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.
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 at the Healing Hands School of Holistic Health, and later studied at the National Holistic Institute. Holly’s mission is to educate the client on body awareness and health, while decreasing stress and harmonizing the mental and physical connection. She specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, and Shiatsu. Holly is pursuing a career in Traditional Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.
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)
Lucretia provides a unique style of Therapeutic Body Work with emphasis on working with her clients to develop a daily life style change that promotes a since of healing and wellness to the body. She received her formal education and training from De Anza College, Body Therapy Center and McKinnon Institute. Certified in the following bodywork modalities; Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Prenatal, Shiatsu, Sports and Trigger Point.
Originally from Chicago, Nicole assumes a mindful massage approach in her effort to help her clients meet their health and wellness goals. She blends a variety of techniques within her sessions, including Swedish, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial, and Stretching. She has had great success working with clients suffering from headaches, sciatica, and spinal dysfunction, in addition to those needing relief from stress and general muscular tension. Nicole is Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage by the NCBTMB and is pursuing continuing education opportunities in orthopedic massage.
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)
Tatiana brings her experience from practicing and teaching yoga to the massage table. She provides a deeply relaxing and therapeutic massage through deep, flowing techniques, and thoroughly works out areas of tension at the level of each persons needs so they may find balance and ease in their bodies. She integrates Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, and supportive stretches tailored to each clients needs.