caitY Johnson, Certified Massage Therapist
I am a Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist from New York, and have been practicing body work in the San Francisco Bay area since 2014. I also hold an MFA in Dance Performance, Pedagogy and Choreography from Smith College in Northampton, MA. My love of deep body work stems from a fascination with movement and body mechanics, and has been enhanced by further study of human potential at the Esalen Institute, the Flow Genome Project, and with Revolution in Motion training.
Integrative Therapeutic Massage
My approach to myotherapy integrates deep tissue structural bodywork with the flowing, profoundly relaxing techniques of Esalen® Massage. The integration of these healing modalities, along with traditional Swedish massage and Trigger Point Therapy, allows me to access the body's deeper soft tissue layers, unbinding habitually compressed areas of tension and returning fluid exchange and energy flow. Chronic tension patterns in the body release by softening and re-organizing, replenishing living tissues with blood, lymph and energy.
With full-hearted presence and attention, I aim to bring my clients to a state of deep nervous-system relaxation, which supports the natural ability of body and mind to self-heal.
in-home, and in two new oakland locations! See Below for details.
* please note, rates have changed in the new year *
In home massage
Relax! I bring the massage to you. Clear a little space, take a deep breath.
An integrative massage, tailored to your needs, all in the comfort of your own home.
San Francisco, North and South bay
please call for availability
$120/ 60 minutes
$180/ 90 minutes
in Oakland, at the beautiful bloom healing botanical spa!
$100/ 60 minutes, $150/ 90 minutes
Tuesday and Friday, 10 am to 9pm
The Bellevue Club
525 Bellevue Avenue, Oakland CA
OR, AT “THE STUDIO ON PIEDMONT”
$105/ 60 minutes, $150/ 90 minutes
Monday only, 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm
4283 Piedmont Avenue, Suite F-3, Oakland CA
Payments accepted: Cash, Venmo, Visa/MC, Amex
Gift certificates available.
Please note: 24 hour notice is required to cancel an appointment, or the full service rate may be charged.
If these rates represent a barrier to access for your healing, please contact me for sliding scale pricing.
benefits of massage
Enhances energy levels
Relaxes muscle tension which helps to reduce and manage pain
Diminishes the production of cytokines - compounds that play a critical role in inflammation. It also to stimulates Mitochondria - which convert glucose into energy and are essential for cell function and repair
Restores tissues by cleansing metabolic waste, such as lactic acid
Improves circulation by increasing blood flow, which increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the cells
Separates excessive scar tissue formation and helps prevent fascial adhesions
Improves the return of lymphatic fluids, reducing the accumulation of excess body fluids which cause swelling
Increases flexibility and range of motion in joints, which helps to improve posture
Improves rehabilitation after injury
what to expect
For all in-home sessions, I will bring a table, sheets, oil, and music. You will be comfortably and appropriately draped throughout your massage. While most clients prefer the access to all muscle groups that being fully undressed allows, you should undress to your comfort level. We'll discuss any medical conditions and contraindications, as well as areas of focus and preference. If you are experiencing a fever, have open wounds or rashes, or are using a topical treatment (such as hormone cream), we will reschedule. Make yourself comfortable. It is your time for healing, so please communicate- ask questions, voice concerns, or simply allow your mind to rest. Manual therapies have a powerful effect on the parasympathetic nervous system- it is not uncommon to experience a range of physiological and psychological reactions. I am here to support your healing professionally and without judgement.
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