Abigail has a focus on pain management and rehabilitative client care. As an Instructor and Therapist, is the founder Koda Therapy, she was drawn to the positive impact she can have in this profession after struggling to find permanent solutions for musculoskeletal issues of her own. She has made it her mission is to help people understand how to work with their body to alleviate and avoid acute and chronic pain. She has over 5 years of experience in manual and massage therapies.
Her passion is to teach, always learn more and to empower her clients. As a researcher, her goal is effective client-centered appointments. “My goal as a massage therapist is to aid my clients in opening tight and overworked muscles, and reducing repetitive stress symptoms in order to bring balance to the body.”
Specialties: NeuroMuscular Therapy and Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor massage. Clinical Deep Tissue and lymphatic support for recovery. She teaches Self-care follow up through stretching , foam rolling and trigger point self-care.
She is currently publishing her book on stretching - look for it September 2019 - Neurostretch for Natural Myofascial Pain Relief. She is also busy with her lecture series - Natural Pain Management Techniques for Recovery and Repetitive Stress. It includes segments on Plantar Fasciitis, Sicatica and Lower Back Pain, Carpal Tunnel and Migraines.
Bezhad M is a CAMTC certified therapist and Rolfer who focus on movement and pain management has been certified in Craniosacral and Lymphatics. As well as an advanced Oncology Massage therapist, he is an expert in Pain Management and has been working for over thirty years to help his clients become and remain pain free. He is also invaluable as a state-of-the-art Pre/Peri-natal therapist for pregnancy massage.
His approach is, “to provide a deep relief in massage to allow my clients the opportunity and safety to just let go and be with themselves." I combine Swedish massage, Structural Integration, and Neural system work in the massage through this foundation.” He seeks to address each client’s desires to be more pain free, to ease the tightness in the neck, back and hips. He tries to incorporate energy work at every level. Of central importance to me is that the client experience a balancing relief of pain that leads to healing. Every day I am inspired with this profound work.”
For 20 years he has been deeply committed to the art of Tai Chi, and he has technically designed a professional pain release process that allows her to teach her clients how to move in a ‘traditional manner’ designed in Japan. He reads, paints, and plays a variety of musical instruments.
Robin Varga, As a Reflexology practitioner Robin offers the best way to experience the wonders of Foot, Hand and Ear Reflexology. Whether for therapeutic purposes or just for relaxation and stress relief, Robin offers you, the client, the absolute best in Reflexology services.
Robin offers Reflexology in the private setting, or in the corporate workplace. Her experience offers a wealth of exceptional reflexology unmatched in the field, in every setting.
Organizations can arrange to have corporate services provided to their employees onsite, either on a regular basis or as a once in a while benefit, by contacting Koda and asking for Robin.
Robin has also been certified to teach Foot, Hand and Ear Reflexology through the American Academy of Reflexology and Bill Flocco. She has been teaching at several Massage Therapy schools in the greater Bay Area since 1995, including the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork, Healing Arts Institute in Citrus Heights CA and the Massage Therapy Institute in Davis CA.
Bill Olsen encountered the Alexander Technique while I was a student at Williams College. I was immediately struck by the both subtle and far reaching effects the Technique had on me. Since that time, I have employed it in all my creative endeavors (as an actor, director, videographer and juggler) and my every day life. As an expert in movement therapy, he can help retrain the body to achieve the grace, ease and poise that has been missing - and may lead to repetitive stress and painful movement.
He has now been involved with the Technique for over twenty-five years, and has worked with hundreds of people to bring them fuller awareness of how they use themselves and how they can better take care of themselves. He has been a certified teacher and member of AmSAT since 2001.
He has published several articles and shares many interesting facets of his work…which you can read here.
Courtney Hughes offers the best way to experience the wonders of Orthopedic and Pain Management techniques for the whole body. Whether for therapeutic purposes or just for relaxation and stress relief, Courtney offers you, the client, the absolute best in Advanced Bodywork services.
Courtney offers Deep Tissue, Clinical Deep Tissue, Trigger Point therapy and Pain Management in the private setting, or in the corporate workplace. Courtney offers a wealth of experience in the field, in every setting.
She is grounded and mindful, as is her touch. A graduate of the National Holistic Institute’s 1350-hour Massage Therapist Certification Program and Advanced Neuromuscular Program, she specializes in soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. Courtney is also adept at using her intuitive skills and knowledge of anatomy to find and release trigger points and help clients to achieve greater flexibility and strength, increased ease and efficiency of movement, improved posture, and increase energy and vitality.
Lisa Thompson offers expertise in Oncology and Lymphatics massage. Her western influence was realized when she decided that she needed the specialized training needed to work with oncology patients and acute care in general. She continued her education and is completing a 110-hour oncology program, which included an internship on a medical floor, radiation, chemotherapy, and an internship at Hospice.
Lisa specializes in treating clients with acute and chronic pain, muscular dysfunction and post-surgical recovery. Some of these issues include; whiplash, sciatica, repetitive stress injuries, migraines, and cosmetic/joint replacement recovery. She has helped thousands to eliminate pain and inflammation, restore muscular function, increase range of motion and decrease fatigue.
Bettina Flores offers expertise in Swedish, Shiatsu and is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute Massage Therapist Certification Program. She specializes in soft tissue therapy designed to relieve pain and return injured tissues to normal function. Specific, targeted soft tissue treatment, flexibility stretching and self-care eliminate the causes of most muscular aches and pains. Bettina is grounded and focused on using her intuitive skills and knowledge of anatomy to find and release trigger points and help clients to achieve greater flexibility and strength, increased ease and efficiency of movement, improved posture, and increase energy and vitality. Her techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and Sports massage.