April Underwood

Challenges are what makes life interesting-overcoming them is what makes it meaningful. Shelter is not in what you have, but in realizing who you really are.

April considers herself a ‘deep sea diver of human movement’. She has been a yoga teacher and massage therapist since 1991 with an AA degree in Advanced Massage Therapy and training and certifications in various healing movement modalities, including various styles of yoga asana practice, Pilates, fitness, and Yoga Tune Up®. April’s specialty is corrective neck, hip, and shoulder issues in a gentle, yet very effective way.

As a teacher of teachers for many years, April has taught many 200 hour...

April considers herself a ‘deep sea diver of human movement’. She has been a yoga teacher and massage therapist since 1991 with an AA degree in Advanced Massage Therapy and training and certifications in various healing movement modalities, including various styles of yoga asana practice, Pilates, fitness, and Yoga Tune Up®. April’s specialty is corrective neck, hip, and shoulder issues in a gentle, yet very effective way.

As a teacher of teachers for many years, April has taught many 200 hour yoga instructor training courses and teacher training workshops. She has authored her own 200 hour course; Transformative Yoga and is also one of the master asana trainers of Wai Lana Yoga.

April specializes in healing with enlightened, corrective movement, massage, relaxation, highly individualized life coaching, and meditation.

Since moving to Sacramento in December 2012, April has discovered a love for working with the senior community, as well as the extreme opposite, athletes! Her work has proven to relieve the pain of arthritis and improve the quality of life throughout the aging process for seniors and improve joint range of motion and aid in muscle recovery for athletes.

Don’t expect her to spend an hour grinding her elbow into your back or buttocks! April works smarter not harder. Her sessions include the use of far infrared heat, only the highest quality herbal essential oils, and stretching to release tension and movement restriction, resulting in less post-massage soreness and lasting change in the tissues. Clients may also receive exercises to help with mobility, flexibility, and strength so that the effects of the massage have a lasting effect.

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

CA # 50356

REVIEWS for my Pilates, Bodywork, or Spa services

by Dale on Dec 15
April's experience and knowledge was most beneficial in helping me work through my pain management. I look forward to my next session with enthusiasm. April is Highly Recommended!
by Narasimhachari on Nov 13
Very professional. Therapeutic massage relieved my symptoms. Very enjoyable experience!
by Michael on Nov 12
April knows her craft. She hit all the right places that needed to be worked on. I was so relaxed and comfortable definitely will come back.
by Alexis on Nov 04
I enjoyed the whole massage and pain was gone after. I enjoyed the smell and I was warm during massage.
by Diana on Nov 03
Loved it all
by Karen on Nov 02
Liked the whole experience...
by Janice on Oct 28
April tailored my sessions to get to the obscure muscles that were bothering me. She has created exercises that are directed to my specific needs. After years of shoulder pain I feel that there’s finally a light at the end of the tunnel. Thank you so much April!
by Teresa on Oct 27
April is a highly skilled practitioner and creates a program to meet each person's individual needs. She has helped me learn so much about taking care of my body as I age.
by Janae on Oct 17
Impressed with your knowledge and greatly appreciate your patience and humor. Thank you!
by Jen Louise on Oct 07
Intuitive, mindful, deeply relaxing. You can feel all of April's healing modalities working with every cell of your being.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Pilates

  • Pilates - Total Body Tune Up

Bodywork & Massage

  • 30 Minute massage Tune Up
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Acupressure Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Thai Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Pranic Healing
  • Raindrop Therapy

Spa

  • Detoxification Therapy
  • Other

Yoga

  • Yoga Tune Up®

Coaching

  • Wellness Consultation

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