Welcome to Gaia Massage & Yoga, LLC. I currently provide my healing services out of the Wausau Wellness Center at 512 S 17th in Wausau, WI. I am currently taking new clients and occasionally have a same day or week appointment available.. The years of experience attending to people in their bodies, minds and spirits shines through with the work I do. I look forward to guiding you towards better holistic health. We will work together so that you may inhabit your body authentically, with ease, comfort and self-love.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Yes, my business has been open during the pandemic and taking new clients on continuously. Please do not book appointments if you or someone in your household are or have recently been sick with fever, diarrhea, or other cold/flu symptoms. If you have an appointment scheduled and become sick, please cancel immediately to help prevent the spread of contagious diseases. I am not currently masking but you are welcome to wear a mask if that feels appropriate to you. I am happy to wear a mask if that makes you feel more comfortable as well.
I primarily work with clients who have chronic pain and tension patterns, digestive problems, TMJ, headaches and injuries. Massage Therapy and other Bodywork are Medical Treatments that may decrease pain, down-regulate your nervous system, improve digestion, encourage better sleep and aid in stress management. I share patients with local doctors, dentists, TMJ specialists, chiropractors, physical therapists and mental health counselors.
Finding balance in our lives is crucial to our overall health. I firmly believe that Self Care IS Health Care. We all need times of quiet and calm. Bodywork is a great way to receive healthy, non-sexual touch and give yourself a much needed break from daily stressors. Receiving touch therapies at Gaia Massage & Yoga, LLC in Wausau, WI can decrease mental and emotional stress and physical tension.
Most clients receive an integrative massage/bodywork. This is a therapeutic bodywork session that may combine several styles of therapeutic massage and bodywork: such as Myofascial Release, Swedish (relaxation) massage, Deep Tissue massage, the use of essential oils, Neuromuscular Therapy, Reflexology, Acupressure, Reiki and more. Depending on how the tissues are responding, additional tools may be used such as silicon/glass cups, stainless steel/stone/wood 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 very 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 private or semi-private lessons to start or strengthen your personal practice. Learn how to down-regulate the nervous system and be more embodied. Sarah combines Hatha yoga poses, mat Pilates, reflexology, self-massage, meditation and more to teach others how to be more comfortable and move more efficiently in their body. Jump to yoga schedule below.
Sarah has enjoyed a twenty-two 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. For many years she held an E-RYT 500 status through Yoga Alliance as well as Board Certification through NCBTMB.. She has worked in a variety of medical and professional settings including previously contracting with the state of Montana as a Montana Medicaid Waiver Provider. She has managed and maintained a yoga studio, as well as her private practice for over 17 years.
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. Don't be surprised if you find her hugging trees!
She named her business Gaia Massage & Yoga, LLC because Gaia is the Greek name for Mother Earth and is pronounced "guy-a." In Spanish, Mother Earth is called Pancha Mama. There is a scientific theory that suggests the Earth is one being that self heals and regulates, similar to the organisms that inhabit it called the Gaia Theory. She is a nature girl through and through and she works to provide environmentally friendly services, goods and more to aid in the healing of our planet and our communities and our selves as individuals. Both the micro and the macrocosms are very important to her and fuel her passion as a healer and one who requires self-healing.
512 South 17th Avenue, Wausau, Wisconsin 54401, United States
09:00 a.m. – 05:30 p.m.
NOTE: Often during the day I am juggling clients and trying to seek work/life balance. I will return attempt to return all calls/texts/emails within 24 hours. ***If you are excited to book with me, its fastest to text or call. : )
*PLEASE NOTE IN REQUEST FOR SERVICES: length of appointment you are seeking as well as Wausau or Stevens Point location.
*I reserve the right to refuse service to anyone at any time for any reason. I will try my best to provide you the same respect of a 24 hour notice.
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 or call to cancel for an appointment you will be charged for 100% of the scheduled appointment. Returned check fee is $25.00. This is because I can only do a handful of massages a day and I too have bills to pay.
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. If you have been told by a physician or health care provider that massage may make your known condition(s) worse, a note may be required from your doctor prior to your service. Also, please reconsider exploring business with us. Understand that massage therapists do not and can not legally 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 and medical advice. 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. If you sexualize the session, 911 will be called and police will be alerted to your behavior. I reserve the right to press charges against anyone who sexualizes the massage in any way or threatens my safety.