Alissa Effland

  • WI License #: 14739-146
  • 33

Our love for ourselves manifests in a love for life

Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Acupressure & Thai Yoga Therapy

 

Twenty five years ago, Alissa was introduced to Thai Yoga Therapy which helped her experience healing from chronic intestinal illness. This inspired Alissa to study Thai Yoga Therapy in Los Angeles and then travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand to complete her training and certification. In doing this work, Alissa recognized that the meridian system in Thai Yoga Therapy was very powerful and, in an effort to understand more ab...

Craniosacral Therapy, Myofascial Release, Acupressure & Thai Yoga Therapy

 

Twenty five years ago, Alissa was introduced to Thai Yoga Therapy which helped her experience healing from chronic intestinal illness. This inspired Alissa to study Thai Yoga Therapy in Los Angeles and then travel to Chiang Mai, Thailand to complete her training and certification. In doing this work, Alissa recognized that the meridian system in Thai Yoga Therapy was very powerful and, in an effort to understand more about the meridian system, she studied acupressure, Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and Chinese medical massage (called TuiNa) at East-West Healing Arts Institute. At East-West, Alissa also took introductory courses in Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release and experienced her own healing jump to a new level, so she decided to pursue adding both of these modalities to her skillset. She has received advanced training and mentorship in Craniosacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute and has done her Myofascial training through John Barnes.

Alissa has had great fun witnessing her clients experience dramatic shifts and deep healing from within. Alissa is passionate about providing a healing experience through listening, compassionate touch and skilled therapeutic massage. She is dedicated to helping people live healthier, happier lives.

In her private life Alissa enjoys West-African drumming, yoga, mountain biking, rock climbing, skiing and being in nature with her husband and identical twin daughters.

Licenses
Massage

WI # 14739-146

Experience
Bodywork

Acupressure

Received 800 hours of training and clinical experience at East-West Healing Arts Institute in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and practices including Acupressure, TuiNa (Chinese Medical Massage), and Fire Cupping.

Craniosacral Therapy

Received Upledger Institute Training, Participates in the official Upledger Institute Mentorship Program and is an ongoing active participant in the Upledger Study Group Program.

Myofascial Release

Trained in the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release approach. Participates in local study groups and is always learning more.

Thai Massage

Received Advanced Thai Massage Certification in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2004

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Aug 08
Alissa was very thorough. She did research on my medical conditions prior to my appointment. She gave me hope.
by Anonymous on Jul 15
Very knowledgeable, I learned so much besides just getting treated.
by Martha on Jun 18
Really knowledgeable, informative and reassuring. I have new found hope for my situation!
by Anonymous on Feb 10
Fully present, accepting, skilled, kind, peaceful
by Michele (Mimi) on Feb 04
Alissa really understands the body/mind connection and how it works. She took her time getting to know me, which was reflected in how she "worked on me." She's very, very knowledgeable and proficient at what she does, not to mention calming and kind.
by Anonymous on Jan 26
She is very welcoming and helpful with a gentleness to her skills.
by Paula on Jan 26
Alissa is so kind and compassionate about her work. She has helped me understand and learn so much about body and how everything in it is connected! She is so amazing and wonderful!!
by Anonymous on Jan 20
Very knowledgeable and caring.
by Michelle on Jan 14
These massage sessions address all of my running and flexibility issues and keep me moving. Thank you!
by Diane on Nov 08
Alissa is wonderful. She is warm, thoughtful and very knowledgeable therapist. I have bee seeing her for neck and back pain and feel so much better. She has recommended a lot of suggestions for me to follow. Every thing from drinking more fluids to better posture and inverted air mattress. Each session we review what she will do, She has attended so many workshops and can explain very technical details regarding between pain and what is probable cause. Best of all she is a wonderful person!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Thai Massage
  • assorted
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Acupressure Massage
  • massage
  • Any
  • Mobile Thai Massage
  • Integrated Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Variable