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Meet the Therapists

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Charlene R.
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.

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Linda C.
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.

Elaine F.
Certified Massage Therapist

Elaine is a caring, conscientious therapist. She graduated from the core program at NHI, National Holistic Institute and is currently pursuing training and certification to become a Neuromuscular Therapist. Elaine offers the following specialties; Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, and Sports Massage.Her passion is to help people achieve their personal goals in health and activities including injury prevention/recovery through understanding their own wonderful, unique body. Incorporating a full body, mind approach.

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Certified Massage Therapist

Certified Massage Therapist

Samantha graduated from National Holistic Institute for Massage Therapy and specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Injury, Swedish, Myofascial as well as chair massages. She enjoys helping patients promote a sense of relaxation and well being while reducing tension and anxiety that can occur with our day to day activity in the bay area. She works flexible evening hours during the weekdays and Saturdays to accommodate patients who can’t come in during the week.

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Susanna M.
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.