Spa Bios

 

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CLAUDI VASCONCELOS
Massage Therapist


Education

  • California College of Ayurveda
  • The World School of Massage
  • Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco
  • BA, UECE – State University of Brazil/Ceará, Philosophy

Specialization

  • Ayurvedic Polarity Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Philosophy
Massage should be personalized and customized to addresses each client's issues and imbalances. Interweaving techniques or centering on one modality restores the body and mind to their inner harmony, making clients feel relaxed and rejuvenated.


ELIZABETH CARLIN

Education

  • Dr. Sherer School of Massage
  • Certification for Sports Medicine Prevention and Treatment, University of San Francisco
  • The World School Of Massage and Holistic Healing

Specialization

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Vibrational Healing Touch

Philosophy
By addressing the total body or specific areas of stress or injury, massage acts as a therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating practice.  


GENN CHRYST

Education

  • Sonoma College, Certified Advanced Massage
  • Certified Massage Therapist, California Massage Therapy Council
  • Advanced Myoskeletal Alignment Certification

Specialization

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Massage
  • Swedish Massage

Philosophy
I believe a combination of deep tissue and gentle massage works best for relieving stress in both body and mind. Therapeutic massage finds what works or doesn't work for each person so that stress patterns can be broken and the resulting pain and muscular tightness relieved. Massage isn't just a feel-good thing, it is a way of improving your health now and, if received on a regular basis, for maintaining a better quality of life.


JACK HERNDON
Massage Therapist & Structural Integration Practitioner

Education

  • Biodynamic Psychotherapy, London England
  • Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
  • Guild for Structural Integration

Specialization

  • Massage
  • Rolfing

Philosophy
The practice of bodywork is constantly evolving as the body reacts to and is affected by the changing stressors of our world. Working with the body is about keeping pace with those changes to help it better move through the world.


JANETTE GOMES
Massage Therapist & Esthetician

Education

  • San Francisco School of Massage
  • Chang Mai Thai Massage Certification
  • Costa Mesa Sports Institute
  • Miss Marty's School of Cosmetology

Specialization

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Waxing
  • Tinting
  • Facials

Philosophy
Each session is about giving optimum attention to the individual needs of the client. When treatments are personalized, they promote circulation, mobility, deep relaxation and an overall sense of well-being.


KIM CLONEY
Esthetician

Education

  • Paris Beauty College, Concord, CA

Specialization

  • Facials
  • Waxing
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Skin care

Philosophy
Skin treatments are about caring for a client's skin as you would want your skin to be cared for. A careful step-by-step process – skin check, cleansing, exfoliation, massage, extractions, mask – ensures the skin is nurtured and tightened, the facial muscles are stimulated, excess fluid is drained, and puffiness minimized. When skin looks its best, that translates to feeling our best.


RAFAEL EUDAVE
Massage Therapist

Education

  • San Francisco School of Massage

Specialization

  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Shiatsu Massage

Philosophy
Massage is not just about relaxation or pain relief. It's an important part of one's overall well-being. Massage should be used in combination with exercise, proper diet and plenty of rest. Together, these practices reduce stress and enable a healthy, happy lifestyle.


SANDRA GAZLAY
Massage Therapist

Education

  • Desert Institute of Healing Arts

Specialization

  • Trigger Point Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Lymphatic drainage

Philosophy
I believe that massage should be about responding to the body. During a massage, the body reacts in a specific and unique way, and so I modify my work according to each body's expressed needs. I also believe that massage is just one important aspect of maintaining optimum health and encourage clients to incorporate stretching, nutrition and other methods into their routine.


TOM PORTELLI
Massage Therapist

Education

  • National Holistic Institute

Specialization

  • Myo-Fascial Release
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Massage

Philosophy
Massage is about getting in tune with each body's unique needs and tailoring the session for a customized experience. Establishing a relationship with the client allows for an open dialogue about the specific pains and stresses that need to be addressed. Then the massage can be therapeutic, leaving the client feeling better in body and mind.


UMA KHAN
Massage Therapist

Education

  • Old Medicine Hospital, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Pichest, Hang Dong
  • Institute of Conscious BodyWork – Alive&Well

Specialization

  • Thai Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Level I Reiki Massage

Philosophy
Massage can go beyond bodywork to calm the nervous system by removing blocked energy within the body. By blending techniques that include pressure, stretching, twisting and traction, the body's energy is released and balance is restored, which creates feelings of relaxation and invigoration.