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I have lived with hip pain on and off for several years, thinking it an inevitable part of aging and I was convinced it was arthritis. Shannon listened to my description of discomfort, determined where the imbalance was, and was able to provide relief in one session. Her blend of massage and yoga knowledge has created a wonderful approach to "moving massage" where necessary and beneficial. I highly recommend Shannon. -- Suzanne B.
The treatment that Jamye gave me was remarkable! It stopped my pattern of very frequent headaches. In addition, I was amazed at your ability to address my shoulder problems. Your skillfulness relieved problems that I have had for many, many years. Thank you Jamye. -- Judy H.
I've been seeing Shannon for massage for several years now and am always so happy to be on her table! She always seems to know exactly what my muscles need that day. Her massage and yoga skills compliment each other well. The hot stones are SO nice and I LOVE her essential oil blends. Shannon is such a knowledgeable and skilled therapist! -- Jen S.
Jamye's yoga classes have been so beneficial for me. My back pain is under control and getting better every week. I've regained rotation in my shoulders, and the added plus has been that I'm able to fit into my 'someday' jeans. You know, the favorite pair of jeans you put away and will fit back into again 'someday'? I highly recommend Viniyoga as an added addition to a better way of life. -- Beth T.
A life of construction work and hard outdoor recreation has affected my spine and shoulders. But Shannon's ability to identify problem areas and treat them effectively has been impressive, and I'm looking forward to more treatments--and possibly fewer chiropractor visits. -- Mike M.
Thank you, Jamye, for helping me accomplish my goal of running my first marathon. You have been a critical part of getting me ready to run week after week and keeping me injury-free. Thanks for all your instructions, advice & encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you! -- Colleen T.
Getting massage from Shannon on a bi-weekly basis has significantly reduced my chronic upper back pain. I finally understand the benefits of regular massage and highly recommend Shannon, whose sensitivity and perceptiveness, combined with her experience in massage and yoga, makes her a model massage therapist. -- Kerry S.
Shannon's 4-week Mindfulness course revived me. I came to this course hoping to learn how to better handle my stress, and I learned so much more! I'm meditating regularly now and being more honest with myself about what the root cause is of my stress. I'm calmer and happier, and connecting with my family on a much deeper level again. -- (anonymous)
I always feel great after my appointments with Jamye. Before finding Balance Bodywork I had painful plantar fasciitis and a pinched nerve in my back. Regular sessions have helped relieve both of these issues. I highly recommend Jamye and Balance Bodywork! -- J. Loffer
  • I have lived with hip pain on and off for several years, thinking it an inevitable part of aging and I was convinced it was arthritis.  Shannon listened to my description of discomfort, determined where the imbalance was, and was able to provide relief in one session.  Her blend of massage and yoga knowledge has created a wonderful approach to "moving massage" where necessary and beneficial.  I highly recommend Shannon.
-- Suzanne B.
  • The treatment that Jamye gave me was remarkable! It stopped my pattern of very frequent headaches. In addition, I was amazed at your ability to address my shoulder problems. Your skillfulness relieved problems that I have had for many, many years. Thank you Jamye.
-- Judy H.
  • I've been seeing Shannon for massage for several years now and am always so happy to be on her table! She always seems to know exactly what my muscles need that day. Her massage and yoga skills compliment each other well. The hot stones are SO nice and I LOVE her essential oil blends. Shannon is such a knowledgeable and skilled therapist!
-- Jen S.
  • Jamye's yoga classes have been so beneficial for me. My back pain is under control and getting better every week. I've regained rotation in my shoulders, and the added plus has been that I'm able to fit into my 'someday' jeans. You know, the favorite pair of jeans you put away and will fit back into again 'someday'? I highly recommend Viniyoga as an added addition to a better way of life. 
-- Beth T.
  • A life of construction work and hard outdoor recreation has affected my spine and shoulders. But Shannon's ability to identify problem areas and treat them effectively has been impressive, and I'm looking forward to more treatments--and possibly fewer chiropractor visits. 
-- Mike M.
  • Thank you, Jamye, for helping me accomplish my goal of running my first marathon. You have been a critical part of getting me ready to run week after week and keeping me injury-free. Thanks for all your instructions, advice & encouragement. I couldn't have done it without you! 
-- Colleen T.
  • Getting massage from Shannon on a bi-weekly basis has significantly reduced my chronic upper back pain. I finally understand the benefits of regular massage and highly recommend Shannon, whose sensitivity and perceptiveness, combined with her experience in massage and yoga, makes her a model massage therapist. 
-- Kerry S.
  • Shannon's 4-week Mindfulness course revived me. I came to this course hoping to learn how to better handle my stress, and I learned so much more! I'm meditating regularly now and being more honest with myself about what the root cause is of my stress. I'm calmer and happier, and connecting with my family on a much deeper level again. 
-- (anonymous)
  • I always feel great after my appointments with Jamye. Before finding Balance Bodywork I had painful plantar fasciitis and a pinched nerve in my back. Regular sessions have helped relieve both of these issues. I highly recommend Jamye and Balance Bodywork! 
-- J. Loffer

Balance ~ a state of equilibrium, steadiness, or stability.

Every body strives for balance. A shoulder muscle tightens to support a weakened area (often caused by injury or overuse), and the opposite hip may tighten to maintain balance. Over time this response becomes habit, creating poor alignment and chronic pain. 

We also crave steadiness in our lives. We work too hard, sleep too little, fuel our bodies with poor nutrition, and keep ourselves going with sugar and caffeine. Treating ourselves more kindly not only improves our health, it can help us function better.

Functional Bodywork is more than just a massage. It meets you where you are and works with you to facilitate positive change. It not only relieves pain and tension, it increases your flexibility and range of motion and decreases your chance of injury. No matter what you do for work or play, your body will feel better and perform better with regular bodywork.

Each session combines a blend of different techniques tailored to your particular circumstance. A typical session may include deep Myofascial work combined with heat, Neuromuscular Therapy, cupping, and stretches to release restrictions in a tight shoulder. On the other end of the spectrum, it could include breathwork, gentle yoga, meditation/visualization, and nutritional and lifestyle suggestions to help support fatigued adrenals and relieve anxiety.

 Our goal is to help relieve your pain, rehab from injury or surgery, improve your response to stress and anxiety, and increase your quality of life!

 

If you have any questions or would like to schedule a session, please contact us at 970.829.1292 or via email at info@balancebodywork.net.