Nissa is the CEO and founder of YOUU-NESS. She holds a masters degree in music from Northwestern University. She began discovering her personal journey in wellness many years ago as a musician dealing with repetitive strain injuries. Inspired by those who helped with recovery, Nissa pursued a similar path and has now enjoyed being in the field of bodywork for 16 years.
Nissa's passion is helping clients discover what their bodies need to move and feel their best, whether with more subtle movements or highly targeted work. She is full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART ®) and offers sessions and classes that enhance self awareness and efficiency of movement, a necessity for injury prevention. Her clients are often athletes, service workers, desk workers, people recovering from injury, and seniors seeking physical relief.
Nissa is the founder and organizer of The Wellness Community Project (www.thewellnesscommunityproject.com) and the Central Coast Corgis. She loves strengthening community and enjoys backpacking, hiking, creating art, traveling, and spending time with her corgi Mocha, partner Tom, and his kids Kim and Lindsay.
Lis is a graduate from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Associate of Applied Sciences. Her work is influenced by the field of acupuncture and her experience with the subtleties of movement as a yoga instructor. She has been a bodyworker for the last 9 years and has a special interest in rehabilitation.
As an avid rock climber, mountain biker, and former competitive ultra marathon runner, Lis's understanding of self care informs her work with athletes. She enjoys working with all walks of life and has a special interest in sports and injury recovery and functional mobility. Lis's style ranges from very subtle Tuina massage to highly targeted and specific. She is certified in ART ®(Active Release Technique) for the upper extremities and is a lifelong learner always seeking more knowledge and skills.
When Lis is not in the office, she can be found taking classes, reading by the lake, exploring the outdoors, climbing any mountain in the high Sierras, hiking with her hound puppy Maggie, mountain biking, working on her garden, or practicing yoga, meditation, or Pilates.
Ryan developed a strong interest in health after facing debilitating migraines during his career as a designer. His curiosity led him to discover the field of massage therapy and graduate from the Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. He has been working in the field for the last 10 years.
Ryan is skilled in Thai Bodywork, Cupping, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cranial Sacral, Swedish Massage, and Reflexology. In addition to his education in massage therapy, Ryan has studied courses in nutrition and health and is a firm believer that the body can heal itself of many different ailments if it is given the right nutrition and tools to do so.
Ryan is an active mountain biker, backpacker, and hiker. He loves spending time in the great outdoors observing the beauty of nature with his partner Sarah and dog Sadie. Being able to exercise and stay healthy is deeply important to him. Ryan is also a professional artist. He enjoys creating anatomy art that captures colorful dynamic and motion filled poses. Some of his work can be viewed at www.ryanscreationstation.com.
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