About Riana Cox LMT CYT 200

Riana Cox is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Yoga Teacher in Oakland County, Michigan. She primarily uses Coaching The Body™ which utilizes techniques from traditional Thai massage as a means of efficiently treating trigger points in muscles and restoring normal motion across joints. She teaches Yoga classes such as Core Strength Vinyasa and Restorative Ganja Yoga Therapy.


"Since 2000, I’ve consciously been on my own healing path, working to heal myself on all levels and following my intuition. Leading me to be a Facilitator of Healing (a.k.a. “healer”​), and mentor for others. I am here to assist and educate you to stimulate your own healing. I specialize in, identifying and treating the often neglected source alongside the symptom.  Focused on "deeper" methods and relieving the cause (the root) and not just the symptom, physically and emotionally. The most common culprit is a muscular imbalance brought on by stress, poor posture, or too much time sitting. By working WITH my clients and encouraging them to actively participate in their pain management program, I consistently deliver measurable results in decreased pain and increased range of motion." 


From sports injuries and rehab to active stretching, I help relax tired, over-stressed muscles that are pulling bones out of alignment and bring them back to a more natural, healthy and flexible state. You'll be surprised how quickly we can work together to make measurable improvements and get you feeling better. You will not only leave relaxed and revitalized but empowered to make the changes to break the cycle of pain."


Riana encourages her clients to utilize a collaborative care plan to aide in guiding the mind, body and spirit to its optimal level of healing and enjoys referring resources in her local healing arts community. (Chiropractic care, Psychology and Mental Health counseling, acupuncture, yoga, herbalism, nutrition and Physical Therapy.) 

Training: Riana began training as a massage therapist in 2002. She graduated from Oakland Community College in May of 2004 with an 875 HR Associate Degree of Applied Science in Therapeutic Massage. She has gained knowledge and experience working in chiropractic offices, with in-home automobile injury rehabilitation, and organic spas. In 2007 She gained training as a Yoga instructor.


She has been practicing massage for 16 years and continues learning in her field. She has certificates in Massag​e Doula and Prenatal/Infant Massage, Japanese Hot Stone, Medical Message Therapy, Coaching The Body™, Body and Face Cupping, Core Strength Vinyasa. Protocols in Coaching The Body out of Severe Shoulder Pain, Core Upper Body, Frozen Shoulder, Wrist and Carpal Tunnel, Hip and Sciatic Pain and Knee Pain. Her integrated approach includes modalities such as Functional Thai Bodywork, Prenatal, Deep tissue, Sports, Hot Stone, Reflexology, Musculoskeletal, Clinical, Neuromuscular Assessment and Energy. Riana also teaches Cannabis yoga and is a CYT 200 and has received training in CSV, Ganja Yoga and Functional Yoga.


The Root comes from the root chakra. Located at the base of the spine it is the foundation of the physical body, bodily life energy, and our connection with the earth. When balanced we feel grounded, centered, secure and safe in our world.


The causes of pain and illness are far deeper rooted than merely their external symptoms. But we live in an age of science based on Newtonian specialization, so each part of the body is viewed and treated as being separate from the rest. Even when the same science has already moved to the quantum level.


Humans are more than their bodies, or parts of their bodies. Each is a complex balance of mental, physical, and spiritual aspects that are integrated into and directly affected by environmental and social factors.


Science continues to discover how pain is "programmed" by the brain. Traumatic or stressful periods of life physical or emotional can be stored in our bodies as pain and changes to our physical posture.