Our Massage Therapists
As a young man, Alex realized that it was his mission in life to be a healer. He took his initial massage training in 1992, when he was only 23. A key thing he’s learned is that healing is a simple combination of intention and attention, a realization that freed him to develop a massage that both feels great and heals physically and energetically. His work tends to be deep, and is great for active people and athletes. Alex offers Deep Tissue, Sports, Esalen, Swedish, Trigger Point, and Polarity Therapy. He also incorporates energy work, Shiatsu, Acu-pressure, and fascia release.
Candace, CMT, CEO
After six years in the tech industry, Candace turned away from the cold world of computers and pursued a more people-oriented career. In 2000 she completed a basic Shiatsu course at the San Francisco School of Massage, which piqued her interest in bodywork. She continued to study a range of healing modalities, including Cranial Sacral therapy, Watsu, prenatal massage, and, most influentially, structural bodywork. Since 1999, massage has been her passion and driving force. She recognizes the critical importance of human touch and therapeutic bodywork, and strives to keep this valuable health service accessible to all income levels and walks of life.
After 10 years of working in child and family services, Catherine moved from the east coast to California to study massage. She transformed her passion for helping others to a passion for bodywork. She is proficient in the modalities of deep tissue, sports, acupressure, hot stone, pre-natal and relaxation massage. Her style is a therapeutic massage based on the various modalities that she has studied and her understanding of body assessment mixed together to meet clients individual needs. Her motivation is for each client to walk away from the massage feeling relaxed, balanced and rejuvenated.
Cori has been practicing massage therapy and bodywork since 2011. She thrives in this field because it centers her in her own health and wellness and she loves being a part of that process for others. In addition to her bodywork practice, Cori has been a wilderness guide since 1999, working with youth and adults to experience confidence and freedom in themselves through outdoor adventures. She is a skilled alpine climber, backpacker and canyoneer.
Courtney first studied Sport and Health Massage in New Zealand, honing her skills on some very large rugby and soccer players! She is additionally versed in Prenatal, Lymphatic Drainage, Tui Na, and Acupressure. Courtney is particularly fond of deep tissue massage for its therapeutic benefits and structural focus, and aims to balance precise pressure with flow. Courtney is currently pursuing a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine, and fills in on request.
As a Bay Area Native, Ereene’s passion for the healing arts began in 2007 when she graduated from the National Holistic Institute. What she loves most about being a massage therapist is being able to help aid clients towards both physical and energetic balance while making connections with all walks of life. She is versed in deep tissue, swedish, prenatal and shiatsu massage. During her spare time, she enjoys painting, rock climbing, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and running.
Helena brings over two decades of training and experience to the work she is continuously developing. She has studied Neuromuscular Training, is Reiki I attuned, and got her B.A. in Psychology. She is on the Associate Member track in Ortho-Bionomy and received her Deep Tissue training from Art Riggs. Her life as a professional dancer has brought her in to contact with Feldenkrais, Alexander Technique, yoga, and Pilates, and she has explored various forms of meditation and breathwork. Melding her skills and experience with soothing, light-hearted energy and intuition, her sessions have been described as a “gentle yet powerful, unfolding” that blend modalities to create a well-rounded experience tailored to each client.
A California native, Holly began her career in massage therapy at the Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, and later studied at the National Holistic Institute. She specializes in a wide variety of healing modalities including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure, Myofascial Release, Reiki, and Acutonics, which is a form of Sound Therapy. Her mission is to help her clients harmonize the mental, emotional, and physical connection, while decreasing pain and stress. Holly is currently pursuing furthering her education in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.
Jamie came to San Francisco from Texas in 2012 in pursuit of love and happiness. She has been doing massage and bodywork since 2008 and has accumulated over 800 hours of training. Her work is on the clinical side and she enjoys Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release and Prenatal massage. Her massage mainly involves a Swedish/Deep Tissue blend, activating the Parasympathetic Nervous System before going into the deeper layers of tissue. She enjoys the personal connection achieved when working with people in her practice, bringing people relief from stress and tension, and providing them space to feel cared for and nurtured.
Jennifer Caine is a Certified Massage Therapist with training in Swedish, deep tissue, stretching and mobilization, and Trigger Point Therapies from the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork. In addition to working at In-Symmetry, Jennifer cherishes being a mother, owns a bath and body product business, and volunteers as a massage therapist at the Charlotte Maxwell Complementary Clinic, a free holistic health clinic for low income women with cancer. She is also captivated by the study of anatomy and loves understanding how the human body grows, responds to forces and stress, and heals itself. Jennifer’s sessions focus on listening to the clients’ therapeutic needs, and her touch is intuitive, specific and deep.
Trained in a wide variety of bodywork systems that range from Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular, Sports and Orthopedic to Shiatsu, Tuina and Energy Medicine, Jonli is fascinated by the intricacies of the bodymind. His approach seamlessly integrates the structural and the subtle using the fascia as a vehicle to create a more harmonious experience of being. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. (Sundays)
Samantha’s style combines deep technical work, gentle stretching, and relaxing rhythmic strokes. She designs sessions to meet each client’s unique goals whether it’s chronic or acute pain relief, relaxation, increased flexibility, or overall well-being. After years at a desk job, Samantha took classes at the San Francisco School of Massage in Swedish massage where something just clicked. She went on to pursue more advanced trainings and left the office lifestyle behind. She is passionate about helping people achieve balance and relief from the effects of modern life.
After pursuing education in Western medicine Sarah decided to switch directions & head into holistic healing. She worked a desk job for many years at UCSF and felt the direct effects of sitting for long hours. At In-Symmetry she gives simple pointers on how to have more body awareness at desks and offers tools to relieve daily tension and stress. She also volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House once a week massaging the parents of chronically sick children. Sarah feels connected to every person that she touches, and tries to listen and learn from every client that enters her room.
After living overseas for over 9 years pursuing a career in the Architecture field Stacey realized that her career was not fulfilling her soul. After moving back to the States in 2005 she started to explore other areas of study. She completed a Swedish, Sports and Deep Tissue training at McKinnon Body Therapy Center in 2009 and soon after undertook Pregnancy Certification with Carol Osborne, Trigger Point Therapy & Cranio Sacral with Dr. Eric Rubin (San Francisco School of Massage) and Deep Tissue Certification with Art Riggs (SFSM). She loves her new career and has never looked back. (Thursday mornings)
Torrey studied body work at Maui School of Therapeutic Massage. She integrates deep tissue, Myofascial release, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, hot stones, Reiki and other modalities to relieve pain and increase circulation. Her unique style combines deep work and a rhythmic flow to maximize relaxation and emotional well-being. She is very grateful to share and practice the healing arts.