The best place to get a massage by the beach in Santa Cruz!
Massage Harbor is a premier boutique massage and wellness studio located right on the ocean in the town of Aptos- just a few miles south of Santa Cruz. Our team includes a diverse array of some of the most qualified massage and wellness practitioners in the area, providing an opportunity to receive just about any type of massage available.
My name is Fabian Cardenas, I graduated National Holistic Institute with honors in both their core program and neuromuscular program. I have been trained in using techniques from Shiatsu Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Neuromuscular therapy (NMT), which is an approach to soft tissue manual massage therapy where quasi-static pressure is applied to soft tissue to stimulate skeletal striated muscle. Through applied knowledge of trigger points, neuromuscular therapy addresses postural distortion (poor posture), biomechanical dysfunction, nerve compression syndrome, and ischemic. This helps with chronic pain, compressed nerves, trauma, and more. This is a clothed modality, please wear comfortable clothing i.e. yoga/gym. I also work with what is known as Trigger Point Therapy, to target chronic or acute pain. I want to offer each person that comes to Massage Harbor a customized massage to help alleviate stress, or just be pain free again, and change the community one body at a time. Cert # 61691
Mi nombre es Fabian Cardenas, soy graduado de National Holistic Institute en San Jose con honores en la programa de 900 horas y la programa neuromuscular de 450 horas. He sido entrenado en el uso de técnicas de shiatsu , sueco , tejido profundo y el trabajo neuromuscular una modalidad no evasiva que se dirige en reducir o eliminar el dolor crónico. Quiero ofrecer a cada persona que viene a Massage Harbor un masaje personalizado para ayudar a aliviar el estrés , o simplemente estar libre de dolor otra vez, y cambiar la comunidad un solo cuerpo a la vez. Cert # 61691
Jamie graduated from Monterey Peninsula College in 2014 and is certified through the California Massage Therapy Council. She gives full attention to each individual while delivering comfortable, mindful bodywork. Jamie practices integrative massage that combines techniques to form a tailored session based on client needs. She’s skilled in Deep Tissue with Trigger Point Therapy, traditional Swedish Massage and Sports Massage. She is continuously looking for ways to feed her creative mind and to grow in her passion. Cert #53540
Aislyn comes from a lineage of healers and has been studying and practicing the healing arts her entire life. In 1981, at the age of seven, she learned to feel aura energy and began to practice therapeutic touch under the guidance and instruction of her mother. As a teenager she studied chakra energy balancing and Reiki, and became the youngest person ever to be initiated into the highest degree of Reiki by her teacher, well-known author and healer, Diane Stein.
In 2005 she graduated ‘magna cum laude’ from UC Berkeley and received her massage certification from Twin Lakes School of massage in Santa Cruz. She continues to study new massage modalities and is a life-long learner.
Her massage style ranges from Swedish to Deep Tissue, adapting depth and pressure to the needs of the individual client. Her compassionate and intuitive nature, and her appreciation for the body-mind-spirit connection, creates a safe haven for clients to relax deeply and be supported in their process of healing and rejuvenation. Cert # 62617
With a diverse background in massage and working in different spa settings, Allison has homed her skills in bodywork to fit people’s specific needs. She is a graduate of the Kali Institute of Somatic Therapies located in Ventura,CA and has over 650 hours of education. Some of he specialties include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Pregnancy Massage, as well as and rejuvenating body treatments. Having relocated from Southern CA to the Santa Cruz county, she is excited to continue her path of learning and discovery within the massage field. Cert #11460
Kirk Samis is a graduate of Cypress Health Institute located in Santa Cruz. Kirk is a certified massage therapist by the California Massage Therapy Council. License #70938.
Kirk is trained in Swedish Massage and enjoys the deeper techniques for those who need it. He takes an intuitive approach to massage therapy and will tailor the treatment for each individual client.
Kirk is a graduate of Aptos High School and a longtime resident of Santa Cruz County. He has 2 grown children and 2 grandsons he enjoys spending time with. His interests are diverse. He likes to travel, especially to Maui, where he volunteers his time with the Save the Honokowai Valley group. He likes being close to nature, no matter where he is. He is trained as a docent for Watsonville Wetlands Watch and enjoys mountain biking in his spare time. He is pleased to be a part of the Massage Harbor team.
Catherine is a graduate of Cypress Health Institute in Santa Cruz, CA. She began her massage training with an open mind, unsure of where her path would lead. The moment her hands got to work on people, she knew she had made the right decision. Catherine is trained in Swedish massage and Polarity Therapy and enjoys integrating the two modalities. She is able to perform light energetic touch, deep therapeutic massage, and is highly attuned to client sensitivities and appropriate pressure.
I have been a Holistic Health Practitioner for over 7 years. I studied massage at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine at one of the best schools in Southern California for Acupuncture and oriental medicine. I have practice and study over the years the following: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Prenatal Massage, Sports Massage, trigger point ,Cranial Sacral Massage therapy, Qi Nai Son, Tai Massage and Reiki or Energy work. I also have knowledge of Nutrition and Supplements. My approach to massage and healing is holistic and nurturing. I believe that the body needs both good nutrition and daily physical maintenance. As a massage therapist I will hold the space for my clients to feel safe and nurture while getting their needs meet.
My name is Julianna Woodman. I graduated from National Holistic Institute with honors in their core program and neuromuscular program. I have been trained in using techniques from Thai Massage, Shiatsu Massage, Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage and Neuromuscular work; also known as Trigger Point Therapy work, to target chronic or acute pain. I want to offer each person that I see a customized massage to help alleviate stress and pain. I am interested in the emotional and nervous system state of the client, as that has just as much impact (possibly more) than external trauma. I have worked at hospitals, special homes... I have also helped an Autistic child. So I am passionate about helping those who need it but feel they can't receive it. Every living being (this includes animals) deserves to be healthy.
Marianne is a graduate from The Cortiva Institute in Wall, New Jersey. Being new to the Santa Cruz community, she is eager to share her healing talents from coast to coast. When she sees the metamorphosis take place within her clients; as they leave with a beaming smile on their face, feeling pain free and back in tune with their bodies natural state, it inspires her to do more. She specializes in: Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone Massage,and Reiki. She is Reiki level 1 & 2 certified. She is also trained in First Aid & CPR. She firmly believes that massage therapy is not just what some people perceive as a "luxury" or a "pampering spa treatment", and that its benefits are truly medicine for the mind, body, and spirit.
Jillian M.S., is a trained Clinical Psychologist and Certified Massage Therapist. She has been a Jin Shin Do Acupressurist since 1982. She is a Practitioner and Instructor in the field of Holistic Healthcare CMT#29780
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124 Marina Ave #B
Aptos, CA 95003
Open 7 days a week
By appointment only