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:

Adrian Kyle

A good massage will activate a deep state of relaxation and well being throughout the whole body. It is my hope to facilitate a pain-free, balanced state of being for each client. I use an integrated and compassionate approach that combines over eighteen years of professional experience. [Read more...]

Ashley Keith

Ashley’s foundation for her intuitive, creative bodywork sessions comes from her study and practice of yoga, sound health and her passionate genuine connection and deep listening to another person’s well-being.  She began her studies in Berlin, Germany where she apprenticed in a studio called OSHO Rebalance Massage.  She continued her education at Cypress Health Institute of Santa Cruz and Esalen Institute of Big Sur.  Ashley combines the elements of Swedish massage, Acupressure, Polarity and Reiki energy work, to tailor each session to meet every client’s needs.

Barbara Roettger

Barbara is a graduate of the Atlanta School of Massage. She has been doing massage since 1983 and has over 1500 hours of bodywork training. Barbara uses an eclectic approach to massage. Her massage is specifically chosen to fit the client’s needs. Pressure used follows the spectrum, from deeper techniques suchy as Myofacial release, Deep Tissue, and Neuromuscular, Shiatsu and Acupressure. 
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Jeanne Thompson

My massage interest and studies began early in the 1980s, when I was a founding member of Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts in Santa Cruz. As a Certified Massage Therapist, my bodywork experience over the past 40 years has included Swedish Massage, Polarity Therapy, Jin Shin Do Acupressure, Shiatsu, Lohan, Chi Nei Tsang, Reiki Energy Healing, and Reflexology, as well as studies in aromatherapy, nutrition, herbs and natural health care. [Read more…]

Jennifer Heminger

With over 500 hours of training in Massage Therapy, Jennifer’s style vacillates between the subtlety of acupressure to the intensity of deep tissue. Her massage education is rooted in Asian systems, where she began her studies of hands-on-therapy in Shiatsu in 2005 with Gary Ruiz, in Sonoma. She continued her education at the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, where she obtained a 200-hour program with a focus in Stress Management. Other certifications Jennifer has obtained include: Swedish Massage, Prenatal and Infant Massage both from McKinnon Institute, And The Art of Touch and The Deep Work with Ellen Watson, and Perry and Johanna Holloman, of Esalen. 

Jennifer feels her work is to hold space and be a conduit for the bodywork to flow. Attuned to listen to the subtle cues of the body, Jennifer is known for her intuitive and unique approach. With 13 years of experience, Jennifer appreciates slower-paced and breath-focused sessions that allow clients the space to unwind, and ultimately arrive home to themselves in each session. 

Jeremy Kotenburg

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

Katy Edwards

Katy can barely remember a time in her life where massage wasn’t a part of it; she just took to it at a young age — walking up and down her mother’s back and even giving chair massages to her fellow students throughout grade school. 

Shortly after graduating high-school, Katy realized she could make a living doing what she loved, so she got certified in 2002. She started her career in the spa environment, and has since worked with chiropractors, acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors and has even taught massage herself at the National Holistic Institute.

Over the years, Katy has developed a relaxing, yet productive, massage style by combining a unique blend of Western and Eastern techniques — Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Acupressure to give her clients a custom-blended massage that fits their needs. She looks forward to working with you!