owner: ALEXIS (SASHA) CARDENAS, Certified Rolfer,™ CMT  CAMTC# 33148
Sasha specializes in Rolfing® Structural Integration, Deep Tissue Massage and Pregnancy Bodywork. She brings a slow, "listening" approach to her bodywork-- working deeply without triggering the body to be defensive. Sasha's work is compassionate, intuitive and collaborative. Most recently, Sasha enjoys taking on "problem" cases and helping clients resolve hard to treat pain and injuries through her studies in nerve manipulation and mobilization. In additon to her education and professional training, Sasha draws from her experience in dance, acting, professional singing, collegiate level sports, sports medicine, and coaching to meet the needs of each client who walks through her door.

Many of us become disconnected from our physical and emotional selves because discomfort is not easy to hang out with.  As your bodyworker, I invite you to use your session to bring curiosity to your present experience.  I aim to create a space where you can follow and notice the impact of touch in order to get clear about exactly what your body needs.My approach is collaborative and each session is customized to address the unique needs of the individual.  Most sessions include a balance of focused, therapeutic work and relaxing, soothing techniques.  Supported by a strong background in anatomy, I work intuitively, listening to the body with my hands to find the origin of pain. In addition to over 800 hours of training from the Baltimore School of Massage and the San Francisco School of Massage, I draw influence from the fields of Psychology, Dance, and Alexander Technique to inform my work.  I am nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the NCBTMB and am a California Certified Massage Therapist with the CAMTC.  Integrated modalities include myofascial release, deep tissue, trigger point, and reflexology.  I also offer TMJ release and Pregnancy Massage sessions.  

Nicole specializes in a relaxed approach to Deep Tissue Massage, using Swedish, Myofascial, Trigger Point, and Neuromuscular Therapy techniques for the purpose of stress reduction and pain relief. With over 1200 hours of massage education plus over a decade of professional experience, she is especially skilled in treating clients suffering from head, neck, and jaw pain related to high technology usage, postural challenges, and TMJ Dysfunction. She takes great pleasure in working with pregnant women (including those in their first trimester), post-surgical patients, and people living with cancer. Clients often remark that Nicole's sessions are unlike anything that they have experienced before. Her treatment choices are calming, purposeful, and unusual. Nicole is Board-Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork by the NCBTMB and is a California-Certified Massage Therapist with the CAMTC. You can learn more about her professional background and bodywork philosophies at nicolekurth.com.

The very same week that Esther gave birth to her son, her husband was diagnosed with cancer. It was during this time that her interest in massage therapy went from general interest to deep passion. Watching the visceral effects of touch affect her husband during treatment really inspired her to spread healing through the use of touch. Esther's work incorporates Eastern style point work and integrative flowing strokes. She tailors each session in order to focus on the individual client's needs and wants. Esther graduated from the San Francisco campus of the National Holistic Institute and has over 900 hours of massage therapy training and is a California Certified Massage Therapist with the CAMTC.