D. graduated from U.C. Berkeley in 2001 before moving to Berlin, Germany to teach English. After living abroad for over a year and spending the summer backpacking around Europe, she returned to the states and began studying massage at San Diego’s Mueller College of Holistic Studies. It was here that she was able to combine her love for education with her desire to help people. Choosing to become a Holistic Health Practitioner allowed her to explore many different massage modalities and receive extensive training in Deep Tissue and Prenatal Massage.
After working for some of San Diego’s high-end spas, D. decided that she wanted to explore the long-term benefits of therapeutic massage. By focusing her attention on the local community, she’s been fortunate enough to develop lasting relationships with people that she’s able to see over and over again.
Building these relationships and witnessing the physical and emotional improvements in her clients is why she continues to do what she does. D. truly believes in the healing power of massage, especially when done regularly. Her goal is to make it convenient and affordable so that it will become an integral part of her clients’ healthy lifestyle!
Angela began her journey into the healing arts at Space Coast Education Center in Melbourne, FL in 2006. She has been fascinated with the mind/body connection through somatic therapy, and began treating people with chronic pain and injuries. She recognized that massage therapy is a necessary tool for aiding in the healing of pain and stress and promoting a healthy, balanced life.
She decided that in order to become a better therapist she needed to attain further knowledge of kinesiology, and became a group exercise instructor in 2010. She gained experience through a wide variety of clients who dealt with muscle imbalances, injuries, chronic postural challenges, and stress.
She is currently working on her BA for Psychology which helped her understand the effects of trauma, and the importance of emotional well being as well as physical comfort. Angela has a holistic approach to understanding the human body and uses a variety of modalities and techniques to cater each massage to the current needs of each client.
Christina is a San Diego native. While attending Southwestern College for business she became interested in pursuing Massage Therapy. With 10 years experience, Christina thrives in the holistic atmosphere. Her main goal is to help improve daily life through the art of massage therapy.
Christina is a caring person who loves to get to know her clients, provide them with a sense of well-being and track their progress through consistent sessions. Christina doesn’t just give a massage, she provides an experience.
Julia is a licensed, Oncology certified Holistic Skin Therapist (Esthetician), make Up Artist, Sugaring Hair Removal Expert and Reiki practitioner, who graduated with honors from Golden West College in Huntington Beach, CA.
Julia is a very caring individual who loves to make her clients feel great about themselves by helping them reach their goals through holistic care and individualized, very affordable home skin care routines and healthy nutrition.
Her main specialty is healing severe to mild acne and other skin conditions. She strives to provide relaxing, result achieving treatments, and is dedicated to all her clients’ well being.
Originally from a little town in Northern California, Kala packed up her car and moved to San Diego right out of high school. She decided she wanted to do some traveling before furthering her education and discovered along the way that wellness and healing in a holistic sense was the right path for her.
Kala graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with 1000 hours of intensive training and focuses mainly on Swedish, Deep Tissue, Prenatal and Thai massage in her practice. She tends to use a collaboration of these modalities, depending on the needs and what is best suited for the client on her table.
Kala’s greatest passions in life are the healing arts and seeing the world. Both are incredibly rewarding, thrilling and fulfilling. She was able to travel to Thailand to further her education in Thai massage, which was a fantastic experience. She has always had a strong passion for helping others, and has found through massage, that she can have a profound impact on the health and wellbeing of others, not only physically but emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
Kala is always challenging herself to grow in her practice, as it is a never-ending adventure. She believes that connecting through touch has countless benefits and as she continues to learn, she is able to educate and give more to her clients, so that they are able to receive the best possible care. Seeing the transformation and progress within her clients, as well as simply a satisfied face, is definitely the greatest reward!
After studying psychology for two years at San Diego State, Kelly decided she wanted to learn a more hands-on approach to helping people and to go back toward her original intentions of doing something in the field of kinesiology, physical therapy or athletic training.
It was at Maric College in San Diego and in Riverside where she realized her passion for the healing properties of massage therapy. Kelly’s favorite thing is having regulars and being able to watch a transformation in her clients’ wellness.
Kim Ceralde is a San Diego native who is excited to share her five years of therapeutic massage experience with the community. She attended the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, CA in 2013. Her approach integrates a variety of aspects from Swedish, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, and different types of stretching based on thorough client communication.
Kim enjoys keeping current with new research supporting the benefits of bodywork. She is currently studying Myoskeletal Alignment Technique (MAT) with Erik Dalton and Advance Trigger Point Therapy with Dr. Perry. In her free time, she loves hiking, reading, photography and pilates.
Nancy was born and raised in San Diego and is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her high school English teacher inspired her to attend San Diego City College and pursue a degree in English Literature. She knew she wanted to do something that could make a change in people’s lives, and while in school, she realized she wanted to go a step further and help people heal.
Nancy’s passion for helping others led her to pursue a career in massage therapy at San Diego’s Remmington College. Throughout her 11 year career, she has had the opportunity to hone her skills in a variety of environments. Working in a chiropractic office, performing pre and post adjustment massages, as well as multiple spa resorts and hotels here in sunny San Diego, gave her the opportunity to work on the San Diego Padres, as well as visiting professional baseball teams.
Perhaps Nancy’s most rewarding work has come during her time spent at local massage clinics. It’s there that she’s been able to build a loyal following within her community and receive numerous awards for her achievements, including the 2016 Therapist of the Year for the San Diego Region.
Having studied many massage modalities, including Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal, and Sports Massage, Nancy describes her work as customized and focused. Every body is different, therefore every massage is different. Her goal is to have you feeling better than when you came in and to support your wellness goals for the future.
Nancy finds so much gratitude in improving her clients’ physical and mental well-being, and seeing how those changes can go beyond the massage table to have a positive impact on their relationships in the world around them. Anyone that knows Nancy, knows that she gives 100% and won’t settle for anything less.
Nicole is originally from New York where she attended New York College of Health Professions, studying occupational science in Massage Therapy. During this time, she saw her passion for helping others and bodywork come together with a focus on Eastern and Western modalities. After getting licensed in the state of New York, in 2006, Nicole moved to San Diego to continue her education in Traditional Oriental Medicine at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM).
After becoming a Certified Massage Therapist in 2009 and following her graduation from PCOM, Nicole became a Licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist with the state of California in 2013. Given her massage therapy background, a natural area of focus for her acupuncture practice became orthopedic, sports medicine and pain related conditions. However, because of her own struggles with women’s health issues, she gained a unique perspective of how acupuncture could truly be of benefit, and found a passion for helping other women navigate their personal journeys.
Having spent more than 6 years as a practicing Acupuncturist and over 13 years as a massage therapist, Nicole uses her diverse knowledge of both Eastern and Western medicine to tailor each client’s session around their specific goals. She believes regular acupuncture and massage are therapeutic, not just for pain or discomfort in the body, but for helping to build a stronger mind/body connection. Her ultimate goal is to help her clients begin a path for overall health and wellness.
On behalf of Urban Yogi LLC, Susana Jones (C-IAYT, E-RYT 500) provides evidence-based and life-enriching yoga practices for clients to experience optimal health on any level at which they seek it. With 10 years of teaching experience and over 1,000 hours of training as a certified Yoga Therapist, Susana is adept at creating customized plans of care to address an individual’s needs and aspirations in life.
As an adjunct therapist, Susana’s service can complement prescribed medical or mental health treatment. Her growing network of professionals in health-related fields can be a source of referrals as needed. Whether dealing with challenges that are structural, mental, emotional or energetic in nature, clients are warmly received by Susana's open heart and patient guidance. Devotion to her own practice makes Susana a powerful conduit for the wisdom of yoga, which invokes the healing intelligence in all beings.
Please visit Urban Yogi’s website https://urbanyogisd.com/yoga-therapy-in-san-diego for more information, or to request an appointment.
Tiffany studied ballet for more than 20 years, earning scholarships for summer intensive programs with the Joffrey Ballet, San Francisco Ballet, and Ballet Pacifica. From there, she danced professionally with Ballet Pacifica and Columbia City Ballet, performing in the corps de ballet, as well as soloist roles in several classical ballets. When Tiffany returned home to southern California, she studied Pilates with Rael Isacowitz, who is recognized internationally as an expert in the Joseph Pilates method. She spent the next 5 years teaching as a certified Pilates instructor.
Tiffany holds an Associates Degree in Sports Rehabilitation and Massage Therapy. Her extensive knowledge of the body helps clients understand core strength, flexibility, agility, and aids in alleviating back pain and other chronic ailments. She remains a tireless advocate and model of tenacity, hope and discipline. She is a believer of choice in authentic learning experiences that engage the minds, hearts and bodies of her clients and helps them to fully understand the importance of optimum health through massage therapy sessions.