Beth Youngdoff

Health is wholeness.

Women experience so many stresses in our lives - our work, our home life, our relationships, our inner needs and truths may pull us in so many directions that it's hard to find our center.

Our bodies tell us what we need, if we listen to their voices - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

I practice integrative bodywork for women who are seeking a greater self-knowledge and balance between the demands of home, work, family, and soul.

I use a therapeut...

Women experience so many stresses in our lives - our work, our home life, our relationships, our inner needs and truths may pull us in so many directions that it's hard to find our center.

Our bodies tell us what we need, if we listen to their voices - physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

I practice integrative bodywork for women who are seeking a greater self-knowledge and balance between the demands of home, work, family, and soul.

I use a therapeutic style incorporating techniques from Swedish relaxation massage, interactive stretches, and traditional Chinese medical massage (Tui Na). Added to this physical work are the active and listening touches of acupressure, the energetic work of both acupressure and Reiki, and the acknowledgement of the effects of mind and spirit on the body. I continue to study different types of bodywork to enhance my abilities and better serve my clients, and I am happy to share with you the full list of modalities I’ve studied.

I completed my training, with a concentration in Acupressure, at Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, CA. Most of my training beyond fundamentals focused on energetic modalities such as Cranial-Sacral Balancing, Ortho-Bionomy, and Reflexology.

I am a Reiki Master and teacher, and began my practice in 2011; I completed an intensive year-long Master training in 2013. My research and study incorporates both Usui and Hayashi protocols and is based on a practical approach that incorporates the energetic intention of Reiki with the hands-on protocols developed primarily by Dr. Hayashi.

As a woman in my 60s, I've found bodywork to be essential to my own wellness. I first had chiropractic treatments in my teens, and have continued receiving it to the present. During the four decades I worked as a dancer and teacher, body and energetic work were essential for my strength and balance, and my effectiveness as an instructor and movement analyst. After a serious accident that left me with physical and brain injuries, this work was the only way to repair myself.

I want to share the benefits I received from this work with others. Nothing feels better to me than helping my clients be more comfortable in their own bodies, better tuned to their own needs, and able to move forward in their lives with confidence that they are on a firm footing. Integrating our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs and aspirations is how to achieve a balanced, productive and satisfying life.

I am a Minister and Spiritual Healer affiliated with the Universal Life Church. I am an avid reader on a wide range of subjects, and enjoy fiction from around the world. For relaxation I turn to fiber arts - knitting and sewing - and crafts, including making a small line of Reiki-infused natural soaps. I am a lover of music from all ages and areas. For exercise, I walk and practice yoga. I enjoy the expansive skies and quiet of the Delta after a lifetime of urban and suburban living. I have one grown son living in Northern California, and a rescue cat.

I hold a BA in Business Management from St. Mary’s College in Moraga CA.

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My Services
Licenses
Massage

CA # 70604

Education
2016

Massage Therapy Institute (CA)

Massage Fundamentals

2016

Massage Therapy Institute (CA)

Acupressure Concentration

2013

Healing Hands Reiki

Reiki Master & teacher

Experience
Fitness

Dancer, Instructor and Coach

30 years of performance, teaching and coaching Middle Eastern dance across the US, Miss American of Belly Dance 1993, coach of Miss American of Belly Dance 2004 (Tahiya), producer of The Dancers' Toolkit, named Best Instructional Video by the 1997 GAMAL Awards and the IAMED 1998 Awards. Creator of the Video Private dance analysis teaching tool and the Bastet Instructional system.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Reiki
  • Mixed Technique Energetic Massage
  • Standard Massage