My Offerings

Your First Session:

Your Sessions are designed to benefit your unique and specific health & wellness needs......

First we will begin by discussing your detailed Personal Health History Intake, taking into account what you are currently experiencing and what brought you to your session. This discussion will assist Marcia in assessing what Therapeutic Massage~Bodywork and/or Healing Touch modalities will best suit your needs for the session. 

After your Personal Health History intake, we will discuss & choose the appropriate combination of modalities by considering your requested goals and proceed with your Massage Therapy~Bodywork and/or Healing Touch session.

Particular care is taken for your specific needs, some of which may involve acute or chronic pain, stress-related issues resulting from life/work/injury, cancer recovery, repetitive stress injury, whiplash, sports-related injury, post-surgery recovery & rejuvenation, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, migraine/tension/sinus headaches, carpal tunnel, tendinitis...

Together we will choose what best fits your needs. Whether you want to receive a full-body therapeutic massage using Neuromuscular PainRelief Therapies, a nurturing Healing Touch energy therapy session, JinShinDo Acupressure, YBR® or perhaps a combination including a gentle iRest® Yoga Nidra meditation, you will be met with respect and appreciation for Your unique wellness plan.....

Neuromuscular PainRelief Therapy

NMT is a combination of soft tissue manipulation techniques which can include deep tissue massage along with specific trigger point release, myofascial release, acupressure and other specific techniques to address each individuals current needs.

NMT is designed to structurally balance the central nervous system and the musculoskeletal system to attain balance or"homeostasis" in the body/mind system as well as to reduce pain and regain structural alignment. NMT can also be applied with a 'lighter touch' for individuals who are experiencing higher pain sensitivities to obtain excellent relieving results.

NMT Benefits: Headache, migraine, scholiosis, bulging disks, TMJ, tendonitis, arthritis, RA, bursitis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain syndromes, post-surgery rejuvenation, and injuries such as whiplash, strains and sprains from sports, auto and job-related injuries, plus many stress-related conditions including PTS "post traumatic stress".

Healing Touch®...Energy Therapy

Marcia McGetrick-West, Certified Healing Touch Practitioner 

Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy.

HT uses gentle, heart-centered touch to assist in balancing physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.

HT enhances the body's natural ability to heal through the human bio-field, energy centers and energy field around and in the body.

A Healing Touch session feels like a nurturing radiance that flows through and around you. Each individual experience is unique and based upon your individual needs.

HT research suggests that there are many benefits. 

HT works in harmony with standard medical care and is complementary to other health care systems. It is safe for all ages.

How can Healing Touch benefit You?

*Calming anxiety, depression  

*Decreasing pain  

*Strengthening the immune system  

*Enhancing recovery from surgery 

*Complementing care for neck & back problems

*Deepening spiritual connection

*Supporting cancer care

*Creating a sense of well being

*Easing acute & chronic conditions

Jin Shin Do® Acupressure

Jin Shin Do® literally translates as "The Way of the Compassionate Spirit." Applying the gentle techniques of JSD acupressure will allow you the experience of the body, mind and spirit to balance energetically. This balance "pervades the whole of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual states of being." This is a lovely application for attaining a peaceful, calm and tension-freeing sense of wellbeing by the simple use of skilled touch on the acupoints and energy lines (meridians) of the body to assist your natural healing.
These methods of acupressure are based on one the most ancient principles of healing, in that simply touching a specific point on the body will release stress and improve health in the body. In an acupressure session, I apply firm, yet gentle. pressure directly to these "points" on your body, which relieves muscle tension, improves circulation and assists in balancing your energy. This simple and powerful technique has been shown to be very effective in treating headaches, backaches, and even insomnia.

Yamuna® BodyRolling

What is Yamuna® BodyRolling?
YBR re-educates and elongates the muscles by rolling small 6 to 10-inch balls
through the neuromuscular lines of your body and applying Foot Wakers ..........
and Foot Savers to the feet to affect the soft tissue and bones.
YBR is a great tool for incorporating into your daily yoga practice, exercise activities, and wellness program to help relieve pain, to strengthen muscle groups, structural realignment and balancing your body-mind.
YBR is a dynamic therapeutic technique that is effective in preventing injury
and stimulating bone density while freeing muscular and joint restrictions.
YBR benefits conditions of the feet, neck and shoulders, low back, knee & hip, scoliosis, sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia, post-surgical rejuvenation, osteoporosis, arthritis, sports injuries and repetitive stress injuries.
YBR principles are applied to your bodywork massage session to improve range of motion, flexibility and promote space and length within your body.


For further info and getting your own YBR products...
Check out the YBR website:    yamuna.usa
YBR feels like a deep tissue massage, and is a great tool to take traveling and use within your yoga practice....
Private YBR individual/group sessions can be scheduled or join Marcia at
Heart of Yoga Studio every Wednesday morning...
Yoga & YBR
with YAMUNA® Body Rolling
All Levels Welcome
9-10:30AM Wednesdays 
Heart of Yoga Studio, 1325 Tehama, Redding, CA 
FB@Heart of Yoga Studio

iRest®Yoga Nidra

As an iRest® Level-1 Teacher, Marcia has been influenced by the teachings of the Integrative Restoration Institute or iRest® and the teachings of Richard Miller, PhD and founder of the Institute for iRest® Integrative Restoration.

Marcia often incorporates iRest® into  therapeutic massage and energy therapy sessions to enhance relaxation and self-healing for her clients....




iRest® is a combination of Restorative Yoga Nidra (deep wakeful sleep) and meditation. It is a powerful and yet effortless vocally guided practice that offers self-healing for your body, mind and heart. 

iRest is not therapy. It is done resting, seated or lying down and can also be used within your bodywork massage session or on your own. In your session, you just follow along with simple, vocally-guided instructions.
iRest is an unconditionally kind practice, meeting you "just as you are." All that is needed is You and your curiosity to welcoming yourself into your personal experience. 
iRest includes the time honored insights of yoga and is also met with evidence-based research in modern brain science.
iRest is not based on any dogmas or doctrines and relies only on your own personal experience.
iRest is Integrative in that it supports your self-healing by inviting you to address issues that are present in your body, mind and senses.
iRest is Restorative as it takes us "home" to our deepest, inherent knowing and true nature that we all have in common.
What is Restorative Yoga? In order to reduce stress, our body, mind and heart needs relaxation. Restorative Yoga is a restful and renewing way of doing yoga in comfortable positions supported by yoga props and bolsters while focusing on breathing techniques and using the iRest® protocols while deeply relaxing. As your body and mind rest, you will arise after iRest® fully awake, aware, refreshed and rejuvenated.
For Marcia's current schedule of classes visit...
HEART OF YOGA STUDIO website: or FB@ Heart of Yoga Studio
For further iRest® information please go to:

Restorative Yoga

What is Restorative Yoga? In order to reduce stress, our body, mind and heart need relaxation. Restorative Yoga is a restful and renewing way of doing yoga in comfortable positions, usually lying down, supported by yoga props and bolsters while focusing on breathing techniques while deeply relaxing. As your body and mind rest, you will arise fully awake, aware, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Benefits of Restorative yoga

  • Enhances flexibility.
  • Deeply relaxes the body.
  • Stills the mind.
  • Improves capacity for healing and balancing.
  • Balances the nervous system.
  • Boosts the immune system.
  • Develops qualities of compassion and understanding toward others and self.
  • Enhances mood states
  • Here are 10 good reasons to enjoy restorative yoga.
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Manage pain
  • Lose weight
  • Increase flexibility
  • Heal emotional pain
  • Get better sleep
  • Practice just about anywhere.
  • Helps with recovery from illness

4 Big Benefits of Restorative Yoga

1. Restorative yoga helps us cultivate the skill of conscious relaxation.

A restorative practice is more of a yin style of yoga, as opposed to more yang styles that involve more movement and more muscular effort, Pransky says. Restorative yoga uses long-held, supported resting poses to create the conditions for us to cultivate the skill of conscious relaxation and most importantly to release unnecessary habitual tension in the body and mind. It's a little bit closer to a meditation practice than a movement practice—it's a way of practicing "meditation" as a somatic, embodied experience. For many of us, hatha yoga practices can easily become another opportunity to over-effort or get caught up in accomplishing or striving to get better at a pose. Restorative yoga is about, "How can I let my body and mind unwind? How can I do less?" 

2. Restorative yoga helps us discover where we are holding tension.

The actual effort involved in restorative yoga is the willingness to look at how and where we are holding tension, and to relax our body on the ground, allowing the breath to come in more, so the tension that we find can be softened or less gripping. Discovering where and how we hold tension helps us find room for change, so that tension won’t limit our physical, emotional, and mental wellness and our comfort in our body.

We tend to favor activities that ask us to use our muscular body, but we are already doing that all day. In restorative yoga, we let go of all muscular effort, trust the earth to hold us completely, then if we find we are still holding ourselves up somewhere, we let go again in the next breath. This creates deep release and ease in the body and teaches us how we keep working and doing even when it’s not necessary, so we go back into our regular activities in more articulate and wise ways. 

3. Restorative yoga creates the conditions for the relaxation response to kick in. 

The grounding; complete, full breathing; and quietness of restorative yoga help us elicit the relaxation response, a neurological response that tells us we are safe, pulls us out of "flight or fight" mode, and initiates the body's self-healing process. We switch over from worrying about staying "safe" to fostering the longevity systems of long term health, including digestion, elimination, reproduction, growth and repair, and immunity. 

4. Restorative yoga helps us face what we are avoiding about ourselves.

Most of us are programed to "do" a lot—it keeps us engaged and makes us feel productive and in control. But our habit of running around, conquering our to-do lists, and fueling ourselves with coffee and ambition can often be a way we avoid deep discomforts and unwelcome feelings in the body and mind. Restorative yoga asks us to stop engaging in all the doing and face what we really need to look at about ourselves. To learn about, befriend, and care for the whole of ourselves in a way we are not used to. This is an essential step for health and healing, for true renewal. A lot of people think relaxing is about letting go, but rather than throwing out, we are trying to make space for what’s uncomfortable and to allow more space for the full experience of who we are.