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 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
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 Aug 20
Excellent! This has truly made a difference in the function and pain level in my hip.
by Eleanor on May 26
Excellent massage, feel better and less "in knots" each time I see her, and it lasts with increasing flexibility and less pain.
by Stephan on Mar 11
Elya is a remarkable massage therapist. I would suggest she's the best in the Valley.
by Taryn on Mar 08
WONDERFUL!!!!
by Anonymous on Mar 08
A transformative healing experience.
by Mark on Feb 06
She always listens to my needs. Awesome!
by Anonymous on Feb 06
I liked everything. I disliked nothing.
by Anonymous on Jan 21
Elya gave me one of the best massages I’ve ever had in my life and I get them often. I’d never experienced the Trager method before and after warming my muscles thoroughly the movements were exactly what my shoulder girdle and joints needed. The next day I was sore after the deep tissue work but the pain from my tennis elbow was dull and barely noticeable compared to the excruciating fiery pain it had been. I will be coming back!
by Anonymous on Dec 19
I liked everything about my sessions with Elya. She is a superb massage therapist and a caring person. Her massages are the most effective I've ever had. Each time I have a session with her I feel as if she had remade my body entirely and as a result, I walk out of her office floating on air.
by Fabiola on Dec 19
Elya is a highly skilled therapist. Her touch is both technically intentionally as well as keenly attuned to the particularities of your body's personal needs. The pressure, flow, and methods used during the session were on point. Elya is a very generous, thoughtful and receptive therapist. I left her session feeling relieved of my tensions and even inspired to implement better self-care practices in order to upkeep the wonderful therapy that I received during our session. Certainly an amazing therapist!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Deep Tissue
  • Trager Approach
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Deep Tissue Manual Therapy

Coaching

  • Other

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