Yoga Therapy and Massage LLC
Welcome! Looking for a great therapeutic massage or a private/small group yoga therapy session? You will find all the details here! My name is Meadow Goldman. I graduated with a degree in Chemistry and although I decided not to pursue sciences professionally, I am still a bit of a science geek- especially anatomy. I finished massage school and got my massage license in 2006 and have been attending trainings ever since. I have studied many modalities including cranio sacral, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, Thai massage and most recently, neural reset therapy. I enjoy working with a variety of issues from injury recovery to pre and post operative recovery. I have worked with lots of people recovering from motor vehicle accidents. I love to work with athletes and if desired, I enjoy educating clients about the anatomy and kinesiology of their bodies.
I began my yoga studies by completing my Bikram certification in 2004. I have studied extensively since then in many different styles including ashtanga, anusara, Iyengar and most recently completed a two year yoga therapy training with SarahJoy Marsh through the Daya Foundation. I love the beautiful synergy of modern neuroscience and classical yoga philosophy the program taught. Lastly, I am a certified health coach through the institiute of intergrative nutrition. I am happy to share my knowledge of diet and nutrition as part of either a massage therapy or yoga therapy session. When I am not in a yoga therapy or massage therapy session, I am out and about kayaking, skiing, hiking, biking, dancing, doing partner acrobatics or gardening. I love to move! I look forward to meeting you!
What is yoga therapy? It is a several thousand year old set of techniques that help bring a body, mind and spirit into balance. What a yoga therapy session looks like in the modern world can vary depending on the imbalance one wants to address. Part of yoga philosophy recognizes that we are born into a body and at some point, that body will go out of balance! Imbalances may present as a physical (pain with movement, joint pain, headaches, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances to name a few) or it may present as emotional/psychological imbalances (anxiety, depression addictions, disordered eating etc). A session can include asana (physical postures), rehabilitative exercises, breath work, mindfulness techniques, meditation and mantra (re-patterning thoughts through chanting or singing). Sessions are usually done one to one or in a small group of 1-3 people. How a session looks depends on the needs and desires of a student. There are numerous benefits to yoga therapy, but some of the most relevant are:
Improved sleep (excellent for insomnia)
Promotes healthy life habits (decreased cravings for alcohol, cigarettes, food etc)
Less pain with moving
More satisfying relationships with oneself and others
Decreased anxiety and depression
A sense of confidence in a yoga practice or other physical activity that you won't hurt yourself
For a more thorough look at the benefits and latest research on yoga therapy, check out the International Yoga Therapy Associations website at:
Upcoming Yoga Therapy Workshops
No currently scheduled yoga therapy workshops. Check back for updates!
Most people are more familiar with massage therapy than yoga therapy. Like yoga therapy, massage therapy has been around for a very long time. In its modern form, massage therapy seeks to reduce stress, relieve pain and keep the musculoskeletal system functioning optimally. I integrate various modalities including Swedish and deep tissue, cranio sacral, visceral manipulation, myofascial release, neural reset therapy and Thai massage. Each session starts with the most important modality: listening. Every session is designed to address the issues you are experiencing that day. Massage therapy is an excellent choice if you are looking to
Reduce pain from injury or chronic postural imbalances
Pre or post surgery
To relieve soreness and pain after working out/sporting event
Preventatively as part of a training/athletic routine
To assist in better digestion
To help the nervous system balance, relieve stress
Recovering from an auto accident
Whatever your massage needs are, I would be happy to work with you!
For more information about the benefits of massage therapy, check out the ABMP website:
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Meadow has been an incredible massage therapist. I have had chronic neck and shoulder pain for a few years. I have seen other massage therapists and also a physical therapist in the past. After the second appointment the numbness and tingling has left my right arm. My range of motion has increased and pain decreased in my neck, actually gone. One of the things I like best about seeing her is her integrity and her caring attitude. She has always listened to me and has never made me feel unimportant or that my questions are trivial.
Jeanine- Dental Assistant