Yoga/Movement and Bodywork Services
I offer two kinds of appointments; yoga/movement instruction & manual bodywork therapy.
Both movement and massage work can be combined in one session depending on the duration of the session.
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.
Yoga Movement Mobility and Self Massage Instruction Services
I use tools from Yoga Tune Up® and The Melt Method® therapy ball exercises to give clients work to do at home that enhances and prolongs the benefits of their instruction or bodywork time.
Yoga Tune Up® (YTU) & Roll Model Method
I program my private and group classes around the Yoga Tune Up® model which is a movement practice rooted in yoga that draws on foundations from many movement disciplines. YTU® intentionally engages the body’s tissues ( joints muscles and fascia) in a way that initiates self discovery and healing.
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. 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 regular practice a YTU® allows you to develop a personal oasis of self care methods to soothe body and mind.
The Melt Method®
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.
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.
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. A Yoga Tune Up® practice is filled with creative and skillful exploratory pathways into downregulation 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 downregulation to your nervous system. 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.
Deep Tissue Massage
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.
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.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
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. 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.
A CST session is performed on a massage table with the recipient fully clothed in loose fitting attire.
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. Ohashiatsu technique releases restrictions and barriers within the body’s tissue and is deeply calming to the brain and nervous system.
An Ohashiatsu session is performed on the floor with the recipient fully clothed in loose fitting attire.
A treatment designed to ease tension in the face by focusing our work in the jaw, neck, shoulders, arms, hands and respiratory diaphragm to increase production of collagen beneath the skin layer, improve circulation, drain puffiness and help soften the facial muscles for a non surgery "face lift". Experience first hand how a softened face allows you to radiate peace and beauty from within.
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.
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.
Foot reflexology - $25
*All Yoga/Movement and Bodywork services:
$80 for 60 minutes
$120 for 90 minutes
*Both movement 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.
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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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