McKinnon Graduate Massage Clinic

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At McKinnon, we strongly believe in a whole person approach to massage and are proud to offer skilled, affordable massage therapy based on this foundation.

Your practitioner will be a McKinnon graduate and CAMTC Certified Massage Therapist proficient in a number of modalities.

WHAT TO EXPECT

At your first session, you will fill out a brief intake form that details your health history. You and your practitioner will discuss your current needs and the desired outcome of your massage session. Some medical conditions are contraindicated for massage, therefore you should always inform your practitioner of all medical conditions prior to your session.

Your massage will take place in a comfortable, private, and tranquil room. Many styles of bodywork are performed with the client unclothed, however, you will determine the amount of clothing you prefer to wear based on your comfort. You will be covered at all times to keep you warm and comfortable. Only the area being worked on will be exposed.

Shiatsu sessions are performed on a padded floor mat, while you are fully clothed. Please wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement.

To get the most out of your massage, allow yourself time prior to and after the session to relax. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water afterward.

SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY!

Sessions are by appointment only. Come in or call 510.465.3488. A $15 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve an appointment. We accept credit card (Visa/MC) or cash.

Cost: $50 per session ($15 non-refundable deposit/$35 balance due on or before the appointment). Cash tips given directly to your therapist are welcome.

Children under 18 require a signed waiver and/or accompaniment by a parent or adult guardian for services.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you are unable to attend your appointment, we ask that you give at least 24 hours notice to our staff by calling 510.465.3488.

If at least 24 hours notice is given, you will have the option to reschedule and apply your existing payment towards a future date.

All deposits are non-refundable.

McKinnon reserves the right to suspend service to any client after two cancellations, no-shows, or late arrivals. McKinnon prioritizes the safety of our therapists and reserves the right to terminate service with any client at any time.

ABOUT THE PRACTITIONERS

Elke Osheroff Heydecke (CAMTC #73159) grew up in (West-)Berlin, Germany and started studying massage in her 20s. Since then she has explored questions of a healthy life style, social justice and a healthy community and planet with a holistic approach. After moving to the rural countryside in the North of Germany she practiced massage while raising four children, working in an office and getting her hands dirty on the land around their old farm house. She moved to the Bay Area in 2013 and expanded her massage studies and skills at McKinnon in 2015. Elke offers Shiatsu, Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage. Offering massage is a way for her to contribute and support the community.

Modalities offered: Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, & Swedish

Amanda Stone (CAMTC #73547) is a Certified Massage Therapist offering Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, and Swedish Massage. Her interests in helping people find emotional growth through expanding perspective of their relation with the world around them led her to study bodywork at McKinnon Body Therapy Center in 2016. She believes that through deeper connection and presence in our bodies, we change the ways in which we perceive and interact with the world, we learn new things about ourselves, and we evolve emotionally. Before entering the world of bodywork, Amanda found creative outlet for these themes in her 14 years of work as a pattern drafter, costume designer, puppeteer, and healing ritual performance artist, all life-long passions of hers. Amanda brings sensitive touch, heightened awareness, and loving presence to her sessions, where her intention is to work with individuals to create greater energetic and somatic space, so that all levels of one’s being – mind, body, and spirit – can start to move toward balance, equanimity, and healing.

Modalities offered: Thai Massage, Deep Tissue, & Swedish

Caitlin Austin (CAMTC #74468)

Bill Geis (CAMTC #74266)

Noel Rivero (CAMTC #74079)

MODALITIES OFFERED

Swedish
Swedish massage is a classic modality at the foundation of most western forms of bodywork. With the aid of lotions or oils, the massage therapist applies Swedish techniques directly onto a client’s skin, with intent to positively affect the muscles and soft tissues of the body, as well as the client’s overall state of being. Swedish massage is profoundly therapeutic and relaxing, making it one of the most popular forms of massage.

Deep Tissue
Deep Tissue massage is a natural extension of Swedish massage, and together they encompass most of the techniques that we associate with Western massage therapy. Deep Tissue techniques gradually work through the layers of the body to relax and lengthen muscles, release adhesions, and soften holden patterns in the body’s tissues.

Myofascial Release
Fascia is a type of connective tissue that surrounds all internal structures in the body. When it becomes adhered, pain and dysfunction can develop. Myofascial Release utilizes gentle techniques to reduce restrictions in the body’s fascial layers, which can reduce pain and increase ease in range of movement. This modality is incredibly effective, and can enhance the effects of other massage techniques.

Myofascial Cupping
Cupping works to clear deep muscular tension easily and quickly. Cupping is easily blended into sessions of any modality, and is a great tool for addressing areas of deep muscular tension without having to apply direct physical pressure in sensitive areas.

Prenatal
Prenatal massage is a healthy, safe, and supportive way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness during each trimester of a pregnancy. This massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as swelling of the joints and depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

Shiatsu
Shiatsu is an ancient Japanese healing art, based in the concepts of Chinese medicine, that incorporates stretching, medium to deep pressure techniques, rhythmic movements and the use of various body tools to create a wonderfully relaxing and restorative massage. This modality is performed over clothes on a padded floor mat, or can be adapted to the table. Shiatsu relieves stagnation and promotes the free flow of qi (energy) in the body.

Thai Massage

CLINIC ALUMNI

Kern Kennedy-Sigala, CMT
Balanced Bodywork
kernlsigala@gmail.com
510.761.9460

 

Janel Sanchez, CMT
bodyworkbyjanel@gmail.com

Les Smith
lessmithMT@gmail.com
925-998-2544

Joanna Burgess, CMT
510-239-7330
Deb Malkin
Radical Being Bodywork
510-394-2055