Amber Merino Cmt

Amber Merino, CMT

I am a 2019 graduate of National Holistic Institute and have bodywork experience in chiropractic and corporate environments. In the past years, I have further advanced my education in an extensive externship in neuromuscular techniques, deep tissue, myofascial therapies, as well as various other types of bodywork. As a full-time therapist, I especially utilize rehabilitative skills for clients experiencing post-injury pain and limitations. All my treatments are highly therapeutic and am dedicated to fit my skills to the clients’ needs. I value teamwork and I am thrilled to be part of this professional community! In my spare time I enjoy…

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Antonio Espinosa Cmt 1

Antonio Espinosa, CMT

In 2017, after working for many years as an investment analyst, I decided to move into the healing arts with focus on massage therapy and bodywork. I am a graduate of National Holistic Institute with both core and advanced studies. I specialize in Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. Fascinated by how bodies work, I am currently enrolled in adjunct specialized classes so I can better serve my clients. I am highly interested in movement assessment to give clients a somatic understanding of their neuro-muscular-skeletal issues, thus maximizing results and treatment plans. In my private life,…

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Bonne Schulman Rust Cmt

Bonne Schulman-Rust, CMT

A graduate of San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork, I hold a BA in Movement Studies/Dance Therapy from Naropa University. I have worked extensively with competitive athletes, post rehab, and weekend warriors, couch potatoes, and techie workers. I help my clients release stress and painful patterns through sports massage, deep tissue, reflexology, and relaxation massage, so they may find peace and joy within. Massage therapy assists the body in its natural process of renewal. I am happy to be part of this MTC team of professionals and be working with such a great group of healing arts practitioners. In…

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Charles Sullivan Cmt

Charlie Sullivan, CMT

My massage training has led me on a path of discovery. I thought my training at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center would begin and end with their fundamentals of massage class. I am now trained in Swedish, Clinical Deep Tissue, Sports massage and regularly attend continuing education classes. My intention and approach is to integrate the unique aspects of each modality to meet the needs of my clients. I gratefully hold and respect each client’s trust in me to help them regain or maintain their health and wellness. I integrate all the techniques I know to meet the individual needs…

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Dario Cordova Cmt

Dario Cordova, CMT

I’m a graduate from National Holistic Institute and have been in practice since 1995. Besides being an EMT, and working in a chiropractic office, I bring professional abilities to give the best possible bodywork to all my clients. In each session, I address the areas specified in consultation and, at the same time, listen to the body’s needs to unwind, elongate, and create space in the musculature and connective tissues. My intention is to help improve mobility and resolve the issues presented. As a massage therapist I am understanding and caring about my clients while also maintaining the self-care necessary…

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Janeel Rao Cmt 1

Janeel Rao, CMT

I am a graduate of National Holistic Institute and take great pride in helping those who come to me feel more whole and stress-free. My goal with each massage is to discover and address each individual client’s needs. Focusing my intuition and anatomical knowledge, I release long-held physical tension, resulting in freer movement and better alignment. I encourage my clients to be active participants in their healing process which brings harmony to mind and body through my nurturing, therapeutic touch. My experience of body mechanics, strength, flexibility, and holistic outlook allows them better body functioning as well as more spacious…

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Jiong Qin Cmt 1

Jiong Qin, CMT

I received my massage therapy training at Santa Clara University of East and West in 2014. I believe that massage is useful for chronic pain, mobility, flexibility, and beneficial for promoting overall well-being as well as mental clarity. I promote wellness through deep tissue, trigger point, and myofascial pain-release techniques. In addition to helping clients with my therapy skills, my intention is to be compassionate and present during my sessions. I am honored to share in this enriching profession! In my free time I enjoy hiking, biking, and traveling to national parks to experience nature.

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Julie Zheng Cmt

Julie Zheng, CMT

I am a California certified bodywork practitioner trained at the San Francisco Bodi Panay Thai Massage Institute. I have experience in assisting a wide variety of clients, including those living with chronic pain, as well as those wanting to achieve a deep state of relaxation, improve flexibility, reduce stress, and get relief from muscle tension. I’ve studied both Eastern and Western massage modalities to enrich my approach to health and healing. Massage as a vital part of a healthy lifestyle is always my guiding principle. My clients know that I listen mindfully to what is needed, knowing artfully how to…

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Lara Berthiaume Cmt

Lara Berthiaume, CMT

I have been a full-time professional massage therapist since 1999. Throughout my career I have worked with many different clients and a broad range of physical issues. Besides my basic training in Swedish massage, I have studied extensively one-on-one with several teachers of structural integration and Clinical Deep Tissue. My clientele benefits from basic stress-releasing work, as well as relief from specific medical conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis. I have a passion for my work, and I am dedicated to continuously learning adjunct bodywork skills through experience and external studies. I enjoy being close to my family and am a…

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Larry B Cmt

Larry B., CMT

I am a 1993 graduate of Body Therapy Center School of Massage with a well-rounded training in Clinical Deep Tissue, Sports Massage and Myofasical Release. My work focuses on treating clients for specific complaints as well as for an overall relaxing healing experience. As an All-American athlete and collegiate coach, I assist clients, from all walks of life, to reach their potential by using a combination of methods. This approach integrates sessions that are tailored to individual needs. I believe that we balance the body to still the mind, and we still the mind to reach deeper states of wholeness…

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Lucia Miracchi

Lucia Miracchi, CHP, CMT

Lucia Miracchi, founder and owner of Massage Therapy Center, has contributed significantly to the field of somatic healing arts for 40 years, both as a body therapist and an educator. After years of committed involvement in modern dance, Iyengar yoga, Wu style tai chi, and Insight meditation, Lucia began studying Continuum, an embodiment movement practice, in 1981, with Emilie Conrad and Susan Harper. At the same time, her love of massage brought her into deeper realms of bodywork including Trager, Rosalyn Bruyere's healing work, and craniosacral studies, both with Hugh Milne and Upledger Institutes. In her work, Lucia artfully interweaves…

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Pik Phoebe Selo

Phoebe Selo, CMT

I graduated from Western Career College in the Bay Area in 2010 and practice difference styles of massage with a variety of clients. I am especially helpful as a recovery therapist with a clientele that includes professional athletes as well as people healing from injuries. My goal is to help clients live without pain and have plenty of energy to do what they love. My massage is a custom combination of deep tissue techniques, blended with integrative, restorative strokes. My wish is to use my evolving skill-set to help folks have a better quality of life. In my time off,…

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Steve Wang Cmt

Steve Wang, CMT

A graduate of Sierra Massage School in Fresno, I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2016. I bring a strong combination of Swedish and clinical deep tissue to best fit my clients’ unique needs, as well as trigger point therapy, myofascial release, and neuromuscular work. Prior to my massage certification I spent 12 years in London as an assistant to a well-respected doctor of acupuncture, thus enriching my journey as a wellness practitioner. Working closely with each person on my table, I enjoy helping shift chronic dysfunction into a state of well-being. My aim is to give a deeply…

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Susan B. Cmt

Susan B., CMT

I graduated from Body Therapy Center Palo Alto in 1995. I believe that the intelligent body is continually seeking balanced, optimal function, and I encourage and facilitate this process by tailoring a combination of techniques to address the needs of each client. I envision massage as a means to bring about healing of the body and mind simultaneously. My clients then can carry this rejuvenation as they return to life’s endeavors. As a therapist, this is my biggest reward. In my spare time, I like to relax and spend time with my wonderful husband, whom I met in massage school.

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Acupuncture

Susan Cheng, L.Ac.,OMD

Susan Xiuqing Cheng, L.Ac., provides high quality Chinese medicine treatments at Massage Therapy Center. She offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, electroacupuncture, cupping, and acupressure. Dr. Cheng is a practitioner with a unique educational and training background, with over 20 years of training and experience. She has a solid knowledge of Chinese medicine, acupuncture, and herbal medicine, including the newest therapies and latest developments in these fields. In China, Dr. Cheng trained in various hospitals as an attending physician in inpatient and outpatient departments of neurology, gynecology, pediatrics, general medicine, cardiovascular medicine, as well as acupuncture and physiotherapy. In the United States,…

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