Therapeutic Yoga Massage
In August 2011 Laura became certified in Therapeutic Yoga. She is currently offering individualized therapeutic yoga massage sessions which combine gentle supported yoga positions with massage. This practice is relaxing, rejuvenating and energizing. Therapeutic yoga massage helps to bring the body into balance, free up adhesions, and reduce fascial restrictions with the goal of increasing range of motion and flexibility.
Therapeutic Yoga Massage is done on the mat on the floor using a variety of props including bolsters, pillows, and blankets, which fully support your body in mild modified Yin Yoga positions. While in those positions Laura will use massage techniques to help you relax into the pose, free restrictions, and reduce tension in your muscles and fascia. There should be no pain or discomfort with any of the positions and positions will be chosen based on your bodies needs. Therapeutic yoga massage is great for people of all ages and abilities. You do not have to have any experience in yoga to enjoy this type of massage. Therapeutic yoga is designed to be done with anyone, including people who are recovering from accidents or injuries, have chronic pain, are recovering from cancer treatments, have restrictions in movement due to age, or just want to experience something different.
After a therapeutic yoga massage people often report feeling rejuvenated, relaxed, and energized There can be some soreness after the session due to stretching and being in positions your body is not accustomed to. Please let Laura know prior to the session if you have any physical restrictions, joint problems, or pain, especially in your spine.
What to wear: Wear something loose fitting and comfortable. Yoga pants/shorts/sweats and a t-shirt or tank top are perfect.
For more information contact Laura at (360) 603-4120 ext 1 or e-mail
To schedule a therapeutic yoga massage you may Schedule Online or call (360) 603-4120 ext 1
Call (360) 603-4120 ext 1
"Therapeutic Yoga is a particularly effective practice for those recovering from, or living with, injury or illness. Therapeutic Yoga blends restorative yoga (supported postures), gentle yoga, breathwork, hands-on healing, and guided meditation techniques combined in such a way that it is an excellent choice for those who need something gentle yet effective for bringing the body into balance and reducing stress. Therapeutic Yoga is a deeply meditative experience - it provides the opportunity to step away from the busy-ness of the outside world and access the deeper wisdom that resides within us." ~www.therapeuticyoga.com
Therapeutic Yoga Kit
If Therapeutic Yoga interests you I highly recommend buying the Therapeutic Yoga Kit. It provides detailed information on the poses, the benefits of each pose and how to get in them. If you want to see a copy of the kit please let me know before or after your session. ~Laura
In The Therapeutic Yoga Kit, Cheri Clampett and Biff Mithoefer combine the gentle healing of Therapeutic Yoga and the quiet awareness of a yin practice to present 16 gentle postures that relieve stress and fatigue and promote recovery from injury and illness. Therapeutic Yoga is a blend of Restorative Yoga, gentle yoga, breathwork, and meditation that releases the body from the fight-or-flight response caused by traumatic events and life’s everyday stresses. A yin practice encourages the attitude of acceptance and helps us leave behind our yang need for constant striving and action.
Each pose represents a gentle, adapted posture that is held for 10 minutes or more in a fully supported state. The authors also include transitional yoga movements and stretches to perform during the routine to release stiffness, rejuvenate the muscles, and lubricate the joints. The 16 posture cards and 75-minute audio CD of guided routines and meditations that accompany the text facilitate the creation of a personalized practice. The authors emphasize achieving total relaxation in the specific postures to activate the body’s self-healing abilities. It is in this place of comfort and stillness where true healing begins.