Ace Of Cups | Massage Therapists
Katie comes to us from the world of sports and kinesiology. Her passion is all things to do with the optimal performance of the body. She completed her bachelors in kinesiology at Cal State Northridge while playing soccer on the universities team. She attended massage school at National Holistic Institute where she learned advanced modalities. She started her career working as the massage therapist for UCLA football team, a very reputable chiropractor, as well as at a holistic physical therapy clinic, and has gained knowledge in those settings for therapeutic massage. Deep tissue, sports massage, pain management, myofascial release, clinical and structural/postural correction are some of her specialties that can aid in performance and everyday life! Katie has a detailed approach and is able to apply advanced techniques and create the perfect session for your individual needs. Katie is also available for personal training and stretching sessions.
Elena is an Indigenous Medicine Weaver who uses massage techniques as the vessel for her intuitive medicine. She has practiced massage for 8 years and continues to learn new techniques to weave magic into your session. She has warm mothering energy and truly holds space in a transformational way. She is trained in many therapies including Cupping, Swedish, Reflexology, Polarity, Hot Stone and Sports massage.
Elena deeply enjoys her work and is always learning more fascinating things about the way each body functions and is humbled by the amazing dynamics of the body. With her caring, nurturing, and present touch she intuitively sees the emotions and burdens that reside in the body and intentionally helps move them through, without judgement or expectation. On her free time she loves to hike, create and participate in ceremony, study cultural connections, honor the ancestors, and spend time with her beautiful family.
A 2019 graduate of Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, Grace is a talented, strong and focused therapist. Coming from a chiropractic office where she practiced clinical massage, she understands how to get in deep to those areas of tension and release them. Deep Tissue is her favorite modality, considering it to be very versatile, and useful in bringing relief to everyone from office workers to athletes. She works closely and with compassion towards her clients, communicating and adapting her touch and pressure to what they most need during their session. Outside of massage, Grace enjoys spending time with her two cats, and exploring her passions in music and cooking.
Josh is excellent at pinpointing trouble areas in the body and helping to release, restore and restructure for optimal function. He has been licensed as a massage therapist since 2006. He holds a BS in kinesiology for UT Austin and Health science from SUNY. Josh has a practical and effective approach from 15 years working in rehabilitation clinics in Austin, Boston, New York City and Perth (Australia). Josh has advanced training in bodywork techniques and holds certificates in Active Release Techniques (ART), Structural Integration (SI), Yoga (200-RYT), Holistic Lifestyle Coaching (CHEK Institute), Pilates Mat, ACE Personal Training and is a USRA Level 1 Rowing Coach. He offers clinical massage, deep tissue, and advanced modalities.
He now incorporates awareness exercises with myofascial-release to both engage the nervous system and loosen tight connective tissues. His intention is to give you the tools and knowledge to best address your body’s needs and help you to take better aim at your life’s goals.