When husband-and-wife team Ian and Tavia graduated from the Living Earth School of Natural Therapies, they decided to focus on shiatsu massage for one simple reason: they'd experienced its effectiveness firsthand. Since the therapy had helped them in many ways—from decreasing pain to providing a calmer and more positive outlook on life—the duo set out to share those benefits with others.
During shiatsu sessions, Tavia and Ian apply gentle, focused pressure using hands, elbows, and knees. By targeting specific anatomical points, the technique helps release stress, dissolving the tension, aches, and imbalances that come from hours of deskwork, long commutes, and weekend hang-gliding classes. Ian further fosters wellness during Hatha yoga classes, during which he guides students through ancient poses designed to strengthen and support the body.