We want to be a part of your health care team.
Deep tissue, relaxation, lymphatic.
Ruth is only taking new lymphatic clients at this time.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Ruth has developed a specialized blend of techniques to help heal chronic and acute pain issues and to maintain health and wellness in her clients. She blends deep tissue and relaxation techniques with a strong anatomical awareness of strength imbalances as well as areas of tightness or restriction. She works with athletes (endurance, collegiate, and professional athletes) and clients recovering from injury, surgery, and illness, such as cancer, fibromyalgia, autoimmune issues, repetitive stress injuries, plantar fasciitis and more. She emphasizes self care in her private practice and group yoga classes.
A native of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Ruth received a B.A. from the College of William and Mary and a M.A. from UNC-CH before attending the Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, NC, and the Dr. Vodder School lymphedema and lymphatic massage.
NC LMBT #18513
Allow the healing waters of attuned presence to wash over you, cleansing your whole system, opening a way for the innate wisdom of your being to flow into greater wellness and thriving. Sarah offers sessions tailored to each client as a unique and multi-layered individual, drawing from the wisdom of listening presence and a blend of effective modalities including Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, trigger-point therapy, and Craniosacral therapy. Additionally, through her studies as a Qigong instructor, Sarah incorporates traditional Chinese medicine principles and energetic awareness including work with the meridian systems and acupressure points. Sarah’s approach allows the body and nervous system to feel safe and welcomed to open to meaningful healing and wellbeing. Sarah is a North Carolina native who has received BA's in psychology and studio art from UNC-Chapel Hill and graduated from the Center for Massage & Natural Health in Asheville, NC.
Clients and therapists are required to wear masks,** even if they are vaccinated**.
Text your therapist when you arrive. The number is in your confirmation and reminder email.
Wear your mask in. Wash your hands before entering our suite.
We will work with windows open and fans on throughout the session. Additional cleaning protocols are in place.
We are not using the waiting room. Please keep that in mind if you bring another person to your session, including minor children.
If you are sick or symptomatic, please let your therapist know so that she can reschedule your appointment for you.
Please note that we are on the second floor and do not have an elevator.
Therapeutic Massage with Sarah:
You and your therapist will create a treatment plan to determine pressure and modalities, such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Rehabilitation, Lymphatic, and Trigger Point Therapy.
See 'Schedule Now' page for more details.
Therapeutic Massage with Ruth
Therapeutic Massage: $105/hour,
$130/75 minutes, $150/90 minutes
Lymphatic Massage: $105/hour
Lymphatic massage is a light pressure technique offering profound results reducing acute and chronic swelling, managing lymphedema, aiding a sluggish lymphatic system, and calming the nervous system.
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy, unless you are sick, in which case we need you to contact us to reschedule. If you need to cancel for any other reason, please give us more than 24 hours notice.
You can park in the front or back back lot at 104 Jones Ferry Road.
Your therapist will greet you and show you to the treatment room to determine a treatment plan with you. Please let your therapist know about temperature, pressure, and other therapeutic needs.
If possible, please pay using our online scheduling system. When you receive your confirmation or reminder email, you select the 'Cancel/Change' option to pay in advance. A credit card is required to schedule your session online, however, you can pay with cash or check (made out to CMT) at the time of your appointment. (We do not have change for cash on hand).
We have a 24 hour cancellation policy: If you need to reschedule due to illness or suspected illness, please let your therapist know. A cancellation or no show for non-illness reasons and with fewer than 24 hours notice and you will charged the full amount for your scheduled massage.
Yoga with Ruth Newnam
Ruth offers yoga with the same emphasis on self care and anatomical awareness as in her massage practice.
Sundays 11am-12pm Roll and Restore, $10/class
Foam rolling, gentle stretching, and restorative postures for athletic balance, rehabilitation, self care, and ease in the body and mind. You need a foam roller, small ball, blanket, and a strap or belt.
Join Zoom Meeting for Roll and Restore:
Meeting ID: 859 6417 9376
If you aren't ready to return for massage in person, you might consider these self massage/self care tutorials at Vimeo's MySafeYogaHome:
https://vimeo.com/user35790197Videos are for sale.
Watch videos by Ruth:
Foam Rolling Full BodyYou need a foam roller, small ball, strap, and a blanket. Treat yourself to a full body massage with these inexpensive props. $12 to own.https://vimeo.com/user35790197
Psoas Release and RestoreYou need a foam roller, strap, and a blanket. Combat sitting, lower back strain and fatigue, move with greater ease. $20 to own.https://vimeo.com/446327451
Neck and Shoulders: Roll and RestoreYou need a foam roller, small ball, blanket, and a strap. Release tension in the neck area, open the chest and heart, increase range of motion through the shoulders while maintaining stability. $12 to own. https://vimeo.com/482633622
Vimeo Videos to Own for your Home Practice:
MySafeYogaHome with Laura Terry Self Care Video Series:
New! Self Care Video Bundle from Ruth and Laura to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain and Tension:
Buy both videos for $24 (a 25% discount) and add the classes to your yoga and self care practices.
4 Video Series for Full Body Self Care:
Use this link to purchase 4 videos for care of the feet, hips, spine, and neck and shoulders. $30/collection. Videos with a * are included in the collection.
Watch videos by Ruth:
Foam Rolling Full Body
You need a foam roller, small ball, strap, and a blanket. Treat yourself to a full body massage with these inexpensive props. $12 to own.
Thoracic Mobility: Roll and Release*
You need a foam roller and a blanket. Use self massage release techniques, breath work, and gentle and restorative yoga to gain mobility through the spine and rib cage.
Psoas Release and Restore*
You need a foam roller, strap, and a blanket. Combat sitting, lower back strain and fatigue, move with greater ease. $20 to own.
Neck and Shoulders: Roll and Restore*
You need a foam roller, small ball, blanket, and a strap. Release tension in the neck area, open the chest and heart, increase range of motion through the shoulders while maintaining stability. $12 to own.
Feet and Lower Legs: Roll and Restore*
You need a foam roller, small ball, and strap. Roll the feet, calves, shins, and create stability in the foot joints, ankle. Find balance and feel energized from the ground up. $12 to own.
Just need a mat for this class. This flow yoga practice integrates manual techniques, breath practices, twists, and large muscle movements to encourage lymphatic flow in the body. It's energizing and fairly low to the ground. $12 to own.
Hands Free Flow x 3
Three sequences to string together for a challenging practice without chaturangas, or to use separately to create a satisfying home practice, adding your favorite openings and closings. $20 to own all three sequences.
Contact Ruth for more information: email@example.com
Yoga and Self Care Videos
Ruth, Laura Terry, and Helen Tapper
are joining forces at MySafeYogaHome on Vimeo. Videos are for sale covering strength, self massage, and specialized topics: https://vimeo.com/user35790197
Deep Tissue and Myofascial Techniques
Swedish and Relaxation Massage
Traditional PT blended with Integrative Positional Therapy and Yoga
Private and Group Instruction for all levels
Private yoga and PT treatment sessions
"Love CMT!" ~ Donnie
Gift Certificate Package:
3 x 1 hour massages for $250.