Loughner Massage and Yoga opened July 2009 and is owned and operated by Amanda Loughner, Licensed Massage Therapist. The studio has a variety of highly trained Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructors so people of all ages and physical conditions can benifits from both the Massage and Yoga.
OUR MASSAGE THERAPIST
Amanda Loughner, LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist/ Yoga Instructor/ Owner)- I am a native of Jeannette, Pa and have been a professional Massage Therapist for over 11 years. I graduated as a Theraputic Massage Technician from Career Training Acadamy in 2001. I first got my experience working with clients who had numerous complaints by working with a chiropractor for 5 years. Over the years I have learned alot of different techniques and treatments to help relieve conditions such as headaches, neck and back pain, sciatica, sinus pain, TMJ, tendiontis, fibromyalgia, and many more ailments. I work with people of all ages, conditions, and ways of life. I enjoy building a relationship with my clients and helping them lead a pain and stress free life. I recentley got trained to be a Yoga Fit instructor and sub classes here at Loughner Massage & Yoga. I teach a basic Vinyasa Flow yoga. (check out Amandas photo in our photo gallery)
Amy Kimicata, LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist)- I graduated from Allegheny College with a bachelors degree in neuroscience and then went on to the Pittsburgh school of massage therapy. I have always had a passion for holistic healing and have always been interested in the human body. I had experienced the benefits of massage first hand in college when I had so much tension in my neck and shoulders that I could not turn my head. In seeing how effective this work is I decided to pursue a career as a massage therapist. I graduated from Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy after learning about several other conditions massage is effective in treating! I specialize in Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Reflexology, Neuromuscular, Orthobionomy, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy, and Swedish massage. I just started my venture at Loughner Massage & Yoga in June 2012 and am excited to build a professional relationship with clients and help bring them one step closer to feeling their best! (check out Amys photo in our photo gallery)
Shelly Gold , LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist)-Shelly Graduated from CCAC in 2005 already practicing as a Massage Therapist with a company Health Star PT. She was also working as a Physical Therapist Assistant. With those two professions combined Shelly has a very strong background in Rehab and Neuromuscular Bodywork. She also preforms Swedish, Hot Stone, Geriatric, Prenatal, Sports, and Neuromuscular Massage. Shelly has happily been working at Loughner Massage & Yoga since March of 2011.
OUR YOGA INSTRUCTORS
George Bender, RYT (Yoga Instructor)- I have a M.Ed in rehabilitation counseling from the University of Pittsburgh and a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University. I worked in the mental health feild for over 18 years. i am now employed as a Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, and on the Oncology Unit at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh. My passion for fitness and health has been with me all my life and i decided to follow my passions and focus my energies and efforts in this area. I have been practicing yoga since 1978 and I have been teaching it for 2 years and i have recently got my RYT (registered Yoga Teacher). The Vinyasa stlye fow yoga that I have been certified in is a practice that focuses in flowing movement. It also emphasizes that each person is unique and will approach the practice with the body, abilities and capacity that he or she currently brings to the class. The style encourages a non-judgmental, non-competitive, inner-focused practice. Many alternatives and modifications are offered so that each person can have a safe, effective, and fullfilling experience that fits his or her body. A consistent yoga practice can really change your life. I also enjoy hiking, backpacking, running and just about any exercise. I love the natural world and find almost any excuse I can to get outside. I believe that health involves integrating the mind, body and spirit. I would love to see you in one of my classes and encourage you to explore the classes offered by all the wonderful instructors at the center. (check out Georges photo in our photo gallery)
Mary Comfort, RYT (Yoga Instructor)- brings to the fitness and wellness industry extensive training and experience in health club and studio management and Older Adult Wellness programming, as well as over seven years of experience in nationally training yoga teachers. As co-owner of centeredbeing, LLC, a lifestyle coaching company, Mary enjoys empowering children, adults, and couples to live more centered lives. As a Senior Master Trainer for YogaFit Worldwide, Mary has trained over a thousand yoga instructors throughout the United States in the vinyasa (flow-based) style of yoga. She has also developed her own workshops over the years, including a popular Partner Yoga Workshop on the OM of Yoga and Wine. Holding ERYT, AFAA and ACE-CPT credentials, she is currently a teacher trainer (CEC provider) for the Yoga Alliance, and the American Council on Exercise. When Mary isn't teaching or inspiring others to be centered beings -- on and off of their mats -- she enjoys spending time with her two fabulous children; taking yoga classes anywhere and everywhere; travel and the study and enjoyment of wine. She believes that taking yoga realistically off the mat and into the home and the community is where every person can make a sincere difference in this world.
Rebecca Reiberich (Yoga Instructor)
Keith Portka, RYT (Yoga Instructor)
Kim Massie (Yoga Instructor)