This treatment is done on a massage table using the ball on one side of the body while Marianna works the other side of the body molding it and extending it around the ball. This way both sides of the body are being worked on at the same time! The therapist works the entire body applying gentle traction out from joints down and around the ball. The results are greater range of motion in all the joints, a longer freer body, increased circulation and improved alignment.

What makes this treatment great is that there is no direct pressure like in a deep tissue or trigger point type of treatment. This means the pain or discomfort factor is very low and the results are very high. The use of traction and the ball disperses any tension, tightness or muscle contraction.

We recommend this treatment for anyone who is very physically fit and works out often. Elite athletes love this treatment as it improves their performances measurably. Anyone who is noticing restriction in their range of motion in any of their joints should try this therapy and not just “live with the restriction” because they are getting older. The great thing about this treatment also, is that once a certified therapist has given you a session, she can then recommend the Yamuna® Body Rolling work that you can do on your own to keep the freedom of mobility going.

What makes this treatment uniquely body-altering is the leverage allowed by performing the work on the table, thereby using air space for additional exploration of range of motion, and use of the ball as a fulcrum within the body’s joints. This allows the trained practitioner to go very deep without pain, using the hands as traction on one side and the ball on the other, giving the client a treatment on both sides of the body simultaneously.

There are key joints in the body-the hips, the knees, the ankles, the shoulders- where, over time, we begin to stiffen and find our range of motion restricted. This treatment, while also relaxing and nurturing, offers an absolutely defin- able increase in range of motion for the vast majority of those who experience this Yamuna service. YBR® Hands-on is the perfect service in today’s world. It is what traditional deep tissue massage wishes it was; all gain with no pain.