*All Modalities can be scheduled for in-home sessions if requested. (rates vary)
GYROTONIC® is a new, unique exercise method which takes a holistic approach to fitness and health, focusing on the whole being.
Unlike other exercise machines, where the body is limited to linear motions,GYROTONIC® allows and promotes natural three-dimensional movements of the body. The handcrafted equipment allows total freedom of movement and can be adjusted to suit anybody's weight, strength and level of fitness.
This exercise system simultaneously stretches, strengthens, and elongates muscles without joint compression, while increasing flexibility and developing coordination and control. GYROTONIC® releases tension held in the muscles and gently eases stress. This methodology works systematically, gently and fluidly with joints, spine and muscles. It incorporates key principles of yoga, gymnastics, ballet, swimming, and tai-chi.
Internally, GYROTONIC® exercises stimulate organs through movement of the diaphragm (through breathing exercises) and rhythmic spinal movement in all possible directions. Each movement is accompanied with a specific breathing pattern which enhances circulation of blood and oxygen, improves cardiovascular strength, and increases metabolism. The breathing patterns are synchronized with the movements to increase aerobic stimulation and promote neuromuscular rejuvenation. GYROTONIC® develops a better awareness of breathing habits, which clears toxins and revitalizes all the major systems in the body.
The circular and spiral movements of GYROTONIC® imitate our internal and external energy pathways, which results in energizing body systems, and stimulating and strengthening the meridian flow. This helps to develop a powerful strength from within and an improved sense of well-being. GYROTONIC® is suitable for people of all age groups and fitness levels, as well as those recovering from injuries or suffering from chronic illnesses. This system is ideal for men, women, children, seniors, athletes, dancers, and anybody who is seeking health, equilibrium, fitness, stamina, strength, and flexibility.
Benefits of GYROTONIC®:
Promotes strong and lean muscles
Sculpts the body
Improves overall range of motion (spine and extremities)
Improves posture and body awareness
Increases strength and flexibility
Increases core strength
Increases bone strength and density
Increases energy and vitality
The 212body massage therapists listen to your needs and employ the proper techniques to deliver a truly therapeutic experience.
We invite you to experience the rejuvenating benefits of massage therapy today and discover the positive effect it can have on your body and your well-being.
Therapeutic massage is a medically proven method for supporting your health and wellness. You’ll enjoy benefits of…
Relief from back and neck pain
Improved range of motion
We offer many modalities and techniques, and combine them in sessions handcrafted just for you:
Deep Tissue Massage
Trigger Point Massage
Cranial Sacral Massage
Our therapists also incorporate other techniques that you need or prefer, including Reflexology, Myofacial Release and Shiatsu, and offer Pediatric Massage for younger clients as well.
We have hundreds of weekly massage appointments available. Contact us to schedule a massage session, or visit us today.
All Levels- Using asanas (postures), mudras, pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation, the practice of Kundalini Yoga balances the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, and enables us to harness the energy of the mind and the emotions, so we can be in control of ourselves, rather than being controlled by our thoughts and feelings.
This is yoga for everyday life, and every person. You are not required to be in perfect physical shape or believe anything in particular. Kundalini Yoga works for you if you can breathe and move your body. The gift of Kundalini Yoga is that you experience it. No words can replace that experience. Your experience goes right to your heart, your core. These ancient teachings are designed to give you “hands on” experience of your highest consciousness.
By approaching Kundalini Yoga with openness and respect, you can change your life.
At 212 Gyrotonic® , you'll discover a positive, pleasurable approach to physical therapy, an approach that goes beyond the quick fix and gets you back on your feet and restores your former quality of life, for good.
Treatment starts with education so you can become independent of our services, continue to improve and learn how to control your own symptoms.You'll gain insights into:
Proper diet and exercise
Proper lifting techniques
How to cope with physical limitations
How to avoid re-injury
Home physical therapy techniques
Customized maintenance programs
Health and fitness assessment
Named after its founder, Dr. Ida P. Rolf, Rolfing Structural Integration is a form of bodywork that reorganizes the connective tissues, called fascia, that permeate the entire body.
More than fifty years ago, Dr. Rolf recognized that the body is inherently a system of seamless networks of tissues rather than a collection of separate parts. These connective tissues surround, support and penetrate all of the muscles, bones, nerves and organs. Rolfing Structural Integration works on this web-like complex of connective tissues to release, realign and balance the whole body, thus potentially resolving discomfort, reducing compensations and alleviating pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
Essentially, the Rolfing process enables the body to regain the natural integrity of its form, thus enhancing postural efficiency and your freedom of movement.
Rolfing Structural Integration has the ability to dramatically alter a person's posture and structure. Rolfing SI can potentialy resolve discomfort, release tension and alleviate pain. Rolfing SI aims to restore flexibility, revitalize your energy and leave you feeling more comfortable in your body.
The genius of the work rests on Dr. Rolf’s insight that the body is more at ease and functions most effectively when its structure is balanced in gravity.
Athletes, dancers, children, business professionals, and people from all walks of life have benefited from Rolfing SI. People seek Rolfing SI as a way to ease pain and chronic stress, and improve performance in their professional and daily activities. It's estimated that more than 1 million people have received Rolfing work.
Research has demonstrated that Rolfing SI creates a more efficient use of the muscles, allows the body to conserve energy, and creates more economical and refined patterns of movement. Research also shows that Rolfing SI significantly reduces chronic stress and changes in the body structure. For example, a study showed that Rolfing SI significantly reduced the spinal curvature of subjects with lordosis (sway back); it also showed that Rolfing SI enhances neurological functioning.
Our Personal Training program is designed to provide our members with an individualized program based on your needs which will help you achieve your goals. Benefits of working with a personal trainer include:
An individualized fitness program specifically designed for you
An efficient workout program with innovative ways to improve your health
Professional assistance in improving strength, flexibility, endurance, posture, balance,
coordination, and cardiovascular health
Instruction on correct form and technique for cardiovascular exercise and strength training.
The MELT Method® (MELT) is a self-treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain in just ten minutes a day. When pain becomes chronic, the body's natural state of stability and balance declines. When a body isn't stable, it can't be efficiently mobile.
By learning how to MELT, you can learn to actively partake in decreasing stuck stress daily so it doesn't accumulate and cause symptoms that sap your vitality and energy. With MELT, you can learn to assess your body's stability system before your body produces pain signals to alert you something is wrong.
MELT was developed by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann as homework for her clients to empower them to actively partake in their healing regimen. This saved her clients time and money and became the inspiration that brought MELT to the masses. This unique method Sue calls Hands-off Bodywork™empowers people to help themselves restore whole-body efficiency and lead healthier, more active lives.
MELT brings your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, rehydrating connective tissue, and decreasing stuck stress that accumulates from daily living. The first time you MELT, you can see and feel a difference – and over time, you can transform how your body looks and feels.
MELT is changing the way people care for their bodies. This simple, proactive approach to maintaining a healthy, pain-free, active lifestyle is the best first step for anyone looking to feel better. Regardless of your age, gender, or current activity level, anyone can learn to MELT!
Gyrokinesis® is an exercise movement developed by Juliu Horvath, a professional dancer who developed a system of exercises that helped repair injuries he had sustained as a dancer. This exercise system is based on fluid movements that offer similar physical benefits of yoga, dance, and swimming, though it is not based on these or other specific exercise models.
Gyrokinesis® exercises are designed to work the entire body through spinal movement and joint articulation. Based on the body’s natural ability to move forward and backward and side to side, the movements are designed to be rhythmic and fluid. Rather than specific postures of stances being held for long periods of time, Gyrokinesis® exercises are smoothly integrated, seeming more like dance than traditional yoga. Natural breathing patterns are also incorporated into Gyrokinesis® exercises.
The Alexander Technique is named for the Australian Frederick Matthias Alexander (1869-1955) who developed it. An actor, Alexander began his career as a Shakespearean orator. He developed chronic laryngitis while performing. Determined to restore the full use of his voice, he carefully watched himself while speaking, and observed that undue muscular tension accounted for his vocal problem. He sought a way to eliminate that restriction.
Over time, he discovered and articulated a principle that he believed profoundly influenced health and well-being: when neck tension is reduced, the head no longer compresses the spine and the spine is free to lengthen. Alexander restored his own natural capacity for ease by changing the way he thought while initiating an action. From this work on himself and others, he evolved a hands-on teaching method that encouraged all the body's processes to work more efficiently -- as an integrated, dynamic whole. Today the Alexander technique is usually considered to be within the context of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).
TRX Suspension Trainer
The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You're in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise - because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
The TRX Suspension Trainer:
Delivers a fast, effective total-body workout
Helps build a rock-solid core
Increases muscular endurance
Benefits people of all fitness levels (pro athletes to seniors)
Can be set-up anywhere (gym, home, hotel or outside)
By utilizing your own bodyweight, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides greater performance and functionality than large exercise machines costing thousands of dollars.
Thousands of people at all fitness levels now train on the TRX: From everyday people who just want to feel and look their best to some of the world's most elite athletes. The TRX is used routinely by all four branches of the military, and can be found in the locker rooms of:
Major League Baseball teams
National League Baseball teams
Olympic-level cyclists, swimmers & runners
Hatha Yoga is the most widely practiced form of yoga in the world. Hatha Yoga uses postures (asana) and conscious breathing (Pranayama) in combination with mental focus to develop awareness, strength and flexibility, and relaxation.
Through proper alignment and mindful actions of the body, Hatha Yoga brings balance, strength, and a sense of well-being to the practitioner.
Flow-Based Hatha Yoga uses movement and breath together to produce a "flow" of postures that lead from one to the next.
Benefits of Hatha Yoga
Increases flexibility and muscle tone
Brings focus to the mind
Encourages physical and mental balance
Develops proper body alignment
Encourages a sense of calm and peace
Increases lung capacity for better breathing
Also known as yoga massage, assisted yoga, ancient massage, and assorted other names, Thai massage respects the body's limits, while encouraging clients to reach their edge of flexibility, but never beyond. Thai massage incorporates acupressure, massage, and passive-assisted stretching, where therapists help clients move into their stretch. The work is purposely slow as the therapist guides clients through the movements, being ever mindful of their physical limitations. Some say the combination of movements and focused awareness during a Thai massage session creates what looks like a slow, flowing dance between practitioner and client.
Thai massage is based on an energetic paradigm of the human body and mind. In this tradition, energy is thought to travel on pathways, called sen, throughout the body. The specific points of energy along those pathways are called nadis. Through movement and massage components, the goal in Thai massage is to ensure energy is flowing freely along these pathways as a means for wellness.
Unlike traditional massage, Thai massage is performed on a soft floor mat. It can be adapted to a massage table, however, for the more frail and elderly. Clients are clothed in loose, comfortable attire suitable for the deep stretching that will be part of the session. This interactive form of bodywork can utilize tai chi, rocking and rhythmic motion, massage, and assisted stretching. Don't be surprised if practitioners use their hands, feet, knees, elbows, and legs to facilitate the process, pillows and bolsters may also be used for better client support. No oil is used during these sessions, however heated, herbal compresses are often incorporated to enhance movement and warm the muscles.
Exploring the benefits of Thai Yoga Massage
As with traditional massage, Thai massage offers numerous benefits:
- Deep relaxation.
- Quieting of the mind.
- Heightened energy levels.
- Improved circulation.
- Improved lymphatic flow.
- Improved range of motion.
- Increased flexibility.
- Rejuvenated body and mind.
- Relief for pain and muscle tension.
- Enhanced body-mind connection.
Experts say there is an interesting dichotomy that exists within Thai massage, as it both relaxes and rejuvenates. After a session, some Thai massage clients report feeling awakened and energized, while simultaneously feeling deeply grounded and at peace.