Practitioner Bios

Lisa DiBello

Lisa has been in private practice and employed at note-worthy spa and healing facilities continuously for 17 years since her graduation from the Swedish Institute in NYC. Though originally from NY, she has lived, trained and traveled in Asia, and has resided in six US States on the East and West Coasts, the Southwest and Colorado.

She has studied Traditional Thai Massage extensively in the US and in Thailand as well as one year of formal TCM study at Beijing University for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Her work aims at resolving both short and long-term soft-tissue imbalance and her style is defined by quiet, deep relaxation – utilizing Swedish, Thai and Japanese Shiatsu massage techniques. It will include the subtle use of specific points along the energy meridians as well as suggestions for take-home physical/postural behavior modifications. Expect to walk away from the table with your nervous system noticeably calmed and your senses reinvigorated.

Lisa Woffington

Lisa Woffington has been practicing massage therapy in Santa Cruz since 2002.  Lisa intuitively focuses on trouble areas and is strong and nurturing in her technique to create a deep and therapeutic session.   Her intention is to create supreme relaxation and relief from tired, sore and injured muscles, joints and body. 

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Michael Hulse

Michael has been practicing massage since 2015 after graduating from the Myotherapy College of Utah. He is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Polarity, Segmental Massage, Thai Massage and is certified in Sports Massage. His goal is to facilitate healing of the body through genuine touch.

Monica Walshin

Monica has been practicing massage since 1993. She studied in Los Angeles at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing (IPSB), a school of holistic body therapy. She is trained in Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, and cranial sacral work. Monica enjoys offering a relaxing and therapeutic massage tailored to her clients’ individual needs.

Natalie Lyons

Swedish & Acupressure, combined with stretches, strong yet nurturing. Also offering Skin and Body Care treatments.

Nicholette Keel

Nicholette Keel graduated from Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz, CA. She incorporates modalities of Swedish, Shiatsu, specialty Pre-Natal, stretching, acupressure, and Polarity Therapy with her fifteen years of industry experience. Her intuitive understanding of the mind-body-spirit connection serves to assist clients in releasing chronic tension and imbalances. Her goal to her clients is for general well-being and optimal health. Her style is best described as slow, firm, relaxing, and nurturing. She accomplishes this by using a combination of long flowing sweeping strokes with specific pressure points that target key areas of stress. Her unique sensitivity enables her to fine tune and craft the massage session around each client’s individual needs. As an active athlete and body-worker, she understands the importance of flexibility and range of motion that massage therapy serves to address repetitive stress injury, fatigue, and tight muscles. She is skilled in using pressure from light to firm with a diverse range of modalities to help clients achieve deep relaxation and recovery.

Peri Paschal-Santa Cruz

With more than ten years of experience, Peri offers you a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating massage. She blends Swedish, Shiatsu, Polarity, Sports and Reflexology modalities together to meet your individual needs. She was trained at Cypress Institute in Santa Cruz (’94-95) and National Holistic Institute in Emeryville CA (’94-95). Peri specializes in Prenatal and Deep Tissue massage.