The City of San Francisco has recently announced that massage therapy, and other personal services, will likely be allowed to open in July. Although I respect the dedication and leadership our city has shown in its efforts to contain the virus, given the numbers as of today, and the increase in cases being reported, this is confounding to me. After careful consideration, and extensive research, we have decided not to reopen as of yet. Here’s why:
No matter how therapeutic and healing it is, and how valuable I feel our work is, massage is not essential. More importantly, many experts believe that massage therapy is a high risk profession when it comes to transmission of COVID-19. There is too much we don’t know or understand...
Curious about our new CBD massage, but want to know more? We’ve been loving using our own herbal infused CBD oil in the studio.
Check out this article from MassageTherapy.com that explains some of the benefits and myths around CBD and neuromuscular pain.
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Angela describes her style as slow, deep and nurturing.
Angela became a Certified Massage Therapist 15 years ago. Her core training was done at the Cypress Health Institute and the National Holistic Institute⎜A College of Massage Therapy. In addition to massage certification, she holds a Bachelors of Science in #Kinesiology from San Francisco State University and is a certified #Yogateacher. Angela also has advanced perinatal massage certification from Carole Osborne, the leading prenatal and postpartum bodywork trainer in the country.
Ever had a “meh” massage? Or worse, had one you just thought was bad, left you feeling hurt, sore, or disappointed? I know I have. Some of this has to do with the training and quality of the therapist. Some has to do with that special chemistry when you have the best fit with your therapist. Massage is subjective; everyone’s idea of a great massage is going to be a little bit different. Personally, I’m not really a big believer in intuition when it comes from massage. I AM a believer in communication. One of the things that makes our practice unique is the time we spend with our clients before starting the session. It’s your time to let us know everything you can think of that will help us give you the massage you want....
"I am an honors graduate from the Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy program at the National Holistic Institute. In the course of my career, I've worked for a number of Chiropractors and Acupuncturists in California and Florida and I specialize in therapeutic massage.
Working for doctors for many years has taught me to how to support clients ion their road to a pain-free lifestyle. I sincerely cherish being part of a healing plan, and am dedicated to help my clients find relaxation, rejuvenation and wellbeing.
How are your sessions unique?
I provide a mix of strong deep tissue / trigger point techniques that focuses on breaking knots and scar tissue. I also use soothing music in each sess...
We’re thrilled to launch our newest service, healing CBD massage. Our own custom Arnica and St. John’s Wort massage oil, along with the healing power of Cannabinoids (CBD - the non-psychoactive compounds of the cannabis plant), and essential oils of lavender, peppermint, and frankincense, help relieve pain, inflammation and tension. You’ll also be treated to our special herbal heat packs to further melt muscle tension. This is a wonderful treatment for those dealing with injury, chronic pain or inflammation, arthritis, anxiety, or simply want to drop into deep relaxation and healing.
“Hello my name is Celine Barrica. I am a massage therapist at Noe Valley Integrative Bodywork. I would describe my bodywork as a combination of many styles. I do specialize in people with trauma, injuries, pain management, and also prenatal and postpartum work.
I like to be flexible and have as many “tools in my toolbox” to tailor to the needs of the people I work with. I believe the most important part of my work is listening and being able to adapt and meet my clients needs because our bodies are constantly changing on so many levels. My focus is to create a safe space for us to explore those things that you need support around right now. I enjoy working with anyone open and willing to make an effort towards better health o...
I’ve recently had a number of new mamas who have had cesarean births, and none of them received any information on caring for the scar after it’s healed. First things first, you had a birth, not a section. A c-section is a surgical procedure done by doctors. A cesarean birth is how your little one was brought out into the world. That is your birth story. Honor it.
Many of the women who come to me several months after their cesarean births tell me about loss of sensation, pain or a “pulling” sensation around the area, low back or pelvic pain, or even dissociation with the entire area. This is a result of two main physical factors: scar tissue and adhesions. Scar tissue is fibrous tissue that replaces normal tis...