Therapists

Abigail Howe, CMT

Abigail Howe, Advanced Therapist

I am a graduate of National Holistic Institute and bring commitment to excellence with all my clients. I practice a mindful approach with neuromuscular emphasis and integrative medicine. My intention is to develop wellness practices as well as manage physical issues like fibromyalgia and chronic pain. I see bodywork with my clients as an opportunity to expand my understanding of how body…

Amy Liu, CMT

Amy Liu, Advanced Therapist

I received my massage AA degree from De Anza College in 2016, and have gained a wealth of knowledge that makes me a compassionate, effective therapist. I incorporate slow, meditative, nurturing strokes from deeper pressure to a gentler touch, creating a balanced blend of effective therapies, using both Eastern and Western bodywork skills. My goal is to diffuse pain and tension through an…

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…

Charles Sullivan, CMT

My massage training has led me on a path of discovery. I thought my training at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center would begin and end with their fundamentals of massage class. I am now trained in Swedish, Clinical Deep Tissue, Sports massage and regularly attend continuing education classes. My intention and approach is to integrate the unique aspects of each modality to meet the needs of my…

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…

Debbe Laszlo, 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 firmer massage for specific muscle unwinding. My goal is to work in a way that brings my client’s attention back into the body for reduced tension, increased…

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…

Edgar Huiltron-Guizar, CMT

My training in bodywork was completed at National Holistic Institute in 2013. Throughout my active life I have become more and more involved with practices of body-awareness and human movement. I have always valued proper self-care and massage as keys to living a strong, balanced life since I hold a purple belt in the martial arts of kickboxing and jiu jitsu. My experience in functional mobility…

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…

Erik De Leon, CMT

Erik De Leon, Advanced Therapist

I am a graduate of the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco [2011] and have trained simultaneously as a massage therapist and yoga instructor. My style is a development of both schools of thought as I find the body distress points of my specific client — pain, soreness, inflammation. I then employ an effective system of soft tissue manipulations to release points…

Estel Pereira, CMT

Estel Pereira, Advanced Therapist

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…

George Davison, CMT

I have been practicing massage and bodywork since graduating in 2001 from the American Institute of Massage Therapy. In my twenty years of practice, I have worked in a variety of settings including high-end spas, sports clinics, physical therapy as well as chiropractic offices. I have very effective treatment programs for dealing with many different types of pain from TMJ, sciatica, tennis or…

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

I am a graduate of Five Branches School of Asian Bodywork. 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. I address both the specific muscles exhibiting symptoms as well as the postural patterns from whic…

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…

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…

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

Paola Divito, Advanced Massage Therapist

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

I graduated from National Holistic Institute in 2007, and enjoy being able to help people alleviate stress from their daily lives. Each massage session I give is customized to fit the needs of individual clients as we build a long-term relationship to enhance a healthier body. I work best with clients who seek mind-body harmony through some combination of Swedish, myofascial release therapies,…

Susan B., CMT

Susan B., CMT

I graduated from Body Therapy Center Palo Alto in 1995. I believe that the intelligent body is continually seeking balanced, optimal function, and 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…

Susan Cheng, L.Ac.,OMD

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,…

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