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. She furthered her knowledge and took advanced Ashiatsu courses May 2018, in Tucson Arizona.
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 now practices 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.
Certified Massage Therapist #74705
Margaret Patterson graduated from National Holistic Institute in Petaluma where she learned and practiced a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Myofascial Therapy, Sports massage, and Reflexology. She is also a certified level 1 Reiki practitioner. Margaret brings a calm nurturing presence to her sessions which allows her clients the space to let go and relax. She combines techniques from several modalities during her sessions to relieve muscle tension and ease chronic pain. She enjoys helping clients release energy blockages to help balance body and mind creating homeostasis for a healthy sense of well being. She believes that regular release of stress in the fast paced society we live in is essential to healthy living. Margaret is grateful for her clients trust in allowing her the chance to help them feel better physically and emotionally.
Lily is also a Holistic Nutritionist, Vegan Chef, Astro-Numerologist, and Lunar Priestess. She is passionate about helping high-achieving women and girls stop suffering through their periods, parenting, and/or chronic pain... so they can live their lives to the fullest and love the journey! In her spare time, Lily enjoys singing, dancing, writing, teaching, going to the beach, tickle wars with her 3-year-old son, and recording amazing moments on camera.
Certified Massage Therapist #29905
In 2004, he received his first formal training & certification in massage from LifeStream Massage School. Subsequently he as received Thai Massage training from McKinnon Institute, and additional training from the Acupressure Institute.
The main modalities he integrates include Deep Tissue, Swedish, Myofasical, Lymph, Trigger Point, Sports & Thai massage. With a focus on providing massages to support people involved in yoga, fitness and related embodied wellness activities.
He blends technical skill supporting athletic performance & injury recovery with a meditatively nurturing, relaxing quality.