Your Walnut Creek Massage Therapists!
Mercedes Cullinan; Licensed C.M.T. (Bilingual English/Spanish)
Mercedes, is a California native who was raised most of her life in a town named, Vacaville. There, she gained her work ethic at a very young age. At age 9, she began working in her grandmother's ranch feeding the livestock and cleaning out stalls. Working with animals as a little girl made her grow a love for animals that was unreal, thus, making her sure at the time that she wanted to become a Veterinarian. Time, of course, brought change. In her later teen years when she started working with the elderly as a Certified Nursing Assistant, Mercedes, learned how touch can be such a healing and peaceful medicine. There began her journey into massage.
Mercedes has been doing massage for almost 4 years. She works with a variety of clients with a massage style that is one of subtle intensity. Her hands see beyond skin; molding, reconnecting, and reminding. Her work inspires a sense of renewal to restore optimum function throughout the body. She allows the body to de-stress, helps alleviate discomfort from Fibromyalgia and other chronic pains like: tri-geminal neuralgia, repetitive motion syndromes, and tendonitis. Mercedes, is also certified in pregnancy and postpartum massage and is honored to support women through the many changes, both subtle and dramatic that go hand-in-hand with becoming a mother.
Beyond massage, her hobbies are traveling, cooking, power-lifting and spending time with her husband and animals out in the great outdoors.
Grace Aguba ; Licensed C.M.T.
Even at an early age, Grace knew she wanted to build a career in Massage Therapy. She was born and raised on the beautiful Island of Guam and moved to the Bay Area in 2008. Her passion led her to enroll at the National Holistic Institute, College of Massage in Emeryville and began her journey to become a Certified Massage Therapist. Upon graduation, she had obtained extensive education and training in different modalities such as Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofascial Therapies, Trigger Point Therapy, and Energy Work, to say the least. Furthermore, she is also very knowledgeable in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology. Grace believes there is no denying the power of bodywork. Her ultimate goal is to be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen by applying the skills and techniques she acquired at N.H.I. and integrating different massage modalities to accommodate each individual bodywork session to address specific issues. She strives to improve your quality of life and well-being.
Grace is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and has been part of our team since 2011.
Tobi Lessem ; Licensed C.M.T.
Tobi has been a California certified massage therapist and practicing massage therapy for over 2 years. She graduated from the National Holistic Institute with 720 education hours and has completed five continuing education courses. Tobi specialize in myofascial release therapy, deep tissue, and Swedish therapies. These techniques have shown to be successful in alleviating pain & soreness, bringing balance to structural alignment, and aiding in relaxation &rejuvenation.
Having been in the field in various formats from massaging at sports events and working with body builders, to providing massage therapy for the elderly and oncology patients she has learned a lot about being able to practice in a way that caters to individual needs and provides for specialized sessions. Among the massage techniques she uses to help individuals reach their wellness goals include: aromatherapy, hot stone, sports massage, Thai, shiatsu, trigger point, and Chi Ne Tsang.
Anthony Moss ; Licensed C.M.T.
Anthony, graduated from Everest College, where he learned and specialized in
Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, Shiatsu, and Sports
Massage. When practicing massage therapy, Anthony brings a fusion of different
styles depending on your needs. Not bound by routines, he pride myself on
being effective and finding a way to relieve the stress from your body.
So, if you are looking to relax and relieve stress or are having stiffness, aches and pains, Anthony ensures you'll be leaving his room feeling like a new you.
Mario Rodriguez CA Licensed C.M.T.
Mario graduated in the studies of healing arts from Everest college May 5 2010. Through studying many techniques in massage therapy, such as Reiki, Deep tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu, Mayofacial release, and
sports massage, he creates custom work for his clients in which
will benefit people in the short and long term.
Ginelle Addison CA Licensed C.M.T.
Ginelle, graduated in 2007 from Western Career College in Pleasant Hill, CA
with a certification in Massage Therapy with a g.p.a of 4.0 along with numerous awards on the Presidents list. Ginelles main
objective is for all her clients to leave her table feeling lighter
because of the intuitive healing work she does. Her passion is site
specific and deep tissue therapy as she loves to problem solve. Her
reward is knowing shes affecting each person she meets in a positive
Jennifer Macaventa CA Licensed C.M.T.
Jennifer Macaventa, graduated from the Arizona School of Massage Therapy and has been certified since 2008. She enjoys
incorporating different modalities into one massage while working with
intuition to heal the body. Modalities incorporated are: Injury
Massage, Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Massage,
Cranial Sacral Therapy, Chakra Balancing and Reiki. Jennifer believes that a
balance between mind, body and spirit is the ultimate goal when she treats
clients so that they can have an understanding in wellness and maintain a
healthy well being.
Paul Riley; Licensed C.M.T, C.A.M.T.C.
I have been involved in body work for the past 7 years of my life. My passion with improving the body's health started with exercising and working out for myself, I couldn't of imagine molding myself into the person I am today when I started. my Initial goal was to pass this mentality, lifestyle, and love for exercise & health to others which Lead into personal training. When I realized I could improve another's body and overall health I wanted to take that to the next level. I Went to school for Massage Therapy at A.I.N.H and Graduated 2010. From then I have dedicated my time towards improving others life from an Holistic Approach. Through Joining the great team of practitioners at Beyond Chiropractic/ Elite Massage, I have been able to Improve on my skills, And look towards the future as a fellow practitioner. "Practice of Confidence, Puts Confidence in your practice"- Paul Riley
Olivia Prink ; Licensed C.M.T.
Olivia, or Libby, trained at the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis, CA. She has a passion for PreNatal Massage working with pregnant women throughout their pregnancy. Her specialties include but are not limited to: Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Oncology Massage, Postural Analysis,Soft-tissue Release, Pre and Post-Natal massage. At your request she will use Reiki Healing in your massage session to promote further healing and comfort. She is also a member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. Olivia has worked closely with physical therapists and chiropractors for almost 5 years now and believes they go hand in hand. She focuses on releasing tension with as little pain as possible and customizes pressure to each client specifically. When needed she suggests yoga stretches to aid in clients healing process. She hopes to meet you soon.
Andrew Betts ; Licensed C.M.T.
Andrew Betts from a young age knew he wanted to help people. This lead him to the National Holistic Institute. Here he found his passion for massage therapy. He combines a number of modalities including but not limited to deep tissue, Swedish massage and trigger point therapy to give you the ultimate therapeutic massage. Make an appointment today and give his healing hands a chance to work for you.
Tammy Griego; Licensed C.M.T.
Tammy Griego has been practicing massage for a year and a half but has been interested in holistic health care for many years. Since her father was a physician's assistant, she saw first hand where western medicine sometimes fell short. She knew there must be more ways to treat any given health condition. In massage school she studied Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, shiatsu, neuro-structural bodywork, Thai massage, anatomy and physiology. Learning various modalities has given her an assortment of tools to choose from when working with clients. She customizes each massage to deal with the individual's specific issues and has helped clients who had tensor fasciitis, thoracic outlet syndrome, carpal tunnel, low back pain, shoulder and neck pain, and more. She takes a holistic approach to her massage and takes all parts of the client's life and health into consideration when doing a treatment, making sure to let the client know how they can get involved with their healing process and work towards wellness. Tammy believes in the power of relaxation and a caring touch to help you on your journey to good health.