My first meditation track, titled "dream", will be available on all streaming platforms on 01.20.2020!
Shandra is the owner and sole massage therapist at Moonrise Massage and Movement. She specializes in sports massage, thai massage, and cupping.
My first meditation track, titled "dream", will be available on all streaming platforms on 01.20.2020!
Take a minute to pause, today. Close your eyes as you listen to the sound of this magical instrument, singing out over the hills of Laguna...
I'm featured on Hugger Mugger's social media, again! Check out my review for their totally-awesome, totally-unisex, yoga shorts! 🧘🏽♀️
Beautiful @chandini88 makes our Hugger Mugger Shorts look SO good! 😍
Did you know these shorts are how we got our name and our start in 1986? Hugger Mugger means "to conceal." Our incredibly creative & innovative founder, Sarah, wanted to provide something more comfortable to practice in, as ballet leotards were the norm at that time. We still use the same design today, paying tribute to the traditional Iyengar Pune shorts. The best part: they’re unisex!
Here’s @chandini88’s review—we couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Thank you for your kind and funny words. 🙏
“I have never purchased ‘yoga clothes’, until now. I can move well in the clothes I already have, and I've never felt the desire to cover myself in matching spandex, head-to-toe.
I've always just worn sweatpants, or...snug cotton shorts that ride up my crotch and ass-crack all the live-long day, and called it good.
I was ordering some things on the Hugger Mugger website (the towel pictured here...which is also awesome), and I needed to meet a minimum dollar amount.
That's when I came across...YOGA SHORTS. The thing I never knew I needed. I read the reviews, and decided to go all-in and get two pair.
Oh. My. Goodness.
Not only are they perfect for this hot Southern Californian weather, I can move ANY way I want, and they don't creep into my business!
Not only do they not creep into my business, but they don't show it off, either!
The elastic on the legs keeps you totally secure. You can do happy baby ALL DAY. ...and they are a unisex fit. Don't want your balls to hang out of your shorts during class, but hate tight spandex? These are the shorts for you!
These are so, SO, great. (Note: I like hiking them all the way up, and wearing them bunchy. They are not inherently excessively bunchy...you can choose to wear them down onto your thighs.)”
👉 bit.ly/the-yoga-towel | bit.ly/hugger-mugger-shorts
Check out yours truly, featured on the Hugger Mugger Yoga Products page!
Beautiful Bakasana (Crow Pose) by @chandini88! She’s using our Earth Elements 5mm mat, which is basically a grippy, sturdy, marshmallow! ☁️ A Hugger Mugger employee favorite for its knee support, grip, and biodegradability. 🌎
📷 bit.ly/2rAqTS5 | 👉 bit.ly/earth-elements-5mm
Happy Monday! It's the start of a new week, and a great time to set some wellness goals.
Pick one of these two bingo cards, and use it for 7 days. Over those 7 days, check off things you've done.
If you get a bingo by the end of the week, treat yourself to something! Choose this reward at the beginning of the week, so you have something to work toward.
If you don't get a bingo this week, try again the week after that, and the week after that!
Have you signed up for the yoga and wellness retreat, yet? Less than $450 for three days and two nights in a cozy dorm at Yosemite Bug Rustic Mountain Resort (option for semi-private cabin), with ALL meals and classes included.
Yoga, hiking, meditation. Bonfires, spa access, and a trip to Yosemite National Park.
What are you waiting for?
Registration for the FREE Yoga+ Music event is live, now! There are only 4 spots left in each class for that night, January 18th.
Don't forget, all other classes for the month of January are just $5! I hope to see you all THIS Thursday, and look forward to seeing a few familiar faces at the event on the 18th. :)
It's almost 2018. Traditions evolve, and it's perfectly okay to adapt parts of your yoga practice to fit the needs of your modern life.
Here, I've added 3Ib weights to a posture I'm very familiar with, to increase the benefit I receive.
How have you adapted your own practice?
Did you know: I offer private yoga sessions!
If you attend the event on Jan. 4th, you will receive a voucher for 50% off your first private session with me. :)
I love getting on my mat for a even just a few minutes before bed.
Not sure how to go about starting your own yoga practice at home? Want to learn how to create sequences that work for you?
Email me to book one-on-one sessions.
Yoga on a slackline was MUCH harder than I had expected. I usually use my hands to place my foot all the way up my thigh in this posture, but that was nearly impossible, as I need my hands for balance on this ever-moving/swaying line.
There wasn't any weight on my knee, just my toes overlapping, so I am thrilled with this first effort! On my way to becoming a yoga slacker! :)
Teachers are students, too.
Did you know...
The blood pressure guidelines have CHANGED! 130-139/80-89 is now considered to be HIGH blood pressure, not prehypertension. When you reach those numbers, you are already well on your way to hypertensive crisis.
When was the last time you had your blood pressure checked?
Moonrise Massage + Movement is evolving, and becoming Lifeblood Wellness. I've added:
Yoga classes are only $10, if you buy a 5-pack before by Dec. 20th, and the YOSEMITE wellness retreat has early-bird pricing until January. :)
Moonrise Massage is evolving. Over the next few months, this page will transform to become Lifeblood Wellness, something I've been working on for the past several months. Check out our first-ever retreat, nestled in beautiful YOSEMITE! Early-bird pricing is up NOW, and will end January 1st, or when spots run out.
A yoga and wellness retreat for absolute beginners. Never done yoga? Never meditated? Feeling a little rusty? This weekend is for YOU! This retreat includes lodging, all meals, a trip to Yosemite National Park, and access to the spa.
It's been a while, facebook friends! I am not currently taking new massage clients, but DO still have room in my schedule for Thai Yoga appointments, and cupping appointments. If you really need a massage, I've got you covered there too, with a $30 off discount code from my friends over at Soothe!
Follow the link to book with me, or Soothe, this Father's Day!
Want to try climbing? Need bodywork? I'll be at Sender One Climbing gym tonight, from 3-6pm giving demo hand massages and Thai work!
Can't touch your toes? Let me help with that!
The human body is just the COOLEST!
Brand new cupping set arrived, today! Until now, I had a large/medium set, and a teeny tiny facial set...nothing in between.
#cupping #myofascialdecompression #myofascialrelease #rom #rangeofmotion #vacuumtherapy #therapy #healing #injury #athlete #recovery #massage #massagetherapy #light #glass
Now at Moonrise...STUDENT massages!
Starting Feb. 9th, come to Irvine every Thursday for a $35 massage with Alison, a massage therapist in training! Appointments will fill up quickly. Book now!
Work with a massage therapist in training! I have teamed up with National Holistic Institute, so that students who need externship hours can work with you in my studio, every Thursday evening from 4-8pm! All students are highly skilled, and under my professional guidance. Last appointment starts at…
As promised, the ticketing page for the Thai Yoga Partner Workshop is up!
There are only FOUR spaces!
My holiday gifts to you have arrived! Each session will now feature a brand new far-more-adjustable headrest, as well as a cushy table warmer!
Struggling to find your way back to wellness after a major life change? Coach Brad Borland shares a few ways to embrace your new normal.
The moment after the smoke clears, you have decisions to make.
I am now offering Thai Massage at your doorstep! Home, office, hotel room...wherever!
1- contact soothe.com
2- request Shandra C. as your therapist
3- book a deep tissue massage
4- put "THAI massage" in the special instructions section
NOTE: Soothe.com does NOT offer Thai massage on-demand, as too few therapists know Thai. This offer is exclusive to me, and you must request Shandra C. specifically, with 48 hours notice.
First time using Soothe? Have $30 off your first session!: CXOJT
Thank you all so much for your patience while I've been away. It's been a long month, but I head home to Orange County tomorrow, with SO much new knowledge! Can't wait to start adding THAI sessions!
See you soon!
Coming this Fall to Moonrise: Thai Yoga Massage!!
Starting this October, I will be offering this amazing modality. It is one of my favorite types of bodywork to receive, and I can't wait to bring it to you!
Stay tuned to get updates on events and giveaways surrounding the Thai Yoga Massage launch...
"Nothing can alleviate the stress of overwork except working less. Like the road signs say, only sleep cures fatigue. We need to be reminded of this because tired long-haul drivers can be deluded into thinking that coffee, a can of Mother, or an upbeat bit of music might help them stay awake. For the madly overworked, we need reminding that the only cure for working too much is to stop. It’s as simple as that."
More and more workplaces are turning to the wellness industry to try and solve the problem of overwork.
Summer is one of the busiest times for travel- don't put wellness on the back burner when away from home base!
Zeel therapists are available for massage appointments in 25 major metro areas across the country, and can come to your hotel, vacation rental, hostel, workplace...so..GO! Travel! Zeel!
Enjoy $25 off your first Zeel experience by using promo code "zen2016"!
Zeel makes it easy for you to book a same-day, in-home massage. Book via zeel.com or the Zeel iPhone app and Zeel will send one of their licensed massage therapists to your home, hotel or office today.
Blog is up! This week, I go over three of my favorite foods to stay hydrated and help keep my cool during the summer.
Moonrise Musings is a WELLNESS BLOG, with tips and tricks to help you feel and live your best!
I am SUPER excited to announce that on June 20th, I will be opening the doors to my very own massage studio:
Moonrise Massage and Movement
The past year+ at the chiropractic office has been awesome, and I am elated to continue my love of massage and bodywork in a brand new space!
In addition to favorites like deep tissue and sports massage, at MMM, I will be able to offer expanded services such as:
thai yoga massage (starting October)
Over the next couple of weeks, you will see this page change dramatically with a new name, amazing logo, and a few ads...it's still just me! Hope I can count on you to follow me on this totally awesome new adventure!
Moonrise Massage and Movement specializes in deep tissue, cupping, and sports massage- providing bodywork for athletes and everyday athletes in Corona Del Mar.
For the past week, I've been in the Black Mountains of North Carolina, learning about traditional medicine making. I will return from my travels a week from today, and am going to start a few batches of herbal infusions to make muscle-relief salves (finished product will be ready in about 6 weeks).
Chat with me after your next massage session if you'd like to put in an order.
Remember that awesome app I told you guys about?
They're giving away FREE massages!
Head on over to their page, and tag your favorite moms. As many moms as you want.
Win 10 free Soothe massages for you and your mom!! We're so excited that Sharon Stone and Zach Woods love Soothe that we want you and your mom to love Soothe too!
1. Like Soothe
2. Tag your mom in the comments of this post - tag as many moms in your life as you'd like, but leave a separate comment for each!
3. Share this post in your profile
Giveaway ends, Sunday May 8th!
Soothe delivers certified, hand-picked massage therapists to your home, office, or hotel in 1 hour. Go to www.soothe.com or search Soothe in the App Store and Google Play!
Massage therapy is my main path, but I'm also wildly passionate about herbalism and aromatherapy. Check out these soothing pain-relief bath melts I made today! They smell good enough to eat! They're vegan, fair trade, and made with love.
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