Dr Tiffany Ryan Yomassage practice photo

Yomassage 

60 minutes private session $80. *(3, 45 min session special package $180)

Yomassage a fusion of relaxing and supported restorative postures, massage therapy and mindfulness. The client holds each pose with support from bolsters, blocks, and blankets for around five minutes while Petra massages different parts of the body that are available from the held pose. Dress for comfort.

Yomassage stimulates the body more than the typical yoga class, since the massage aspect increases circulation, provides myofascial release, and achieves trigger point therapy. 

The “Yo” in Yomassage is based on the principles of yoga: focus on the breath (pranayama) and the yogic philosophy of looking within. The combination of touch, gentle stretch, and mindfulness provide an avenue for relaxation and healing.

"Yomassage at Petra's Wellness Studio is fantastic! Imagine a Yin Class with all postures fully supported, then add excellent massage work at the same time. So excellent! Petra is knowledgeable, professional and extremely pleasant. I can't wait to go back. But first I'm going to tell all my friends!"  Alexandra L.

Best Massage Ball Exercises for a Full Body Self-Massage

 

Lower back pain
Place the massage ball under your lower back. Then, roll side to side while breathing deeply. Make sure to target the entirety of your lower back. Once you reach points that are stiff, move slowly to massage away the pain. Make sure to avoid bone!

Sore Feet
Start with the massage ball under the arch of your foot. Roll back and forth while pushing into ground with enough pressure to provide yourself with immediate relief from tight arches. 

Tight Hamstrings
Sit in a chair or on a mat. Stretch out the leg you want to work while bending your other knee at 90 degrees. Put the massage ball at the top of your hamstring muscles. Lift off the ground and roll your leg side to side on the massage ball.

Neck Release
Lie down on the ground and put the massage ball behind your neck to the left of your spine, below your skull. Then, roll your head side to side making sure to avoid direct contact with your bones.