Welcome to Gaia Massage & Yoga. I am excited to share my passion of holistic health and wellness with Central Wisconsin. I currently provide my services out of the Wausau Wellness Center at 512 S 17th in Wausau, WI and limited hours in Stevens Point as well. I have a couple spots left to take on new clients. I am currently scheduling out about four weeks.
I primarily work with clients who have chronic pain, challenging diagnoses, digestive problems, headaches and injuries. Massage Therapy and other Bodywork are medical treatments that may down-regulate your nervous system, improve digestion, encourage better sleep, decrease pain and aid in stress management. I share patients with local doctors, TMJ specialists and psychologists. I would encourage you to take responsibility for potential lifestyle factors that may be adding to your pain levels, such as negative thought patterns and attitudes, inflammatory, processed non- foods and lack of movement. If you only want me to be a temporary fix for pain symptom management, it probably won't give you the lasting results you crave.
Finding balance in our lives is crucial to our overall health. Creating harmony between work, family and home is necessary in order to become the person you are meant to be. Living busy lives we compromise our health, well-being, time and energy. Some feel guilty when they want to do anything for themselves. I firmly believe that Self Care IS Health Care. We all need times of quiet and calm, whether that’s a neighborhood walk, reading or writing, connecting with a friend over tea, knitting or a long bike ride; we must nourish ourselves and find ways to refill our cup. We don’t serve anyone by becoming depleted, overwhelmed and stressed out. What can you do on a regular basis to nourish and comfort you? What are you passionate about?
Our bodies are designed to move! Join us at an integrative yoga class, blending Alignment Yoga, Meditation, Mat Pilates and Holistic self-care techniques to relax the nervous system, strengthen the core and to fully inhabit your body. Learn time tested techniques to manage stress, discomfort and decrease anxiety. I hold a current E-RYT 500 status through Yoga Alliance, which requires a minimum of 500 hours of training and 2000 teaching hours.
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Most clients receive an integrative massage. This is a therapeutic massage that may combine several styles of therapeutic massage/bodywork: such as Myofascial Release, Swedish, Deep Tissue, the use of essential oils, Neuromuscular Therapy, Acupressure, Reiki and more. Depending on how the tissues are responding, additional tools may be used such as silicon cups, stainless steel or jade gua sha scrapers, hot stones, moist heat or ice. The goal of Integrative Massage is to melt away soft tissue tension and increase the blood, lymph and energy flow while down-regulating the nervous system. Integrative Massage is extremely therapeutic as it decreases muscle toxins and hypertonicity, increases oxygen levels in the blood, and improves flexibility in the body.
I have studied a variety of Western and Oriental techniques in my quest to understand the body and what it means to inhabit this human body. Check out the some of the styles I offer by clicking over my services page below.
Enjoy group classes or one-on-one lessons to strengthen your personal practice. Learn how to down-regulate the nervous system and be more embodied. Sarah combines Hatha yoga poses, mat pilates, reflexology, meditation and more to teach others how to be more comfortable and move more efficiently in their body. Jump to yoga schedule here.
This is a group that meets monthly in Wausau and/or Stevens Point to Empower, Inspire, Educate and Motivate entrepreneurs, business professionals and local community members. We recognize that if we see each other as collaborators, rather than competitors, our community and our businesses thrive at a quicker and more productive rate. Won't you join us in this revolutionary way to do business? For more information, go to www.empoweredcollaborators.com.
Would you like to showcase your business at our second networking group in October? What gifts do you have that can contribute to a healthier community? We are looking for paid Sponsors and Educators (we pay you!). Call 406-544-0292 for more information.
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Here's a fun and creative way to network and grow your business. Referrals are the best form of advertising. Join us when you can, in this laid back, inclusive networking group. Professionals will have the opportunity to give a 1-2 minute pitch to introduce themselves to the group. Bring business cards to share.
Here's an opportunity to showcase your business in an intimate setting. Educate our community on what you do best. We want you to succeed as much as we want to ourselves. Expect great returns on this small investment of your time, energy and money. You will be the second sponsor of the evening, with a ten minute window of time to promote your business.
This level of sponsorship really allows you to let your business shine by hosting the event at your business location. You will be the first sponsor to promote yourself, having 10-15 minutes to share or demo your talents.
20% of our ECNG profits will be re-invested into our community through donations, grants, scholarships and reduced price admission. If you have a non-profit in town, a start-up that could use some capital, a student who deserves a scholarship, or another cause that empowers our community, please bring it to the attention of the administration. We seek to help those we can. As we help lift each other up, everyone wins.
Sarah and her husband recently returned to their Central WI roots after living in the Rocky Mountains for many years. It's been 20 years since she's lived here. She is excited to create new experiences and influence Central Wisconsin to live vibrantly healthy, happy and holy lives.
Sarah has enjoyed a twenty year career in Holistic Massage Therapy. Working on thousands of clients, her diverse background and training shines through in each session. She has been practicing yoga since 1995 and teaching yoga since 2005. She holds a current E-RYT 500 status through Yoga Alliance.
Sarah loves spending time outdoors and understands the need to balance work and play. She believes the body works best when challenged with multiple styles of movement. This is why you'll see her on the hiking trails, biking, out in the kayak, hitting the slopes and more. Gaia is anther name for Mother Earth and is pronounced "guy-a." Get ready to be encouraged to move and inhabit your body in new and exciting ways. To learn more about Sarah and some of her thoughts on healing and life, visit the About page.
512 South 17th Avenue, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401, United States
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm
Saturday: By Request Only
Sunday: By Request Only
NOTE: Often during the day I am juggling clients and trying to seek work/life balance. I will return all calls/texts/emails within 24 hours. If you are excited to book with me, its fastest to text or call. : )
*If you have a specific time/date you're looking to get in, include in your message.
*Currently booking out about 3 weeks, but usually have 1-2 spots left open per week.
1) Gaia Massage & Yoga, LLC requires that a 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment. If you cancel your appointment in less than 24 hours, you may be charged for 50% of the time reserved. If you do not show up for an appointment you will be charged for 100% of the scheduled appointment. Returned check fee is $25.00.
2) Please understand that the massage/bodywork/energy work/yoga instruction/etc you receive is provided for the basic purpose of relaxation and relief of muscular tensions. If you experience any pain or discomfort during this or any future sessions, immediately inform the Massage Therapist/Yoga Teacher so that the pressure, strokes or poses may be adjusted to your level of comfort. Because massage/bodywork should not be performed under certain medical conditions, affirm that you have stated all known medical conditions on intake form and answered all questions honestly. If you have been told by a physician or health care provider that massage may make your known condition(s) worse, please reconsider exploring business with us. Understand that massage therapists do not diagnose or treat disease and that any care or recommendation you receive in this clinic or from any massage therapist is not a substitute for a physician’s care. Take responsibility for alerting your therapist/teacher of any changes to your health status, medications and therapies before the session, as well as any and all responses perceived to be a result of services as soon as you become aware of them.
3) Understand that NO sexual activity, comment or innuendo will be tolerated and will result in immediate termination of the session and full payment required of the scheduled appointment. Anyone who breaks this policy will be reported to the local police and banned from our business.