Acupressure

Acupressure is an ancient healing art that uses the fingers to press key points on the surface of the skin to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. When these points are pressed, they release muscular tension and promote the circulation of blood and the body’s life force (sometimes known as qi or chi) to aid healing.

These Practitioners can offer Acupressure in their Sessions:

Dan Gill

Dan was first drawn to becoming a bodyworker as a result of a Reiki session he received shortly after moving to the Bay Area in 2015. This session filled his entire being with an inner joy, and he immediately knew that he wanted to share this feeling with the people around him. He was inspired to know that he had found his true calling in life. 

Dan has over 1500 hours of massage and bodywork training from McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland, California, and continuing education programs. While the focus of his training and his specialties are Tui Na, Shiatsu, Acupressure and Craniosacral Therapy, he has also studied Thai, Reiki, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Manual Lymphat Drainage, Deep Tissue and Swedish massage. He has a strong commitment to continuing education and believes that all bodywork study, inside and outside the primary modalities of his practice, add a depth and richness to his work.

Jeremy Kotenburg

Trained in Swedish, Thai, Reiki, Acupressure, Chakra balancing and deep tissue massage techniques.

Julienne English

Holding space for relaxation and recovery for 16 years. Jules offers a combination of modalities in every massage. Pulling from her tool box of massage techniques to fit everyone’s specific needs, incorporating intuitive Swedish, Thai, Acupressure, specialty Pre-natal, rocking and stretching.

Karen Ahn Ruiz

Karen Ahn has been practicing massage therapy since 2002. She specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Polarity, Acupressure, Thai, Reiki, Energy, Aromatherapy, and most recently Lomi Lomi. She has studied at both Cypress Health Institute and Southern California School of Massage where she obtained her Therapeutic Massage Certificate and her Holistic Health Certification. Her philosophy is to cherish yourself always, keep your heart open, and reflect and grow.

 

Sofia Kosary

Sofia has been practicing massage therapy since 1992 and studied Swedish, Deep Tissue, Integration, Polarity, Acupressure and Sports techniques. Her transformational massage reduces depression, anxiety, insomnia and painful injuries, creating a mind, body and spirit alignment.

Stacy Day

Stacy works with Esalen & Swedish Massage and adds stretching and energy work when requested. Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork since 1994, Master’s in Holistic Health and Philosophy.  Graduate of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco, certificates for acupressure from Thailand, and Jin Shin Do. Certificates from Esalen Institute for Deep Massage and Pelvic Core. Stacy is also available for Body Care Treatments, Deep Tissue, and Prenatal Massage.

Talya Lutzker

Self-care is a must in today’s stressful world. Talya’s healing massage combines strong hands, intuitive touch, and nurturing expertise in Ayurvedic bodywork, lymphatic drainage, acupressure, deep tissue, polarity, hot stone, and traditional Swedish massage.

A certified Ayurvedic practitioner, yoga teacher, and massage therapist since 2003, her bodywork allows your nervous system to release and your body to relax – encouraging ever-deepening levels of wellness.

When Talya’s not sharing her work with the world, you’ll find her cooking, practicing yoga, soaking up the sun, and petting every dog in sight.