Co-Founder / Massage Therapist
San Francisco, Marin
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 is also a trained Oncology Massage therapist.
Co-Founder / Massage Therapist
Practicing in San Francisco since 2003, Liam combines a variety of techniques to create a massage that is both therapeutic and deeply relaxing. After his initial training in Acupressure and Tui Na, 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 harm reduction and hospice patients to professional athletes and musicians.
A lifelong adherent of both personal and environmental wellness, Liam brings his table to all appointments on his electric cargo bike. This has the added advantage of negating traffic and parking issues!
Liam is also a trained Oncology Massage therapist.
Ellen has a passion for living an active and holistic lifestyle. She received her BA in Philosophy from Colorado College and completed her training at the Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy and is now an experienced Licensed Massage Therapist. She has worked as an LMT and rehab assistant at a Chiropractic BioPhysics clinic as well as doing events and in-home massage. She is also a practicing Somatic Psychotherapist, integrating mind and body with her clients. In her free time, Ellen loves to go on trail runs with her dog 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.
Karla began her massage career with Backspace after graduating from the National Holistic Institute’s Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy Program. Karla has a passion for helping people live with less pain. As an Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapist and Health Educator, Karla explores all Massage Modalities and delivers results using her intuition and compassion with each person served. Karla has worked in Clinic and Chiropractic settings, as well as In-Home. Karla’s favorite modalities of massage include Swedish, Shiatsu, Myofascial release, deep tissue, acupressure, reiki, and stretching. Energizing techniques and sports massage are also practiced.
Karla has two wonderful adult kids who live outside the Bay Area. Outside of family life, Karla enjoys trend setting self care techniques, karaoke, cooking, and traveling.
James graduated from San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork after completing its 600-hour massage therapy program. With a strong foundation in Swedish, Myofascial, and Deep Tissue modalities, his specialties include Sports Massage, Pregnancy Massage, and Neuromuscular Techniques. From total relaxation to targeted therapeutic work, James offers his clients a collaborative approach to achieving their goals.