I am A.J. Leigh, Licensed Massage Therapist, owner of Anima Alternative Health, in Granite City, Illinois.
Body + Mind + Spirit = Living Well on Purpose
I specialize in assisting to restore range of motion and relieve chronic pain in the upper back, neck and shoulder, and lower back and hips as well as from conditions such as carpal tunnel, frozen shoulder or torn rotator cuff, pelvic tilt, sciatica, arthritis and more. My goal is to help you experience less strain on your muscles not only physically, but also to feel comfortable in your own skin and with who you are.
I thought I had a lot of dreams of who I wanted to be when I grew up, from Tae Kwon Do, to law enforcement to forensic CPA. In my endeavors, I found that either life circumstances prevented me from achieving them, or I achieved them --and discovered they weren’t really what I wanted.
Through a lot of self-reflection, I discovered that some of these dreams were passing ideas that my parents latched onto and rocketed me down the path before I could decide if I really wanted to pursue them. As a result, I have had several careers and paid a hefty chunk of change for college education that I’m not using, because it wasn't what I truly wanted for myself.
Leaping ahead to my late 30’s – I discovered massage therapy and Reiki, fell in love with them and am now pursuing a career that feels like I spend every day having fun rather than working. I have healed so much in myself, and am passionate about helping others to heal.
In addition to massage and energy work, I offer intuitive life coaching, using tools such as Tarot cards and Oracle cards for spiritual guidance.
I enjoy spending time reading, learning new things, and collecting as many beautiful Tarot and Oracle card decks as strike my fancy.
I look forward to helping you discover your truth and be comfortable with who you are!
License number: Illinois: 227.019546
The Healing Arts Center – St. Louis, Massage Therapy Certificate (2016)
Keller Graduate School of Management, Master of Financial Management & Accounting (2010)
Texas State University – San Marcos, MS in Criminal Justice (2004)
Saint Louis University, BA in Criminal Justice, Spanish & International Studies (2001)
AJ is extremely professional when it comes to draping, and keeping client privacy as a top priority. Her massage technique was different than I've ever experienced, but I truly felt relieved mind, body, and spirit when it was over. Aside from actually executing a great service, AJ is relatable and easy to talk to/open up to. I will continue to see her for Reiki, Chakra Balancing with Tuning Forks, and massage. -Bethany F.
"AJ is knowledgeable, thorough, and provides a relaxing experience in her massage and reiki techniques. She works with client’s individual needs and is warm and welcoming."