Kara’s passion for resorting the body as a whole originally piqued when she started practicing alignment-based yoga in 2003. She would later begin empowering others to regain strength and wellness, as a physical therapist assistant, in outpatient orthopedics in 2010. She enjoys working with various types of patients from young sports athletes to the homebound geriatric population. Her insatiable quest for learning holistic wellness techniques, inspired her to complete her yoga certification through the integrative yoga therapy teacher training at Sundara Yoga Therapy in July 2014. She is also anticipating graduation from, the nationally recognized, Lauterstein-Conway Massage School in April 2015.
Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage is an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:
- Improved fascial health.
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body's natural defense system.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Improve the condition of the body's largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body's natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
Fascial massage techniques
- Increases joint space
- Eliminates trigger points
- Improves muscle activation & relaxation
- Improves flexibility on the first session & becomes cumulative with multiple sessions.
- Reduces incidences of injuries