Part of healing the mind includes healing the body…..The Center also offers hands-on therapy to assist with our grief. Our practitioners are trained to focus in on how the body and mind work together. We offer massage and yoga therapies. Please call the Center for more information.
Bonnie Browne has been a yoga student for more than 30 years. She has studied under various teachers and attended numerous conferences/retreats through the years from New York/NewJersey to Colorado and the Sivananda Ashram in Paradise Island Bahamas. Retired from her position as Postmaster in Island Heights, she is now looking forward to helping others swim far in their Sea of Abundance; to re-discover their strength, enjoy better balance and peace of mind that yoga can bring. Encouraging you not be a slave to the old perception that yoga is not for you or that you are not ‘fit’ enough to do yoga, Bonnie guides you through a class suitable for real people with real bodies. Registered through Yoga Alliance, and insured Bonnie is a 200 hour E~RYT (E= More than 1000 hours teaching experience). In December 2008, Bonnie received her second 200 hour teaching certificate, recognized by the University Gujarat. The training with Swami Adhyatmanandaji was held at the Sivananda Ashram in Ahmedabad, India. While in India, she has also received certification in Reiki (First & Second Degree) with Reiki Master Rupa Manish Majmudar. Check our monthly calendar or call the Center for Bonnie’s schedule.
Tammy Staub, CMT, is a Certified Massage Therapist in New Jersey since 2009 and is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP). She worked as a massage therapist for several years at Immersion Spa in The Water Club in Atlantic City providing many different spa experiences for clients. She feels strongly that both providing and receiving consistent massage therapy creates the opportunity for a more balanced and fulfilled life. Among the many benefits, repeated massage therapy helps alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety, back pain, fatigue and stress.
Danielle DeJesus, CMT is a graduate of The Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Wall, NJ. She is certified by the State of New Jersey, a member and insured through The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and licensed through Jackson Township NJ. Having spent most of her time working in the Chiropractic field she has a wide range of experience and continues her education in modalities such as: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports, Stretching, Therapeutic, Chronic Pain, Rotator Cuff Release & Shoulder Dysfunction, Cold Stone Therapy, and Sinus Facials. In an age of technical and, at times, impersonal medicine, massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Here are some of the benefits to receiving regular massage and/or bodywork treatments: ~ Increases circulation~ Stimulates the flow of lymph~ Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles~ Reduces spasms and cramping~ Increases joint flexibility ~Reduces recovery time~ Releases endorphins~ Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema~ Improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.
Agha Alikhan CMT is a graduate of The Cortiva Institute of Massage Therapy in Wall, NJ. He is certified by the State of New Jersey. He specializes in Sports Massage and stretching, Myofascial Release Techniques (MRT) (muscle tension relief-firm/deep touch), Swedish Massage (relaxation, soft touch) and Hydrotherapy (heating & cooling). Every modality can be used in numerous ways with similar symptoms. He believes a combination of massage therapy works. However, whatever specific needs a client requests will be thoroughly focused on with healing in mind. His goal is to ensure that the body is capable of reaching its maximum level of healing and relaxation. This will ensure maximum preservation and functionality from skin deep down to the bone.