Meet the Therapists

Susanna Malan
Susanna Malan

Certified Massage Therapist
Susanna is an amazing therapist, who’s talents are match by her knowledge and unique ability to connect with patients through her passion for health and wellness. Susanna combines extensive, advanced therapeutic techniques from four different schools to take the body beyond relaxation, where healing can start. This includes a Restorative Deep Tissue Massage that integrates Thai Massage Techniques (Wat Po Massage School, Bangkok) with focus on Acupressure Points. Additionally, muscle and connective tissue tension are released by integrating soothing Shiatsu Techniques, Tui Na and Acupressure Oil Massage (to energize with deep release). As a special touch, hot stones and heated towels are incorporated to increase circulation. To clench her thirst for knowledge, Susanna continues to Thrive and go beyond the required continuing education classes. Susanna does not stop at massage, as she continues to take classes in Integrated Nutrition and Acupressure Yoga.

Charlene Rivera-Ruth
Charlene Rivera-Ruth

Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator
Charlene graduated from the National Holistic Institute and performs a variety of modalities which include Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai, Prenatal, Deep Tissue, Sports, Foot Reflexology, Lymphatic, Cranial/facial and Professional Bodywork Strategies (PBS) which implements tense-relax stretches, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) to increase range of motion (ROM). Her compassion for people living with cancer prompted the additional courses taken at the Massage Therapy Institute for Oncology Massage. Massage for People living with Cancer© and Oncology Massage 1-Blending East with West™ by instructor, Isabel Adkins. This protocol massage aids clients with any stage of cancer whether active, in remission or in treatment by providing a relaxing massage with light touch. The techniques designed ensure a safe application, combining acupressure and Reflexology skills. Charlene encourages and supports the quest in all fields of health for the spirit, mind and body.

Mary Ann Orsburn
Mary Ann Orsburn

Certified Massage Therapist and Health Educator
Graduated from the National Holistic Institute. Has worked in a variety of massage settings including spas, gyms, health centers, and chiropractic offices. Is proficient in a variety of modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Therapy, Reflexology, and Pregnancy Massage. She is a very intuitive Therapist with a relaxing touch, guaranteed to decrease your pain.

Brittany
Brittany

Certified Massage Therapist
Born and raised in San Jose, Brittany graduated from The National Holistic Institute for massage therapy in 2015. Brittany is trained in multiple modalities of massage, such as: Swedish, shiatsu, deep tissue, sports massage, myofascial, pre- & post-natal, as well as lymphatic and chair massage. Shortly after graduation, she spent 7 months on the big island of Hawaii for 7 months, and enjoys doing a type of massage known as Lomi Lomi. While trained in full body, maintenance and recovery, her favorite body work to do is neck massage.

Linda Carpenter
Linda Carpenter

Certified Massage Therapist
Massage Techniques: Sports Massage, Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue
Linda is a native of North Carolina and has practiced massage therapy for over seven years. Linda believes that massage is an important ingredient in maintaining your body’s health. It affords you the opportunity to slow down and relax, allowing you time to reconnect with your body and mind. From a physical perspective, massage also reduces stress, increases blood circulation, assists in muscle repair and helps maintain your body’s full range of motion. By listening to and assessing your particular condition and circumstances, Linda tailors each session to meet your individual needs. In doing so, she combines several modalities. Linda is a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist with over 500 hours of training at the Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto, CA. She is an experienced therapist will customize your massage session to accommodate your individual needs.

Shannon L
Shannon L

Yoga Therapist
With a background in Exercise Science and specialized yoga training in both yoga for athletes and therapeutics, Shannon enjoys combining the science of the body with breath and meditation practices to help recover and prevent injuries while incorporating mindfulness.

Kathleen Miller
Kathleen Miller

Certified Massage Therapist
Kathleen has had a massage therapy practice in the Bay Area since 1993. Her training was in Cotati, CA near Santa Rosa. For 9 years she served at the Southwest YMCA as a volunteer giving free massages for 2 hours each week. She is also certified in Jin Shin Jyutsu, which she studied in Arizona. Other continuing education includes aromatherapy seminars (one of which was in France) and Bach Flower Remedy seminars. After 19 years Kathleen’s touch is firm, but with feedback the touch can be softened.

Luzmaria Martinez
Luzmaria Martinez

Certified Massage Therapist

Sheri Garma
Sheri Garma

Certified Massage Therapist
Specializes in Shiatsu & Swedish massage, as well as Deep Tissue massage, to promote relaxation & decrease pain/tension. In addition to massage, Sheri like to increase health awareness by educating her patients to help make the road to recovery, quicker.

Jen Tsai
Jen Tsai

Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac)
Full range of pain management from headache, neck and shoulder pain, back pain, muscle pain to joint pain. Utilize traditional Chinese medicine techniques to rejuvenate the whole body to its potential. Provide health tips on exercises and diet. Years of personal experience on TaiChi practice and vegetarian whole food diet.

Jerry Donner
Jerry Donner

Certified Massage Therapist
Extremely gifted and talented therapist with years of experience. Most of Jerry’s clients have been referred directly to him from satified customers, or come from one of the many companies he works for, on-site. Jerry is the only independent therapist at our clinic. You can schedule with him on Schedulicity or call him directly @ 408-250-2727, to find out his package deals.

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