Sophie Biron, LMT
After years of yoga instruction, Sophie has now dedicated herself to the healing art of massage therapy. Trained in Western and Eastern type modalities, Sophie incorporates stretches and acupressure with the intent of opening up the energy pathways of the body. Her firm yet calming technique leaves one feeling a sense of tranquility and revitalization.
Carrie Sanders, LMT
For Carrie, massage always seemed like a natural career choice, and in 2002 she graduated from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA. Since then, she has honed her skills in spas and resorts throughout Northern California, including San Francisco. Her signature style is a deeply relaxing blend of Swedish and deep tissue. If you desire the results of a deep tissue massage, yet, want to minimize the discomfort of receiving one, then Carrie is the therapist for you. Incorporating the long relaxing strokes of Swedish style massage, interspersed with trigger point therapy, you can feel the tension melt away as you relax under her calming touch.
Josiah Peffer, LMT
Josiah graduated from The Hawaiian Island School of Massage, which focused on integrated medical massage. He is specialized in modalities such as, Swedish, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Pregnancy and Infant massage, with an emphasis of therapeutic bodywork. Growing up in Kona, Hawaii, the origin of The Lavaman Triathlon and The Ironman World Championship Triathlon, has given Josiah as a massage therapist, experience working side by side with trainer s, doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors and has left a profounding impact on his life and in-tune with people that need relief. His integration of modalities and quiet strength provides his guests with a unique, relaxing, and effective massage.
Herman Goldstein, LMT
Hernan's belief that besides the physiological benefits of bodywork, it brings about true awareness that allows one to slow down and live in the moment. He works with the intention of bringing that awareness to the forefront to ignite the desire within each client to strive for optimal wellness and improved quality of life. As a graduate from National Holistic Institute he received extensive training in several modalities, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage and shiatsu. Additionally, Hernan also has advanced training in Pregnancy/Pre-natal bodywork, and Myofascial Therapy, which focuses on range of motion, pain management and trigger point release. Hernan has a background of working with private clients, in spa settings, and side by side with chiropractors
Shauna Fuentes, LMT
Having a dance background, Shauna's body awareness brings a fluidity of movement to her bodywork style that creates a soothing and relaxing experience. She integrates her understanding of the body/mind from years of study in Traditional Chinese Medicine with a strong knowledge of anatomy. Drawing upon a variety of eastern and western bodywork modalities, with close attention to your specific needs, she creates your unique and personalized massage session. Through her presence she facilitates a warm and comfortable therapeutic atmosphere where you can free yourself from life's pressures.
Rhea Borromeo, LMT
Rhea has found her calling in life as a massage therapist, in which she views it much of a lifestyle rather than a career. Seeing herself as a healer and having the intention with people she works with, she incorporates deep tissue, acupressure, lomi lomi and sports modalities in her style. Rhea is a graduate of the California Healing Arts College located in Los Angeles and is passionate about the healing arts, therefore believing in continuing her education to address varying client needs.
Eve Gutierrez, LMT
Eve has developed a custom blend of Thai, Swedish and Deep Tissue through her studies over the last ten years. Being a long time patient of acupuncture, she resonates strongly with the philosophies of Traditional Chinese Medicine and has recently incorporated Acupressure into her sessions. With the intention of broadening her education she obtained a B.A. in Anthropology at SFSU in fall of 2011. Her passions outside of the healing arts are with dance, culture and travel.
Jose Limon, LMT
Jose has twelve years of massage experience working with private clients, hotel spas, and in a clinical chiropractic setting. He is a graduate of National Holistic Institute with extensive training in both western and eastern techniques. He utilizes his skills in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger point therapy, and Reiki energy work to sooth away tension and stress. Jose's deep intuition and understanding of the human body allows him to adjust his technique to meet the needs of each guest, helping to facilitate their own healing mechanism for relaxation and well-being.
Alena Bolton, LMT
Over the past several years, Marie has developed her massage technique graduating with honors from NHI, working in spa settings and as part of a chiropractic team. Bringing to the table a variety of modalities including Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Swedish and Pre-Natal; her experience with a broad spectrum of clients has helped her to cultivate the intuitive ability to listen and interpret a client's needs, while creating a comfortable space for each one to receive the maximum benefit of their treatment. A therapeutic approach to creating shifts without discomfort continually results in her client's leaving revitalized.
Kyle Woolley, LMT
Kyle's years of experience as a massage therapist coupled with his background as a distance runner have given him insight into the workings of the human body and the toll both exercise and everyday stress can take on it. He has worked in a variety of environments such as hotel spas, health clubs, and sports clinics, and has developed an effective portfolio of techniques to treat clients from all walks of life. Whether he's using Swedish techniques to relax sore muscles, deep tissue techniques such as trigger point therapy and myofascial release for chronic pain management, or a well-rounded blend of both, Kyle will work closely with you to assess your personal needs.
Anne is a California Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Yoga Teacher, specializing in deeply relaxing therapeutic sessions designed to help reduce muscle aches and pains and the effects of stress on the body. Anne believes that incorporating regular massage into your health maintenance program will allow you to be more productive -- and, ultimately, to enjoy life more. With her extensive training in bodywork, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Craniosacral techniques, Anne will customize your session to your current needs, and leave you feeling refreshed, recharged, and rejuvenated. Anne's approach to wellness is guided by daily meditation practice and decades of study in yoga, dance and other healing arts.
Alena has six years of massage experience working in spas, with private clients and as part of a chiropractic team. She graduated with honors from the National Holistic Institute where she received extensive training in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger point therapy as well as Shiatsu and Thai. She can incorporate these modalities into your customized session and her intention is to create a shift that leaves you feeling revitalized and relaxed with a style that is therapeutic without discomfort.
Annie Lesley Holt
Annie graduated in 2007 from the American Institute of Massage Therapy (later to become the Hesei Institute) in Kailua, Hawaii. She worked at Lomilomi Hana Lima Healing Center and Spa, in Kailua, for 2 1/2 years. Her love of Lomilomi Massage can be felt in just about every massage. Annie began working for Kabuki Springs in San Francisco in 2012 and later joined the team at Spa Vitale in April of 2013, also completing a training in Pre-Natal Massage with Carole Osborne during that same time. She recently became Reiki certified. She looks forward to sharing her heart-centered massage with you.
As a graduate of the National Holistic Institute of Massage Therapy, the training Tlielaxu has received allows him to tailor each session to meet the individual needs, whether therapeutic or for relaxation purposes. He integrates techniques from Classical Massage (Swedish), Esalen, Sports, Somatic Neuromuscular Release, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, LaStone/ DeepStone Therapy, Tui Na, Shiatsu, and Thai to aid in restoration, balance and energetic flow to fatigued muscles and chi.
Lindsey (Lily) Pabst, Certified Massage Therapist, (CMT)
Lily Pabst, CMT is a graduate of Spa Technical Institute of Westbrook, Maine & certified in the state of Maine and California. She also holds her certification in Thai Yoga Massage. She brings four years of experience into her practice and offers a therapeutic massage blending swedish massage with acupressure and connective tissue. Lily's mission is to support individuals in achieving life balance through personal wellness. She is a firm believer in the connection between body and mind. Her massage styles range from stress-reduction relaxation massage to deep tissue and range of motion/Thai table stretching. Her serene approach will offer you harmony and balance to your busy life.