Lara Schneider

Deep Tissue + Thai Massage

Lara offers Thai yoga bodywork and therapeutic massage with a focus on deep tissue work and/or relaxation (Swedish) modalities. She does so with an open heart, an endless curiosity, ease of connection. and a culmination of her life’s experience.

What on earth is Thai yoga bodywork? Traditional Thai massages are performed on a mat on the floor with loose fitting clothes. Lara will guide you through a series of yoga postures and gentle stretching while palming and thumbing along the body’s “sen” (energy lines) and pressure points. This relieves muscular tension, increases circulation and balances the body by unblocking and dispersing energy. In Thailand, Lara was struck by the benefits she witnessed of everyday people helping everyday people through this healing art form. It was a way of life, Thai massages are given in open-air markets, at group clinics, and in the most unfussy and natural way – she was hooked! There is, of course, a rich medical lineage behind the magic with a history dating back 2,500 years! She also offers customized therapeutic massage sessions that can help integrate body, brain, and soul through simple thoughtful touch. She is happy to go deep or keep it light and easy. Through deep listening and sensing, Lara can help customize a session just for you, in that given moment.

Lara finds cultivating an hour or two of screen-free authentic connection to be a great elixir in our often compressed lives. She is a lover of people and finds them endlessly fascinating. She has been practicing mindfulness (Vipassana) meditation, yoga, and has been a ‘mover’ for about the past two decades. Her formal studies have taken her to Lotus Palm Thai Massage School in Montreal, Kripalu Yoga teacher training as well as, a Maine based massage therapy licensing school. She welcomes all races, genders, shapes and sizes into her practice by offering a nonjudgemental and safe space to simply be yourself.

Her ‘good medicine’ is a sky chock full of stars, dancing to crazy good music, being outside in all of its diversity, community, and pondering this quote from Thich Nhat Hanh ‘We are aware that all generations of our ancestors and all future generations are present in us’.

Phone:  (207) 408 3043 

Website: Releaf Therapeutic Massage