Bodywork Massage on Lake Buchanan By Mariah Wentworth, MsT
The bodywork massage performed by Mariah Wentworth is one of the primary draws of guests to Rainbow Hearth. Most guests refer to Mariah's massage as the best they have ever had in their entire lives. Much more than a relaxing massage, this is therapeutic and stress relieving bodywork performed by a true healer of immense experience. In addition to being sought after by some of the top seminar instructors in the nation, several interns have even gone as far as to come live and work at Rainbow Hearth specifically to learn from her. The ability to have her here at Rainbow Hearth, available to you, is an extraordinary opportunity not to be missed.
Of course, the only way for you to truly know is to take that leap of faith and get on her table. It just might be one of those life-changing experiences you can only get here, at Rainbow Hearth's Texas Hill Country Bed and Breakfast Retreat.
About Mariah Wentworth
Mariah Wentworth is a true healer who has been learning and perfecting her healing talents since she was a child. Mariah's first bodywork teachers were animals. As odd as it might seem, animals were excellent teachers of non-verbal communication and touch since they don't tolerate touch that is unpleasant and will only allow it if there is trust. She later took this valuable knowledge of non-verbal communication and learned to apply it the treatment of her clients.
As an adult, Mariah was fortunate enough to learn from a number of masters in several disciplines that complimented the bodywork therapy techniques she practices now. While she incorporates many techniques depending on the needs of the client, Mariah's unique style blends polarity therapy (works with the body on a physical and energetic level), breath work, intuitive bodywork and Myo-fascial release techniques. She also draws from her years as a yoga teacher and practitioner to understand the body's ability to move, release and respond to pressure.
With over 30 years of experience Mariah Wentworth is renowned for her ability to melt away stress, heal the body, and rejuvenate the mind. For 11 years, Mariah was a key member of the renowned Centerpointe Research Institute retreat faculty, providing bodywork and stretching classes for retreat participants learning meditation via holosync audio technology. In addition to being a licensed massage therapist, Mariah has considerable knowledge of meditation, breathing techniques, constructive advice for uplifting your thinking, as well as suggestions about therapeutic foods and herbs that aid certain conditions and ailments.
Bodywork Session Fee:
$165 for 1-1/2 hours
$220 for 2 hours
Please indicate if you are interested in a bodywork session when making your reservation.
Note: Bodywork is very popular and appointment times limited. Let us know at booking time if you want bodywork, so we can schedule and confirm. We can't guarantee your appointment until it is confirmed!
Bodywork Massage Techniques and Therapies Offered
- Myofascial Release
- Deep Tissue
- Pressure Point Therapy
- Energy Balancing
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Hot Stones
- Aroma Therapy
- Vibrational Therapy
- Polarity Therapy
- Breath work & Focusing Techniques
FAQ for Massage Bodywork
What should I expect in a session with Mariah?
Each session begins with a discussion about issues that are affecting you and that you would like addressed. Following your consultation, you will enjoy a 90-minute bodywork session that addresses your entire body and also targets "trouble areas" identified in your consultation and/or revealed once bodywork is underway.
Can I get a shorter session?
90 minutes is the minimum time needed to address the whole body and have time to work on "trouble areas." Most people do not relax enough to allow for deeper work until an hour or so into the session, so the last 30 minutes is often the most beneficial.
Will I be sore afterwards?
Most people have little to no soreness after their sessions. Mariah's techniques allow her to work deeply in the tissues without causing pain and soreness. Most people feel very relaxed and describe themselves as feeling light or "floating" after their session.
Bodywork is a collaborative process. To prepare you to be a skillful receiver, Mariah will coach you on breathing and focusing techniques you can use during the session to help you stay present and receptive. Simply by breathing deeply, you will change your blood oxygen levels, begin producing more alpha brain waves and lower your production of stress-related hormones. When breath work is combined with bodywork, the results are greatly enhanced.
Additionally, soak in Rainbow Hearth's hot tub after your bodywork session or relax in a warm bath to prevent soreness and stay relaxed. Remember to drink plenty of water after your session, as it helps eliminate the fluids and toxins that have been stirred up. Listen to your body! Be gentle with yourself, both physically and emotionally, and allow the benefits to settle into your system.
How is bodywork different from massage?
The terms bodywork and massage are frequently used interchangeably. However, there is a distinction. The term massage brings to mind relaxation and pampering, and a person can become a licensed masseuse in Texas with 500 hours of classroom and apprenticeship. Bodywork literally works the body and is far more therapeutic, requiring years of experience to master. Many techniques may be used to deeply affect the body/mind matrix, awakening and enhancing your inherent abilities to heal and rejuvenate.
What are the Benefits of Massage?
- Stimulates circulation providing nutrients & oxygen essential for healing
- Stimulates lymphatic system which enhances immune response
- Reduces cortisol & norepinephrine levels (stress hormones) to decrease anxiety and promote relaxation.
- Increases serotonin levels, important for maintaining a healthy mood and for improved sleep.
- Improves joint and muscle function & flexibility
- Enhances athletic recovery & performance
- Increases energy levels and body awareness
- Improves posture
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing
- Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
- Reduces pain and swelling
- Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
- Reduces blood pressure
- Helps relieve tension-related headaches and effects of eye-strain
- Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
- Rehabilitation post operative and after injury
- Prevents new injuries
Who can benefit from Massage?
The short answer is that EVERYONE benefits from massage. However, below are some of the specific conditions that respond very well to massage therapy.
- Muscle strain/spasms
- Back pain
- Scar Tissue
- Migraines and Headaches
- Rotator Cuff injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- High Blood Pressure
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Chronic Pain
- General Stress/Anxiety
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Plantar Fascitis
- Ilio-tibial Band syndrome