San José, Costa Rica

Yoga Massage Therapy

Beyond compare...


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Yoga Massage Therapy is unlike any mainstream massage; it offers you an alternate way to heal the body, soul, and mind in a experience that is beyond compare. Yoga Massage Therapy offers a unique selection of techniques, such as yoga, ayurvedic massage, breath work meditation, and reflexology among others all together in one single session that is tailored for each individual's special needs and health issues.

Come find out why Yoga Massage Therapy has been awarded Certificates of Excellence from Trip Advisor since 2012!

About the Massage

Therapeutic massage

The fusion of several disciplines such as the yoga Ayurveda massage method from Kusum Modak, the Alexander technique, Reflexology, and breath work meditation create this unique, deep, and sensitive bodywork therapy.

Yoga Massage Therapy is performed on a comfortable mat on the floor; allowing the therapist to perform the full and flowing range of yoga stretches.

The Ayurveda Yoga Massage Method

This particular work originated in Pune, India by the grand teacher Kusum Modak combining the traditional ayurvedic massage and the BKS iyengar therapeutic yoga. It includes massage of marma point or also known as the vital points as well as the pressure points and the chakras or energy centers and a unique combination of Yoga stretches to correct and balance the body and mind. It's completely different than a typical western-style deep tissue massage. It's generally quick, repetitive, rhythmic, and hypnotic. With this massage, the blood circulation increases and this in turn helps the exfoliation of superficial dead skin cells, tones the skin and encourages its rejuvenation process.

The Alexander Technique

The Alexander technique teaches the ability to improve physical postural habits, particularly those that have become ingrained or are conditioned responses. This therapy has incorporated the Alexander technique to help your body identify and lose the harmful habits you have built up over a lifetime of stress and to feel more comfortable in your own body.

Breath Work Meditation

Meditation is any form of a family of practices in which practitioners train their minds or self-induce a mode of consciousness to achieve some benefit. When practicing meditation, your heart rate and breathing slows down, your blood pressure normalizes, you use oxygen more efficiently, and you sweat less. Your adrenal glands produce less cortisol, your mind ages at a slower rate, and your immune functions improves. It also clears your mind and your creativity increases. With this massage, meditation brings you to the Here and Now, totally present, open to listen and respond to what we feel is happening in the body.

Benefits of the Massage

Therapeutic massage
  • Increases vital energy flow from feet to head.
  • Stimulates blood water and lymph circulation.
  • Opens and expands the body with stretches and directions.
  • Encourages a deeper and more natural breathing.
  • Releases toxins, tensions, muscular or mental blocks.
  • Removes dirt from the skin, cleans the pores and indirectly helps the functioning of lungs, large intestine and kidneys.

This therapy is for all kinds of pain and muscular aches. A typical session is a practice for both the client and the practitioner which yields deeper and more lasting benefits than only relaxation. It helps remove muscle tension and muscle stiffness. It increases blood circulation. There is increased circulation around the body especially to the body's nerve endings. Increased toning of the body's muscles and the whole physiology. Nerves become calmed. Joints become lubricated. A person's mental alertness is increased. There is an improvement where elimination of impurities from the body is concerned. A person finds that their skin becomes smoother and softer.

People who have this therapy on a regular basis will find that their levels of stamina are increased throughout the day. Many people find that they sleep better and deeper at night. It also has beneficial effect on the body's lymphatic system. It is highly compressive it helps to move the lymph back into the cardiovascular system. It is specially beneficial for people with sedentary lifestyles or who are bedridden.

Oils and Powders

Oils and powders

Our Oils and herbal powders are used to regulate strokes and stimulate blood as well as lymphatic circulation. Yoga Massage Therapy uses a combination of oils and powders with many benefits.

Sesame Oil

1st press in cold, which is very good for the skin and has a warming effect. Sesame Seed Oil has been used as a healing oil for thousands of years. It is naturally antibacterial for common skin pathogens, antiviral, and a natural anti-inflammatory agent.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

Lemongrass is being used by many with connective tissue problems ranging from torn rotator cuffs, to slap tears, injury to muscles, ligaments and tendons. It is used as a natural blood thinner, for sinus and respiratory complaints, bladder infections, varicose veins, Salmonella, digestive problems, as an anti-inflammatory and fluid retention.

Calamus Powder

Calamus Powder helps to stimulate blood circulation, it acts as an antiseptic, and exfoliates the skin. In Indian Ayurveda, the rhizomes of Acorus Calamus are considered to possess anti-spasmodic, carminative and anthelmintic properties. It has been used in Asia for the last 2000 years for a number of beneficial reasons.

About Nyree Aguilar

Nyree in India

Nyree Aguilar, from Costa Rica, is a bodywork specialist certified from S.A.M. School in India. Nyree also studied other type of therapies like:

  • Watsu
  • Tansu
  • Liquid flow
  • Ayurveda
  • Healing plants
  • And others...

Nyree Aguilar is the only practitioner in Costa Rica and has been giving sessions in France and Costa Rica since 2008. During this time she has worked with:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children and elderly
  • Cancer
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Poliomyelitis
  • Spinal cord anomalies
  • Spine, shoulder and knee pins
  • Scoliosis
  • Sciatica
  • Sexual transgression
  • Anxiety
  • Depression