About Jennifer

My fascination with the human body developed early. As a little girl I read anatomy books over my breakfast cereal. I always loved science and still immerse myself in anatomy, neuroscience and physiology. I first stumbled into a massage practice when traveling in northern Thailand in my early twenties. I wanted to learn something distinctly Thai and loved getting massage! After three-month course in Traditional Thai Massage, I was hooked on giving massage! Back at home in California I delved into bodywork training; becoming a certified massage therapist with a specialization in sports injuries. Seventeen years later, I continue to practice massage with an academic approach to understanding the body and a long-living desire to reduce suffering around me. I love working with athletes – and that includes you! In my book, an athlete is someone who has a movement-positive relationship with their body. Hey, let’s get you moving – pain-free!

Some principles I work by:

Everyone deserves individual care and I work by that standard.

A painful treatment is not always the way to muscular relief.

You have got to make friends with a body before it will let you in.

I am confident working on many injuries, including:

  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • tight/pulled hamstrings
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • TMJ
  • chronic headaches
  • lower back spasms
  • iliopsoas pain
  • Neck Stiffness/spasms

Being an athlete myself, I understand injury and soreness from personal experience. My active lifestyle includes: swimming, outrigger canoe paddling, running (retired!), cycling, weight lifting, surfing, practicing yoga and hiking regularly. I cannot imagine life without movement and my aim is to give my clients the joy of an energetic and pain-free body.

My Bodywork Education

  • Swedish, Sports Therapy and Deep Tissue: McKinnon Institute, Oakland, CA
  • Prenatal Certification: Mckinnon Institute, Oakland, CA
  • Shiatsu, Acupressure and Sports Therapy: Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Chiang Mia Traditional Thai Massage: Northern Thailand
  • Reiki Level 1 & 2: Berkeley, CA
  • Anatomy/Physiology: Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
  • Flying Yoga Teacher Training 200 hour RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) Flying Yoga, Oakland, CA

Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions.

Rates

Payment can be made with cash, check, Venmo, and Paypal. See our specials.

Massage

$100/hour
  • 1 hour: $100
  • 90 minutes: $150
  • 120 minutes: $200
  • (Additional fee of $30 for Esalen)

Yoga

$75/hour
  • One hour: $75
  • 90 minutes: $125
  • 120 minutes: $150