Lynda SaffellLicensed Massage & Bodywork Therapist #9861 Certified Prenatal/Postnatal MassageCertified Yoga InstructorCertified Pilates Instructor Certified Rehabilitation Specialist
Lynda received her BA from Florida State University in Recreation Administration and worked for 20 years in the fitness industry as an instructor, trainer, and facility manager. Following her dream to serve others in a healing capacity, she attended Bhakti Academe for Intuitive Massage and graduated in August 2004. Lynda gained her clinical and medical experience working 2 years in a Chiropractic clinic in south Tampa. She specialized in neck and back injuries, successfully reducing pain and speeding up the healing process.
Massage Therapy Lynda has elevated massage to an art with her fine-tuned skill of "listening" to your body and the body's energy. She practices a combination of relaxation massage, deep tissue therapeutic techniques, and healing energies to release tension and emotional stress and bring the body into balance. Each massage is a wonderful experience custom designed in accordance to the needs of the client in the moment.
Lynda loves serving as a Massage Doula, providing comfort and support through the labor process, as well as instructing Infant Massage, a private training session for parents and baby.
Yoga Practice & Therapy Lynda was diagnosed with atypical scoliosis at age 27 after giving birth to her first child. One of her doctors recommended yoga. As an aerobics instructor, she understood the value of exercise, and so began a journey that over time has transformed into her passion. Today, her chiropractor is amazed with the lack of deterioration in her spine and attributes it to her commitment to her yoga practice. Lynda also credits yoga for her spiritual growth and emotional clarity. Lynda is passionate about facilitating this experience for others in her classes.
Personal Training In 1994 Lynda was certified as a Personal Trainer with the YMCA of the USA. She specializes in working with individuals who desire a more wholistic approach to their health including body fat loss, nutrition, strength, flexibility as well as emotional and mental well-being.
Lynda resides in Maggie Valley with her husband Mel Fergenbaum and their cats Tasia and Gandalf. They are grateful to be living in this wonderful mountain community and pursuing their united passion of helping people to create the life that they desire with abundance and optimal health!
For appointments, please contact Lynda at 813-629-1835.