Massage Therapy

The dedicated, knowledgeable, and compassionate massage therapists at NOURISH meet the highest standards for massage therapy and are certified in a wide range of modalities. All of our massage practitioners can help assist you with specific physical issues or just provide a deeply relaxing and refreshing massage. Whether you are interested in simply taking time to reduce stress and tension, or are looking for a more therapeutic massage, the massage therapists at NOURISH can help you find the health and happiness you are looking for. BOOK with one of our expert practitioners today! (831) 359-5335 or

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Tomek Walas

Tomek has been practicing massage for 15 years and was recently named The Best Massage Therapist in Santa Cruz by both the Good Times and Santa Cruz Weekly. Tomek's trademark is his ability to find just the right pressure and spots to relieve tension and stress. People also love Tomek's sense of humor, his relaxed attitude, and his deep kindness.

Tomek's training includes medical school for biomechanics, Cypress Health Institute, Twin Lakes College, Upledger Institute, and various workshop trainings. If you are looking for Swedish, Deep Tissue, lymphatic drainage, cranial-sacral, prenatal, postoperative, myofacial / trigger point release, or sports massage, then try out a fabulous massage with Tomek!

Massage modalities: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Massage, Prenatal Massage, Swedish, Sports Massage, Post Surgical Massage, Craniosacral

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Sarah Hampton

Sarah Hampton, CMT practices Polarity Therapy, Shiatsu, Aquatic Therapy and Traditional Swedish Massage to assist you with pain, stress management and emotional and trauma release. She has the ability to locate blocked or knotted tissues using a variety of techniques to release stress and tension, to balance the nervous system and promote relaxation. Sarah's skills in listening and observing along with her intuition help her excel in her assessments of your individual needs.

Massage modalities: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Massage, Prenatal Massage, Swedish, Sports Massage, Post Surgical Massage, Craniosacral

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Rose has been passionate about the healing arts for the past 12 years. She is trained in many different Healing modalities. Sports, Swedish, Pre-natal, Lomi-Lomi, Craniosacral and Body Psychology. She takes an Innovative approach to her Body work by assessing the muscle system on a deeper level that ultimately addresses Structural issues that may cause additional restriction in the body. Her focus is on areas that are Injury Specific or "trouble areas," in the body that may normally get over looked in a traditional massage session. Rose gives strong attention to detail and has deep listening skills in the subtle energy body, which can invite a strong sense of safety and provides a over all ease for healing. Rose addresses the Body with a beautiful holistic approach through seeing it as a whole and complete System.

Massage modalities: sports massage, swedish massage, deep tissue, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian massage, Craniosacral therapy, structural integration, body alk systems, zen touch (acupressure points) and body psychology therapy.

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Cecily Heath

To Cecily, massage is an artful expression that blends her passion for holistic living and her curiosity of the human body. She has been a certified massage therapist since 2010 after graduating from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy. Her love for massage developed much earlier, however. Growing up with massage professionals in her family, she understood the benefits of massage early on and was drawn to the profession.

Cecily has over 1000 hours of training and still counting. She has been trained in Zen Shiatsu, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, and Trigger Point Therapy. Cecily's technique creatively blends these modalities into one fluid and effective treatment. With a focus on promoting anatomical balance and engaging the parasympathetic nervous system to encourage a sense of wholeness and well-being in her clients.

Cecily encourages open communication to ensure that her client's expectations are met, and often exceeded. At your appointment you can expect her to see you as a unique individual and to personalize the session to meet your specific needs and preferences. You can also expect her to actively listen to your insights about your body. With each session her intention is to bring awareness to tension patterns and stagnant areas so that change can occur. It is her firm belief that when we are aware of what is happening within our bodies, we bring a greater sense of awareness into the world around us.

Cecily looks forward to working with you to create greater balance and well-being in your body and your life.

Massage modalities: Sports massage, Zen shiatsu, Swedish, Prenatal, Trigger point therapy and Deep tissue.

Substitute Massage Therapists
Andrew Porter

Andrew has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Internal Alchemy for over a decade, including 7 years of focused training as a healer in Classical Taoist Medicine. Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Tui Na (Chinese Acupressure/Sports Injury) Massage form the pillars of his table work. As a recent graduate from Five Branches, Andrew also draws upon the holistic diagnostic lens of Acupuncture and TCM when catering individual massage sessions.

His massage is deeply rooted in the rich soil of these ancient and modern wisdom traditions. Come, see for yourself!

Chella Devoe

Chella has been offering therapeautic bodywork for over 8 years, studying myofascial and structural integration techniques at the Pacific Center for Awareness and Bodywork on Kauai, Hawaii, as well as deep bodywork techniques at the Harbin School of Healing Arts and Esalen. Spending several years as a traveler and working on small cruise ships, Chella was able continue to grow as a therapist attending trainings in Thai bodywork, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, and Ayurvedic modalites. Grateful to align her passion and heart of service, her sessions open space for communication and deep listening to the individual. Chella provides clients at Nourish an experience of deep work with a nurturing balance, resulting in a restored sense of wholeness and well-being.

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