Practitioner Bios

Pearl Palmer

Pearl is native to Santa Cruz, and second generation massage therapist. Graduated locally from Cypress Health Institute in 2011. She has spent the last 8 years practicing massage and becoming the intuitive healer she is today. Specializing in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal, Hot-Stone, Chakra- clearing, and Polarity energy work. On her time, off she enjoys adventuring about our beautiful community with her husband and 3 sons. After all of her years in Santa Cruz, she still finds new treasures to be experienced. Change and newness are joys in life.

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.

Sofia K

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.