Therapeutic Massage, Skin Care & Yoga in Historic Milwaukie Oregon.
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I hope this finds you well, with 2018 off to a great start! Our collective here at Elk Rock Wellness is here to support you in all your efforts to make this a year of success around all of your health and wellness goals. Whether you’re trying to workout more, lose weight, eat better, or heal from sickness and injury, we are here to support you through it all. We want to be your trusted partner in your wellness goals for 2018, and want you to know how much we appreciate you.
Why should massage & yoga be an essential part of your program for a healthy life?
With all of the demands placed upon us as we kickstart a new year, on top of the already demanding lives we live in the modern world, taking time to rest and recover is essential to achieving our goals. Studies have proven massage is effective for helping to move the body’s nervous system out of the “fight or flight” response and into the “rest and digest” response.
While most of us are not facing the threats to survival that would have triggered the fight or flight response within the bodies of our ancestors, our modern lifestyle has trained our bodies to stay in this hyper alert state of being. Rushing to get to work, please our bosses, stay informed, respond to our beeping phones, manage a social calendar, workout, eat healthy, save the Earth, do the right thing....our bodies often experience life as a constant threat to survive!
There is certainly valid reason to focus on all of these matters. Here at Elk Rock Wellness & Yoga, we want to support you in facing life with a little more ease and clarity. As massage & yoga allows your body to relax and enter the “rest and digest” state, the natural healing capacity of the body is triggered. In this state, your mind thinks more clearly, the body recovers from workouts more effectively, the food we consume is more fully digested, the body is free to tap into its natural capacity to heal from illness and injury, and so much more. All you have to do is show up!
Why Elk Rock Yoga?
Elk Rock Yoga is an intimate yoga studio nestled in the heart of Historic Milwaukie Oregon. Our lightly heated studio provides the perfect environment to move and flow with ease, offering community yoga and wellness workshops for all ages and abilities.
When looking out onto the river from downtown Milwaukie you will notice an island off to the left, this is Elk Rock Island. The island represents part of an ancient volcano that erupted about 40 million years ago. The large, jagged rocks found throughout the island were formed by lava flows, and may be the oldest exposed rock in the Portland area. The island contains seven distinct habitats, including wetlands, forests, and grasslands. Elk Rock plays a very important role in Native American history and culture. What an incredible piece of history hiding in plain site. We are the Elk Rock Island ambassadors honoring the local landscape, community and embrace all ages and abilities..
We look forward to seeing you all soon and appreciate your business as your trusted partner in health and wellness!