Therapists

Antonio Espinosa, CMT

In 2017, after working for many years as an investment analyst, I decided to move into the healing arts with focus on massage therapy and bodywork. I am a graduate of National Holistic Institute with both core and advanced studies. I specialize in Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. Fascinated by how bodies work, I am currently enrolled in adjunct…

Billy Lam, CMT

A graduate of Sacramento Northwestern Tech College, I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2006. I bring a strong combination of Swedish and clinical deep tissue work to best fit my clients’ unique needs, as well as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and neuromuscular work. My aim is to give an enjoyable and beneficial experience with a sensitive, well-trained therapeutic…

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…

Daniel Derrick, CMT

I graduated from Bryman College in 2002 with over 700 hours of massage training and the confidence to give the best possible professional bodywork to all my clients. In each session, I address the areas specified in consultation and, at the same time, listen to the body’s needs to unwind, elongate, and create space in the musculature as well as the connective tissues. My intention is to …

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

George Davison, Advanced Therapist

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…

Heather Smith, CMT

I am a graduate of Massage Institute of Dallas with over 20 years of massage experience. My massage training spans both Western and Eastern modalities as I continue to expand my education and refine my technique through continuing education classes. Trained also as a medical massage therapist, my work focuses on treating clients for specific complaints as well as for an overall relaxing…

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…

Jenny Zhao, CMT

I graduated from The World School of Massage And Holistic Healing Arts in 2014 and am trained in both Eastern as well as Western bodywork techniques. My massage is flowing, deeply relaxing, and holistic in nature. I’ve developed effective treatment programs for
clients with headaches, low back pain, muscle tightness, as well as neck and shoulder issues. Each session is tailored to the specific…

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 35 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…

Morgan Rudluff, CMT

I am a graduate of San Francisco School of Massage where I concentrated my studies in clinical bodywork. I offer a relaxing style of therapy that is best suited for those who need stress relief and a chance to decompress. My objective is to facilitate, with well-intentioned skill, many ways for clients to achieve the benefits of deeply dropping in and reconnecting in healing ways. Appreciated for…

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…

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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