About Active BodyWorX
Meet Our Team
Sofie has nearly 2 decades of experience in sports massage and has been running ActiveBodyWorX since she started it shortly after entering the industry. She received her certification as a Massage Therapist from Ashmead College School of Massage Therapy in Seattle, WA, where she graduated with honors. Through the years she has completed many courses involving Clinical/Sports Massage, Myofacial, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Pregnancy, and Myofacial Restrictions.
Sofie works with athletes of all levels, weekend warriors, rehab clients, patients with lower back and neck issues/pain, and anyone else in need of a deep massage work using various techniques including Myofascial, Trigger Points, Deep Tissue, Sports, Stretching, and Structural Realignment. Sofie especially enjoys the rewarding work of helping patients after surgery, as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Most injuries are caused by some sort of imbalance, structurally (bones), or in the muscle/firing patterns. Using whatever modalities works best for each specific client, Sofie works with them to realign the body and decrease their pain/discomfort.
When Sofie is not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, working out, traveling, yoga, mountain biking, scuba diving, and whatever else life brings her.
“Whether it’s sports related, postural or an accidental injury, I enjoy working with patients to realign body structure and get them back to enjoying daily life.”
Carey has over 20 years of experience in sports massage. She is a graduate of the WestWind Massage Academy in Phoenix, AZ, where she received her certification as a Massage Therapist. Carey has also completed many units of continuing education focusing on Corporate Chair Massage, Mothers Touch (pregnancy massage), Breast Health (releasing of muscles around the breasts and ribcage), Sports Massage, Rotator Cuff/Shoulder Joint, Cranial Sacral, and Neuromuscular techniques for lower back, hip, upper thoracic, and neck.
The techniques Carey uses are Deep Tissue and Sports Acupressure Points and has experience working with a wide spectrum of clients ranging from professional athletes (MLB, NHL, PGA) to housewives, doctors, lawyers, military, police, fire, and everything in between. She enjoys working with clients who have had hip replacements since she herself has had bilateral hip replacements and can relate to those clients. She also enjoys working on clients with cervical issues and shoulder impingement causing headaches, numbing, and burning.
When Carey is not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as all sorts of outdoor activities including; camping, boating, fishing, hiking, and biking.
“I may see a lot of clients with the same issues, but the technique used may not be the same. I have found that years of experience and willing to adjust/adapt to specific needs for a client, is more beneficial than being book smart.”
Julissa’s techniques speak volumes about her passion for massage. She is a graduate of the Cortiva Insutute in Scottsdale, AZ, where she received her certification as a Massage Therapist. She is excited to continue her education by focusing her studies on better addressing issues of the neck, shoulders, hips and spine, as well as incorporating her passion for aroma therapy.
Myofascial techniques are the backbone to Julissa’s therapeutic approach, along with other disciplines such as Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Stretching, Sports massage, and Deep Tissue massage. Julissa has experience working with all walks of life ranging from first timers to massage veterans, pregnant women to professional athletes, and everyone in between. Each session is custom tailored to the needs of that client at that particular time. She enjoys helping athletes to prepare and recover from events and any injuries, and takes pride in her work. Julissa firmly believes in the healing power of the human touch and works to incorporate both therapeutic and relaxation into each session.
When Julissa is not working, she enjoys hiking, music, and spending quality time with her family.
“I aspire to naturally help with your healing process; physically, mentally and energetically. I’d love to physically become a part of your health and wellness plan, mindfully assist in understanding your body’s needs, and help increase your energy as massages can naturally assist with fatigue. My goal is to have you leave my table better than you arrived.”
Angela is a highly experienced massage therapist with over 25 years in the field. Not only does Angela share her passion for bodywork with her clients but she has also been educating new massage therapists for over 20 years.
Angela graduated from The Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1994 and became board certified with NCBTMB. She worked for 5 years as a massage therapist until her love for education brought her to teaching. She taught Massage Therapy at Sawyer College, Kaplan College, Chicago School of Massage and Cortive Institue from 2001 – 2007. She decided to open her own Spa and massage company until she found her way back to teaching at Cortive in 2009.
Teaching allowed Angela to stay up to date on all the new strategies and trends in the massage industry. Over her career, Angela has completed over 2000 hours of continuing education and is an active member / insured by AMTA.
Angela’s vast experience allows her to understand each client and tailor a treatment plan to fit each one! She believes that treatments don’t always have to be painful to be affective and her massages definitely prove it!
A 2018 Cortiva Scottsdale graduate, Shawna dedicated all her extra time to learning about the body and muscle movements. Continuously learning more about massage and how to help clients restore natural movement has helped her perfect her techniques and grow as a therapist.
Shawna often uses deep tissue activation techniques to correct muscle firing patterns, myofascial manipulations, and stretching to get the body back into alignment, increase range of motion and decrease clients pain/discomfort. Although her main clientele are athletes, she loves working with all body types in an effort to learn more and help as many people as possible.
When she is not working, Shawna is usually working out, traveling with her daughter and living life to its fullest!
Nadine has been working in massage therapy for over a year now and loves learning about massage as much as possible. Nadine loves doing sports massage, shiatsu, myofascial, trigger point, post, and prenatal, cranial, cupping, and deep tissue. My way of doing massage is a little different but I get the job done, I will warn people before they get on my table that I do talk to muscles it’s just something that I do. I’m a bit cocky and funny. Nadine has worked with a big range of people from young kids to the elderly, she loves challenges and will always find a different approach if the first one doesn’t work.
“When it comes to massage therapy for me I like to help the body heal in its own way so that it can be taught the right way to be and not forced in the wrong direction, the holistic way of healing speaks volumes to me and I educate on how to stretch and take care of yourself when I’m not around.“