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®

Barbara White, Feldenkrais

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,…

Chiemi Yamamoto, CMT

I am a 2004 graduate of National Holistic Institute, with a well-rounded training in Advanced Swedish Western and Deep Tissue Massage. I discovered massage therapy through a martial arts class and I have been intrigued ever since. I hold a degree in biology as well as certification from the Acupressure Institute, where I became captivated by the modalities of Acupressure, Shiatsu, Tui Na, and Jin…

Draper Ollison, CMT

My journey working as a licensed massage therapist began in 2009, when I finished my studies at Everest College. I offer a relaxing style of massage therapy that is best suited for those who need stress relief as well as a chance to decompress. My objective is to facilitate, with well-intentioned skill, many ways for my clients to achieve the bountiful benefits of bodywork, which w…

Elaine Wang, CMT

Elaine Wang, Advanced Therapist

I received my training at the University of East West, Sunnyvale, in 2011. My treatments include slow flowing strokes that incorporate light to deep pressure, elbow work, and stretches. I very much believe in the benefits of massage therapy which include stress reduction, increased circulation, reduced muscle tension, and improved range of motion. My intention and approach is to integrate t…

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…

Janeel Rao, CMT

I am a graduate of National Holistic Institute and take great pride in helping those who 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…

Jason Park, CMT

Joyce Chizuru-Hanson, CMT

Advanced Therapist

I am a graduate of Body Therapy Center School of Massage and have completed trainings in Swedish Massage, advanced Esalen, Sciaticare and a variety of continuing education courses. 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…

Kathleen S., CMT

Kathleen Smoot, Advanced Therapist

I completed the California certified massage therapist license through courses taken at McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland upon graduation in June 2014. One of my ongoing interests is how massage therapy can help prevent and improve mobility issues, as well as ongoing pain, that occur with aging or chronic conditions such as scoliosis. I found improvement of this condition in my own lif…

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, Advanced Therapist

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, 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…

Michael Congress, CMT

Michael Congress, Advanced Therapist

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

Mindy Sun, Advanced Therapist

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…

Nestor Vargas, CMT

I am a graduate of De Anza College where I studied massage therapy that included holistic studies in Eastern and Western philosophies. I respect each modality as a separate science but I like to incorporate a bit from each method into my sessions with the goal of facilitating symptom relief and enhanced range of motion. I am currently expanding my learning to include orthopedic and…

Paola Divito, CMT

I graduated from the World School of Massage in 2010, where I deepened my understanding of bodywork therapy as a holistic form. When we bring awareness to our breath and the sensations we feel, our body naturally begins to soften and release. In my sessions, I invite you to explore the areas that have become uncomfortable or restricted in your body. I integrate pressure points and deep work that…

Paul Ornelas, CMT

Susan B., CMT

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…

Susan Cheng, L.Ac.,OMD

MTC Acupuncture

Susan Xiuqing Cheng, L.Ac., provides high quality Chinese medicine treatments at Massage Therapy Center. She offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, electroacupuncture, cupping, and acupressure. Dr. Cheng is a practitioner with a unique educational and training background, with over 20 years of training and experience. She has a solid knowledge of Chinese medicine,…

Tony Sheppard, CMT

I have been a bodyworker since 1991. Since that time I have served as a massage therapist as well as an instructor/director for a professional level-massage training program. I utilize a wide range of techniques in my practice, treating a diverse client base from NFL football players to expectant mothers. My specialty is in deep tissue/sports as well as relaxation style modalities, and…

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