Massage Therapy

Massage Therapists In Alameda, CA

Our certified massage therapists are the best of the bay. We have extremely talented bodyworkers that can’t wait to share their years of experience and skill with you and all your friends and family.

There is no substitute for an expert in the craft of massage therapy. Let us help your body reach its full potential in health.

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The lights dim, the sounds fade, and you slip into an ultimate state of calm. This treatment is great for overall relaxation of body-mind-spirit, using long superficial, soothing strokes for overall balance and relaxation.

The benefits of this technique are detoxification, increased blood flow stimulating new cell growth. Rejuvenating, stimulating and deeply relaxing.

More specific than the general Swedish massage, this work focuses on your problem areas. Deep tissue massage requires deep muscle stroking and pressure point work. And delivers relief of painful muscle stiffness. This treatment is intense and might be slightly painful.

The results of this style of massage are dramatic: exceptional relief of chronic muscle tension and highly effective for stress reduction, increased blood circulation and most importantly – pain.

The lights dim, the sounds fade, and you slip into an ultimate state of calm. This treatment is great for overall relaxation of body-mind-spirit, using long superficial, soothing strokes for overall balance and relaxation.

The benefits of this technique are detoxification, increased blood flow stimulating new cell growth. Rejuvenating, stimulating and deeply relaxing.

Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen “meridians” that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian.

Acupressure deals with all the aspects of a person as a whole: body, emotions, mind, and spirit as one, not as separate parts. It relaxes muscular tension and balances the vital life forces of the body. Acupressure 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 to aid healing.

Acupressure can be effective in helping relieve headaches, eyestrain, sinus problems, neck pain, backaches, arthritis, muscle aches, and tension due to stress. There are also great advantages to using Acupressure as a way to balance the body and maintain good health.

The healing touch of acupressure reduces tension, increases circulation, and enables the body to relax deeply. By relieving stress, acupressure strengthens resistance to disease and promotes wellness.

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A special treat for heat lovers. Imagine about twenty massage therapists working on you at the same time. The warm stones are placed on your calves, back, feet, palms, etc.

Your therapist uses the warm smooth stones to trace the aches out of your muscles. Pure luxury. About 50 stones are heated and used with this massage. A must try. Wonderful.

Lymphatic Drainage is a gentle non-invasive technique that helps to improve lymphatic flow, beneficial to the Immune system. This technique is especially recommended for individuals who have had lymph node removal.

Medical massage is outcome-based massage, primarily the application of a specific treatment targeted to the specific problem the patient presents with a diagnosis and are administered after a thorough assessment/evaluation by the medical massage therapist with specific outcomes being the basis for treatmen

Well-balanced is a Swedish-based treatment with blend of techniques such as myofascial release, trigger point therapy, lymphatic drainage, and joint play. This treatment is customized to target not only the tissues that are experiencing pain, discomfort and/or decreased range of motion but it also aims to treat the root cause of the symptoms.

Who can benefit from this type of treatment?
Anyone experiencing any of the following:

1. Repetitive strain injuries caused by computer work Examples: carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, lumbago, etc. Sports injuries. Example: tennis elbow, rotator cuff tendinitis
2. Acute injuries – example: low back pain caused by lifting heavy objects, neck pain due to sleeping in a bad position
3. Post surgery – in order for our bodies to heal optimally we need fresh blood to get to the surgery site and for blood and other fluids to be able to drain from the area. Well balanced can encourage both those processes and help decrease edema and swelling.
4. Preventative – regular well-balanced treatments -once a month- will keep your body functioning optimally by resetting your nervous system to move from fight/flight/freeze -stress setting- to Rest/digest/heal setting. This treatment will ensure your joints are moving painlessly and smoothly as much as possible and help your tight muscles relax while getting underworked muscles to kick in. Last but not least well balanced treatments help with supply and drainage of blood and lymph to all areas of the body allowing your body to do the best it can so you can focus on living your best life.

Gentle hands-on technique that uses light pressure to unwind the nervous system from patterns of compression, hyper-vigilance and inertia to states of ease, resource and flow.

Relieving tension in the central nervous system can eliminate pain and boosting health/immunity.

Myofascial release is a soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain which incorporates stretching and massage of the connective tissues, or fascia.

The therapy relaxes contracted muscles, improves blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulates the stretch reflex in muscles. Myofascial release is an attempt to bring about changes in the myofascial structures by stretching or elongation of fascia, or mobilizing adhesive tissues. The practitioner moves slowly through the layers of the fascia until the deep tissues are reached.

Similar to a Swedish massage, this service is adapted specifically to the pregnant woman. Prenatal Massage done properly is safe and beneficial at all stages of normal pregnancy. It can shorten labor times and ease pain and anxiety. It can be done prenatal or postpartum to re-balance structure, physiology and emotions of the new mother, and may help her to bond with and care for her infant.

Moms-to-be are encouraged to bring their own relaxation CD that they plan to use during delivery. This helps bring the memory of relaxation massage into the delivery room. Let this healing touch ease the normal aches and pains of pregnancy. A gift certificate for massage makes a wonderful baby shower gift.

This dynamic, ancient healing art and science addresses the vital energy (ch’i) in the body. The focus is to stimulate and clear congestions in the meridians allowing the energy to flow freely so that the body can achieve a state of balance.

Reflexology is based on the principle that there are reflex points on the hands and the feet that correspond to each organ, gland and structure of the body. By applying pressure to the reflex points the application can reduce tension all over the entire body. Reflexology is a non-invasive therapy favored by individuals who prefer to stay dressed during a therapeutic session.

Reiki – (ray/key) – Universal Light Energy; an ancient form of hands-on therapy that brings about total relaxation, peace, balance and harmony. By using various hand placements that may be placed a few inches above the physical body or on the physical body, a Reiki practitioner can assist the release of tension of areas that have been compromised through illness, stress or trauma.

Currently Reiki is a valuable tool being administered in hospitals for relaxing patients pre and postsurgery. Reiki may also be combined with a relaxation massage.

Shiatsu means, “finger pressure” in Japanese. Using a series of techniques, practitioners apply rhythmic finger pressure (or feet can be used) at specific points on the body in order to stimulate chi (vital energy), and stretches to release blockages on the body’s energy ways (meridians).

This type of technique can be performed on a massage table or a mat on the floor. It also helps improve circulation and metabolism and stimulates nerves.

Perfect for the active person or serious athlete. Sports massage can be applied in 2 specific techniques. Pre-event therapy works to loosen and invigorate the muscles to prepare them for the impact of intense activity for greater performance and decreased chance of injury.

Post-event therapy can be called a “flush”. Muscles can break down and accumulate lactic acid during sporting events. This needs to be worked out or you can experience longer than desired recovery times. Do your body a favor the next time you are involved in intense physical activity and order a sports massage.

Traditional Ancient Thai massage is a unique form of Bodywork that incorporates Hatha Yoga, acupressure and reflexology with origins dating back about 2500 years. The best thing about Thai massage is that you get the flexibility, inner organ massage, oxygenation of the blood and quieting of the mind that is attained with yoga.

Through deep muscle stretching, joint release and emphasis on breath, Thai massage offers many of the same benefits as yoga. It is a unique and deep massage that transforms the body to a more flexible, relaxed, lighter and less painful being. In Thai massage it is not just the hands that are used to free tension from the recipient’s body, but the therapists feet, forearms, knees, and elbows as well.

Be assured northern style Thai massage is never painful. Thai massage is applied on a mat on the floor or on a low massage table if preferred and the work is done fully clothed and no oils are required.

Trigger point therapy uses specific points or knots within the muscular tissue that connects to pain patterns throughout the body.

By working with the correct pattern of trigger points, a practitioner can reduce pain and relieve muscle tension in the areas of the body that connect with that particular trigger.

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Dawn Costales

Dawn Costales

Specialty : Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal, Joint Mobilization, Sports, Chair

Certifications : Massage Therapist

Training : NHI Massage Therapist 1998

Philosophy : Dawn graduated from National Holistic Institute in Emeryville in 1998. She is highly skilled in a variety of techniques including Swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal, joint mobilization, sports massage, hydrotherapy, chair, and hot stone massage. She’s been lucky to work in a variety of settings from medical, chiropractic, sports, spa, and pre-natal throughout her career and believes that everyone can benefit from massage. Dawn is a native Alamedan, and I feels blessed to have work that she loves. She is following in her great grandmother’s footsteps of being a healer and health educator. She believes, because everyone is different, all massage should be catered to your body’s specific needs. When Dawn is not doing massage, she keeps busy raising three active kids and taking her dogs for walks. Enjoy her skills and feel fantastic.

Work days : Tuesday- Friday 

Midori Uwaeki

Midori Uwaeki

Specialty : Deep Tissue, Swedish, Lomi Lomi, and Thai

Certifications : Certified Massage Therapist

Training :  Shiva Ashram Thai Holistic Health Center and McKinnon Instituite

Philosophy : Midori was born and raised in Hiroshima, Japan into a family of Bonsai Tree masters. She was a standout volleyball player in High School until her career was ended by injury. Soon after she arrived in the US, she became certified in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage from the McKinnon Institute in Oakland. Through her travels around the world, she became certified to do Lomi Lomi, Thai, Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. She believes that massage is a blend of physical and spiritual forces. Which can heal the mind and body.

Work days : Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am-2:30pm

                          Fridays: 9am-1pm

Jessica Castillo Caprio

Jessica Castillo Caprio

Specialties: Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy, Pre/Post Natal Massage, Infant
Massage, Integrative Massage Therapy. Manual Lymph Drainage, Aromatherapy,
Energy/Chakra Healing, and Swedish

Degrees: Biodynamic Cranial Sacral Therapy and Manual Lymph
Drainage

Training: NAIr; 12+ year of experience in a multitude of wellness mediums

Philosophy: Jessica is an advocate that the Self and the Body can heal itself, for we are phenomenal creatures of possibility. As a
practitioner, she is simply the conduit, the aid. “Our bodies and our spirit communicate with us on
a regular basis. However, in the go-go-go way of life in a world that is ever promoting to just
keep pushing through, it is often too loud to hear what our Selves are trying to convey. It is
difficult to slow down and listen.” That’s where Jessica enters. She is slow, attentive, and can listen to
what your energy and your body is saving, which is where the healing.
process begins.

Availabilities: Tuesday 2-6pm Thursdays 1-5pm & a some Saturdays 12-4pm

Sahar Sherry

Sahar Sherry

Specialty : Well-Balanced (a self-created specialty see below),  Swedish massage, myofascial techniques, joint mobilizations, and

lymphatic drainage

Certifications : Registered Massage Therapist

Training  ICT Kikkawa College in 2016 as the recipient of the Clinical Excellence and Professionalism Award.

Philosophy : As facilitating healing is a passion of hers, She has taken further studies in bodywork to help her get a deeper understanding of the interconnected human body and techniques and methods that help achieve relief and promote healing. She strives to create a safe space for clients, especially LGBTQ+ folks and women – including Trans women and whoever experiences
misogyny.

Work days : Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, and every other Sunday

Well Balanced Massage Technique – 

These treatments can help with a variety of conditions including but not limited to:

  • Muscle tension and joint pain due to repetitive motion or desk jobs

  • Chronic headaches due to tension in the upper back and neck

  • Pain and tension while healing from motor vehicle accidents

  • Post-surgery

  • Drainage issues causing puffiness and swelling of the limbs

  • Tension and swelling in the limbs due to pregnancy

  • Stress-induced insomnia

  • General stress

Cindy Benavidez

Cindy Benavidez

Specialty : Medical, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Prenatal

Certifications : Certified Massage Therapist and Esthetician

Training : McKinnon Institute of Massage and at Fremont Beauty college over the last 10 years.

Philosophy : She is so gentle with her touch on your face you will feel instantly relaxed and calm during your facial session, but don’t let that fool you she has a big range in her massage pressure, she is strong and really understands clients bodies. She is an enthusiastic and skilled practitioner in all the services she offers. She offers custom facials to all clients where she adds in a little extra exfoliation with her favorite facial scrubber to each session.  Book with Cindy Here.

Work days : Mondays 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Mario Rodriguez

Mario Rodriguez

Lets Welcome Mario our team!  

His approach as a massage therapist is to bring as much relief and rehabilitation as possible to all of his clients. He aims to make sure his clients needs are met and that their comfort, safety is his top priority. He believes in taking the time to fully comprehend how one’s pain and reduced range of motion is affecting their quality of life. As someone who deals with Sciatic nerve pain, he wants to offer his knowledge and abilities to those in need of respite. He specializes in Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Active Release Therapy, Cranial Therapy and Swedish Massage. 

Miarri Glass

Miarri Glass

Miarri is a dedicated massage therapist with a profound passion for holistic health and wellness. Committed to fostering balance and vitality through therapeutic touch. Integrating a wealth of knowledge in various massage modalities to promote physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Miarri graduated from NHI in 2016 and specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue and Post-plastic Surgery Massage.

Anatesia King

Anatesia King

I am a Neuromuscular Massage Therapist.

 I attended National Holistic Institute. My style of technique that I offer is a mix of Swedish Relaxation and Deep tissue massage. As well as prenatal & trigger point massage. 

Piet Bereal

Piet Bereal

Specialty : Acupressure massage, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Post Natal/PreNatal, Swedish, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology,Trigger-point and Thai

 

Workdays- Sundays 10am to 4:30 Fridays 10am to 5:00pm

Luz Barrios

Luz Barrios

Specialty : Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, pre-natal, shiatsu, trigger point massage, sports massage, and lymphatic massage

Training : National Holistic Institute

Philosophy : After living my whole life without understanding self care and why it was important – somewhere in my early adulthood I decided to start taking care of myself. Soon enough in this evolution I found massage. It opened up a whole new layer of what self care was to me. My goal now as a practitioner is to teach my clients to understand their bodies and pain for an overall higher quality of life. Massage saved me and now I want to share that with you.

Work days : Monday-Thursday 9am to 4pm and every other Sunday

Sareena Johnson

Sareena Johnson

10 year licensed massage therapist attended NHI in 2013 . Specialize in all forms Sports therapy, rehabilitation , hospice , 10 Year reiki master. Meditation and grounding is a specialty as well.

Kevin Nguyen

Kevin Nguyen

Specialty : Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue

Training : National Holistic Institute

Philosophy : Kevin is a new graduate from NHI, and is excited to use his acquired knowledge to better serve the community in helping reach your wellness goals. Kevin enjoys working with individuals who are looking for overall pain relief and is excited to curate a regimen to improve your overall wellness.

Work days :  Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10am to 6pm

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