Meet Alison


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Certified Massage Therapist, Massage Teacher, and Registered Yoga Teacher, Alison came to the health and wellness profession from her own struggles with health. Discouraged by wellness providers who talked more than listened and prescribed a one-size-fits-all approach, she set out to change that. After she received her bachelors from Cal Poly, Alison studied at California Holistic Institute, Esalen Institute, The Academy of Clinical Massage, and Kripalu School of Yoga.  She collaborates with her clients using her knowledge of the body in general and your experience of your own body to navigate a way to greater ease, self-knowledge, and autonomy. She loves working one-on-one to provide the best massage experience and inspire you to a greater state of health.

In her massage practice, Alison sees clients for both general relaxation massage, oncology massage, and clinical massage. She offers complimentary 30-minute assessments for every new client. During the assessment, she listens carefully to your concerns, assesses any specific needs and then, relying on both careful observation and an in-depth understanding of anatomy, tailors the session for optimum results. Most often, she combines Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Lomi Lomi, Orthopedic and Myofascial Release techniques to create an individualized therapeutic experience. When she is not practicing massage, she teaches massage at California Holistic Institute in San Luis Obispo. Always learning more, Alison is currently working towards a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy.

In her free time, she also loves renovating and decorating her 1987 airstream-style Avion trailer. You can also find her dancing salsa, practicing aerial silks or (trying to) slackline.



Education

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, B.A. in Philosophy

College level courses in Human Anatomy, Physiology, Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Biology 

California Holistic Institute, 500 Hour Massage Program                                    

Esalen Institute, Advanced Esalen Massage Training                                        

Academy of Clinical Massage, Orthopedic Massage Program           

Institute of Integrative Oncology Massage, Oncology Massage Training             

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training                          

 

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