Elya Rowa

"Focus not on the outcome but the process, not on the perfection but on our courage to learn from our mistakes...trust life to be a constant, willing, and wise teacher." Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD

BRINGING US BACK TO CENTER


Elya Rowa, licensed massage therapist and member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (abmp.com).


In 1990 I graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage, named one of the nation's most prestigious massage schools by USA Today. I maintained a thriving practice in Wisconsin and continued to deepen my skills through the years, working with a pediatric chiropractor and later at a wellness spa.  Additionally, I went on to become certified in Neuro-linguis...

BRINGING US BACK TO CENTER


Elya Rowa, licensed massage therapist and member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (abmp.com).


In 1990 I graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage, named one of the nation's most prestigious massage schools by USA Today. I maintained a thriving practice in Wisconsin and continued to deepen my skills through the years, working with a pediatric chiropractor and later at a wellness spa.  Additionally, I went on to become certified in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) at the NLP Comprehensive in Boulder, Colorado. For nearly a decade, I had the honor and privilege of teaching and coaching communication and mind/body alignment strategies with people in there ever-evolving life transitions.


All my work and learning's seems to revolve around interrupting long-held patterns and bringing more mobility to all we do and to all we can be in life - increasing quality and well being from within. Being a passionate learner, I will forever be adding more modalities to my toolbox.


Most recently, I completed the Trager® Approach Level One training www.tragerus.orgThe Trager® Approach is an innovative movement re-education modality developed by Milton Trager, M.D. over a 65 year period. Dr. Trager says, "There is no tight muscle, only a tight mind." The intention is to bring you to a state of deep relaxation, in which you feel loose and limber, free and easy. In this state old physical and mental habits begin to release, allowing for new, and more efficient choices to emerge.  


Specializing in deep tissue, prenatal/postnatal massage therapies and studying the Trager® Approach, I have had the honor of working with hundreds of people with varying backgrounds through the years. Bringing this experience to you and your session, listening to your body, what it needs, and how it can be brought to a sense of ease and back to center is always a remarkable discovery. I look forward to YOU! I look forward to our healing journey.



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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

MA # 13480-MT

Education
1990

Atlanta School of Massage

Professional Certification Program

1991

BodyTherapy Education

Carole Osborne's Seminars - Bodywork for the Childbearing Year

2015

US Trager Association

Trager Approach Level One

2006

University of Wisconsin

International Relations/Religion/Jewish Studies

2003

Piedmont College

Marketing and Business

2015

Bancroft School of Massage Therapy

Applied Kinesiology

Experience
Coaching

NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) Practitioner 20-day Certification Course

NLP Comprehensive, Boulder, Colorado (nlpco.com) In 1979 the founders of NLP Comprehensive, Steve and Connirae Andreas, began by creating the first standardized Practitioner Program. Widely licensed, it became the foundation for many of the NLP trainings conducted worldwide over the next decades. NLP Comprehensive Practitioner Curriculum: Section 1: The Fundamentals: Sensory Acuity, Rapport, Anchoring Section 2: Precision Language: Meta-Model & Outcomes Section 3: The Language of Influence: The Milton-Model Section 4: Representational Systems, Perceptual Filters, and Strategies Section 5: Submodalities Section 6: Reframing & Negotiating Section 7: Ecology and Metaphors Section 8: Integration and Closing Patterns

Seminar Leader and Coach 2001-2006

Seminar Leader Lead personal growth/communication seminars for individuals and organizations. Taught process communication strategies. Seminars were held in New York, San Diego, Houston, Atlanta and Milwaukee. Personal Growth Coach I gave half-hour coaching telephone calls to thirty participants every two weeks with interim support for a yearlong self-development course. Note: A few of the participants were at-risk teens who I helped encourage in completing high school. Online Course Engineer Designed two three-month online courses, transforming the seminar format into a long-distance learning course using the Blackboard software.

Co-Director of Nonprofit Organization 1998-2005

I helped take the organization from gross yearly income of $85,000 in 1997 to $490,000 in 2002; from one paid employee to eight paid employees (four on salary full-time). I raised $300,000 annually for the last three years of employment. Other "hats" I wore included: Volunteer Coordinator, Marketing, Enrollment Coordinator and Project Team Leader.

Bodywork

Essential Massage

Purchased existing practice in 1990. Sold it in 1994 at three times the size; it still exists today. Saw thirty clients a week for 1-1 ½ - hour sessions on average for 3 ½ of the 4 years. Membership: Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Chamber of Commerce, American Massage Therapy Association

Massage Therapist at Shorewood Family Chiropractic

Shortly after my baby was born in 2006, I began working with Dr. Monica Maroney, pediatric chiropractor extraordinaire (www.shorewoodfamilychiro.com). It was a deep honor to be in her presence and to offer massage therapy to many of her clients, honing my prenatal/postnatal skills in massage therapy.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Coaching services

by Anonymous on Mar 26
I have enjoyed massage treatments all over the world. Ms. Rowa is in a group by herself. I feel immediately improved and, over the following days, that state of “betterment” is sustained. I am so thankful to have met Ms. Rowa and could not give a higher rating to anyone. Magical.
by Lou on Feb 18
Best. Massage. Ever. Please accept my love and gratitude!!!!
by Ann on Feb 06
Elya is amazing. I always feel renewed after my session! I highly recommend Amherst Healing Arts!
by Anonymous on Jan 26
I have had experience with massage for many years. Elya gives hands down the best massage in town.
by Anonymous on Dec 21
Fabulishous!! Elya is totally amazing.
by Joe on Dec 09
Elya is highly intuitive and deeply skilled- a perfect combination. One of the best body workers I’ve ever had, and as a former Rolfer myself, I’ve known many.
by Anonymous on Nov 28
Elya gives the best massage I have ever had
by Marcia on Nov 24
Always wonderful
by Anonymous on Nov 23
Elya is always present.
by Anonymous on Nov 12
Everything.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trager Approach
  • Lymphatic Drainage

Coaching

  • Other