Whole body harmony the natural way. - About Us
Manuel Touch Massage Therapy - Helping you reach whole body harmony the natural way.
The Therapists
Ethel Manuel, LMT, BCTMB
Owner and Founder

Manuel Touch Massage Therapy is owned and operated by Ethel Manuel.  Ethel and her family reside in Waukee, IA.

A National Board-certified therapist, Ethel attended Body Wisdom Massage School in Urbandale, graduating in May 2009.  Prior to massage school, she studied pre-med at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!) and is a medical massage certified therapist.
Each massage is specially tailored to cater to the specific wants and needs of the client using various techniques and stretches.
It's widely known that massage feels good, but there is actually true medical benefit to receiving massage regularly as part of your wellness program:
  • Develop self awareness
  • Improve your ability to cope with stress
  • Release your muscle tension and pain
  • Relieve lower back ache
  • Enhance your sleep
  • Increase your energy level
  • Stay well!!
  • Discover the nicer you!

Amanda Lundstedt, BSBA, LMT
Owner, Active Edge 
An Iowa Native, Amanda Lundstedt 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.

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 massage therapist.  

Amanda is passionate about helping others and living life to the fullest.  She and her husband are active in a variety of arenas in the Greater Des Moines area.   

There are now 2 locations for Active Edge to better serve you!

Click Here to schedule with Amanda at Active Edge West in Urbandale..

Click Here to schedule with Amanda at the Downtown Wellmark YMCA.
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