Practitioner Bios

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.

Patrice Hamilton

I trained in Esalen Massage in the late 1990’s and provide a nurturing, relaxing and integrative massage experience. Utilizing the long, slow, t’ai chi-like strokes typical of Esalen Massage, the client is assisted in letting go and dropping into a calmer place within. As the mind quiets, the body softens. As the tissues release, balance can be restored.

In addition, I am trained in Cranial Sacral Therapy and have extensive training and experience as a practitioner of Cortical Field Re-education. CFR is a body awareness and movement practice that works through the central nervous system to repattern how and when muscles fire. This work informs my work with my massage clients. 

Robin Richart

Robin uses Polarity, Cranio-Sacral therapy, soft to deep tissue, as well as Swedish massage. She also offers Skin and Body Care treatments.

Rose McPherren

Rose has been passionate about the “Healing Arts,” for the past 12 yrs. She is trained in many different healing modalities: Structual Integration, Sports massage, Swedish, Pre-natal, Lomi~Lomi, Craniosacral and Body Psychology. She takes an innovative approach to her body work by assessing the muscle system on a deeper level, that ultimately addresses “structural” issues that may cause additional restriction throughout the entire body. Her focus is on areas that are injury specific or “trouble areas” in the body that may normally get over looked in a traditional massage session. Rose gives strong attention to detail and has deep listening skills in the subtle energy body, which can invite a strong sense of safety and provides an overall ease for deeper healing. Rose addresses the body with a beautiful holistic approach through seeing it as a whole and complete system.

Sandrah Overton

Certified in 1990, Sandra’s training includes Deep Tissue, Sports massage, Swedish massage, and Ayurvedic massage. She has used massage to help herself rehabilitate from three knee surgeries and other sports related injuries. She works from personal experience to provide her clients with a transformative and healing massage.

Sarah Graff

Sarah is a graduate from the Cypress Health Institute massage program in Santa Cruz where she studied Swedish massage, Polarity therapy and Craniosacral therapy. As a practitioner, she focuses on creating a relaxing and therapeutic experience for all of her clients, using primarily Swedish techniques tailored to each individual and their specific needs.

As a student of yoga, a surfer and outdoor enthusiast, she recognizes the stress our bodies often endure and the importance of keeping them balanced and healthy. Sarah is passionate about well-being and the connection between mind, body and spirit, and strives to create an environment in which her clients can experience that.

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.