April M. Novoa, LMT
Awakening your body's natural healing potential through therapeutic massage
Massage License #MT001700
My name is April M. Novoa.
I am a Licensed Massage Therapist in the state of Georgia (MT001700).
I am a Certified Massage Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Classical Swedish Massage Therapist, Perinatal and Prenatal Massage Therapist, certified in Myoskeletal Alignment (D12), Integral Transformative Bodwork 1, a Reiki Master, a Plant Based Eating Coach, Human Design Specialist, a Meditation Facilitator and an Herbal Educator.
I believe that within every individual lies the ability to heal, grow and progress-- physically, mentally and spiritually. To the best of my ability it is my goal to empower individuals to discover that and to begin to take the necessary steps to reach their health and wellness goals.
We teach best what we most need to learn. I have walked and am still walking my own journey to health and wellness. It's all an exciting, wonderful journey! I strive to continually educate myself to offer the best possible treatment to all of my clients.
I am a wife, mother and forever student. I enjoy studying philosophy, history, science, nutrition and alternative health. I enjoy travel, yoga, walking and hiking. I love Marvel movies, plant based cooking and documentaries!
The scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body for the purpose of normalizing those tissues and consists of manual techniques that include applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body.
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate.
Integral Transformative Bodywork
Integral Transformative Bodywork (ITB 1), a modal of bodywork and shamanic/energetic medicine created by Geoff West for the purpose of integrally facilitating an uncovering of psychosomatic material that creates an opportunity to "intimately witness" how we relate to our traumas, emotions, psychology, and physical body. Our goal is to translate, inform, and guide others on their journey through the terrain of their conscious evolution so that they may begin to more fully claim their pain, toxic patterns, and aliveness and consciously choose their own path of transcending their traumas, emerging as a more whole and Awakened Being.
Prenatal (pregnancy) Massage Therapy
Supports mother's body during baby development
Provides drug-free relief from muscle aches and soreness
Increases blood and lymph flow to assist the heart and reduce swelling
Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
Reduces pressure and pain to the nervous system
Promotes relaxation and muscle awareness
Promotes release of emotional and physical tension
Prepares the body for delivery
Swedish Massage Therapy is the most popular type of massage in the United States. ... The benefits of Swedish massage include increased blood circulation, mental and physical relaxation , decreased stress and muscle tension, and improved range of motion.
Muscle Energy Techniques
Reiki is a Japanese healing tradition which involves the practitioner lightly laying their hands on the receiver, or in some cases, hovering their hands over the body with no touch involved. Reiki is Divine Energy. The practitioner does not use their own energy, but instead channels this universal energy for highest good of the receiver. This spiritually guided life force energy helps the body to regain balance and promote healing by aligning the chakras. Reiki was rediscovered by Mikao Usui in the early 1900s and works by opening and aligning the chakras so energy can flow more readily through the body.
Facilitation of a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.
Specialized knowledge of and education about the use of medicinal herbs
Human Design Specialist
Several energy healing modalities can be performed from a distance, as effectively as if the session were happening in person. These include Meditation, Human Design, and Reiki. These modalities help to harmonize emotional and mental projects, but also physical projects like aches and pains, headaches, respiratory or digestive complaints.
Think of it this way, electricity, cell phones, radio, TV and internet all use energy frequencies we can’t see in order to function. All of these have to be tuned to the particular frequency they operate at in order to work.