Hello, my name is Elisa Welbron!
I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2008. My specialty is deep tissue/pain relief therapy. I am also certified in sports/prenatal /Swedish/ trigger point therapy/ and lymphatic drainage. I am passionate in therapeutic Bodywork because I experience the positive outcome it can have. In my professional opinion, massage is not only good for the physical aspect of the body, but, positive for the emotional well-being as well. I truly love my career as an LMT & look forward to helping you heal your body in an alternative approach to health care!
Say the words yoga and sex together, they might conjure up images of rock stars and tantric sex, but more and more we see the mind body connection seeping into all areas of our physical lives — and the bedroom is no different.
Preliminary research is showing that yoga is a viable alternative to prescription drugs, helping with increased libido, prolonging ejaculation, and enhancing overall sexual performance.
Hell yeah, right?! Try these yoga poses to help increase your rock star status in the sack.
Known as cat and cow in yoga classes, these movements draw attention to the hip and pelvis.
Set up on hands and knees. In cat, press through the hands and round the back, paying attention to turn the sitz bones to the back of the thighs. Move into cow, by tilting the pelvis and dropping the belly towards the floor. Repeat 10 times.
Archer + Knee Kicks
Increasing blood flow to the genitals is an important aspect of increasing libido and enhancing performance.
Step the left leg back into a lunge, drawing your right elbow back like an archer with a bow. Your left knee bent to hover over the floor. Push the floor away and step the left knee into the chest as you stand and draw the left elbow back and punch the right arm forward. Repeat 3 sets of 10 on each side.
Supine Leg Stretch
Stretching through the soft tissues of the pelvis and hip can increase mobility and blood flow. And lying on your back and making this a gentle stretch can encourage the relaxation response, allowing the body to ease and release.
On your back, take a strap around your right arch. Extend your left leg and tone your belly. Holding the strap with your right hand, open the right leg to the right side and hold for 10-15 breaths. Bring the leg back up and switch the strap into the left hand. Drop the right leg over to the left, careful to keep the side body long. Hold for 10-15 breaths. Repeat on the other side.
Legs Up the Wall
A notorious restorative gem, legs up the wall help venous return of blood flow back into our body. It will bring the body into the parasympathetic nervous system, which encourages the relaxation response.
Lay on your back with your buttocks towards the wall. Swing your legs up the wall or headboard and relax there. Tight hamstrings? Back away from the wall until you are comfortable. Stay for 2-5 minutes.
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On the road back to wellness after a setback? Looking for a gentle class to eliminate stress and encourage healing? Students will enjoy this easy sequencing created to support the brain and body with minimal stimulation.
Join Megan for this gentle 6-week series that includes breathwork, meditation, yoga and group resilience training. Students should be ambulatory (able to move from standing to the floor). No yoga experience necessary.
“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” - John Muir
Recent studies show that US spend 10 hours 39 minutes a day consuming media and on devices and indoors. And by 2050, over 75% of the world’s population will live in urban areas.
We feel it deeply, this need to connect with the profound sense of beauty and mystery. We head into nature, connecting with it through our sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. When we begin to open up our senses, we begin to connect to the natural world, and the nature that is within us.
Venture into the woods with me, where we experience the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku or forest bathing. We will meditate and enjoy the benefits, including a boost in immunity, increased energy, a decrease in anxiety, depression and anger, and reduction in stress that will help bring about a state of relaxation.
Bring a towel, yoga mat and water.
Forest Bathing Workshop
Sunday, October 21, 8-10A
Register online here.