Our incredible team members truly represent the heart and soul of Mii amo. Get to know one of our talented therapists, Jennifer Manriquez, below.
Jennifer Manriquez has been practicing massage for 10 years, specializing in deep tissue treatments. Mii amo guests interested in deep tissue massage can count on a replenishing and relaxing treatment from Jennifer during their Journey. Jennifer studied massage therapy at the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, Arizona. Her original interest in the wellness industry stemmed from a desire to help others and educate them about alternative healing options. After taking a variety of classes at SWIHA, she enrolled in a massage class and just like that, she was hooked!
ARIZONA BORN AND RAISED
Jennifer is an Arizona native, having grown up in Cottonwood before moving to various locations around the state and finally settling in Sedona, where she’s been a part of the Mii amo team for the past four years. She says that Mii a mo is different because,
“We are a very close team. Working at Mii amo provides a great opportunity for each of the therapists to learn from one another and share together. The interaction with the guests is much different as well because they are here for a stay rather than just one treatment. We get to know them well and are able to hold space for them to discover parts of themselves they often seek to find when traveling to Sedona.”
Jennifer also raves about the health benefits that massage therapy offers,
“Massage can be as healing as someone desires…. That’s what is wonderful about it. No matter where someone is at on their wellness journey, massage can help…Some people are seeking loose muscles and more flexibility, some want less pain, some people want to relax and let go of their thoughts for a moment, and all are possible with massage”
COFFEE OR TEA
Jennifer says that she prefers COFFEE!
“Coffee! Oh, how I love coffee but I TRY to keep that addiction under control by adding tea in my life. I drink it the only way coffee should be as an Americano without cream or sugar.”
In her free time, Jennifer loves to be outdoors with her family and enjoys finding time for herself on the beautiful trails in and around Sedona.
“My family and I spend a lot of our free time exploring Arizona and camping. I also love to trail run when I find the time. It is my ‘me time’ and it is a reminder that as long as I continue to step one foot in front of the next, I reach my destination. The time it takes to get there is of no concern – just keep moving.”
Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing your story and for making Mii amo a comforting place for guests to learn more about themselves and their health.