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2017 Rejuvenation of Self Retreat

// July 30th, 2017 // No Comments » // Events

The Body Works Center’s

Rejuvenation of Self

November 9 – 12, 2017
a complete mind and body refresher in this fast-paced world

Retreat in Grayton Beach, Florida

Plant a tiny seed from which a mighty life skill will grow.

Come join in the fun and bask in the support from like-minded thinkers.
We will be melding with the forces of nature, seeing the sunrise and sunset, listening to the waves lapping on the shore, feeling the sunlight and soft breeze on our skin and smelling the fresh air.

The events of the days will include great healthy food (whys, what and how to prepare). Massage, special meditations, empowering hypnosis (also lessons in self-hypnosis), a special time for gratitude. We will spend time on the beach for ‘eye yoga’ and the building of our Labyrinth, weather permitting, Qi Gong and chair yoga.

Our evenings will be filled with discussions, music, meditation, and a very special project. Oh, LAUGHTER!! The beautiful white sand beaches await you. It’s time to sign up and commit to yourself. This is the calm before the holidays, time to focus on YOU!!

The tuition is all-inclusive: $745. A deposit of $250, holds your place. The balance is due October 25, 2017. We are limited to the number of participants, so please decide and commit soon.

Our home away from home is directly on the beach, it’s actually my favorite! Keeping it real for a life of happiness and abundance,

— Ellen LaRocca

Any questions, please contact me: -or-


Deposit checks: 410 Bon Temps Roulé, Mandeville, LA 70471





Rejuvenation of Self Retreat

// January 1st, 2016 // No Comments » // Events

I am happy to announce the next 

Rejuvenation of Self retreat,

at the beach, in IMG_8793Grayton Beach, Florida. Just in time to catch your breath before Springtime.

The house is ready and beautiful, sitting on the pristine shores of the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful clear waters, powder white sand and sunsets that bring in the magic of the night. Water lapping on the shore, the primordial sounds of nature…

Not to mention the laughter and chatter of friends, learning great strategies for great health and growing younger together. When you sign up, you will receive a questionnaire to complete, so that together we can personalize your experience and have some specific ‘take home’ information. Of course, the menu will be as natural and organic as possible, and delicious, recipes included. You will learn superfoods, the what, why and when to incorporate them into your life. The theme for this retreat is “Colors – How Mother Nature Paints Health”. The retreat will involve lots of new science, meditation, brain health, yoga, massage and two hands-on cooking classes. Oh, and so much more.

It’s time to invest in yourself. Save the date,November 3 – 6, 2016. The all -inclusive cost is $785.00. You can save your space with a deposit of $200.00, with the balance due by November 4th. Should you need to make payment arrangements, please contact me. If you go to my website, you can pay online with paypal, or your credit card. Truly, this is a not to be missed 4 day retreat. I have more information on my website: and my contact information is below.

 Thank you for your interest, I am sending love and light to you, 

Ellen LaRocca, LMT, CPSM


200 Mariner’s Plaza, Suite 209, Mandeville, Louisiana 70448

Friday’s Gift

// November 13th, 2009 // No Comments » // Massage For Your Health

Massage For The Health Of It

Create Vitality, Grow Younger

Stress is the culprit on the loose! But how does it appear? Who admits that they are storing stress in their body? “Oh, I can handle the little knocks along the way.” The truth may be that we are not always handling stress, we may be storing stress. Unresolved stress is cumulative and finds hideout places in your body. It is the genesis of all dis-ease. So why not manage stress effectively?

Massage is one of the most proficient tools available. Think about muscle strains, low back pain, tired feet, TMJ dysfunction, tennis elbow, chronic headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia…this list could be endless. Massage has a very effective place in the lessening (maybe even ridding) of these and many other problems that you may come up against.

If you reduce the stress, you reduce the oxidative reactions that create the aging effects in your body, thus slowing the aging process.

The effects of massage is cumulative, meaning a good bodywork maintenance program is beneficial toward claiming and keeping your health.

To learn how massage can help you, call for your free consultation and let us help you design your personal path to health through massage and bodywork.

Body Works Massage & Wellness Center Welcomes You

// September 1st, 2009 // No Comments » // Events

Hi, I’m Ellen LaRocca, licensed massage therapist. Welcome to our web site, where you will be updated often on strategies for a life of balance. We will be offering information on a variety of subjects pertaining to your health and daily living.

Please feel free to peruse our site and add your comments, and requests for what you might like to see.