About Body Works NW
We at Body Works NW are dedicated to bodywork and the pursuit of therapeutic, clinical, medical massage modalities for pain relief, restoration of lost function, and health. There is a need in Lewiston for healing and a need for a better alternative to the typical western medicine outlook of health, pain, and dysfunction. Western medicine seeks to abate the symptoms of your pain; to give you pills, to do a surgery for this or that, to put a “band aid” on or cover up your symptoms, but not actually HEAL you, because then you wouldn’t need to keep throwing money at them! We are here to help you heal.
Treatment sessions employ clinical and medical massage modalities like Myofascial Release and Deep Tissue Release and may be weekly to help you heal, but this usually lasts for 4-8 weeks and maintenance can usually happen with just monthly or every other month visits. When you truly get better, feel better and improve and regain your life, we hope you will tell your friends and family about us. We are not here to keep you in the “system” of healthcare, we want you to be out enjoying life, pain-free! To regain lost facets of your life is WHY we are here and WHY we do what we do.
Body Works mission is to search for and address, through unique treatment methods, the root cause of each client's muscular pain, in order to give the body the opportunity to heal itself. Each session will be personalized to the individual client's needs. We believe health is a multi-dimensional system. We seek to educate the client about their body and health and suggest methods of self-care to improve well-being. We will always strive to provide the client with better service than they expect from a healthcare provider.
Consultations are an interactive process designed to individualize a treatment plan for each specific client. Treatment plans are designed based on client perceptions of their pain or physical limitations over the past few months prior to the first visit, and work toward several short-term goals and a long-term goal that the client and therapist can agree on.
Diara Is Fantastic
I have muscle pain all over. Most massages leave me feeling worse than when I start. Diara found all those areas that hurt and relaxed them. She uses slow and steady pressure, not digging into me. She is quiet when she is working, but is willing to engage if that is what makes you more comfortable. I was reluctant to go to a gym for a massage, knowing that I do not have a gym body. Diara made me feel at ease. She is so good at the various types of massage, I was surprised that she is called an "apprentice". I have been to many different massage therapist over the years and she is better than most. I totally recommend anyone who is interested in a massage, to take a chance and ask for Diara by name.
Till next time!!
It was an amazing experience. I had a lot of tension in my shoulders and back from the stress of my daily routine. He massaged my sore muscles and I felt so much relief when he was finished. I was so relaxed afterwards. He also gave me helpful tips to prevent the achy muscle from returning. I cannot wait for my next appointment!!
Worked with me even with my Fibromyalgia
Having fibromyalgia, its really scary to think about someone putting pressure on your muscles. But AJ worked well with me and did a light massage that doesn't hurt and helps me tremendously! Have recommended and will continue to recommend to those in pain or just needing some awesome relaxation. Thanks AJ!
The reviews are what helped me decide to go to this guy, because I've been dealing with hip pain for a large part of my life. He was so insightful, giving me many practical steps to improving my pain level and then there was the actual work he did. WOW! Four sessions, once a week and I am feeling better than I have in as long as I can remember! I can't recommend this guy enough. You have got to get in and find out the difference he can make for you!
A True Professional
A.J.’s knowledge about the use and over-use of our bodies is vitally important to the therapy he provides. On numerous occasions he has been able to identify the source of an injury or muscle weakness and provided corrective therapy. He definitely knows his stuff and is a true professional in the field of massage therapy.
He really understands the body
I have had neck and shoulder problems for years. AJ was able to get to the source of my pain and help my muscles relax. It was a huge relief. He gives a deep tissue massage and clearly has a great understanding of how the body works. I recommend him to all of my friends!
AJ has been my massage therapist for over five years. He has worked wonders on my upper back pain allowing me to cut back on the pain medications and the massage makes me more relaxed than I have ever been. The knowledge and skill that AJ shares is first rate and I would recommend him with no reservations.
Great for relaxation and deep tissue
My husband and I have had AJ work on us multiple times. We know we can count of him for anything. I like to have messages just for relaxation. AJ knows how to help me relieve stress and calm my nerves. I also have some issues with my legs. AJ is able to spend some extra time working on my hip joints to relieve pain. My husband gets AJ to do deep tissue massage. He has neck and back pain which AJ is able to reduce tremendously. We have known AJ for years and are so thankful for the care he gives our bodies. Whether it for relaxation, pain, or muscle therapy, AJ is very experienced and I would recommend him to anyone!
A good relaxation massage
I travel a lot and have had relaxation massages all over the US. I found this guy using Google. I can't say there was anything wrong with the massage session, but it didn't absolutely blow me away. He found some really sore spots and told me he wanted to try some therapeutic massage on them, but I told him I only wanted a relaxation massage because deep tissue has hurt me in the past from other therapists. He upheld my wishes and stayed with the swedish massage stuff. 4 stars for good but not great.
Ironman training relief
My husband and I own Alberta Construction and I was also training for the 2013 CDA Ironman. Chrome Ptc referred me to A.J after I started working out with their trainer and was having problems with extremely tight muscles and ribs that didn’t want to stay in place. My visits with AJ are Great I can walk without cramping up after I’m done and the relief is Awesome. Thanks!
A God send to me!!!
I was in an industrial accident in 1995, where I fell 25′ landing on a concrete floor. I suffered eight mild to moderate compression fractures in my back. Since that time I have sought out many Chiropractors, and Massage Therapists. Due to my injuries I have scar tissue build up in my back. A.J. Herres not only has a learned, and gifted skill as a Massage Therapist; he also has the strength and the stamina to perform the type of therapies my body requires to find relief. In my opinion as a survivor of a traumatic injury; AJ is a top notch Massage Therapist and I HIGHLY recommend him! He truly has been a God send to me!!
A Master of Pain Relief
AJ….he is a master at relieving pain in my muscles with his massage skills. I let him decide which area to focus on and he always brings comfort to my aching body. I would recommend him highly if you are seeking a massage.
I highly recommend AJ at Body Works NW. I go mainly for therapeutic massage but have had a few relaxation massage in the past as well and AJ is great for both. I always leave feeling much better than when I entered and when it comes to sports massage, AJ is amazing at understanding what causes his patient's discomfort and knowing how to help your body relax and recover. I have been a client for years and tell my friends to see AJ for all of their massages. You'll never seek out another massage experience after going to Body Works NW!
Absolutely a 5 star Massage Therapist!
I’m the owner of Chrome PTC. I am always on my feet, lifting heavy weights, spotting, etc, along with my own high intensity heavy lifting. The tension and stress levels that my body endures takes a toll and have suffered with migraines for years. AJ’s work gives me instantaneous relief from the pain that I almost always have in my neck and shoulders. There have been times I’ve called him last minute, barely able to move because of the tension headaches I experience and he is always happy to get me in and help ease the symptoms. He knows how to manipulate the body to do what it SHOULD do. Thanks AJ for all of your help!!
The best massage with the best results ever!
My name is Heather Schmidt and I’m a physical therapist in Spokane. While I was training for The Night Of Champions I suffered a significant neck and upper back strain. I was suffering from headaches, inability to move my neck and when I trained I would become dizzy and my headache became worse. I thought I was going to have to quit training for the show. I used many different forms of treatment including ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat/ice and therapeutic massage. I don’t think I would have been able continue without the help of A.J.. I've had many massages before, but this was the best massage with the best results I've every had. I highly recommend him to my patients, friends and family.
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- BA in Sports Medicine and Psychology, Whitman College 2000
- AMTA Professional Member 2004 to Now
- John Barnes Myofascial Release Practitioner
- Licensed Massage Practitioner with 13 years experience
- Over 300 hours continuing education completed in advanced healing arts
- ID Lic.# MASG-1071