Yomassage™ and Meditation Classes Offered at Edison and Ford Winter Estates

FORT MYERS, Fla. (January 14, 2020) — Health and wellness classes, including meditation and massage are being offered at Edison and Ford Winter Estates. On February 1, Yomassage™ classes will be offered at 11 a.m. and “Full Moon Meditation Alchemy of the Senses” will be held at 1:30 p.m. Classes will be held in the air conditioned lecture hall of the South Florida Water Management building, located at 2301 McGregor Boulevard in Fort Myers (next to the estates). Parking is available in the lot behind the building. 

Yomassage™ is a fusion of relaxing and supported restorative yoga positions with hands-on massage therapy. During the class, participants hold each position for approximately 8-10 minutes while a massage therapist performs manual massage techniques. Participation is limited to five students per class and each class lasts approximately 90 minutes.

Benefits of Yomassage™ can include improved joint range of motion and neuromuscular balance, and reduced joint surface compression, all of which can lead to a reduced chance of injury. Yomassage™ classes are $45 for Edison Ford members and $55 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased at the membership desk, the ticket counter or online at EdisonFord.org. Advanced reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

In the meditation class, participants will learn how to relax, breathe and enjoy a personal journey through sound vibration with singing bowls and drums. Meditation has been shown to reduce stress and help people experience a deep sense of peace. Participants should bring something to lie on such as a yoga mat or towel, water and a small pillow. Cost of the meditation class is $20 for Edison Ford members and $25 for non-members.

The classes are taught by Dolores J. Gozzi, a Licensed Massage and Alternative Therapist (MA37360). Gozzi also has a Yomassage™ certification. Registration is available online at EdisonFord.org. Admission to the site is not included. 

 Edison and Ford Winter Estates
Edison and Ford Winter Estates is the internationally known winter home site of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. More than 220,000 visitors walk through the location each year from all around the globe. The organization has received many awards, including the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the National Garden Clubs’ Historic Preservation Award. The property is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures,” a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. The Edison Botanic Laboratory is a National Historic Chemical Landmark. The site is open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and until 9 p.m. during the month of December for Holiday Nights.

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