With over 20 years of experience in theraputic massage, Liz Yerkes not only offers a wide variety of services, but also customizes each client's experience to match his or her individual needs and preferences.
With the ability to combine medically beneficial massage techniques along with relaxation and stress reducing therapies, Liz prides herself on being one of the area's most highly skilled professionals.
As a client, your individual needs will be met in your personalized session. We will discuss your health and stress levels, as well as what you hope to achieve through massage, and we'll work together to create your custom session based on those needs & desires.
In addition to traditional Western and European massage therapies such as Swedish, Neuromuscular, Sports, and Deep Tissue Massage types, Eastern techniques are also available to choose from, such as Thai Poultice, Reflexology and traditional Japanese Reiki.
Cancer massage can help to eliminate the harmful toxins that flood the body during treatments such as chemotherapy or medication. Massage therapy is highly beneficial in every stage of the fight against cancer.
The benfits of massage for cancer patients include relief from fatigue and nausea, improved blood circulation, and equalized blood pressure. It is recommended that a patient consult their physician if considering cancer massage therapy.
The Herbal Poultice treatment utilizes warmed muslin poultices of Thai and Chinese
herbs that are steamed and applied directly to the body in a kneading action.
This traditional treatment has been practiced to soothe muscle tension and stiffness on the key areas. Heat and herbs are absorbed by the body to help to reduce aches and pains, increase lymphatic drainage and condition the skin.
Thank you for visiting Longboat Massage of Longboat Key and Sarasota, FL! Here, you will find that the run-of-the-mill approach is never taken with customers. Each session is customized to suit the individual patient's needs and desires, being sure to weave together certain relaxation and medically beneficial techniques for a soothing, yet healing experience that addresses all levels of mind, body and soul. With over 20 years of experience, and a background in Reflexology, Cancer Massage, Prenatal/Postpartum Massage, and much more, you can rest assured that you will be in good hands.
Learn more about the services available to you, and let Longboat Massage help you determine the most beneficial selection for your personal needs and indulgences!
The Herbal Poultice treatment utilizes warmed muslin poultices of Thai and Chinese herbs that are steamed and applied directly to the body in a kneading action. This ancient, heavenly health treatment focuses on the body's energy, and relaxes the muscles while stimulating blood circulation and energy flow.
Neuromuscular massage is an intense form of bodywork that consists of focused, concentrated massage on one specific area of the body. It is designed to alleviate tension that extends from a "trigger point" into an entire muscle.
Massage therapy is highly beneficial in every stage of the fight against cancer. Its benefits include relief from fatigue & nausea, improved blood circulation, equalized blood pressure, and much more. No matter how severe the cancer treatment's side effects, bodywork can always be administered that will provide the patient with lasting relief.
I have lived with Tinnitus for more than 30 years. The noise in my ears never went away - at night the sounds became louder. After several visits to doctors over the years, I pretty well had given up.
Ms. Liz Yerkes suggested I visit her for possible treatment. She used her fingers in my mouth to push on certain areas and massaged other areas on my neck and back. After a few treatments, I now have my life back!
- Delores, Florida
Your great massage technique cured my very stiff neck that hurt for so long. It did what the physical therapy could not do.
Now that my neck is better I continue to have your massages because with your expertise, there's always some spot needing attention.
My family insists on appointments with you when they visit. Thanks for your dedication.
- Esthe, Florida
We've been clients of Liz for over ten years now. Previously we'd used a series of massage therapists over the last 40 years. None have come close to the satisfaction provided by Liz. We think of her weekly visit as a "system reset" that is a vital part of our busy lives.
Liz's pursuit of both anatomical knowledge and therapeutic advancements place her WAY beyond the "masseuse" category.
- Richard, Florida