Welcome to Bodywork at Experience Yoga
There’s no denying the power of massage therapy and bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic), or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Here is a list of services we currently offer:
Therapeutic Swedish Massage
A full-body massage using long, gliding stokes of moderate pressure. This technique is more generalized than deep tissue, the goal being improved circulation and relaxation rather than specific muscle tension. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.
Deep Tissue Massage
A focused session that targets your particular area of tension and strain using moderate pressure appropriate to your comfort level. This technique is not forced or painful but rather works around and through specific structures to access the deeper layers of musculature. A Deep Tissue session is not a full-body treatment. Examples of popular Deep Tissue sessions include The Back, The Neck and Shoulders, The Forearm or The Feet.
Using 100% pure Essential Oils, distilled from the flowers, bark and roots of plants, you and your therapist will consult prior to the session and choose a selection of oils. Whether you choose an oil based on its pleasing scent, or its energetic and subtle healing properties (stimulating, relaxing, balancing, etc…), the addition of aromatherapy will enhance any session. Aromatherapy massage is tailored to you and your needs, and may include therapeutic swedish, deep tissue or myofascial techniques.
A slow, mindful approach using light to deep pressure appropriate to your comfort level and determined by the response of your tissue. The goal of Myofascial Integration is to relieve areas of binding and constriction within your fascia, the connective tissue that runs through and around every structure of your body. This technique is ideal for those interested in improved posture and a sense of connectedness with the body.
A tailored session that uses Swedish and Myofascial Integration and can help reduce the aches and pains of pregnancy, increase circulation, improve digestion, improve skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks and promotes relaxation by lessening anxiety. Please bring written permission from your doctor; massage during gestation is for women experiencing a normal pregnancy. ClickHERE for information on Prenatal Yoga.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork using acupressure and stretches to balance the energy of the body. It activates the body’s self-healing ability and strengthens the immune system. Shiatsu is energizing, yet deeply relaxing. (No massage oil is used in this treatment and shiatsu is performed with the recipient wearing loose comfortable clothing).
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being.
Raindrop Therapy combines aromatherapy, reflexology and massage to create healing and cleansing through structural and electrical alignment to the body. The purpose of the therapy is to bring total balance, harmony, and body wellness – mental, physical, and emotional. Raindrop Therapy uses a sequence of nine essential oils that are dropped gently on the spine and then lightly massaged in using various techniques. The practitioner dispenses the oils along the client’s spine like little drops of rain from a height of about six inches. The oils are gently brushed up the spine and lightly massaged over the rest of the back for a deep sense of relaxation and wellness.
Balinese Massage is a meditative massage combining Hindu, Chinese and European influences to create a relaxing, rhythmic and energizing experience enhanced with fragrant oils to hydrate the skin and nurture the soul. This medium to deep pressure massage stimulates the flow of blood, oxygen and energy around your body, to bring deep relaxation and wellness.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage is an exotic specialty treatment that uses smooth, heated stones. They are often basalt, a black volcanic rock that absorbs and retains heat well. The therapist uses traditional strokes of Swedish massage while holding a heated stone. The therapist might also leave heated stones in specific points along your spine, or in the palms of your hand, or even between your toes to improve the flow of energy in your body. It is a deeply soothing, relaxing form of massage as the heated stones helps tight muscles release.
Reflexology uses skillful pressure on specific points in the feet to help achieve predictable positive change in specific areas elsewhere in the body. The soles of our feet have over 7,000 nerve endings that make them quite sensitive and responsive to the sensory input of reflexology. When a reflexologist slowly and intentionally works your feet, your whole body relaxes, allowing tension and pain to subside.
You shouldn’t get a massage if you have a fever, infections, inflammation, osteoporosis and other medical conditions. If you have any questions about whether a massage would be right for you because of an existing medical condition, please ask to speak to your doctor before you make your appointment.
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To make an appointment, contact Rita Segal at 845-514-0639 (mobile) or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow 24-48 hours when making your request for an appointment. For more information about Rita, click here.