Discover the power of healing touch


Yoga Farm is now offering massage therapy!


In an effort to expand our healing offerings to the Finger Lakes community, we are now offering the healing touch of massage therapy services onsite at our beautiful location in Lansing.

In each massage session, a trained Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) will listen to any concerns you would like to address and apply soothing, comforting, and therapeutic pressure on the body to find deep release of any stress, strain, or tension.

You are invited to come to Yoga Farm just for your massage session, or you can schedule a massage to wind down and relieve the muscles after enjoying a yoga class in our studio.


Benefits of Massage

Simple, caring touch by the human hand is one of the most ancient and effective means for providing comfort and care to another human being.  Compassionate touch in the form of massage has psychological benefits that are often just as vital, valuable and immediately noticeable as the tangible physical benefits.  Massage therapy is an excellent way to enhance quality of life, restore feelings of self-acceptance and self-esteem and address isolation and loneliness. The right touch at the right moment can be far more effective than words as a way of offering comfort and support.

Studies have shown that massage therapy can be of significant benefit in managing arthritis, nerve impingement, chronic pain, depression and many other ailments. Massage therapy has a harmonizing effect that promotes balance of the body and mind, and contributes to the overall joy of life experienced. Massage is useful for all of the conditions listed below and more…massage can:

  • Alleviate body aches and pain and improve range of motion and joint flexibility.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow – the body’s natural defense system
  • Stimulate and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ – the skin
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Promote healthy tissue reformation, reducing excess scar tissue
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions, swelling and recovery time
  • Reduce muscle spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins – feel-good chemicals that work as the body’s natural painkiller
  • Calm and reset the nervous system
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Reduce heart rate
  • Spread, lengthen and differentiate connective tissue
  • Improves red blood cell count
  • Speed recovery from injury
  • Reduce tension headaches
  • Increase tissue metabolism
  • Speed recovery from illness
  • Speed elimination of metabolic waste
  • Reduce swelling
  • Improve posture
  • Enhance self-image
  • Provide a feeling of well being
  • Nurture and facilitates emotional growth
  • Reduce mental stress
  • Promote Quality sleep
  • Improve productivity
  • Induce mental relaxation

Experts at the American Medical Association estimate that upwards of 90% of diseases are stress related. Massage therapy is an excellent tool to decrease stress response.

This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater vitality
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue
  • More joy experience in the body and mind
  • Enhanced feelings of contentment and well-being

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound and lasting effects.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch, which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of current lifestyles.  Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing massage therapy as an integral part of post-surgery recovery as well as hospice care.

The relationship that develops between the practitioner and the client is a unique one that offers psychological, social and emotionally comforting benefits equal to the physical effects.


Table Massage 

60 minutes

90 minutes

Aromatherapy add-on

$60 - $75

$80 - $100


Chair Massage

Offer What is Honest and Integrity for You (Suggested $1.00 / minute)

Member Benefit

Yoga Farm members are invited to add 15 minutes FREE or add FREE aromatherapy to any session.


Our Staff


Claire Hawthorne, LMT

Certification in Massage Therapy and Hydrotherapy from Finger Lakes School of Massage - Ithaca, NY. NYS Registered LMT

MY EXPERIENCE: "I had a fantastic experience studying human anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and a wide variety of bodywork modalities at Finger Lakes School of Massage for seven transformative months as a full-time student in 2017. With much love and gratitude, it was during that time that I found this wonderful and precious community at Yoga Farm to join in yoga and meditation practices. I’m continuously learning and growing as a massage therapist and have been successfully working full-time in this trade since graduating school. My yoga asana practice has profoundly improved my experience living in my body, and it has also significantly informed my bodywork, allowing me to  better meet my clients’ needs. There is an infinite amount of wisdom and medicinal science from all corners of the world to be known that I can integrate into my practice to be a better massage therapist. I will endlessly seek growth and positivity - that is my Soul Vow.

My bodywork is an integration of Swedish, Shiatsu, Connective Tissue Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Kinesthetic Awareness through Movement, passive and active stretching, reflexology and energy work. I have training and experience in medical massage, sports massage, prenatal massage and geriatric massage. I am dedicated to ensure each session is adjusted to treat the needs of the receiver as an individual- sometimes that means to simply help them relax and feel good, sometimes that means deeper work that is transformative. Massage is for everyone!" 

MY "WHY": I want use my time Here to help as many people as I can to find awareness, balance and peace within their bodies. What an HONOR it truly is to help facilitate the human body’s ability to heal itself, and to hold space for my clients to relax and heal.

MY CONVICTION: To heal oneself is to heal the world. Peace. Magic. Love. Love! LOVE!



8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

10:00AM - 8:00 PM

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Interested in booking a Session? Contact Claire at: