Therapists

Kabuki Springs & Spa is proud to offer two distinctive styles of massage, Eastern and Western. With over 50 Massage Therapists on staff, our Reservations Staff will be happy to assist you with a recommendation.

Eastern Massage

Eastern massage includes Shiatsu, a traditional Japanese style massage literally meaning “finger pressure.” It is an ancient form of massage performed to release energy blockages. Thumbs, fingers, forearms, elbows, knees, and feet are used to apply pressure to specific areas of the body, while stretching encourages the invigorating movement of internal energy. Traditionally, this is dry massage; oil is not used during this service.

Western Massage

Western massage is a relaxing, therapeutic, oil massage. Western massage is usually done with oil or lotion and can incorporate stroking, kneading, friction and warming of the skin to ease tension and soothe the bodymind. If it’s your first time at a spa, this is an ideal style to begin your journey. We also offer massage for pregnant women and request that you notify us when making your reservation.

Reservations: 415.922.6001 , 10am to 6pm daily

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Craniosacral: Richard, Gabriel, Chandrika

Deep Pressure: Tlielaxu, Tee, Sekani, Samantha, Matti, Maria, Lorraine, Hermann, Jael, Glenda, Giovanni, David H., Cara, Barbara, Ann-Elise

Reiki: Tracy, Sekani, Sarah, John C., Jennifer E., Glenda, Gabriel, David H., Cyndy

Reflexology: Tee, Jennifer E., Jael, Gemma, Gabriel, Cara, Barbara, Ann-Elise

Signature Body Polish: Wendy, Tlielaxu, Tee, Tara, Samantha, Ronnie, Richard, Doris, Denny, Cyndy

Prenatal: Trish, Tracy, Nicole, Luise, Lorraine, Leigh, Jennifer E., Jen of Eve, Jael, Glenda, Gemma, Gabriel, Eri, David H., Claire, Chandrika, Carlos, Cara, Barbara

Thai: Ursula, Tlielaxu, Carlos

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Name: Ann-Elise
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Deep Pressure, reflexology, Herbal Renewal
Ann-Elise joined Kabuki Springs and Spa in 2017. She became a massage therapist because she loves human anatomy and biology and how it translates to the way people hold their life experiences within their bodies. She is grateful for the authenticity, sincerity, and respect guests share as she addresses each guest’s reasons for seeking out bodywork. Each massage is customized based on the individual needs of each guest.Specializing in both Swedish and Deep Tissue, Ann-Elise often performs a combination of fluid strokes and detailed Deep Tissue techniques in order to achieve effective muscle release and relaxation. The intention is to always listen to each guest and help them feel relaxed and centered within their bodies.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

Name: Barbara
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Prenatal, Reflexology, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Grounding, Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
As a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist since 1997, Barbara will customize a massage to meet your needs be it a relaxing Swedish, invigorating Shiatsu, or an individually designed blend. Her continuing education includes: The San Francisco School of Massage, Esalen, New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts, and Somerset School of Massage Therapy. Barbara has been with Kabuki Springs and Spa since 2000.
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Name: Bebe
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Bebe has been a massage therapist with Kabuki since 2013.
Regular ScheduleOn Call

Name: Cara
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Deep Pressure, Reflexology Prenatal
Cara is a certified massage therapist trained in a variety of modalities and techniques including Lomi Lomi, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, and Prenatal. She graduated from National Holistic Institute in 2010. She uses a combination of techniques for a deep yet nurturing and relaxing massage. She uses her growing knowledge of anatomy and assessment strategies to customize these sessions. Her massage style can be very specific to target certain muscles or broad for a full body relaxation but always maintains a flow, connection and a grounding presence. She joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2018.
Regular Schedule: Sunday

Name: Carlos
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Prenatal, Thai, Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Carlos graduated from the National Holistic Institute, specializing in Swedish and Shiatsu massage. He joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2003.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

Name: Chandrika
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Prenatal, Craniosacral, Body Wraps, Abhyanga and Shirodhara, Herbal Renewal
Chandrika’s sessions are designed to meet your needs. She integrates various techniques, as appropriate, for a positive outcome of regeneration, renewal and ease of mobility. Her connection to therapeutic bodywork arises from her longtime yoga practice and personal spiritual journey. She considers it a joy to offer, from her heart, a service to you through her work.
Regular Schedule: Friday, Saturday

Name: Claire
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Prenatal, Ahbyanga, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Claire’s work is nurturing with intuitive wisdom. She has over 15 years experience in bodywork. Her training consists of deep tissue, pregnancy and sports massage. She enjoys pampering clients with treatments like the Lulur, Abyanga, Herbal Renewal and Grounding. Clients are instantly comfortable in Claire’s presence because she is grounded and attentive to the clients needs.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Sunday

Name: Cyndy
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Reiki, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Body Wraps, Signature and Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Cyndy is a graduate of the Chicago School of Massage Therapy and brings over 20 years of experience to the table. She works intuitively with a firm, nurturing touch. Cyndy joined Kabuki staff in 1999.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Name: David C.
Modalities and Treatments: Swedish, Deep Pressure
David graduated from Skyline College in 2012 and has been practicing massage since then. He joined Kabuki Springs & Spa in July of 2017. His style of massage is therapeutic and relaxing with a combination of Swedish and deep pressure. He learns something new with every experience and his passion is to help others through healing touch.
Regular Schedule: Saturday

Name: David H.
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Deep Pressure, Prenatal, Reiki
David graduated from the Cypress Institute, Santa Cruz, CA specializing in Swedish massage. He’s also trained in Shiatsu. He’s been practicing massage since 2003, and joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2007. One of his abilities allows him to give your body the perfect pressure suited for you, so that he is able to work with the appropriate depth to relieve your tension. David also provides Reiki and uses other energy healing techniques, including Quantum-Touch, that are very effective for chronic pain, migraines, injuries and many other health challenges.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Name: Denny
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Grounding, Herbal Renewal, Body Wraps, Signature and Express Body Polish
Denny has been practicing massage since 2001. He blends Swedish massage with a touch of Shiatsu, applying pressure from firm to light depending on his client’s needs. Denny’s massage is intuitive and spiritual, with the goal of leaving his table feeling serene.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Name: Doris
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Body Wraps, Signature and Express Body Polish
Doris went to the Gunver Ingeborg School of Massage and graduated in 1975. She does Swedish massage and will also incorporate acupressure if needed. She is trained in every spa treatment Kabuki offers. Her pressure can range from light to very firm, and her massage is always very nurturing.
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, Friday

Name: Eben
Modalities and Treatments: Eastern, Western, Blend, Prenatal, Abhyanga, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
In addition to his initial courses in Swedish and Shiatsu massage at the Swedish Institute in New York, Eben has trained extensively in myofascial release techniques. He works slowly and thoroughly to relieve muscle tension and release fascial restrictions. An 80 minute session is recommended for this structural work. Eben has been a massage therapist since 1993.
Regular Schedule: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday

Name: Eri
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Prenatal, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Express Body Polish
Eri has been studying both Swedish and Shiatsu massage since 1986. Her education includes being a National Holistic Institute graduate, and assisting in a Shiatsu and Shinkyu Acupuncture clinic in Japan. She has been with the Kabuki Springs & Spa for over 10 years. Eri’s Shiatsu is considered strong, concentrating on the upper back, shoulder and neck areas.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Name: Gabriel
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Prenatal, Craniosacral, Reiki, Reflexology, Abhyanga
Gabriel has been a practitioner of therapeutic touch since 2003. His signature body of work blends massage with revitalizing energy work. His goal is to leave you feeling both deeply relaxed and rejuvenated.
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Name: Gemma
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Reflexology, Prenatal, Express Body Polish
Gemma joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2012.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Name: Giovanni
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Deep Pressure
Trained in Swedish and Shiatsu massage, Giovanni’s unique style of oil massage is designed to activate whole body energy flow while reducing muscle tension. He brings a refined strength and sensitivity with more than 20 years of bodywork therapy experience.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Name: Glenda
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Deep Pressure, Prenatal, Reiki, Abhyanga and Shirodhara, Herbal Renewal
Glenda is an experienced practitioner who provides a fantastic array of Swedish, Deep Pressure and Pre-natal massage and customizes each treatment to the needs of each guest. Glenda is also a Reiki practitioner.
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, Sunday

Name: Hermann
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Deep Pressure
Hermann’s intention for every massage is to return the mind and body to its natural state of harmony and balance. He customizes his massage treatment by blending several techniques into one healing and relaxing experience. He uses soothing interconnected strokes of Swedish massage designed to relax the muscles, combined with deeper pressure, sports massage and trigger point therapy, to soothe muscle tension and knots, with stretching and mobilization to lengthen the muscles while promoting range of motion and circulation. He joined the Kabuki massage team in 2017.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Name: Jael
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Deep Pressure, Prenatal, Reflexology, Grounding, Express Body Polish
Jael joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2007. She works deeply into the muscle to relieve tension.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday

Name: Javier
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment, Grounding, Head and Toe, Abyhanga, Lulur, CBD Massage, Wrap, Express Body Polish
Javier has been at Kabuki since 2005 and joined the massage team in 2009.
Regular Schedule: Saturday

Name: Jennifer C.
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Deep Pressure
Jennifer C has many years of experience doing relaxing deep pressure work and can find tender points in muscles where recent or old tensions are carried. She has been with Kabuki since 2018 and completed her Deep Pressure and Swedish massage programs at San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork in 2012. She is also certified in prenatal massage, oncology massage, and has training in pediatric massage as well. She loves being a part of client’s self-care and is honored to offer a path towards the relief from pain and stress.
Regular Schedule: Sunday

Name: Jennifer E.
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Prenatal, Reiki, Reflexology, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Grounding, Body Wraps, Signature and Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
As a seasoned massage therapist with over 25 years of experience in a variety of settings, Jenn Esh incorporates her favorite modalities of foot reflexology, abdominal massage and Reiki into her Swedish techniques. Her approach is holistic as well as intuitive, being sensitive to the individual needs. She believes “harder” is not always better.
Regular Schedule: Unavailable

Name: Jen of Eve
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Prenatal, Abhyanga, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
A graduate of NY’s Swedish Institute in 1995, Jen of Eve has been helping her clients get out of their heads and into their bodies ever since. Her nurturing energy is well suited for the ritual of Abhhyanga, her favorite treatment. She works intuitively to facilitate deep relaxation through her unique use of heat and rhythmic style.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday, Friday

Name: John C.
Modalities and Treatments: Eastern, Blend, Acupuncture, Reiki, Reflexology, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
John is a specialist in Shiatsu, and offers both acupuncture and Reiki services. John earned an Associate’s degree in massage therapy from the Swedish Institute in 2001 and completed a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ACTCM) in 2007. He is also a devoted practitioner and teacher of Qigong and martial arts.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Name: Leigh
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Prenatal, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Body Wraps, Express Body Polish
For over ten years, Leigh’s bodywork and certifications vary to include Swedish massage, sports massage, pregnancy massage, and Ashiatsu. If you like deep pressure, many of her clients enjoy a combination of Barefoot Shiatsu and deep Swedish. She can also adjust the pressure to a more relaxing, gentle massage. Leigh loves to do pre and post-natal work as she believes that all mothers really do need bodywork.
Regular Schedule: Friday

Name: Leo
Modalities and Treatments: Swedish, Shiatsu, Blend, Herbal Renewal
Leo has been a massage therapist since 2004. He specializes in deep pressure, as well as Shiatsu, Tui Na, Reflexology, Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage and Western massage. His lifelong experience in Muay Thai and sports has helped him have a better understanding of the muscular system. This enables him to incorporate different techniques to meet each guest’s needs.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday

Name: Lorraine
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Deep Pressure, Prenatal, Grounding, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Lorraine joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in early 2012. Her Swedish work is very nurturing and relaxing.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Name: Luise
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Prenatal, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Body Wraps, Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Luise graduated from the Osaka Japanese School of Massage in 1982, specializing in Shiatsu massage. She joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2011.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Sunday

Name: Maria
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Deep Pressure, Abhyanga, Herbal Renewal
Maria has been a massage therapist with Kabuki since 2015.
Regular ScheduleTuesday, Wednesday, Sunday

Name: Masakastu (Masa)
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment, Body Wraps
Masa has been working with Kabuki since 2017. He graduated from Everest College. He can provide a Swedish with light to firm touch, combining with pressure points to meet your individual needs.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Saturday

Name: Matti
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Deep Pressure, Herbal Renewal
Matti graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2015 and joined Kabuki, as a massage therapist in 2016. He enjoys blending Swedish and Shiatsu in order to create a unique experience that enables him to tailor each session to meet your individual needs.
Regular Schedule: Thursday, Sunday

Name: Nicole
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Prenatal, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Grounding, Body Wraps, Express Body Polish
Nicole specializes in classic Swedish and traditional Shiatsu with over 20 years experience, working at Kabuki since 1998. Nicole’s massage is very relaxing, focused and thorough, ultimately releasing tension and bringing awareness to all parts of the body. Her honest and intuitive approach encompasses a nurturing quality that creates a unique session tailored to the client’s needs and comfort level. She offers a satisfying experience for both the new and seasoned massage client. A mother of two, she also knows the importance for moms and moms-to-be to get that often neglected self-care.
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Name: Richard
Modalities and Treatments: Eastern, Blend, Deep Pressure, Craniosacral, Abhyanga, Grounding, Herbal Renewal, Body Wraps, Signature and Express Body Polish
Richard has been practicing massage and manual therapy professionally for 17 years. His training includes Tui Na, Shiatsu massage and Acupressure. His work is informed by his studies of Craniosacral and other manual therapies learned through the Upledger Institute, Chinese medicine, yoga, Pilates and dance. He can also administer Craniosacral using a more subtle, light touch.
Regular Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Name: Ronnie
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Deep Pressure, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment, Body Wraps, Signature and Express Body Polish
Ronnie graduated from National Holistic Institute (NHI) in 2010 and has been practicing sine then. He specializes in Swedish massage, from light relaxing work to deeper pressure to work out tension in the muscles.
Regular ScheduleMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Name: Samantha
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Deep Pressure, Herbal Renewal, Signature and Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Samantha’s style combines deep technical work, gentle stretching, and relaxing rhythmic strokes. She designs sessions to meet each client’s unique goals whether it’s chronic or acute pain relief, relaxation, increased flexibility, or overall well-being.
Regular ScheduleTuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Name: Sekani
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Reiki, Herbal Renewal, Grounding
A therapist since 1998, Sekani joined the Kabuki family in 2005. His Swedish and Shiatsu work often incorporates aspects of Sports Massage, Reflexology, Reiki, Tui Na, and various other modalities.
Work Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Name: Sophie
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Deep Pressure, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Sophie is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute. She joined Kabuki Springs and Spa in 2018. Sophie combines western massage techniques with fluid strokes and slow, deep tissue work as a foundation and incorporates eastern elements, energy work, and acupressure to relieve muscle tension, improve circulation and calm the mind.
Work Days: Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday

Name: Takashi
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Blend, Body Wraps
Takashi is a graduate of San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork in 2013 and has joined the Kabuki since 2016. His modalities include Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage incorporating Trigger Point and Sports massage, catered to your specific needs.
Regular Schedule: Thursday & Saturday

Name: Tara
Modalities and Treatments: Acupuncture, Western and Eastern bodywork, Blend, Prenatal, Javanese Lulur, Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment, Signature and Express Body Polish, Herbal Renewal, Grounding Food treatment.
Tara has been practicing massage therapy in the Bay Area since 1995 and has been with Kabuki since 1997. She has trained extensively in Shiatsu, Tuina and Orthopedic massage and her oil-based massage (Swedish) is Lomi-inspired and therapeutic. She specializes in blends and finding the right pressure and modality for each client. Tara graduated from Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley and had been a student acupuncture intern since 2011, she is now California licensed and offers Acupuncture services at Kabuki. As the mother of an elementary-aged son, she really enjoys working with and giving support to other mothers. She speaks fluent Portuguese and basic Spanish.
Regular Schedule: On-Call

Name: Tee
Modalities and Treatments: Eastern, Western, Blend, Deep Pressure, Reflexology, Javanese Lulur, Signature and Express Body Polish
Tee is a graduate of the National Holistic Institute and joined the Kabuki staff in 2014.
Regular ScheduleSaturday

Name: Tlielaxu
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Deep Pressure, Thai, Javanese Lulur, Signature and Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Tlielaxu is a graduate from the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA. He joined Kabuki in 2013 and brings with him over 15 years of massage experience. Esalen massage is at the core of his western style modality in which he combines slow, integrating strokes that are indicative of that style. This allows him to sink deep into the muscle belly in order to release accumulative stresses. He worked with Cal-Berkeley Swim Team in 2003 through 2006 where he gained extensive bio-mechanic awareness. Tlielaxu applies that knowledge when working with athletes. He has a wide-range in eastern modalities like Thai, Tui-Na and Shiatsu, which enables him to tailor a session to meet individual needs. He uses Tui Na to alleviate pain in the neck and sciatica.
Regular ScheduleMonday, Tuesday, Thursday

Name: Tracy
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Thai, Prenatal, Reiki, Ahbyanga, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Express Body Polish, Body Wraps
Tracy graduated from the San Francisco School of Massage in 1998, specializing in Swedish massage. Also, she studies Shiatsu in Japan, and Thai Massage in Thailand. Rounding out her Asian bodywork skillset, she is a Reiki Master. Since joining Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2010, Tracy tailors her bodywork skills to each guest’s needs.
Regular ScheduleSunday, Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

Name: Trish
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Prenatal, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Grounding, Herbal Renewal, Body Wraps, Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Trish has been actively offering massage since 1995 and joined Kabuki in 1999. Her nurturing and compassionate touch is deep enough to effectively alleviate sore muscles and gentle enough to bring about complete relaxation. 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.
Regular Schedule: Wednesday, Friday

Name: Ursula
Modalities and Treatments: Western, Eastern, Blend, Abhyanga, Express and Signature Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Ursula joined the Kabuki Springs & Spa in 2012, and graces us with her sensitive and intuitive touch. She is inspired by a wide variety of modalities, her Iyengar yoga practice, and her experience in a clinical setting.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday

Name: Wendy
Modalities and Treatments: Shiatsu, Blend, Abhyanga, Javanese Lulur, Herbal Renewal, Grounding, Body Wraps, Signature and Express Body Polish, Wild Lime Scalp Treatment
Wendy is California Certified and joined Kabuki Springs & Spa in 1999. She has been doing Shiatsu for over ten years. She especially enjoys providing the body treatments, like the Javanese Lulur Body Treatment and body polishes. On a side note, she is fluent in Cantonese.
Regular Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday