Meet Our Team
Maya Nicholls, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist #16356
Maya loves to give massage because she enjoys helping people feel better in their body. Maya is extremely compassionate, has a calming and quiet personality and genuinely cares about her clients well-being. Maya has a unique ability to release chronic tension, relax a tired soul and provides a quiet beautiful sanctuary so that you can "Be truly cared for." Maya graduated from the Sebastopol Massage Center in 2008 and has been practicing massage ever since. In 2010, Maya graduated from Sky Hill Institute with over 800 hours of intensive massage therapy education. Maya is an Essential Oil Specialist and uses a variety of healing essential oils during her massage sessions and creates custom blends for her clients to take home so your healing can continue at home in between your sessions. Maya is a California State certified massage therapist and is fully insured through ABMP.
In November 2016, Maya went to Portland, Oregon and studied Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. Ashiatsu is a barefoot massage technique that uses deep compression effleurage strokes that glide over the body. It combines flowing centrifugal and centripetal push & pull: pumping movements that can create a structural change in chronic soft tissue damage. Bars are used above the client's body for balance, support and precise pressure. It's the deepest most luxurious and therapeutic massage on the planet and if you love deep tissue massage you need to try it! Maya is now on the schedule for this modality exclusively.
Michael Walsh, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist #69615
Michael's formal training began over 15 years ago when he studied Acupressure and Shiatsu at the Acupressure Institute in Berkley, California. His studies continued and broadened at The Pacific Center of Awareness and Bodywork in Hawaii where he learned Deep Tissue and Structural Integration. These experiences helped Michael realize his passion for Bodywork and they have provided the basis for his well rounded approach to Healing Touch.
Micheal has studied Swedish, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, and Structural Integration Therapies. His style usually incorporates most of these modalities into a seamless experience that is potent yet relaxing. Micheal has a strong yet nurturing touch and the ability to be versatile in his approach to bodywork. Whether you are looking for a therapeutic Deep Tissue massage or more of a relaxing Swedish style or a combination of both, Michael can accommodate to your specific requests. Michael is aware that every client has different needs and he is sensitive to these needs.
Clients often tell Michael that his intuitive style of assisted stretching and joint movement is very effective. He has found that this technique is useful for unwinding chronic tension and alleviating pain from old injuries. His calm and relaxed demeanor helps to facilitate a space of trust where deep healing and relaxation can begin.
Brooke Johnson, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist #21621
Brooke graduated from National Holistic Institute in Emeryville in 1996. She has worked in a variety of settings for the past 20 years, perfecting her techniques along the way. She is dedicated to her work and feels it is her true calling in life. She values each of her clients as individuals and sets out to provide a massage based on their needs. She listens to not only what her client says but also to what their body says. She puts her heart into her work, always giving 100% in each session.
Shannon Tuite, CMT
Certified Massage Therapist #45153
Shannon received her massage certification in January, 2013 after graduating from the National Holistic Institute in Petaluma. Shannon excels at listening to her clients needs and giving tailored massage sessions that achieve results. She enjoys creating a safe space for her clients to feel truly nurtured. Alleviating chronic pain, whether it be sciatica, plantar fasciitis, frozen shoulder or migraine pain, is Shannon's gift.
Shannon has strong intuition that guides her during her sessions, along with a in depth understanding of the human body. She finds much fulfillment from helping her clients become pain free and often assists clients in overcoming chronic pain that hasn't responded to other treatments. Shannon also has a passion for working with women during and after pregnancy because it is such a sacred time, working with the energies of both mother and baby, allowing the mother to be nurtured.
Shannon also went to Portland and studied Ashiatsu with Maya in November, 2016 and is now offering Ashiatsu to her clientele. Her intention is to convert all her clients to this new modality as it is physically easier for the therapist than traditional deep tissue massage and provides superior results.