Therapists

Andrew Nguyen, CMT

Andrew Nguyen, CMT

I graduated in 2004 from Trinity College School of Massage and have extensive experience working in chiropractic offices. My specialty resides in alleviating shoulder, neck, and back pain with the use of deep tissue and acupressure work. Each session is customized to fit the needs of individual clients. I am well aware of chronic pain due to sitting in front of computers for long periods of time,…

Barbara White, Feldenkrais®

Feldenkrais Practitioner

I have trained with Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and have been teaching as well as practicing Functional Integration® and Awareness Through Movement® since 1983. My specialties include posture and gait improvement, back and neck pain relief, sports injury treatment, and stress management. I have just completed the production of a CD series called Small Moves for Comfortable Walking®. These protocols…

Carolina Huerta, CMT

In my work I combine various techniques to help my client toward wholeness. There is nothing more satisfying to me than helping individuals overcome pain and discomfort. My work varies from a relaxing massage with long, flowing strokes to a firmer massage for specific muscle unwinding. My goal is to work in a way that brings the client’s attention back into the body for reduced tension,…

Caroline Espinosa, CMT

I’m a graduate of National Holistic Institute and I specialize in Clinical Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy. Coming from a background surrounded by athletes, I’m driven to help my clients’ bodies function with ease. My experience extends to players from the San Jose Sabercats, the San Francisco 49ers, and the Golden State Warriors as well as marathon runners, weekend golfers, IT…

Draper Ollison, CMT

I’ve been a practicing certified massage therapist since 2008. I specialize in a relaxing style of massage that suits the person who not only needs to rest the nervous system but also needs to have stress worked out of the muscle tissues. My intuition and nurturing spirit are my gifts — they guide me in a direction that leads to tranquility and oneness. I know how to gauge a…

Elaine Wang, CMT

I received my training at the University of East West, Sunnyvale, in 2011. My treatment includes slow flowing strokes that incorporate light to firm pressure, deep elbow work, and some stretches. With input from the client, as well as intuition, I can address and relieve much discomfort. I encourage my clients to be more aware of how they can lead pain-free, energetic lives. I feel honored to…

Estel Pereira, CMT

My approach is to provide a deep relaxing massage in the hopes of allowing my clients the opportunity and safety to ‘just let go and be with themselves.’ I combine Swedish massage, Structural Work, and Neuro-Massage into this foundation to address each client’s desires to be more pain free, to come back to her/his body, to walk a little better because the hips are looser, to even out t…

Gricelda Becerra, CMT

Gricelda Becerra, CMT

I have loved bodywork ever since I was a child and grew up with Mexican healers called curanderas. Here in the States, I obtained my professional license in 2012 from Carrington College in San Leandro. I’ve been privileged to work alongside chiropractors, and my passion is to help people move freely without pain. I integrate the techniques I’ve learned to meet the individual needs of my…

Janeel Rao, CMT

I am a graduate of National Holistic Institute and take great pride in helping those that come to me feel more whole and stress-free. My goal with each massage is to discover and address each individual client’s needs. Focusing my intuition and anatomical knowledge, I release long-held physical tension, resulting in freer movement and better alignment. I encourage my clients to be activ…

Jennifer Ruiz, CMT

Jennifer Ruiz CMT

I am a graduate of Body Therapy Center and a practicing bodyworker since 2005. I believe that integrating approaches that at their core are based on positive intention, compassion, and integrity are key in enhancing one’s overall well-being. It is important that my clients receive exceptional experiences as I provide effective bodywork techniques that facilitate relaxation, healing, balance,…

Jenny Z. Qiu, M.S., L.Ac.

I believe strongly in early disease prevention and the body’s inherent ability to heal. I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine, both at Zhejiang University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China, and South Baylo University in the US. I have been a practicing acupuncturist for over ten years. It is a wonderful privilege to care for my patients and assist them in achieving healthy, happy,…

Joyce Chizuru-Hanson, CMT

I am a graduate of Body Therapy Center School of Massage and have completed trainings in Swedish Massage, advanced Esalen, Sciaticare, and Hot Stone Massage. My approach is centered on ‘listening’ carefully, through my hands, to the needs of my client’s body. I include Swedish relaxation, Deep Tissue work and Esalen massage to provide useful techniques and nurturing muscle unwinding.

Lara Berthiaume, CMT

I have been a full-time professional massage therapist since 1999. Throughout my career I have worked with many different clients and a broad range of physical issues. Besides my basic training in Swedish massage, I have studied extensively one-on-one with several teachers of structural integration and Clinical Deep Tissue. My clientele benefits from basic stress-releasing work, as well as relief…

Linda Carpenter, CMT

Linda Carpenter, CMT

I truly believe that massage is a very important aspect in maintaining overall health as it affords the tissues the much needed opportunity to slow down so that body and mind can reconnect for ongoing repair. The therapeutic Sports Massage sessions I offer concentrate on areas of discomfort with the main goal of increasing range of motion and relieving chronic pain, thus helping my clients…

Loretta Starkey, CMT

Loretta Starkey, CMT

I have been a full-time professional bodyworker since 1984. I have close to 1000 hours of training, and I know I will continue to evolve through further studies. The styles I primarily employ are slow and relaxing Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Release.

I like to stay fit, emotionally and physically, with Yoga and Pilates training, and my massage and bodywork have also been influenced by…

Lucia Miracchi, CHP, CMT

Lucia Miracchi, founder and owner of Massage Therapy Center, has contributed significantly to the field of somatic healing arts for over 30 years, both as a body therapist and an educator.

After years of committed involvement in modern dance, Iyengar yoga, Wu style tai chi, and Insight meditation, Lucia began studying Continuum, an embodiment movement practice, in 1981, with Emilie Conrad and…

Meredith Simon, CMT

Meredith Simon, CMT

I have been practicing massage therapy and grounding energy work since 2009. My passion for life and dedication to healing translate well into my work. I incorporate slow, meditative, nurturing strokes from deeper pressure to a gentler touch, creating a balanced blend of effective therapy and relaxation. I perform a thorough assessment of specific tension areas on both a physical and subt…

Michael Congress, CMT

Michael Congress, CMT

With over 20 years of massage experience, I have worked with physicians, chiropractors, coaches, personal trainers, and physical therapists, getting referrals of therapeutic massage for personal injury, stress management, and overall health. I am a graduate of Just For Your Health College of Massage in 1991. I have over 1000 hours of professional therapeutic massage in different modalities…

Mindy Sun, CMT

I specialize in treating clients using Deep Tissue massage for specific complaints as well as for an overall relaxing experience. My extensive knowledge of human physiology, allows me to specialize in neck, shoulder, and back pain relief. During Deep Tissue work, I address both the specific muscles exhibiting symptoms as well as the postural patterns from which they developed. I use a combination…

Robert Meconi, CMT

I have been in professional massage practice and training since 1992, and specialize in Deep Tissue and Myofascial Therapies as well as various models of somatic re-education. I practice cranio-sacral energy healing and have been trained in Somatic Psycho-Noetic Therapies. I bring kind, intuitive, listening hands, heart, and mind to my clients. My sessions result in deeply releasing, relaxing,…

Rose Zhang, CMT

I have been practicing massage therapy since 2008. I am trained in both Eastern and Western massage techniques. I very much believe in the benefits of massage therapy which include stress reduction, increased circulation, reduced muscle tension, and improved range of motion. I am very dedicated to helping my clients achieve positiv…

Susan B., CMT

The intelligent body is continually seeking balanced, optimal function. I encourage and facilitate this process by tailoring a combination of techniques to address the needs of each client. I envision massage as a means to bring about healing of the body and mind simultaneously. My clients then can carry this rejuvenation as they return to life’s endeavors. As a therapist, this is my biggest…

Terri DeHerrera, CMT

A graduate of National Holistic Institute, I bring a strong combination of Swedish massage and deep work to best fit my client’s unique needs. Attuning to the body’s natural rhythms of renewal, I extend my focused attention and nurturing to each session for greater ease. Since many of my clients have activities that bring repetitive stress and postural imbalances, I enjoy working closely wit…

Tess Bradley, CMT

Certified since 1987, I have 1,200 hours training in eastern and western massage, including Thai training in Chiang Mai, Thailand. I love my work and find it continually rewarding. In each session, I set an intention to address a person’s needs, to resolve ‘issues in the tissues,’ and to be a grounding presence, connecting with breath and movement so that my deep work is gentle. I am…

Tony Sheppard, CMT

Tony Sheppard, CMT

I’ve been a bodyworker since 1991, as well as an instructor/director for a professional-level massage training program. I specialize in Clinical Deep Tissue and Sports massage, characterized by a flowing massage style developed over many years with the practice of tai chi and the healing energy of qigong. My approach is based on compassion and respect for each client. Even the deepest work w…

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