Thai Yoga Massage
Thai Yoga Massage (TYM) is an ancient healing art that combines the alignment of the breath, yoga asana and mindfulness meditation of Metta (loving compassion) into a flowing dance of continuous rhythmic motion to deliver a soothing and revitalizing experience. TYM is based on an understanding of energy lines and marma points in the body, working with balancing the energetic bodies and freeing & removing any blockages that may present in the physical, mental, emotional bodies.
Gua Sha & Cupping
Gua Sha and Cupping use the techniques of scraping and suction to release stuck energy from below the skin to promote the flow of blood an Qi.
The benefits include pain relief from repetitive overuse, inexplicable joint pain, and pain due to past injuries. It can also relieve the symptoms of the common cold and Flu.
*An appointment will consist of working on a specific area or areas of pain in the body. This service works especially well after a Thai Yoga Massage.
Using the techniques of Gua Sha and Cupping to relieve tension and promote the flow of blood and Chi to the face and neck.
On the surface these healing modalities will decrease fine lines and wrinkles and well as increase elasticity of the skin. On a deeper level you will move the lymph, clear the sinuses, release tension in the face, head and neck. This can help relieve TMJ, sinus pressure, headaches, and strain around the neck.
*There will be no red marks on face after treatment.
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I have been teaching yoga since December 2009. Yoga has played a major role in my life ever since I walked through the doors of Bikram Yoga Buffalo. I was in poor health physically, mentally and emotionally. After my first class I felt wrung out, exhausted, a little sore and incredibly alive. I couldn’t believe that I could do something that difficult and still want to come back for more. For the first time in years I stopped feeling as if my body had somehow betrayed me and I instinctively knew that if I continued to put in the effort I would shine.
Over the years I have explored many traditions of movement, fitness, wholistic healing, and general self exploration. I have space for all in my toolbox for healing but the simplest of asanas continue to be my foundation. I love the fancy stuff, the challenges, but I LOVE the basics. Whenever I am in doubt or feeling low I reach for the simples, my medicine, my magic, the space where I can tune out and tune in to my holiness. Where I can truly honor my temple, this vessel that I am slowly remembering how to respect and love.