Certified Massage Therapist
Stephanie is a certified massage therapist whose work is very deep and therapeutic. She specializes in injury recovery and chronic pain management and utilizes a variety of muscle specific techniques in her work. Her style is based in Swedish massage, using professional draping techniques and oil or lotion, and incorporates other modalities including deep tissue, PNF stretches as well as passive and active release techniques to relax and reeducate muscles. She takes a very personal approach with her clients and sees many of them on a regular basis.
Stephanie enjoys working closely with her clients, helping them to reach their physical goals and find balance in their bodies. Many of her clients are recovering from injuries or dealing with chronic pain issues and she often works in conjunction with them and their healthcare professionals to rehabilitate muscles. She often recommends exercises, stretches and lifestyle changes to help support the work that she does. She also has a network of holistic healthcare professionals that she works with and often refers her clients to when appropriate.
Based in both San Francisco and Los Altos, Stephanie sees clients 5 days a week. She practices massage in San Francisco and is also the owner of Restore, a healing arts center located in Los Altos.
A graduate of NHI (National Holistic Institute) in Emeryville, CA, Stephanie received a letter of excellence and has over 720 hours of training. Her skills include: Swedish massage, Shiatsu, deep tissue, prenatal massage, energy work, Reflexology, sports massage, active isolated release and the Diamond method. She has built and maintained her private clientele since 2003 and continues to see new clients as well as work with her existing clients.
"Stephanie is a very effective and skilled massage therapist. I send many of my of my patients to her for various injuries. As an acrobat and athlete I have had many massages and understand what makes a great therapeutic massage."
- Dr. Kristin Wingfield,
Doctor of Sports Medicine,
Cirque du Soleil Acrobat,
Canadian National Team Athlete
San Francisco, CA
"Stephanie has done this for me once before and I do not believe anyone else can do so well. I pulled a calf muscle 6 days before a marathon. Stephanie worked a full hour on that one leg and although I was limping when I entered her office I walked out comfortably and, much more than that, I was able to run my marathon! Talented and capable and the only one I trust to work on my muscles."
- Dan P.
Los Altos, CA
"Stephanie is a gifted practioner! She combines study of the body and awareness of her customer to provide a truly focused and special therapy experience. Whether athletics, general alignment or carpal tunnal maladies, she has a way of seeking it out and turning it around for you!"
- Jim T.
Los Altos, CA