The Yoga Room - Lancaster
The Yoga Room - Lancaster

Myofascial Release and Massage Therapy

"That which is rigid and blocked will wither and die; that which is flexible and flowing will prosper and grow"

~ Ancient Chinese Proverb from the Tao Te Ching

The Yoga Room offers  a ground breaking bodywork techniques known as John Barnes Myofascial Release. This therapy is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial muscle and connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion.  Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of 2,000 lbs per square Inch on pain sensitive structures that do not show up in many of the standard tests (x-ray, myelograms , CAT scans, etc. .

I look at each client as a unique individual.  I educate each client about posture , self treatment instructions and ways they can get back into moving with more awareness.  This not only helps the physical body but also our mental state.

The Therapists

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Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett, CYT, LMT, and owner of the Yoga Room has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2001 and licensed by the state of Pennsylvania. Laurie has taken great pride in teaching her yoga students and bodywork clients how to become connected with their physical bodies. Our bodies are great sources of information.  They let us know when we need attention. 90% of Laurie’s massage therapy over the last 18 years has become a bodywork technique known as Myofascial Release—The John Barnes Method. Laurie has completed course criteria for the following Myofascial Release techniques:

  • Myofascial Release I (x2)

  • Myofascial Release II 

  • Myofascial Release Unwinding 

  • Myofascial Release Rebounding 

  • Myofascial Release Healing 

  • Myofascial Release Cervical-Thoracic

  • Myofascial Skilled Enhancement 

  • Myofascial Release Facial-Pelvis 

  • Myofascial Release Therapy to Therapist

  • Myofascial Women's Health Seminar

  • Myofascial Fascial Cranium

Laurie and her clients are always amazed at the great benefits this technique offers while other forms of therapy have failed . This is not to say that Laurie does not "dabble" in Neuromuscular Therapy, Polarity, Swedish Massage and Connective Tissue, but don't be surprised if she encourages you to experience Myofacial Release Therapy into your session.  

1 hour massage: $90.00 
1 ½ hour massage: $120.00
1 hour personal yoga session with 1 hour massage: $160

Cash or check accepted. 

Gift Certificates Are Available! 

Call Laurie: 717.808.6778 or email at

Jennifer Villella

Jennifer Villella, CYT, CTYM is a Thai Yoga Massage Therapist in the Nuad Bo-rarn tradition. Thai Yoga Massage is an ancient practice of physical body movement, know as assisted Hatha Yoga or "lazy man's yoga." In receiving Thai Yoga Massage, one is also receiving the benefits of the practice of Yoga.  It is performed on the floor in loose and comfortable clothing. The Thai Yoga therapist gently stretches the client's body while incorporating massage techniques, breath work, martial arts moves, rhythmic motion, and palming and thumbing along energy lines, creating a slow flowing "dance" for the recipient's body. 

What you can expect from your Thai Yoga Massage: 

  • stretching and toning of the muscles 

  • improved circulation 

  • relief from muscular tension & spasm 

  • increased metabolism & boost to the immune system 

  • a balanced energetic body that induces a calm mental state

All sessions 90 minutes: $85.00

Call Jennifer:717.475.8419 or email at

JoAnn Canosa

JoAnn CANOSA, RN ,BSN is a Reiki practitioner/teacher and meditation instructor. I have been practicing Reiki since 2010, when I discovered its healing benefits after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a spiritual healing practice that works with the energy that is present in and around the physical body. A Reiki practitioner connects to and utilizes this energy to heal themselves and to facilitate the healing of others. Reiki balances energy on all levels of the body-physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Reiki energy encourages deep relaxation and supports the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Reiki always brings you your highest good.In 2012, I received the Master Reiki and Master Seichem initiations from the Tera-Mai branch of Reiki. I am a student of Frans Stiene and have completed the Shoden, Okuden, and Shinpiden levels in the traditional Japanese form of Reiki called Usui Reiki Ryoho. I work part time as a Reiki practitioner for Caring Hospice Services as well as volunteer at the Domestic Violence Shelter offering Reiki to their employees.   I have been practicing meditation for the past seventeen years and have studied meditation with Dr. Susan Taylor at the Center for Meditation Science. I am a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and a student of A Course in Miracles and The Science of Mind. Reiki has been a shifting force in my life and I am excited to start my private practice, Reiki from the Heart, at the Yoga Room.1 hour Reiki session - $651 hour meditation instruction - $50Call JoAnn: (717)371-0970Email:

Lori Stahl

Lori Stahl is a Vibrational Sound Therapist.  She is a certified practitioner of Biofield Tuning and Vibrational Sound Therapy.

Biofield Tuning is based on the premise that the human biofield - the energy field that surrounds and permeates our bodies is inextricably connected with our conscious and subconscious mind, including all of our memories.  All physical, mental and emotional disorders can be perceived as "dissonance" in our energy fields.  Biofield Tuning is able to diminish and resolve this dissonance and in doing so, alleviate and even eradicate the corresponding physical, mental and/or emotional symptoms.

In Vibrational Sound Therapy Himalayan metal therapeutic bowls are placed directly on the body, the healing vibrations penetrate the tissues and fill your body with a balancing resonance.  The soothing pulse of the vibrations can aid in inducing deep meditative states, reducing depression and sleep issues, easing blockages and tension, increasing mental focus and gaining clarity of mind.

This is powerful work, and is contra-indicated for anyone with a pacemaker, a recent concussion, pregnancy, epilepsy or active cancer.

1 hour Vibrational Sound Therapy 75.00

Biofield Tuning Sessions 90.00

(Sessions have their own rhythm typically completed in anywhere from 50 to 75 minutes)

Contact Lori @ 717-859-3200 or

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Therapy Descriptions

Myofascial Release

is a whole-body, hands-on approach and treatment that focuses on the fascial system. The Fascial System surrounds and infuses with every muscle, bone, nerve, blood vessel, organ, and cell of the body. It also separates, supports, connects, and protects the body. The therapist applies sustained pressure into myofascial restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. It is helpful when receiving this treatment you bring a pair of sport shorts and if your are a female sport shorts and sport bra or a reasonable like article of clothing.

"Something that has happened is incredibly important! The QUANTUM SHIFT has occurred and will have a massive impact on you and healthcare that will be so vast it will be beyond your wildest imagination.”

~ John F. Barnes, PT 

Swedish Massage

Gentle and relaxing, Swedish massage is performed to increase blood circulation, thereby strengthening the immune system and channeling oxygen-laden blood to the overworked muscles that require it most. 

Neuromuscular Therapy

A method of applying pressure to specific trigger points within the belly of the muscles and tendons. This will enable the whole muscle to relax. 

The universal principles of energy, attraction, repulsion and neutrality are used to balance energy currents running through the body and recharge the nervous system.

Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that is safe, simple and powerful. The word Reiki is also used to describe the actual energy that practitioners work with. This energy is the fuel that drives humans and gives ultimate structure and purpose in life; it is the energy of everything.  

A Reiki treatment is one hour long and is useful for specific healing or general relaxation. The treatments are individually tailored to the client's needs and condition. The client remains fully clothed while the practitioner gently rests their hands on, or slightly off the body for a few minutes on specific areas of the body (head,torso, arms, and legs) allowing the energy to pass through into the client. One may have an experience of the energy moving and being cleared throughout the body. Healing can take place on a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual level. Reiki supports the body's natural ability to heal itself. Reiki promotes deep relaxation and each treatment will work to realign, relax, and renew. Reiki is rooted in love and always brings you your highest good. Explaining Reiki with words is often difficult. The best way to understand Reiki is to experience it!

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