One On One Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy combines yoga poses (asanas) with gentle, hands-on muscle and structural therapy. Therapy occurs in private sessions, addressing specific health problems and adapting poses and routines specifically for each client. Yoga Therapy is a deeply relaxing and revitalizing form of energy-balancing therapy, uniquely blending assisted Yoga stretches and hand's-on techniques into a blissfully integrated experience.
Designed to harmonize body, mind and spirit and help anyone to feel better from the inside out, results typically include the deep release of energetic blockages in the body and mind, as well as improved spinal alignment, better physical balance, improved joint mobility and increased flexibility. Clients that receive regular treatments also report enhanced mental clarity, deeper sleep, greater endurance and more enjoyment for sports, work and play.
Sessions are performed with the client comfortably dressed on a treatment table or on a special mat on the floor. Typically, the practitioner will use most of his body, including feet, knees, forearms (and hands) to weave together a sophisticated sequence of deeply healing stretches, rhythmic-gentle acupressure and gentle rocking moves. The client’s body is physically assisted and supported by the practitioner at all times.
Private sessions are individually tailored to accommodate specific needs, regardless of age, gender, health, flexibility or physical fitness. Clients typically leave with instructions on a custom series of poses that change according to the student’s progress. Yoga therapy advocates believe that since yoga is a holistic discipline — teaching that the mind, body, and spirit are connected — yoga therapy can go beyond the results that are possible with more traditional approaches.
Yoga therapy is applicable to a wide variety of conditions, including anxiety, low back pain, arthritis, athletic injuries, heart conditions, asthma, digestive disorders, diabetes, and chronic fatigue. Yoga therapy can also promote positive health for pregnancy and childbirth, reproductive health in women and men, and the health challenges associated with aging. Medical research provides increasing evidence that yoga therapy is effective. Also, Yoga Therapy can be practiced in conjunction with any medical treatments you are already receiving or in tandem with other complementary therapies. No prior experience of yoga is necessary before starting.
About the Practitioners
Martia Rachman is a dual-trained yoga therapist; with experience as both a yoga instructor, counselor, and massage therapist/bodyworker. She combines her knowledge and skills as a therapist with her acumen as a master yoga instructor to offer a truly unique healing experience.
Brad Rachman is a dual-trained yoga therapist; with experience as both a yoga instructor and naturopath/doctor of chiropractic/ functional medicine physician. He sees yoga therapy as the marriage of traditional yoga with modern medicine.
Session Fee: $75
Martia (828) 275-4028
Brad (828) 333-5123