Tara Nichols has many years of experience as a professional massage therapist/ yoga instructor. She studied various types of massage modalities at the Body Being Massage Center in Northern California. She learned Ayurvedic massage practices at the California College of Ayurveda. Also, studied Lomi-Lomi massage with master teacher Kapua on the island of Kauai. Tara practiced Bio-dynamic cranio-sacral practices with Roger Gilchrist, one of the leading teachers of bio-dynamic cranio-sacral in the world.
Tara is a licensed massage therapist in Asheville who is trained in: deep tissue, thai, cranio-sacral, abayanga, shirodhara, lomi-lomi, hot-stone, sports, swedish, and pre-natal. Tara's bodywork is unique in that she can tie in many different modalities into each massage session.
Tara creates a harmonious safe environment for her client's to release stress, emotions, and physical tension. She believes that the body has an amazing ability to heal itself by unlocking energy blockages to bring the body back into it's natural balance. Tara has a passion for healing, is knowledgeable about many aspects of health and wellness. She continues to keep up to date on the latest information concerning her field of expertise. (LMT #8522)
Deep Tissue: Focused attention on specific areas of the body using deep pressure to release knots and muscle tension. The practitioner uses elbows and fists to release trigger points.
Swedish: Light superficial massage using long efflerage strokes to aid in relaxation and stimulate blood circulation.
Lomi-Lomi: Ancient Hawaiian massage using long , full body strokes with a generous amount of oil. Lomi-Lomi massage creates a calming wave-like motion in the body.
Cranial sacral therapy is a gentle, noninvasive form of alternative medicine that deals with the movement of the fluid surrounding the skull and spine. Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore misaligned bones. It provides relief from migraine headaches, neck/back pain, and release TMJ tension.
Thai: Traditional Southern Thailand massage using deep yogic stretching to open the meridian lines and marma points of the body. This style of massage is performed on a thai floor mat in loose comfortable clothing.
Abayanga: Ayurvedic massage that originates from the Pancha Karma detoxification practices of India. Lymphactic superficial massage using a generous amount of oil to nourish and restore balance.
Hot Stone: Hot lava rocks used on the body to relax muscles during massage. The stones also help the client feel grounded and centered.
Pre-natal: Prenatal massage helps the mother to be relax, destress, and relieve any discomforts during pregnancy. Massage also helps with circulation and to stabilize hormonal levels.
Please call Tara @ (828) 674-7711 or email: tarasyogabliss@yahoo to schedule an appt..