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 Complementfary 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.
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.
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.
Merlita Bautista-Knecht holds a BA in Social Work and she graduated in 1999 from National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, Ca. She has since been working professionally in the community offering massage therapy in chiropractic clinics, spa settings and wellness programs. She has been an instructor since 2003 teaching numerous therapies, including Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue Neuromuscular and Aromatherapy.
Jim Berns is a Registered Ortho-Bionomy® Advanced Instructor and Senior Practitioner. He has been trained directly by the founder, English Osteopath, Dr. Arthur Lincoln Pauls D.O. Jim has been a Registered Instructor and Practitioner since 1980, and has taught Ortho-Bionomy internationally and throughout the United States. He is co-author with Kathy Kain of the book Ortho-Bionomy A Practical Manual (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, Ca.) which has sold over 10,000 copies. Jim has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 1979 and has taught classes at numerous massage schools throughout the country.
Kathleen Davis is 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.
Jim 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.
|Tim 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.|
Benjamin Katz has studied and assisted on all levels of the Barrall Institute's Visceral and Neural programs including assisting Dr. Barrall. Benjamin was the co-founder and primary developer of the Barrall Institue's Visceral Dissection course and has taught anatomy in fresh tissue dissection labs for the last ten years. He brings with him many years of study with Alain Gehin D.O. Benjamin's former career was in the visual arts, exhibiting and teaching nationally and internationally.
Patricia Meier A Certified Massage Therapist since 1997, "Pattie" began her career in this field as a physical therapy aide, and after three years moved into private practice as Celestial Touch Massage and Bodywork. With a special focus on offering Bowen Therapy, massage therapy and energy work, she has had a successful private practice for over 15+ years. Her massage sessions are an integration of the modalities she has studied, including: Swedish massage, deep tissue, CranioSacral Therapy, MFR, acupressure, chakra balancing and sound therapy. She has taught Swedish massage, anatomy, physiology and spa treatments at a career college. She also teaches Kundalini Yoga and Yin Yoga in Sacramento.
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.
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.
Sharon 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.
Lucy 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.
Robin 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.
Brad 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.
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.