I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for over 29 years—a graduate from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. I did advanced training in myofascial and Vodder style manual lymph drainage. I have spent years researching and experimenting in how the many techniques I have been trained in affect the brain and nervous system. From 2018 to 2022 I had the pleasure of being an instructor and then the Director of Education at the Rexburg College of Massage Therapy in Rexburg, Idaho. I enjoyed educating students and am passionate about educating clients, how the body functions to restore health. I have worked in a variety of healthcare settings focusing on clinical, medical style massage. I have chosen to work with all kinds of Brain, CNS and Cranial dysfunctions and disorders. Chronic Fatigue, TMJ, Concussion, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Autism, Sensory Processing, Stroke, ADHD, Depression, Parkinsons & Lymphatic dysfunctions.
Tara Wood LMT
I focus on using massage techniques to effect central nervous system issues like depression, PTSD, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, and anxiety.
I assist the brain and autonomic nervous system to reset after trauma has caused dysregulation.
My other specialties are Manual Lymph Drainage and TMJ dysfunction.
I understand brain and mental health challenges. In my family we have had ADHD, Autism, Sensory processing Disorder, Concussion, Anxiety, Depression, Parkinsons and Epilepsy.
I believe that massage plays a critical role in helping children and adults cope with an increasingly stressful and overstimulating world.
Most of my techniques are light and gentle focused on specific results. I no longer do deep tissue full body massages anymore. There are many wonderful, licensed therapists in my area, happy to do deeper muscle work.
Restore The Brain Treatment
Treatment uses a combination of aromatherapy, MLD, Swedish tapotement, Chinese and Indian massage styles with bi-lateral stimulation to shut off the fight or flight and calm an overactive sympathetic nervous system. Goal is to reset the emotional part of the brain and nervous system and leave client in a deep relaxed state. Client keeps clothes on during treatment.
(This treatment is helpful for those suffering PTSD, Anxiety, Panic Disorders, ADHD, Sensory Processing, Autism, Insomnia, Chronic Pain)
90 min - $60
For children, please call for consultation, treatment time and fees will differ. Above description is for adults.
Manual Lymph Drainage
MLD an advanced technique from Austria, that uses gentle, rhythmic pumping to move the lymph fluid in the direction of the lymphatic pathways. MLD can help strengthen the immune system, remove waste products, calm the nervous system and reduce pain and inflammation. The 60- and 90-min sessions will target specific locations, a full body will take 2 hours.
60 min - $60
90 min -$90
2Hr - $120
Chronic Fatigue Treatment
This 90 min treatment is based on the research of Dr. Perrin in England. I use a blend of myofascial, Swedish, MLD, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, vibration and cranial sacral techniques. I focus on affecting the muscles, lymph vessels, and autonomic nervous system of the back, shoulders, neck and head. This treatment has had positive results and is part of a comprehensive approach with this disorder.
90 min -$90
Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction
Stress or trauma can cause irritation in the TMJ joint, the muscles around the jaw, into the head, neck and even the shoulders can tighten up. In this treatment I focus on releasing all the muscles outside and inside the jaw. Gloves, strict hygiene and gentleness is observed when releasing the inner jaw muscles. I use a variety of techniques to also release the muscles in the head, neck and shoulders. I educate on my findings and will give you a self-care regime to do at home as well.
60 min - $60
TARAWOOD MASSAGE STUDIO/MOBILE TREATMENTS
228 W 1st N,
Saint Anthony, Idaho
By appointment only
Home Visit (mobile massage) fees for the Saint Anthony, Chester, Ashton, Parker, Sugar City and Rexburg areas are as above.
Outside these areas travel fee may vary depending on location.
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Mon - Fri: 9am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Currently able to bill for some HSA but not wheelchair accessible.