ABOUT OUR THERAPISTS

Susan's nurturing and compassionate touch is deep enough to effectively alleviate sore muscles and gentle enough for complete relaxation. Her style blends several modalities which include Swedish, Thai stretches along with Acupressure. Her intention for every session is to create a space that allows the mind and body to return to its natural state of harmony and balance.

Susan Barrick

Founding Partner / Massage Therapist
 

San Francisco, East Bay, Marin

CAMTC #27126

Liam combines a variety of techniques to create a massage that is both therapeutic and deeply relaxing. Practicing in San Francisco since 2003, Liam cut his teeth working at an elderly home before moving on to a neighborhood clinic for low-income HIV patients. He has since worked on a wide range of clients, from professional athletes and musicians to hospice patients and drug addicts.

Liam Casey

Founding Partner / Massage Therapist
 

San Francisco

CAMTC #37025
 
BackSpace Massage Associate
Caity Johnson
Massage Therapist

San Francisco, East Bay

Caity is a Certified Massage Therapist from New York, NY. She also holds an MFA in Dance from Smith College in Northampton, MA. With a dancer's intuitive understanding of movement and body mechanics, along with a solid foundation in anatomy and kinesiology, Caity tailors a massage to suit each individual's energetic and physical need. Combining the long, soothing strokes of Esalen-style Massage with traditional Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy, Caitlin works to bring each client to a deep state of relaxation, balance, and well-being.

CAMTC # 52174
 
BackSpace Massage Associate
CAMTC #51096
Joanna Burgess 
Massage Therapist

Oakland, Emeryville, South Berkeley

Drawing upon various modalities, including flow-oriented Swedish, targeted deep tissue, myofascial release, facilitated stretching, orthopedic massage*, nervous system reeducation, and subtle touch inspired by Craniosacral Therapy, Joanna works together with you to design the bodywork style that best meets your needs. Each session starts with an assessment to understand your goals, which may include pain reduction and injury rehabilitation, athletic/training goals, and relaxation/stress reduction. Joanna is knowledgeable in anatomy/kinesiology principles, and common conditions encountered by everyday athletes and working professionals. She is warm and grounded, offering a mindful and nurturing style of massage, even when addressing functional/rehabilitative goals.

*Elements of orthopedic massage can be incorporated into your session, or you may choose to receive an entire session in the orthopedic style Joanna has trained in, called the Hendrickson Method™. These sessions are given clothed, with no massage oil or lotion. They integrate a unique style of massage called wave mobilization™ that gently rocks the body and mobilizes the joints, together with a neuromuscular reeducation approach using MET (muscle energy technique).

Certified massage therapist Eve provides compassionate, intuitive massage to clients in the San Francisco Bay Area, but specifically the East Bay. She has been practicing massage for over 10 years and has worked with a wide scope of clientele from the spa to tech industry. Eve practices a variety of massage modalities, including Swedish, Thai, deep tissue, acupressure and prenatal massage.  She has worked closely with chiropractors and acupuncturists which have both influenced her work.  Chinese medicine has been an area of interest and study.  She combines Easternbodywork methods with Western massage modalities to provide her clients with a customized session.

 

Her passions outside of bodywork include dance and travel.  She obtained her BA in Cultural Anthropology and enjoys exploring other ways of life.  Dancing has been a huge part of her life since she was a teen.  She has performed bellydance, hip hopand modern and is truly happy when expressing this element.  

Massage Therapist
Eve Guttierrez
CAMTC # 74228
 

East Bay

Ellen has a passion for living an active holistic lifestyle. She received her BA in Philosophy from Colorado College, and soon after, she completed her training at the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy. She is now an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist and Certified Personal Trainer. She has worked as an LMT and rehab assistant at a Chiropractic BioPhysics clinic as well as doing event and in-home massage. She is currently learning new ways to integrate mind and body in her graduate studies of Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies. In her free time, Ellen loves to explore the great outdoors, spend time with animals and improvise in the kitchen.

 

Ellen's massage combines a number of techniques (such as Swedish, Sports, NMT/trigger point, Deep Tissue, Thai, and Craniosacral) with her own intuitive touch cultivated through her studies in mind-body integration. She is committed to working mindfully with her clients towards personal healing and growth. Ellen aids in relieving chronic and acute pain and stress as well as inspiring self-care and preventative methods and habits.

Ellen Turner
Massage Therapist
CAMTC # 71954
 

San Francisco

After years performing, recording and touring as a professional musician, Wil returned to San Francisco in 2013 to pursue bodywork. A graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage, Wil developed a blend of modalities including Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, and Swedish Massage. Wil utilizes a personalized approach and promotes mobilization and relaxation through integrated, therapeutic myofascial release.

Wil Hendricks
Massage Therapist
 

East Bay

CAMTC # 60225
 
CAMTC # 30661
Patrice Tanguy
Massage Therapist

San Francisco

Patrice has been a Massage Therapist for twelve years. He graduated from San-Francisco School of Massage and went on to take numerous classes at World School of Massage and McKinnon Institute. He first realized the benefits of massage therapy as a runner and decided to start massage therapy as a career to help people feel better.

Patrice believes everyone can benefit from receiving massage, whether it is for stress reduction and relaxation, to help recover from muscle overuse, stiffness, and athletic injury, or to help manage the discomforts cause by prolonged sitting at work.

His training has been in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Thai massage, Shiatsu, Sports massage. The focus of his work ranges from stress reduction and relaxation which can also include deeper work, to sports massage.

He is currently getting his Personal Training Certification through NASM.

 
Stephen Naca
Massage Therapist

East Bay, Vallejo / American Canyon

Stephen is a certified massage therapist specializing in deep tissue and sports massage. He has had numerous jobs in the medical setting from a rehabilitation clinic, sports clinic, and pre hospital care. Each client he has seen in these settings allows him to understand each person individually and try to provide them with the best care he can offer. His massage training was completed at Mckinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland  and he continues to learn from respected instructors. He also has a bachelor's degree in kinesiology from the University of San Francisco. Along with his other tools, Steph also does myofascial decompression (cupping) which has alleviated pain from a high percentage of his clients.

CAMTC # 65516
 
CAMTC # 71419
Lito Orbase

Massage Therapist

​​Lito is a Certified massage therapist; a graduate of National Holistic Institute. He is well versed in Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage and corporate chair massage. He always try to tailor each massages to the clients liking and preference. Swedish, deep tissue or a combo of both.

Lito is also into functional fitness. He is a certified crossfit instructor. His massage journey began after constantly finding ways to recover from brutal crossfit workouts. Massage and fitness changed his outlook on life. He strongly believe that the key to longevity is nutrition, fitness and massage. 

East Bay, Vallejo / American Canyon

 
Hayden Marcus

Massage Therapist

San Francisco

Hayden really enjoys working with people to get them to where they want to be and finds that massage can accomplish a great amount in a short span of time. He has worked with people to help them achieve more and feel better for many years. Hayden has developed a technique for energy healing, created a system for releasing people from blocks that are currently holding them back, and studied hypnosis and emotional freedom technique.

 

One of his favorite techniques is Thai Massage. Hayden has put a lot of focus into Thai training and has continued to emphasize it in his work since then. Hayden has found that his previous experience in facilitating healing and his training in the art of Aikido have enhanced his ability to provide his clients with a fulfilling massage experience.

CAMTC # 74443
CAMTC # 76387
Richard Bryant
 

Massage Therapist

San Francisco, Marin

My favorite part of being a mt is not only watching my client walk out with that after glow smile, but the sound of relaxation in their voice. I love that they finish with significantly less pain than when I arrive. I believe that trust, respect and consistent honest communication are key when thinking about what’s best for the client because my goal is to meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations of what a typical massage would be.

 

Each person is different and therefore no massage is the same. Day to day our bodies change and what it needs to feel better which means not all techniques are created equal. I have an in depth knowledge and experience in a wide array of modalities. This enables me to uniquely Modify the massage for your particular bodies needs.

 

I am trained in Swedish, shiatsu and deep tissue. I also offer sports, myofascial, injury and trigger point work. Including whole body and or focused work. 

 

I’ve been told that I have intuitive hands and that I’m incredibly skilled at finding the root of the issue. I’m truly passionate and enjoy what I do and with my experience and our open communication I’m confident that we can co create the right massage experience for you.

Jessica Sosin

Massage Therapist

East Bay, Marin

Jessica is both a Certified Massage Therapist and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She brings her compassion and healing heart to both her bodywork and counseling services. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Aromatherapy, pre-natal, hot stone, RosenMethod and the Realization process. She also uses alignment based techniques and pressure point therapy in her bodywork. She treats many types of clients from those with injuries, to those who want emotional release as well as just relaxation. She looks forward to working with you and your individual needs. 

 
CAMTC #59387

BackSpace Mobile Massage is a collaborative community of mobile bodyworkers that provides high quality massage to clients in-home, at the workplace, and events. We believe massage is an integral part of overall wellness and work closely with clients to achieve their stress and pain management goals. 

We offer competitive pricing and personalized service.

Delivering top-quality massage throughout the greater

San Francisco Bay Area.

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