Lynda recognizes that to benefit from massage, no matter the technique, the body needs to be addressed as a complete entity: Body, Mind, Spirit, Emotions. One’s entire self is affected through massage and bodywork. Everyone can benefit from therapeutic massage, adults and children. No one should be left out.
Activities Lynda enjoys during her free time include “clowning around” as Kremepuff the Clown. Lynda has used this opportunity to spread smiles and giggles in her community and abroad. In 1991 she attended the World Clown Association Convention in Bognor Regis, England with clowns from all over the world. She has also been active in the Midwest Clown Association for many years. Since 1984 Lynda has belonged to Calumet Clowns, Hammond, Indiana and held the offices of President, Secretary and Treasurer several times. She has been registrar/treasurer for several WCA and MCA conventions throughout the years.
Lynda is a Stephen Leader/Stephen Minister, a listening ministry, through her church and has received training in the H.E.R.O.S. Care program through Operation Homefront of Missouri. H.E.R.O.S. Care is a community-based care program for military families where they live.
Lynda Hayhurst, Instructor, Massage Therapist
Lynda Hayhurst is a practicing massage therapist and is the Owner of Bodyease Massage and Wellness, Dyer, Indiana. Lynda began massage school in 1994 looking for another way to promote self-growth, not for a new career. While taking classes at Center for Therapeutic Massage & Wellness, Downers Grove, Illinois, she discovered that she was beginning an adventure that would include growth, achievement and the ability to reach out and touch many in a very positive way.
Lynda received her Neuromuscular Therapy Training through Judith DeLany's NMT American VersionTM in 1995. Infant Massage Instructor classes were taken and certification received through The International Infant Massage Association in 1996. Lynda added Reiki Energy work in 1998 and Craniosacral Therapy through John Upledger’s CranioSacral Therapy classes in 2000. Continuing Education participation updates information already acquired and adds new information as well.
Using the techniques learned through all of Lynda’s training she works with her clients to encourage relaxation or address specific needs. To name a few: stress reduction, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic neck and back pain, TMJ and help release muscle tension that can eventually cause structural problems. Massage Therapy also helps to improve energy flow, improve circulation of blood and relieves congestion, push along lymph and hastens the elimination of wastes and toxic debris, Improve the immune system, can undo or prevent the formation of adhesions, Increase joint flexibility, may act as a sedative or stimulant on the nervous system, reduce mental and physical fatigue, improve posture, aid in tissue repair with people convalescing from bone fractures, helps minimize inflammation and swelling in joints and so alleviates pain, assist in maintaining posture and body balance, and compensate partly for lack of exercise and muscular contraction in persons who because of injury, illness or age are forced to remain inactive. There are so many benefits, and we’ve all heard to list is to omit, so while some things are listed above, there are so many more.
Infant Massage is a tactile translation of love, security and physical comfort - a dance between parent and infant. The same strokes that generations of parents all over the world have used will be taught. Yet you will massage your baby as no one else can! Many of the massage techniques taught in these classes are being used in research studies which continually demonstrate that loving touch is beneficial for well babies, babies with special needs as well as their parents and/or caregivers.