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 Yoga services

by Anonymous on Nov 27
April is an experienced masseuse who has always always been adept at finding and working on the tense spots on my neck and shoulders. She is professional and warm at the same time. She speaks softly and cares about her clients. I would recommend her without any reservation.
by Laura on Nov 25
SO grateful to have the opportunity to see you!
by Cindy on Nov 04
If I could give 6 or 7 (or 8 or 9) stars on these attributes, I would!
by Kathleen on Nov 04
I felt wonderful afterwards. Love April’s massages. Kathleen
by Joy on Jan 25
One of the best, spiritual incline, ambiance is the best....love all the oils smell before the massage, the massage is the best.... very therapeutics. Joy Silverburg
by Matt on Jan 15
April was fabulous! The entire experience was amazing: very professional, relaxing, and the right amount of pressure to get into my tight muscle areas. I wish I could get a massage every week!!
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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Pilates

  • Pilates - Total Body Tune Up

Bodywork & Massage

  • 30 Minute massage Tune Up
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Thai Massage
  • Deep Tissue

Yoga

  • Yoga Tune Up®

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