Our massage therapists combine various massage modalities to produce an enriching and healing experience. The service is open to non-AVAC members as well as AVAC® members. By appointment only.
The Gift of Massage
The Massage Room is adjacent to the Pilates Studio on the Mezzanine.
Erika is certified in the Esalen® modality and advanced therapeutic massage and body work through The Body Therapy Center in Palo Alto and has been practicing at AVAC® since 2003. Using deep tissue sculpting, techniques from Shiatsu massage, myofascial release techniques, and facilitated stretching, Erika looks to alter chronic tension patterns. Also dedicated to the practice and teaching of yoga (including at AVAC®), Erika helps clients to live more fully in their bodies.
Deep Tissue | Esalen® | Prenatal | Trigger Point Therapy
Mondays | 1:30 - 6:30 pm
Tuesdays | 4:30 - 6:30 pm
Wednesdays | 10 am - 7:30 pm
Thursdays | 8 am - 6:30 pm
Fridays | 10:30 am - 5 pm
Saturdays | 7:30 - 9:30 am & 11 am - 6 pm
Nanci has been immersed in the healing arts of massage, reiki, yoga, Ayurveda, and TM meditation for more than 25 years. She graduated from Body Therapy Center School of Massage in Palo Alto as well as California Healing Arts College in Santa Monica, CA.
Please call 408.799.1859 or email for your appointment with Nanci.
Swedish | Prenatal & Postnatal | Jin Shin Do Acupressure | Reiki Level II
Mondays | 8 am - 1 pm (Sunday appointments available soon)
Miki is certified in Swedish as well as Sports, Deep Tissue, and Pre-natal massage. A triathlete and veteran of Ironman Canada, Miki served her internship at Stanford University.
Please call 408.489.3391 for your appointment with Miki.
Swedish Massage | Sports Massage | Deep Tissue | Prenatal Massage
Tuesdays | 10:30 am - 5 pm
Jessica ArguelloJessica is a licensed massage therapist certified at Five Branches University in San Jose where she specialized in Acupressure hand therapy and Tui Na massage. Jessica also has specialized training in oncology massage through the Greet the Day Institute of Integrative Oncology.
Please call 408.802.1206 or email for your appointment with Jessica.
Tui Na | Acupressure Hand & Body Therapy | Chi Machine | Oncology
Mondays | 7:30 - 9 pm
Tuesdays | 7 - 10 am & 6:30 - 9 pm
Wednesday | 7:30 - 9 pm
Thursday | 6:30 - 9 pm
Sunday | By appointment
|Six 60 minute session Package||$450||$540|
|15 minutes shoulder
Deep Tissue: Focuses on trigger point therapy, myofascial release, & postural alignment. May also incorporate client education & participation.
Esalen®: A nurturing blend of classical Swedish massage. Trager work designed by your practitioner to be deeply relaxing and to heighten body awareness. Esalen® incorporates long flowing strokes from head to toe & back to remind the body of its wholeness.
Pre-natal: A relaxing massage designed to safely relieve the aches & pains of pregnancy.
Sports: Specialized massage technique can enhance an athlete’s conditioning & performance, reduce injury potential, & aid in injury rehabilitation.
Swedish: Relaxing combination of massage techniques used to help decrease aches & pains created by stress, injuries, and postural imbalances.
Trigger Point Therapy: A trigger point is a focus of hyperirritability within muscle fiber. Finding & extinguishing trigger points eliminates associated pain & allows muscles to work more efficiently.
Tui Na Massage: Used to treat injuries & restore function of tendons, bones & joints. Targets specific problems in the muscles, joints & soft tissues resulting in increased flexibility, circulation & the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Known to help insomnia, constipation, anxiety & headaches; & improve digestive, respiratory & immune system function.
Acupressure Hand & Body Therapy: Focuses on points across the body that increases blood flow & opens blockages. Tension in these points develop into spasms, pain & limited range of motion; resulting in chronic conditions like osteo-arthritis, pinched nerves, displaced vertebrae, herniated discs & headaches.
Chi Machine: Machine oxygenates the bloodstream, detoxifies & promotes lymph drainage, energizes at the cellular level, improves spinal alignment, mental focus, circulation & relaxation.
Oncology: Addresses the special needs of cancer patients undergoing surgery, chemo- and/or radiation therapy treatments.