Meet the Owner, Joline

Joline Wolf has been a licensed massage therapist since 1988 and is the owner and founder of Sandpoint Advanced Massage Therapy™.

 

Her mission is simple: 

  • Help people find relief from pain so they can enjoy their life and do what they love! 

  • Create and support a team of therapists that are highly educated and experienced to serve our community.

 

In 1988 Joline began her private practice in Massachusetts. However, in 1994 “The West” was calling her. Needing to spice up life a bit, she moved to Portland, OR, and began teaching many bodywork and science classes at the “East West College of the Healing Arts” while maintaining a private practice. 

 

In 2001 she and her husband moved to Sandpoint and has been practicing massage ever since.

 

Her journey into massage therapy began as a child when her father would massage her feet, which was nurturing, relaxing, and therapeutic for her. At one point in her childhood, she suffered from a painful fall injury, so at ten years old, she began receiving massages, chiropractic, and other treatments to help her heal. Little did she realize that she would “grow up” to become a massage therapist and provide healing touch for others in the same ways she experienced growing up. 

 

Then, at the ripe age of 18 years old, she was faced with the age-old question, “what am I going to do with my life?” One day while in the car with her mother, she said, “why don’t you become a massage therapist?” Honestly, the thought had never occurred to her. 

 

Fast forward a few years, she decided to check out the local massage school to get more information and enrolled in classes a week later. 

 

For over three decades, she has had doctors, nurses, and physical therapists confidently refer their patients to her. Massage therapy has been and continues to be her life’s work, and she is passionate about helping people find relief from pain and live better lives.

 

Joline has also been a Midwife’s assistant, worked in women’s health clinics, worked closely with many chiropractors, and continues to be active in her continued education. She honors the clients she has worked with over the years and looks forward to making your life easier!

Education

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Massage Institute of New England - 1987-1988

Formal massage training in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Continuing Education

  • Advanced PNF - Robert Bloomquist

  • Balance, Restoration and Vitality for the Female Pelvis - Tom Myers and Kimberly Ann Johnson 

  • Human Fascial Dissection Lab - Tom Myers 

  • Structural Integration classes – Tom Myers

  • Advanced Myofascial Techniques – Til Luchau 

  • Myofascial Release and Craniosacral – John Barns, PT

  • Strain Counter Strain – Ed Goering, DO, JSCCI, Jones Institute

  • And many more...

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Our Philosophy

Self-care is the most important thing you can do for your body, mind and spirit. Some think of massage as a luxury; it’s a necessity. Touch heals. Remember when you were a kid and hit your shin? What did you do? You rubbed it to make it feel better. When you were sad you sought out a hug to make you feel better. Touch is a necessity of life. 

 

Healing comes from within the client. The practitioner acts as a conduit. As humans we are an intricate weave of body, mind and spirit. The art of healing lies in the ability of the practitioner to listen, to see, to perceive, more than what application of modality or massage that is used. All therapeutic interventions are a conversation between two intelligent systems. Meaning, your body on a cellular level doesn’t know if I’m using deep tissue or Myofascial Release. What matters is how your body receives the information and processes it. To let go, or still hold on. My philosophy is to "listen" and use the many techniques I have learned to help with that unspoken “conversation”.