Who I Can Help

I help people get out of pain, improve alignment and movement, and function better - in their daily lives, or in their recreational sports. 

Together we identify underlying causes and compensations related to YOUR pain or dysfunction. Everybody – and every Body – is different. Traumas, overuse, underuse, and misuse, all contribute to body aches, pains, clicks, clunks, weakness, and tightness.

 

Wherever you are now, through soft tissue treatments, and better movement awareness, you can start your path to Feeling Better, Moving Better, and Living Better!

What is Therapeutic Bodywork?

My overall approach to therapeutic bodywork is based in general neuromuscular re-education: combining soft-tissue treatment with movement exploration and education, to guide you through the process of embodying greater efficiency, more ease, and less discomfort, in your body.

Neuromuscular re-education's main purpose is to manipulate the soft tissues of the body, to align the musculoskeletal system with the body's central nervous system. Because the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, neuromuscular re-education is all about relieving pain and dysfunction by alleviating the underlying cause. If a person experiences distortion or biomechanical dysfunction -– often a symptom of a deeper problem – neuromuscular therapy can provide relief. 

This approach also helps to:​

  • Restore postural alignment, biomechanics, and tissue flexibility

  • Improve venous and lymphatic flow

  • Eliminate trigger points that can cause pain

  • Locate & release spasms and hyper-contraction in the tissue 

Why Myofascial Release
                 & Craniosacral Therapy?

While I also utilize other techniques, I find Myofascial Release (MFR) and Craniosacral Therapy (CST/BCST) are holistic approaches that greatly assist in pain management, recovery from injury, and general wellness. Both can be gentle, yet deep.

 

MFR is also excellent for improving athletic performance, instilling a healthier alignment and posture, maintaining vitality, deepening one's awareness of the body, and much more. The results are empowering with lasting sustainable change. 

CST/BCST is an incredibly gentle approach to 

structural and soft tissue changes; and also

an excellent method for calming and

balancing the nervous system,

enhancing the body's healing potential. 

Breathwork and Movement
Therapy & Education

Soft-tissue therapy is often more effective when we, as humans, learn how our body is working, and and have a chance to explore old movements in a new way, or from a new perspective. I am passionate about empowering people to inhabit their body in new and hopefully life-changing ways. 

Breathing and walking are two things most of us have done for decades, yet many of us struggle with pain or health issues that may be tied to things as simple as: how we carry our bodies, how we walk, the shoes we've worn, how we breath, or hold our breath. I love teaching clients to access their diaphragm and breathing muscles more fully, or feel more stable and strong on their feet - effecting their alignment, movement and health. 

Lara Weithorn

CAMTC # 25433

Studio City & Pasadena, CA

© 2021 by Lara Weithorn 

Cell: 818-971-9115