Eunice's journey into bodywork began when she was a young aspiring concert pianist. Amidst countless hours of practices and performances, she developed a repetitive strain hand injury that interrupted her collegiate studies at Oberlin Conservatory. While taking a break and working with an integrative team (Chiropractor, Pilates Instructor, and Massage Therapist), she was able to relieve chronic tension, strengthen weaknesses in her body, and learn to move more efficiently. During this time, Eunice realized a performance career was not her true calling. Instead, she discovered a genuine passion in health and wellness. Upon graduating college in 2003, she completed a 750 hour massage therapy program and has enjoyed being in the field for 15 years. She is passionate about operating YOUU-NESS, a company embracing an integrative and customized treatment team approach.
As an active person and former marathoner, Eunice also developed a special interest in working with athletes. She is full body certified in Active Release Technique (ART ®) and Long Tract Nerve Entrapment. Eunice loves to continue advancing her knowledge and has acquired additional hours in specialized trainings including cadaver studies, methods of Structural Integration, Orthopedic Massage, Feldenkrais, and Sports Massage. She is certified in SFMA to assess functional movement patterns. Eunice enjoys working in a collaborative team environment including physical therapy, chiropractic, and high level personal training. She enjoys customizing sessions to meet anyone who walks through the door whether an avid gardener, orchestral musician, computer worker, or athlete. Eunice has a strong interest in injury prevention and pain management and enjoys providing high quality bodywork in San Luis Obispo County.
When not in the office, Eunice enjoys being active outdoors, creating, traveling, listening to live music, cooking, and spending time with her corgi Mocha and partner Tom. She is passionate about building community and supporting social and environmental causes. Eunice has a special interest in working with at risk youth and families.
Elisabeth discovered her talent in massage therapy early on in life. She remembers giving her mother massages as a child using her hands to offer relief. Elisabeth is a graduate from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Associate of Applied Sciences program with over 1000 hours of instruction in Eastern bodywork modalities. Her work is deeply influenced by the field of acupuncture.
As an avid rock climber, mountain biker, and former competitive ultra marathon runner, Elisabeth’s active lifestyle necessitates an understanding of self care that she transfers to her massage practice. Integrating her in depth study of proper body alignment and specialized skills in Tui Na, Thai, & Shiatsu massage, her goal is to restore functional mobility to her clientele. Elisabeth uses oscillating techniques to pacify the central nervous system and focuses on specific pressure points to release adhesions in deep tissue, promoting active range of motion. Elisabeth enjoys working with anyone who may need help and has a special interest in working with athletes and oncology patients. In the past, she worked with patients at the San Diego Hospice and The Institute for Palliative Medicine and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine Clinic.
In addition to massage therapy, Elisabeth has completed two 250 hr. yoga teacher trainings in Kundinyasa and Hatha yoga. She has taught yoga classes at a yoga studio and Crossfit gym and taught massage therapy techniques. She enjoys teaching workshops and classes and sharing her knowledge with the community. Elisabeth is also trained as a wilderness and urban first responder and EMT.
When Elisabeth is not working on people, she can be found climbing any mountain in the high Sierras, backpacking, hiking with her hound puppy on the central coast, mountain biking, practicing yoga and pilates, or reading by the lake.
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