swedish massage training. I just thought it would fun to do with a friend. Well, it was more than fun. It was clear that this was what I was meant to do. So, here I am, 20 years later, still mountain biking and still helping people move better.