Meet the Staff
Bodyscapes' In-Resident Practitioners are independent therapists who share space at Bodyscapes. Together we form a community of healers that provide patients with a diverse skill set. To schedule an appointment with any of these therapists, click their appointment/contact links.
Meet Amanda Tarver (Evanston office)
Amanda is a certified massage therapist licensed in the state of Illinois (LMT). She focuses specifically on promoting women's health through bodywork and education. She works primarily with women doing pre- and perinatal massage, and is dedicated to helping women transition into motherhood with ease and a sense of joy. Amanda is certified in pre- and perinatal massage through Body Therapy Associates, and is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CEIM) associated with Infant Massage USA. She offers infant massage classes, as well as, provides "in home" instruction for parents and their newborn baby.
Doula - Amanda is trained as a birth doula through DONA. She provides continuous physical, emotional and informational support to the mother before, during and just after birth; and provides emotional and practical support during the post-partum period.
Placenta Encapsulation Specialist - Amanda is also trained as a placenta encapsulation specialist (PES) through Placenta Benefits. She collects, prepares and encapsulates your placenta for you to take as a supplement during the post-partum period.
Reiki - Amanda is trained in Reiki and has completed a Master Teacher Level training with Deanne Lozanno at Way of the Seekers Path.