Healing Sanctuary

Welcome to the Healing Sanctuary where your personal rejuvenation and resiliency is our main mission.

We are a diverse group of practitioners offering a wide variety of skills to heal and nourish your system. 
 
Among the modalities we offer are relaxing Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Myofacial, Eastern Modalities such as Shiatsu, Tui Na or Chi Nei Tsang, as well as subtle forms such as Cranial Sacral and Energetic Healing. 
 
Browse through our practitioner biographies to further understand what kind of session would best suit your needs.
 

Healing Sanctuary Therapists

 

Tamara Sharp
Oakland, CA

 

Modalities Offered:

Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Trigger Point, Swedish, Cranial Sacral, Chi Nei Tsang and Thai Massage
 
Beginning her studies in 1998 at the Desert Institute of Healing Arts in a year long program, Tamara began a lifelong career in healing arts. This 1000 hour program included Swedish, Myofascial Deep Tissue work, prenatal massage, reflexology, aromatherapy as well as focused intent on working with sensitive populations such as the elderly, PTSD, HIV/AIDs. As integrated with the classes, she volunteered at the Veterans Hospital and the Southern Arizona AIDs foundation. Over the years she has sought to broaden her offerings with continued studies including Cranial Sacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute at Esalen (2009), Chi Nei Tsang (organ massage) with Giles Marin (2011), and expanded those studies in Thailand training in Chi Nei Tsang in Loi Kroh as well as Thai Massage at Wat Po (2017) amongst others. Her passion for helping others find optimal health is ongoing and offers bodywork at Ecstatic Dance in Oakland as well as a private practice. 
 
Tamara, “Bliss”, was first introduced to permaculture concepts in 2002 through the ideas of Buckminster Fuller and has been trained as a permaculture educator at Esalen Institute in 2011. She is a tender of the Earth, solar cooker, builder, welder and life long student of the ideas of sustainability. She is honored to be the facilitator of the Healing Oasis at the Permaculture Convergence.
 
 

Terra Khemiri
Moraga, CA 
 
Modalities Offered:
 
Shiatsu, Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Light Ray Energy Therapy, Chinese Meditative Massage and Trager 
 
Terra has been in the healing profession for over 38 years and in addition to bodywork she also offers Rehabilitation Pilates, Pilates based kinesiology and Gait Mechanics at her beautiful therapy center in Moraga. She comes from a long line of Scottish Seers and reads for you while she works (Clients report that her accuracy rate is in the high 90%). By listening and working with your rhythms she moves energy, tension & pain realigning and balancing you with your body. Terra has developed a line of Organic Body Care based on her knowledge of working with people and herbs. Products are both with and without CBD & THC. Her experience in integrating therapeutic modalities to offer clients high quality bodywork is blended with her powerful oils during each session. 
 

Jess Maron
San Fransisco, CA

Modalities Offered:

Tui-Na, Accupressure, Tuning Forks, Reflexology, Aromatherapy and Gemwater Therapy

Jess is a Certified Massage Therapist (CAMTC) and Acupressuritst as well as a certified member of the American Bodywork & Massage Professionals Association. His work resonates with Eastern bodywork philosophy. This deep pressure, fully clothed massage focuses on the physical manifestation of ailments with understanding a connection exists between the physical body and the mental, emotional, and spiritual self. He facilitates, holding a space with a role to support and encourage the highest level of healing. 

Sessions begin with gem-infused water being charged with stones in relation to the Five Elements Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Amethyst, Rose Quartz, Chalcedony, Petrified Wood and Ocean Agate, safely permeate the water encased in a glass wand, combined with Quartz which is recorded as applying a general amplification to the stone’s natural vibrational energy. Pure essential oils provide aromas that promote relaxation or are energized and invigorating. Wind and Water style Tui-Na (Chinese Meridian Massage) is a smooth flowing form of Chinese massage. Pressure is always according to the ailment and personal temperament. Tui-Na awakens the body for the deeper Ren Shen session. For those familiar with the Japanese bodywork modality Jin Shin Jyutsu, Ren Shen is a similar style. It combines holding of specific acupressure points with intention for the highest possible healing including Reflexology for a holistic approach. 

Sessions end with Acutonics tuning forks precisely harmonized to the same hertz as Ohm, Earth, Moon and Sun. When placed on acupressure points, they bring the body into alignment with these frequencies. The penetrating vibrations compliment the gentle style of acupressure. As it’s not always possible to maintain bodywork as a part of an ongoing treatment plan, Jess provides all his clients with acupoint resources and exercises for ongoing self care. 

http://jessmaron.com | https://www.instagram.com/iiacupressuremassage/ | https://www.facebook.com/indigointuitiveacupressure 


 

Samantha Ruth Sky
Santa Cruz, CA

Modalities Offered:

Deep Tissue, Intuitive Myofascial Massage, Craniosacral and Energy Balancing

 
Samantha Ruth was trained in Swedish and Polarity Therapy in Santa Cruz, CA and has been deepening her practice for 6 years in Cranial Sacral Therapy and Intuitive Touch while traveling abroad and living on the west coast of the US. She offers a gentle, flowing touch that harmonizes and balances the physical and energetic, combining deep tissue with Myofascial Release. During a session she provides a relaxing space for you to unwind ~ a dynamic dive into heart-centered presence to restore and renew your body, mind and spirit. 
 

Matan Hoffman
Oakland, CA

Modalities Offered:

Functional Neurology, Cellular Release, Energy Healing, Heart of Elijah, Injury/Rehabilitation Tissue Work, Stretching and Movement

With 9 years of experience in the field of bodymind health, and a deep and ever growing hunger to learn and understand all processes of dis-ease, pain and emotional imbalances.

Whether you come with and acute injury, a long standing issue, a busy mind or an aching heart, I’m here for you! Offering you ways of healing from within, addressing the causes of what you experience as well as the symptoms directly.


 

Sarah Floyd 
Oceanside, CA
 
Modalities Offered:
Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Muscle Energy Technique and Aromatherapy
 
Sarah completed her official Massage Therapy studies at the Ashland Institute of Massage in Ashland, Oregon in 2017, and for the past year she has been offering customized therapeutic massage services throughout throughout Panama, California, and Oregon to a wide-variety of populations.  Her specialties include Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage which often include PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation), Trigger Point Therapy, MET (Muscle Energy Technique) and Aromatherapy.  Sarah was introduced to Massage and Physical Therapies during adolescence while recovering from sports-related injuries that required extensive surgical reconstructions.  In later years, she discovered benefits that surpassed the physical, having experienced profound mental, emotional, and spiritual relief through both bodywork and herbal medicine.  As a former athlete and medical student, she possesses a strong working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and other biological and physical sciences.  Sarah often collaborates and trains with other therapists, healthcare professionals, athletes and trainers.  She is an avid surfer, dancer, former gymnast and aerial performer, and advocate for conscious consumerism and environmental health.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from FSU, and certificates in Permaculture Design, First Aid, CPR & Pilates Instruction.  She is fluent in Spanish & Portuguese.  Her goal is to provide high-quality bodywork that imparts the restorative benefits of Massage Therapy – mind, body, and spirit – with others. You can also find Sarah offering massage at The Cannabis Retreat  in Joshua Tree  October 12-14th 2018
 

How do I sign up?

Once you choose a therapist, you can choose how long of a session you would like to receive. Visit the Healing Sanctuary and sign up with the practitioner of your choice. All sessions are $25 for fifteen minute increments. Find a time between the workshops you wish to attend and be prepared to be transported to Zone 0, into the world of self care! 

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