BA, HHP, MT, CN, YT
HHP: Massage Therapist
Yoga & Somatic Movement Therapist & Teacher
Vanessa has been a natural/holistic health practitioner (HHP) for over 25 years. After studying languages and writing at Franklin University in Switzerland and The University of Arizona, she moved to San Diego to study fitness, nutrition, and bodywork at ISOHA, NHI, and Mueller. She was a personal trainer and CNA for six years before focusing her practice on preventative and restorative bodywork. She is a Clinical Nutritionist, Massage Therapist, Yoga & Somatic Movement Therapist, and Chinese Cranial Therapist.
She recently finished a degree in Visual Arts at SUNY, concentrating on art therapy, to help clients restore their mind/body connection. To fully integrate body, mind & soul she created the 2020 BODY MAP Life Wellness Plan. Contact Vanessa for specials on this intensive, highly personalized program.
Her unique massage style is a blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Zen Shiatsu, Trager, Thai + PNF Sports Stretch, Lymphatic Drainage, Meridian Therapy, Chinese Cranial Sacral, Lomi Lomi, & guided visualization to calm and restore body & mind without pain during or after the session. See below for bodywork session info.
Vanessa has studied and practiced in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, London, Montreal, and Berlin and currently offers health and nutrition consultations remotely while she is traveling abroad for work. Email for more info and to book your free 60 minute consultation to determine your specific health needs. In your session you will receive practical, applicable, effective tools for feeling better right now.
Don't go it alone--utilize my 25 + years of experience to help you realign your body & mind. I am all about gentle but powerful, effective and profound healing - not ego or hype. I am not an athlete --just a trained health practitioner who was born with my own health issues. I overcame them so I understand your challenges and goals. It is my honor to help you on your healing journey.
2020 SPECIALS + PACKAGES
TRANSFORM YOUR WHOLE BODY!
Are you tired of being tired? Achy all over? Chronically in pain or ill?
Do you feel disconnected from your body?
Are you stressed out or burned out? Unable to focus or concentrate?
Are You Ready to Feel Better?
YOUR NUTRITION + HEALTH COACH
2020 BODY MAP: LIFE WELLNESS PLAN
I can help because I not only have the training and tools, I have experience and tons of empathy. I started life with serious health issues and was told I would never be strong or able to do sports...well I proved everyone wrong as a child so I understand overcoming blocks and inherited beliefs to get healthy and strong. Even when I was/am a bit too human and I self-sabotage with too many cheat days, lazy days, or life just hits...I reset, restart and get healthy again quickly but safely. I can help you at your pace, starting where you are now.
I've worked with athletes and weekend warriors, students of health, and couch potatoes and I can help you feel better, reconnect with your body, and uncover your old patterns and beliefs about your health. Use my 25+ years of experience to help you transform in 2020! Email me for a free 60 minute consultation and info on my programs or book today and receive 2019 pricing and a free healing gift. I offer complete programs for health and wellness (see below) or individual sessions: Nutritional Consultations, Holistic Health Coaching, Guided Healing Meditations, Healing the Creative & Sensitive Soul, Remote Energy Work & more. Hover below for more info on my two most popular programs and to book at a special price. Start feeling better now!
Please note: I am here to help your body heal itself and remove blocks to your healing. If you cannot afford my services due to hardship please email me and we can work together to find a solution. I offer student, senior, and hardship discounts when necessary. I know how difficult it is to make yourself a priority so let's remove the blocks to becoming your best self. You deserve it and I want to help.
Need whole body relaxation and a braincation? Calm the nervous system, relax and recover muscles, refocus the mind and let go of old patterns of holding stress in the body. A 3 Wave Session combines Chinese Cranial Sacral Therapy, Thai, Lomi Lomi, Zen Shiatsu, and meditation with essential oils to deeply and gently relax and recover fatigued muscles and an overworked adrenal system.
90 Minute Session $120. Package Special of 3 90 Minute Sessions with Aromatherapy $275.
Working out too hard? Are you sore or losing flexibility? Passive assisted Athletic PNF Stretching, Trager, and Somatic Movement Therapy increase range of motion and flexibility. Deep, immediately effective work. Excellent for runners, dancers, climbers and anyone recovering from an injury or time off exercise. 60 Minute Session $75 (25 off). Package special 4 sessions including Nutritional Consultation $275. Add Deep Tissue massage for a 90 minute sports rejuvenation session $120.
BODY MIND RENEW
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, sad, depressed or tired all the time? Are you achy all over or do you have chronic neck, back, and shoulder pain? If your body and mind are feeling disconnected after a difficult time in your life then consider a Body Mind Renew session. After a complimentary phone consultation to determine if I can help you then we work together to uncover blockages and patterns in your body and mind that have stopped you from becoming your best, happiest self. Herbal recommendations and adjunct therapies will be discussed after the session to maximize long term benefits.
Body Mind sessions can be done remotely, in the studio, or as part of a walking meditation. Winter Special: First 60 minute health consultation $75. 90 Minute session $150. Package special 4 sessions including Nutrition & Herbal Consultation $450.
DETOX + RENEW
Exhausted but sleep doesn't help? Chinese bodywork addresses adrenal deficiencies, lymphatic work helps detox the body, yoga and Thai stretch stimulate acupressure points. Excellent after chronic periods of overworking, stress or grief. 60 Minute Session $75. Package Special of 4 sessions including aromatherapy $275 (reg price 320).