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Alive & Well, The Institute for Conscious Body Work, Mill Valley, CA

Massage Therapy Certification
Sports and Deep Tissue Massage
Craniosacral Therapy
Advanced Anatomy
Neuromuscular Reprogramming®

David Weinstock- Neurokinetic Therapy™, Corte Madera, CA

Advanced Craniosacral Therapy
Neurokinetic Therapy® Levels I, II, & III certified

Active Release Techniques®, Colorado Springs, CO

Full body certified
Certification status- current

Linda Cescerna, Berkeley, CA

The Berry Method™- Lauren Berry Work
Full body trained


California State Certified Massage Therapist #64056
American College of Sports Medicine- Certified Personal Trainer Certification # 1047371
City of San Francisco Massage Therapist license # H71-000416
ABMP Member- Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals Member ID # 746667



I grew up in New England and attended Dartmouth College where I ran Track and Field and Cross Country. Post college, I worked in financial security sales for many years. After taking time off from career to raise my two children, I decided to work in the holistic health care field. I studied therapeutic bodywork in 1999 at Alive & Well, The Institute for Conscious Body Work in San Anselmo, CA. Since starting my practice in 2000, I continue to augment my bodywork knowledge of cutting edge techniques with the best practitioners and teachers available.

As a fitness and outdoor enthusiast, I appreciate the efforts of smart exercise, good nutrition, and rehabilitation bodywork. For fitness I advocate cross training and myself enjoy, swimming, cycling, hiking, roller blading, and resistance exercises. I believe that outdoor hobbies, especially those that raise the heart rate, are the best medicine for mind and body. For my clients’ and my own general health and athletic challenge needs, I enjoy keeping abreast of the latest opinions on nutrition, supplements, and exercise.

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I am a Neuromuscular Movement & Rehabilitation Specialist, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and Certified Massage Therapist who has maintained a solo practice in San Francisco for the past 20 years. I help people of any age or fitness level stay active and pain free. The techniques I use prevent and heal joint and muscle pain by treating the source of the problem, not just the symptoms. As part of rehab or regular massage and bodywork, I can help clients establish fitness programs, reach their athletic/exercise goals, or just live a pain-free life.