April McKnight, BS, CMT, BCTMB

Certified Massage Therapist, Peace Coach

Increase the peace with mobile massage from Hemet, CA

Hemet, CA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
I won a massage from a local yoga festival; so great that she participated in fundraising efforts! A great full-body massage!
April is an extremely skilled therapist. Whether you are looking for therapeutic work or just a relaxing massage, she won't disappoint.

License, Credentials & Experience

April has been helping people for 11 years
CA Certified Massage Therapist
California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) , #5553

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Accident Recovery
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Hemet
Hemet CA 92543, United States
Fri: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sat: 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Learn More About April McKnight, BS, CMT, BCTMB

About me

I facilitate pain relief and mind-body healing as a practical pathway to peace. I love my work! Pressure typically stays in the realm of "delicious discomfort" with slow movement and gentle stretches to melt muscles and achieve lasting results. I can also show you take-home stretching & self-massage techniques for even greater relief.

My specialties include Somatic Bodywork for stress and trauma, Deep Tissue and Deep Circulatory, Sensory Repatterning, Neuromuscular (trigger point), Sports and Thai. I provide pregnancy, elderly, and chair massage as well as infant massage classes and coaching. I am mobile from Hemet and work with all ages and enjoy helping people with special needs. I am an optimistic healer and am honored to help clients experiencing big (and small) emotions by creating a safe rapport, holding space, asking thoughtful questions, and letting the body find its voice.

Somatic Bodywork sessions may combine intuitive hands-on work with dialogue, visualization, movement, journaling and art. Somatic bodywork doesn't replace counseling with a qualified psychotherapist, but is complementary. We may do coaching in Nonviolent Communication and Arbinger to improve relational skills around nonjudgment, recognizing needs and feelings in ourselves and others and making specific requests while seeing people as people, not objects, leading to changed hearts and way of being, not just techniques.

I graduated from International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in San Diego as a Holistic Health Practitioner in 2010, also when I started my massage business. I graduated as valedictorian with a B.S. in Psychology from BYU and worked in the mental health field for 16 years, mostly with struggling youth. I am nationally certified by NCBTMB and stay current with continuing education and studying professional articles.

Volunteer work is important to me and I have offered massage to leprosy patients in India, homeless people, women in emotional recovery, and chair massage for teens in residential treatment when I was employed at San Diego Center for Children

My Philosophy of Care

I wanted something practical and effective that I could do to help people find greater peace in their bodies and relationships. I started with psychology, then pursued massage therapy with an emphasis in relational somatics, a hands-on approach that blends the two.

My Inspiration

Relational somatics is probably best for someone who has already experienced more traditional bodywork or, if new to bodywork, has done introspective work like that done in therapeutic counseling. In either case, relational somatics can help to bridge the mind and body to explore what is present in a deeper and more integrative way.

This work is less about specific techniques (could include a variety of hands-on modalities or none at all) and more about way of being and safe, positive rapport while the therapist takes a curious approach to what is present in the body. The client might talk a lot or not at all, might feel a lot of emotions or feel neutral---the goal is to stay present, breathe deeply, and connect with oneself in an accepting way. For clients who are wary of touch, sessions might focus on guided imagery and breath or whatever feels safe. Maintaining clear boundaries is an ever-present focus for the therapist whose agenda is to support the client and his or her goals.


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April McKnight Reviews

5.0 of 5 (2)
I won a massage from a local yoga festival; so great that she participated in fundraising efforts! A great full-body massage!
April is an extremely skilled therapist. Whether you are looking for therapeutic work or just a relaxing massage, she won't disappoint.





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