To build a healthier lifestyle and improve the quality of life of those we serve
EMPOWER our clients to live life to its fullest potential. EDUCATE about wellness.
EQUIP to preventatively maintain health and well-being.
BSBA, BCTMB, LMT
An Iowa Native, Amanda Lundstedt is a board-certified licensed massage therapist and holds a BSBA from Drake University. After graduating from Drake, Amanda moved to Colorado and worked for a non-profit organization. While always interested in healthy living and CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine), living in Colorado honed these interests.
After returning to Iowa permanently, Amanda enrolled in Orthopedic, Sports, and Medical Massage Therapy at Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School in Urbandale, Iowa. While at Body Wisdom, Amanda studied under one of the premier sports massage therapists in the world, Mr. Brian Glotzbach. Amanda is educated in advanced and established sports massage techniques. A life-long learner, she continues her massage education to include the most innovative techniques.
Upon completing her massage licensing education at Body Wisdom, Amanda continued her massage studies at Parker Chiropractic University in Dallas, Texas. In the summer of 2016, Amanda was accepted into the prestigious XPE CORE Sports Bodywork Team Certification and Clinical Mentorship Program in Boca Raton, Florida. In this program, Amanda worked with professional athletes from the NFL and NHL.
Since 2016, Amanda is also a continuing education provider in Sports Massage Therapy and Business Marketing for massage therapists throughout the United States. She is a board-certified continuing education provider.
In 2018, Amanda obtained the distinction of becoming a board-certified licensed massage therapist, and shortly thereafter was accepted into the United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Program as a licensed massage therapist. In May of 2019, Amanda completed her sports medicine rotation at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is currently pursuing the professional opportunity to join Team USA at the 2020 (rescheduled to summer 2021) Tokyo Olympics as a licensed sports massage therapist.
An avid athlete herself, Amanda brings to Active Edge a love of sport and movement of the human body. Her personal experience with distance running, biking, triathlons, CrossFit, and more all contribute to her practice and success as a sports massage therapist. Currently, Amanda trains as a triathlete and loves competing at the age-group level with USA Triathlon. Her discipline, focus, hard work, and passion for the sport have allowed her multiple age-group wins as a triathlete. Amanda is passionate about helping others and living life to the fullest. She and her family are active in a variety of arenas in the Greater Des Moines area.
Board Certified Therapist, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2018-present
United States Olympic Committee Sports Medicine Program LMT, 2018-present
USA Triathlon Athlete, 2017-present
Continuing Education Provider, Massage Therapy, State of Iowa, 2017-present
Continuing Education Provider, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2017-present
Founder, American Sports Massage Academy, 2016-present
Des Moines Marathon Committee Member, 2016-present
National XPECORE Sports Bodywork Team Member, 2016-present
Founder, American Sports Massage Academy, 2016-present
Des Moines Triathlon Club Board Member, 2015-present
YMCA Walnut Creek Board Member, 2014-present
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, 2013-present
LMT, Partner, Clinical Therapist
Ann Riesberg is a board-certified licensed massage therapist, who was born and raised in Iowa. Ann attended La’ James International College in 2011 where she studied massage therapy. She continues her education centered around orthopedic massage modalities.
Ann started her career in small town Iowa and in 2013 her family sold their home. Selling their home gave them a great opportunity to move to Des Moines. She worked for a franchise for a while and knowing that she wanted to build her own business she moved on quickly. She opened her own private practice in 2014, and worked as a medical massage therapist at a chiropractic clinic. In spring of 2020 Ann joined Active Edge as an associate therapist, working hard and becoming partner-therapist in spring of 2021.
Ann loves spending time with her husband Jason, her son Jase and their fur baby Jersey. They love going on walks and going on vacation. Their family attends Capitol Hill Lutheran Church in Des Moines, where Ann serves on Church council.
While in high school, Ann achieved her Silver and Gold Awards, the two highest awards in Girl Scouts. To earn these awards her leadership had to be shown through community service.
Ann continues her community service when she can through the Urban Bicycle Ministry and helping at the Food Bank of Iowa.
American Massage Therapy Association 2011- current
Capitol Hill Lutheran Church 2016- current
LMT, Associate, Clinical Therapist
Holly Nordstrom is a board-certified licensed massage therapist and has an AA in liberal arts. Currently enrolled at Upper Iowa University to obtain a bachelors in business administration. Originally, Holly was enrolled in the medical assistant program but life events brought her to Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School in Urbandale. Her dream is to open her own spa/healthcare clinic to normalize more frequent massage in everyday life. She has lived in Des Moines her whole life with a passion for helping people and caring for others. Some of her specialties include sports, myofascial release, acupressure, and trigger point therapy, while her favorite being deep relaxation Swedish massage. Reiki is the newest modality to her list, as she is diving into learning more about energy and how it can promote deeper healings.
She is always learning and improving her skill set but when she is not focusing on her career, she is a mother, devoting her time to her family.
We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients,
the following policies are honored:
24 hour advance notice is required when cancelling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.
Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged for their “missed” appointment.
If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.
We look forward to serving you!
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Monday - Saturday 7 am - 5 pm
Limited after hour appointments available upon request.
Please call or text 515-412-0073 to check for availability.
Located at 8530 New York Avenue
Urbandale, IA 50322