Faculty

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Isabel Adkins has been a Massage Therapist since 1994 and an Oncology Massage Educator since 2001. Her work has included integrating comfort based massage with Eastern bodywork modalities. to strengthen the body during cancer treatment, disease and it's trauma. She directed and supervised the Oncology Massage Program at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital and has been a keynote speaker at the UC Davis Cancer Center forums on Complementary Medicine. Isabel has contributed with a chapter to the 2nd edition of Medicine Hands: Massage Therapy for People with Cancer on the topic of a Chinese Medicine approach to Oncology Massage.

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Ellen Asherah is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and California State Certified Massage Therapist who combines various healing disciplines in her practice and teaching, including energy healing, Qigong and sound healing. She has been a Reiki Master Teacher since 1994 and is also a Certified Wisdom Healing (Zhineng) Qigong Instructor. She has taught in a variety of venues including Middletown Massage and Acupuncture Collective, Alchemy Institute of Hypnosis and the Northern California Women's Herbal Symposium.

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Emily Bay has been a practicing massage therapist since 2001. She is Nationally + California Certified, a Reflexologist, and a Reiki Master. She is a graduate of New York City's Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy. Emily is certified in Pre and Post-natal Massage and has advanced training in Shiatsu, Myofascial, aromatherapy, and Thai massage. She has worked in a variety of settings from spas and sports centers to hospitals and private offices.

k_davisKathleen Davis is a Certified Massage Therapist credentialed through the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley. In addition to teaching Acupressure and Tai Chi, she continues to study the traditional Chinese theory of health and the healing art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. She maintains a private practice in which she integrates Chinese Tui Na massage and JinShin Jyutsu.
s_dehartSteve DeHart has been a CMT since 1991 and a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) since 2002. He has worked with the SF 49ers, professional baseball players and Olympic athletes. He was Director of Athletic Training at Sacramento State University with daily responsibilities for Division I football, track and field and baseball. Steve was also certified by Aaron Mattes, founder of Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), as a practitioner and teacher of AIS. Steve brings sports massage therapy and stretching into the world of sports medicine. His techniques are aimed at increasing performance and the prevention/rehabilitation of sports injuries. He currently practices in Nevada City, CA were he owns DeHart Athletic Training Services.
j_gilkesonJim Gilkeson has been a bodyworker and instructor of subtle energy work since 1983. He is the author of Energy Healing: A Pathway to Inner Growth and "A Prilgrim in YOur Body: Energy Healing and Spiritual Process", as well as a monthly internet newsletter. He currently practices at Harbin Hot Springs and in San Anselmo, specializing in creative combinations of subtle energy therapy, craniosacral therapy and massage.
t_holtTim Holt is an internationally trained bodyworker with twenty five years of experience. He teaches classes in Deep Tissue Massage Therapy as well as the Asian Bodywork modalities of Japanese Shiatsu and Traditional thai Bodywork. He studied Shiatsu in Japan and has made extended journeys to the Chiang Mai area of Thailand for study with several masters in the Northern style of Traditional Thai Bodywork. His work and classes focus on deep tissue and joint mobilization. Injury recovery, performance enhancement, and lifestyle enhancement are his specialities.
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Marty Morales is a Certified Rolfer, Rolf Movement Practitioner, and massage therapy instructor. He has been in private practice since 2003 and has a broad base of experience, from clinical work to spa massage. He trained in a variety of styles including, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Reiki, and Cranial Sacral.  Marty's bodywork instruction ranges from beginning massage therapy courses to advanced Structural Bodywork. He also consults and trains at individual spas in San Francisco. He is currently working on a book on Body Mechanics and is an experienced speaker and business coach.

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Larry Munn is a certified massage and bodywork professional with a private practice in Berkeley and San Rafael. Larry specializes in Neuromuscular Reprogramming and Advanced Soft and Deep Tissue protocols. He is a well known and sought after instructor in Northern California. Larry teaches a broad range of massage therapy and anatomy classes.

s_oshitaSharon Oshita is a massage therapist and spa manager. She has a master's degree in exercise and sport science, and she is an athletic trainer. She has a broad knowledge base including Anatomy, pathology, injury prevention, management and rehabilitation.
l_rushLucy Rush is the owner of Chairgonomics, Inc., a company that provides corporate chair massage, ergonomic consultation, and wellness classes. She has been a professional massage therapist since 1978 and a massage instructor since 1989 in the U.S. and abroad. Lucy specializes in lymphatic techniques as well as Swedish and subtle touch modalities in her massage practice. She also holds a B.A. in dance and is passionate about body mechanics for the massage therapist.
b_scadengBridget Scadeng is a Massage Therapist who began her career as an educator and labor coach. She currently maintains a private education and massage practice in the Bay Area. Most recently, she developed and now teaches a basic massage training for educators, midwives, and doulas with the emphasis on the needs of pregnant and laboring women.
k_standleyKeesha Standley is a certified massage therapist and teacher who maintains a private practice in Orangevale and teaches cranial sacral and massage classes throughout Northern California.
a_storkAngel Stork has been teaching meditation and personal development for over 30 years. She is a massage therapist trained in a wide variety of methods including Tradition Chinese Medicine. She coaches graduates in their private practice and developed workshops and tutorials in Public Speaking, Health & Healing, Attraction Marketing and Qi Gong-Meditation. She maintains a private practice in massage and life coaching.
v_sullivanVenice Sullivan has over 2,000 hours of training in the bodywork field, including advanced training in Louyen Neuro-muscular Therapy, Structural Integration, Somatics, Russian Medical Massage, and St. John Neuromuscular Therapy. She has a busy private practice in Carmichael, CA.
r_vargaRobin Varga has trained in Reflexology with Bill Flocco and has been teaching classes in northern California for many years. Robin;s skill combined with the experence of her full time practice in the Bay Area gives her classes a depth and breadth which helps your learning to be practical as well as enjoyable and deeply rewarding.
b_wathenBrad Wathen is a Lomi Associate and has been a massage therapist since 1989. Brad received his Lomi Associate credential in somatic education in 1993 and continued in advanced studies with the Lomi school. He continues to develop his work and currently has a practice in Nevada City.
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Lea Wildflower has been working as a professional massage therapist for 20 years, specializing in Hot Stone Massage for the past seven. She has worked in several settings offering hot stone and other massage sessions, including spas and private practice, in Sebastopol.

 


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