Spa Bios

 

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AYUMI SUZUKI
Massage Therapist

Education

  • National Holistic Institute

Specialization

  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Reiki

Philosophy
Modern life is hard on the body. You use your muscles all of the time, even reading this right now. Doesn't it make sense that the muscles that work so hard for you need a break once in a while? We use our teeth less than we walk or sit every day and yet we brush our teeth twice a day and get them cleaned and checked twice a year. Why not incorporate massage into your healthy lifestyle?


CAL LIGHT
Massage Therapist

Education

  • Michigan School of Myomassology

Specialization

  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Cranio-Sacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Therapeutic Touch

Philosophy
I believe massage is just another part of holistic wellness. I trust that clients know their body best; I'm here to facilitate improved mechanical function and release of tension and pain. I help clients determine possible causes of acute or chronic pain, then provide them with the information and tools necessary to combat the perpetuation of their injuries. I believe the body can always be brought back to improved function, and am dedicated to making that happen for my clients.


JACKIE 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.


KEITH LA GRONE
Massage Therapist

Education

  • National Holistic Institute
  • Physiquest Vitality Sciences Institute

Specialization

  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Reposturing Dynamics

Philosophy
Like me, you want to be more active, but you also have to work.  Life has brought about its bumps and bruises, but it also has brought its moments of sheer joy.  No matter where you go, your body has to come with you. Given the option, you want it to feel good. That’s where I come in.

My experience has told me that posture balance is critical to a more optimal lifestyle.  The body needs movement to bring in oxygen, assist blood flow and create energy to continue moving.  The body was designed to operate and resist the effects of gravity.  Our daily lives work to resist our body’s design.  Our bodies were not designed to spend the whole day seated at a desk.

Our bodies were designed to move.  Let me help you keep your body moving.


MELISSA HINKLE
Massage Therapist

Education

  • Southeastern School of Neuromuscular and Massage Therapy

Specialization

  • Sports Massage
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Reiki
  • Cranial Sacral
  • Healing Touch
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Philosophy
In this fast paced hectic world we live in, it is often easy to neglect ourselves. Massage is a way to take time to honor ourselves. It gives our body, mind and spirit an opportunity to "re-boot". Allowing us to better handle all that life has to offer. I like to take the knowledge I have acquired over the years to create an experience specific to each individuals needs. I look forward to having an opportunity to help you "re-boot".


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.


SAUNDRA ROSE
Esthetician and Massage Therapist

Education

  • LifeStream Massage School, Napa CA
  • Paris Beauty College, Concord CA

Specialization

  • Facials and Skincare
  • Waxing and Tinting
  • Sports Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Pre and Post Natal Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Energy Work

Philosophy
My approach to skin and body care is RESULTS. My desire is to meet the individual skin and body care needs of my clients through customized treatments, education, and relaxation. My passion and purpose is to ease your pain and stresses with my calming energy and thorough touch. It would be my pleasure to have the opportunity to sooth your mind, body, spirit and improve your skin care regime.


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.