Viable Roots LLC
Massage and Myofascial Release
NURTURE. HEAL. RENEW.
I provide a variety of services specifically tailored to your needs. Each session is unique to each individual while creating a spa environment and experience for you. When you come in for a session, the studio becomes your own private oasis: the smell of essential oils hits you at the door, the pleasant glow of salt lamps present a warmth to the room, a heated table is ready for you to relax under the toasty blanket, and warm bodywork tools are ready to provide heat and warmth to your body if you so wish. For that hour you can just BREATHE....RELAX...and RENEW YOU!
Don't worry about falling asleep or snoring on my table....it happens all the time!
Whether you are looking for therapeutic, specialized bodywork to help work out the knots, or just wish to take a break to just relax from the day to day,
I hope you make the choice to give back to yourself....... because you deserve it!
Several years ago, after years of practice in Physical Therapy, Emily discovered the benefits of Massage and Myofascial Release Therapy. She started taking John Barnes MFR courses and implementing them into PT practice and soon discovered amazing benefits/results. While helping to treat her patients, Emily was undergoing her own medical struggle of infertility. After years of fertility treatments and genetics testing, Emily became diagnosed with "unexplained infertility." A diagnosis some may know all too well. For her, this was the end of her 7 year fertility struggle as she cut the cord from strict western medicine. This empowered Emily to seek further options, find balance between eastern and western medicine in order to help her body heal and provide the optimal environment for her babies to one day grow and develop. Emily searched for balance and homeostasis as she worked through her own medical struggle after several surgeries later, while odds were against her. Ultimately Emily met a fertility massage therapist who helped work on abdominal massage and reflexology. Later, Emily implemented her own reflexology and MFR home program to help improve hormones and release scar and fascial tissue from her body.
Emily traveled to see a bodywork therapist for treatments and ultimately found someone closer to continue a treatment plan for her. She continued her education and Myofascial Release treatments nearby from a certified JFB MFR therapist. Ultimately this took Emily to Sedona, AZ where she continued her education and healing at the John Barnes Treatment Center while undergoing a Women's Health Seminar. During this process Emily worked with a Naturopath MD to help provide the optimal diet and supplements to not only work on structure but the environment within her body.
2 months later, Emily became pregnant with twins!
Twice the BLESSING....Twice the fun....TWO MIRACLES instead of one!
Emily is now a mother of 3 beautiful children, a wife to an amazing husband and has a family of her own........what she always longed for.... a VIABLE pregnancy with VIABILITY.
When Emily is not working, she enjoys spending time with her children, her family and watching them grow. She has several interests/hobbies, however her primary is soaking in every minute of snuggles she can with her children and helping to raise them.
Emily never knew her journey would one day become her destiny. Emily has a dear appreciation for this line of work and for helping to address the BODY, MIND and SOUL together as ONE and embrace what makes you "WHOLE".
Her purpose is on individualized care, help "EAST meet WEST" and help to provide that optimal environment for bodies to heal from the "daily struggle," whatever that may be. For some, it may be chronic pain and working on pain management, coping and learning ways to help our bodies function and heal.
Her purpose: VIABILITY....viability in the Root cause....the struggle in which many face today. Working to effect the CORE ROOTS and provide optimal environment to release, restore and rejuvenate.
Put the hands back into your own healthcare. Give yourself bodywork and see how you feel. Please be open to change, open to the journey and open to amazing results. Find the person and therapist who will be best for YOU. The person you connect with, the one who helps make you feel good....be better.....and do better. If for whatever reason I feel you would benefit from another therapist's specialty I will refer you on to give you the best care possible.
NURTURE. HEAL. RENEW.
Indiana License # MT21806511
Meet my Family
I wouldn't be here today without their
continued love and support.
Meet my Children
At Rejuvenation: A wellness Studio
Viable Roots shares a space with Rejuvenation: a wellness studio.
Each session can include (but is not mandatory) essential oil aromatherapy, a heated massage table, warm bamboo tools, warm himalayan salt rock tools and hot towels on your feet (at no additional charge).
We are located at:215 W. Main St.
Greenwood, IN 46143
Come relax in the comfort of your space and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul!
Goal: To relax the entire body.
Swedish massage is beneficial for increasing levels of oxygen into the blood, releasing toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing muscle tension. Communicating with your professional massage therapist prior is important, along with intake form of medical history to cater to your needs.
Myofascial Release- The John Barnes Method
(with postural assessment)
Myofascial Release treats the entire mind/body complex eliminating the pressure of the restricted myofascial system that causes the symptoms.
Warm Bamboo Massage
The Art of Bamboo Massage:
Known for its healing properties, this massage works at all levels to balance, calm and energize you physically, mentally and spiritually. There is nothing better than warm bamboo gliding over your skin while allowing the underlying tissues to soften and release. Bamboo massage can be performed with swedish or deep tissue allowing the bamboo to roll and knead the tissue. This creates an extreme sensation of relaxation and well-being.
Bamboo has earned its reputation from its holistic and soft apperance while symbolizing strength, fertility, youth, prosperity and peace.
A bamboo massage is typically done with hollow organically-treated bamboo cane of different lengths and diameters. Longer sticks of various widths are used for gliding strokes whereas smaller tools can be used for more detailed work.
***Warm bamboo is believed to be similar to hot stone therapy. It brings the warming, soothing effect of hot stone into the massage without the extra time, mess and prep work. In addition, bamboo is believed to hold the heat longer compared to the stones.
Warm Himalayan Salt Rock Massage
In addition to seeing a beautifully glowing Himalayan salt lamp in your room, you get to experience the warmth of himalayan salt rock on your body. Some say they can almost feel the minerals of the salt being absorbed into the skin.
Benefits of Himalayan Salt:
- The stones are naturally antimicrobial
- The salt contains 84 minerals essential to a healthy body.
- Minerals provide a gentle exfoliation on the skin, making the skin feel smooth and soft after your massage session.
- Assist with detoxification as it is moving the blood and the lymph around in the body. Helps to circulate the toxins out of the body.
-Change energetic ions: Himalayan salt stones give off negative ions. What does this mean? When there are too many positive ions in the body it leads to inflammation. Therefore, Himalayan salt stones can help balance the positive and negative ions.
Fertility Massage (2 hr)
Fertility massage is a unique, holistic approach to your fertility journey. Fertility massage is performed within a certain time of a woman's cycle while treating the entire woman. It consists of a 120 minute full body massage working to release toxins, improve circulation and enhance hormone production. 30-60 minutes of the massage focuses on abdominal/lumbar/pelvis and possible sacral work consisting of myofascial release (MFR) and abdominal massage. Goal: working to release inner/external restrictions the body's external pattern is holding. Directly this effects the pelvis/sacrum, structural body and internal environment and organs. Focus is on the abdomen, uterus, fallopian tubes while releasing connective tissue patterns of restrictions.
We are creating a sacred space within a woman's uterus, her "palace" of holding while working to open the fallopian tubes with MFR work and improve the chance of implantation and fertilization. Reflexology and craniosacral work is performed to help optimize other systems within the body to promote homeostasis. Castor oil treatments provided with a hot water bottle; castor oil stimulates the healing and cleansing for fertility. A home program follows post treatment for cleansing.
**If undergoing fertility treatments, an authorized doctor's signature is requested as we work alongside you and your doctor's treatments.
CST is used as a preventative health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and its effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction, including:
Migraines, headaches, chronic neck and back pain, colic, autism, emotional difficulties, stress and tension-related problems, fibromyalgia and other connective-tissue disorders, TMJ, Post-traumatic stress disorder, post-surgical dysfunction
ASTYM- Restore, Revitalize, Recover
ASTYM helps people:
-Restore movement (range of motion)
-Decrease pain and improve their daily lives
-Provide a shorter recovery time
-Improve athletic performance- (athletes LOVE this)!
ASTYM treatment was recently featured on "The Doctors" highlighting it's capacity to regenerate mechanisms of the body in order to rebuild and heal the soft tissues. Treating clinicians are seeing fantastic results with ASTYM therapy, even on chronic, stubborn conditions. Athletes are finding relief and getting back into their daily activities in which they love.
The suction of the cups lift the superficial tissue to allow blood flow into the area, promote healing of the tissue, separate the fascia, and eliminate the external factors and toxins. It follows the meridians which are pathways in the body where "life energy" flows. Studies have shown that cupping therapy can drive out pathogenic factors that can cause pain and disturbance in the homeostasis of the body.
Plastic cups are used for static decompression (will usually leave marks that should fade within 1-20 days).
Silicone cups are used for dynamic movement and will not leave marks; usually redness during and post treatment.
Most clients report feeling a decrease in pain, increase in movement/mobility and generally feel better post treatment.
Clients may feel relief within 1-5 sessions; protocol of 1x/wk for plastic cups while allowing the body to rejuvenate. Full benefits are usually achieved after 5-10 sessions. (10 sessions considered one course of treatment).
Women's Health Clients: Pre-natal/ Postpartum
***Chair massages can be scheduled at any location for social or corporate events. Otherwise, can be scheduled in the studio by appointment only.
***Contact Emily with additional questions regarding corporate events. Currently scheduling corporate wellness massages for businesses on a quarterly and yearly basis.