Yoga & Massage Offerings

 
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I offer multiple types of yoga/ movement instruction & massage therapy services.

Both yoga/movement and massage work can be combined in one session depending on the duration of the session.

Yoga/Movement Mobility and
Self Massage Instruction Services

My private yoga training is based on the Yoga Tune Up ® model and integrates fundamental teachings from Hatha Yoga, Pilates, Hanna Somatics, weight training, joint mobilization and Feldenkrais to best serve the individual needs of each client or student.

What does this mean for you? I use tools from Yoga Tune Up® and The Melt Method® to guide you through exercises you can then do at home, work or even on the go. This enhances and prolongs the benefits of your instruction or bodywork time with me while giving you the opportunity to become more aware of your body throughout your daily life. 

 
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Yoga Tune Up® (YTU) 

Certified Yoga Tune Up® Instructor 

Practice: Within the YTU® practice we “train” and we “treat” the body.  We train by practicing movements and corrective exercises rooted in yoga asana and kinesiology.  We “treat” the body by guiding students to perform self massage  with therapeutic tools like therapy balls and foam rollers.  A regular YTU® practice teaches you to build stability in your body from the inside out. Self exploration with movements and self massage empower practitioners to “map” or “embody”  their body’s own internal landscape to help keep it balanced and functioning on a daily basis.  Within YTU® I am free  to incorporate principles of yoga, pilates, Feldenkrais, weight lifting and other disciplines.  

Benefits: In short, the practice of YTU® is a highly variable practice that is sustainable for the life of the body. It is strength building, invigorating and calming to the body and mind.  With a regular practice  YTU® allows you to develop a personal oasis of self care methods  to soothe body and mind.

The Roll Model Method®

Certified Roll Model Method® Instructor

Practice: The Roll Model Method  is a self care practice that utilizes the potent self healing power within our  human body. The Roll Model Method teaches practitioners to use therapy balls, novel movements and breathing strategies to consciously integrate your body’s systems together in a holistic manner.

Benefits: This conscious movement seeks to improve the quality of how you live, feel and use your body on a daily basis. The Roll Model Method is designed for all people to discover and recover areas of high tension, overuse or habitual movement patterns.

The Roll Model Method is based on the book The Roll Model, by Jill Miller.


The Melt Method®

Practice: The Melt Method® is a simple self care treatment utilizing focused breath work, specific body movements,  foam roller and therapy ball massage to train and empower students with tools that balance their nervous system and connective tissue system of the body.

Benefits: I find that The Melt Method® works great as a supplement to prepare the body for deeper more focused bodywork or exercise. The Melt Method is also very gentle and complements healing of the body when someone is in the early stages of recovery from trauma.


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Skillful Athletic Recovery

Are you an athlete in training for a big event or just need to fortify your daily routine,  WOD or training session with a recovery based practice?  This work may be just what you need.

Practice: A Yoga Tune Up® practice is filled with creative and skillful exploratory pathways into down regulation of your body’s nervous system for a productive recovery. Meditation, Breathing dynamics, focused slow movement, massage - all of these tools with careful application create a cascade of down regulation to your nervous system.  

Benefits: Your body is primed and ready to enter into a profound state of healing where your tissues, joints and all body systems reset and reignite their full potential.


Massage Offerings

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Deep Tissue Massage

Practice: During a deep tissue massage the client’s body is on a massage table and is fully draped by sheets and blankets. The client may choose to wear loose fitting attire if they desire for their treatment.

Benefits: Deep Tissue massage aids the body in relief from muscle tension and pain. Massage has been shown to have positive results in relieving anxiety, high blood pressure and mobility issues resulting from scar tissue.


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Craniosacral Therapy (CST)

Practice: CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system. This is a physiological body system comprised of the soft tissue membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. A CST session is performed on a massage table with the recipient  fully clothed in loose fitting attire.

Benefits: The foundation of the CST approach is that we acknowledge the body’s ability for self healing. A CST treatment seeks to establish health and balance in the body  by optimizing the internal soft tissue conditions for productive recovery.

 


Ohashiatsu

Practice:A method of healing movement where  the recipient enjoys a “moving massage” as the therapist explores passive movements, joint range of motion, myofascial elasticity and meridian energetic flow.  An Ohashiatsu session is performed on the floor with the recipient fully clothed in loose fitting attire.  

Benefits: Ohashiatsu technique releases restrictions and barriers within the body’s tissue and is deeply calming to the brain and nervous system.   

 

Fascia Facial Treatment

Practice: A treatment designed to ease tension in the face by focusing our work in the  jaw, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and respiratory diaphragm. During a facial treatment the client’s body is on a massage table and is fully draped by sheets and blankets. The client may choose to wear loose fitting attire if they desire for their treatment.

Benefits: This massage treatment encourages collagen production so your skin improves from the inside out.  We focus  beneath the skin layer, to improve  circulation, drain puffiness and help soften the facial muscles for a non surgical "face -  lift".  Experience first hand how a softened visage radiates  peace and beauty from within.

 


Add on Services

Lymphatic Dry skin brushing
Stimulates lymphatic flow for detoxification and circulation.  Client is fully draped on the table with each body part systematically exposed only within the treatment protocol.
$25 includes a dry skin brush to take home.


Investment 

All Yoga and Massage services:
$90 for 60 minutes
$135 for 90 minutes
Buy 4 x 60-minute or 90 minute packages and get 10% off

*Both yoga and massage work can be combined in one session depending on the duration of the appointment. 
Available to travel at additional fee. Please call 1.310.480.6262 for exact quote.

Life and events happen. Barring an emergency, please cancel or reschedule your appointment with 24 hours notice to avoid being charged the missed appointment fee in full.
Please plan to arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time.

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Passport ready & willing to travel!

Besides private sessions I offer group and studio sessions both near and far.