Amanda combines several modalities including Deep Tissue, Sports, Hot Stone, Swedish, Thai, and medical massage techniques to design a service specifically tailored to each client. Her style is focused with a clear, therapeutic intent. Amanda values continued education and believes that mastering different modalities is the best way to adapt to an individual’s specific needs. She has spent the last several years making trips to Thailand and refining the art of traditional Thai massage. She often combines these stretches and techniques with western massage to create space in the body, relieve tension, and add another level of effectiveness to her services.
Buffie’s journey into the healing arts began with Hatha Yoga, meditation, and music, and these remain a strong influence in her bodywork practice. She has studied massage at McKinnon Institute, California Holistic Institute, and Lotus Palm School, and has certifications in Hatha Yoga as well as Yoga Therapy from Yoga Vidya Gurukul, India. Her training has included Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Shiatsu, Prenatal, Trigger Point, and Thai Yoga Massage. In a session, Buffie incorporates both Western and Eastern massage modalities; including the holistic approach, positional release and passive joint movement of Thai/Shiatsu, with the specificity of Deep Tissue techniques. Buffie strives to carry the tradition of meditative massage into every session, with the intention that it will encourage the nervous system to release its fight or flight reflexes, and inspire a state of deep rest and relaxation, in which your body will allow its constricted areas to be softened with ease. The beneficial effects of your massage can be prolonged with her recommendations for self-care.
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After six years in the tech industry, Candace turned away from the cold world of computers and pursued a more people-oriented career. In 2000 she completed a basic Shiatsu course at the San Francisco School of Massage, which piqued her interest in bodywork. She continued to study a range of healing modalities, including Cranial Sacral therapy, Watsu, prenatal massage, and, most influentially, structural bodywork. Since 1999, massage has been her passion and driving force. She recognizes the critical importance of human touch and therapeutic bodywork, and strives to keep this valuable health service accessible to all income levels and walks of life.
After 10 years of working in child and family services, Catherine moved from the east coast to California to study massage. She transformed her passion for helping others to a passion for bodywork. She is proficient in the modalities of deep tissue, sports, acupressure, hot stone, pre-natal and relaxation massage. Her style is a therapeutic massage based on the various modalities that she has studied and her understanding of body assessment mixed together to meet clients individual needs. Her motivation is for each client to walk away from the massage feeling relaxed, balanced and rejuvenated. Catherine's hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3pm-9pm, and Sunday: 1pm-7pm.
Cory is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, HHP, from Mueller College based in San Diego. He approaches every therapeutic session as a problem solver; viewing the body as if it were a puzzle, and piecing the puzzle back together in symmetry. Keeping this in mind he meticulously works on the body correcting deviations and poor posture alignment while creating a relaxing experience in order to cooperate with the muscle fascia release. Favoring the western therapeutic approach to body work, Cory utilizes Myoskeletal Alignment, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Myofascia and Sports Massage, while integrating stretching and mobilization at the request of the client. Cory’s free time is spent cycling, hiking, going to the gym, rock climbing, and appreciating various genres of music while his choice instrument is the saxophone.
Deidre’s style of massage leans towards deep relaxation, focused detail work, and intuitive touch. Whether you need deeper work or just a moment of relaxation, Deidre is here to create a personalized massage where you can honor, heal, and learn about your body. She is trained in Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point release, lymphatic drainage, myofascial release, sports massage, and neuromuscular therapy. She also has certifications in prenatal/postpartum massage, cranial sacral, advanced neck work, and TMJ disorders.
Donna Brodman is a native of the San Francisco bay area, and brings a unique focus to her brand of bodywork. While certified in Swedish, Shiatsu, and Deep Tissue methods, she has also studied and practiced many additional modalities such as trigger point, myofascial release and neuromuscular reprogramming with the purpose of further developing her targeted, therapeutic approach. Her belief is that there is no single approach in providing therapy, and with client input, tailors her treatment accordingly.
Dustin believes that the body is sacred and should be treated as such. As an athlete and traveler, he fully understands the dynamics of the body and the importance of keeping it maintained for optimum performance and quick recovery. He enjoys helping others maintain that healthy body through massage so that they can keep doing what they love most. Dustin customizes each session by utilizing both western and eastern modalities to ensure beneficial bodywork for each individual. As a graduate of the National Holistic Institute Massage, he has a foundation in Sports, Deep Tissue, shiatsu, Swedish, myofascial and trigger point therapies.
Holly has been working in the healing arts field for nearly 10 years. She began her education at the Healing Hands School of Massage, and acquired her certification through the National Holistic Institute here in San Francisco. Holly is currently a student at the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College in Berkeley, working towards her Masters in Oriental Sciences. Holly likes to integrate many tools she's acquired over the years and throughout her worldly travels. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release and Trigger Point Therapies, Ayurvedic massage and Reiki, along with sound healings, including Acutonics. Holly also has a background in Herbalism, and enjoys getting out of the city and spending time in nature when she can. Holly is passionate about her field of work, and she will certainly create a safe space for healing, nurture, and magic.
A Licensed Acupuncturist in the state of California and NCCAOM Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, Jen’s unique blend of Classical and modern techniques promotes healing, balance, and greater well being. Her specialty is Tui na—an ancient Chinese style of massage that incorporates acupressure, trigger points, manipulation, deep tissue, and stretching. Jen has been helping people relax, manage pain, and recover from injuries since earning her Master of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from San Francisco’s ACTCM in 2013. Jen’s hours are Thursday-Sunday: 3-9pm.
Michelle Richter has been a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since 2005, when she graduated from the Florida College of Natural Health and began her independent practice in San Francisco. Having a strong background in various styles of dance and sports compliment Michelle’s understanding of human anatomy and physiology. With an integrative approach to massage therapy, various styles can be combined to build a more effective treatment program that caters specifically to each individual client. Michelle is proficient in deep-tissue, hot stone, swedish, myofascial release, sport, geriatric, pre-natal, and TMJ release. Catherine's hours are Tuesday 3pm-9pm, Thursday and Saturday 9am-3pm.
Originally teaching Economics and Social Sciences for 20 years in French schools around the world, Olivier graduated from San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork in June 2017 to become a Certified Massage Therapist. Olivier is providing therapeutic massages with knowledge of wide range of massage techniques especially myofascial release and deep tissue. Olivier is also developing his skills in Cranial-Sacral Therapy and he is practicing meditation daily.
After years performing, recording and touring as a professional musician, Wil returned to San Francisco in 2013 to pursue bodywork. A graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage, Wil developed a blend of modalities including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Swedish Massage. Wil utilizes a personalized approach and promotes mobilization and relaxation through integrated, therapeutic myofascial release.