Sharmila Ganguly

Massage is something that you start learning but you never finish. It goes on and on, and the experience becomes continuously deeper and deeper, higher and higher. -- Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

I love the workings of the human body. It continues to amaze me with new insights and a lifetime will not be enough to learn and understand it. There are so many ways of looking at it, as muscles and joints, as a single myofascial unit, as energy meridians, as channels and chakras, as movement, as rest... and they are all true and still not complete.

I took up massage to learn about anatomy and massage was the hands-on part of that study. But once I experienced the amazing effects that a mindf...

I love the workings of the human body. It continues to amaze me with new insights and a lifetime will not be enough to learn and understand it. There are so many ways of looking at it, as muscles and joints, as a single myofascial unit, as energy meridians, as channels and chakras, as movement, as rest... and they are all true and still not complete.

I took up massage to learn about anatomy and massage was the hands-on part of that study. But once I experienced the amazing effects that a mindful touch has on the body I realized that knowledge alone, though important and enriching, is not enough to inform a session. That comes only from the quality of the touch.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

CA # 41273

Education
2012

McKinnon Institute of Professional Massage & Bodywork

500 hour Therapist Program

2013

San Francisco School of Massage

Integrative Deep Tissue, Advanced Spinal Mechanics, Hand and Ear Reflexology

Experience
Bodywork

Auyervedic Massage

Learned and experienced the rejuvenating effects of a full body Ayurvedic Massage using warmed up Sesame or Olive Oil infused with Sandalwood essential oil from Sri Ajit Sarkar.

Oncology Massage

Volunteer at the Charlotte Maxwell Cancer Care Center in Oakland and have worked at the Walnut Creek Cancer Center as well.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Apr 03
In addition to her skill and experience, Sharmila also has an amazing intuitive sense of where to find tension and inflammation.
by Cecilia on Mar 13
Sharmila is a massage therapist of great skill, but more than that, she is a lovely human being with a sense of humor. I always feel not only relaxed and healed but also uplifted from time spent with her.
by Anonymous on Jan 21
Sharmila is amazing!
by Anonymous on Jan 20
loved it....
by Anonymous on Jan 11
Sharmila has a lovely energy, her space is warm, and you can quickly drop in to your body and deeply relax. She asked questions, attuned quickly to my "issues," and it felt very safe and healing.
by Monika on Nov 28
Sharmila is highly skilled and so committed to both addressing my aches and pains and making sure I have a warm, wonderful massage experience. I left feeling well taken care of and so relaxed!
by Dru on Nov 20
Sharmila is a gifted therapist, My massage was like none I've ever had before - in a good way!
by Anonymous on Nov 06
Sharmilla gives skillful, interactive and deeply intuitive massages. The venue is at a nice comfy house nestled in the West Berkeley neighborhood. The cute and cozy massage room downstairs of the house that opens to a well-tendered backyard garden sets up part of the ambiance. The music selection, lighting, and use of heat blanket are done just right to create an effective and enjoyable healing space. I plan to seek out her skillful bodywork from time to time.
by Elizabeth on Nov 04
I cannot say enough about this massage therapist. The best neck massage I have had in 35 years of working on neck issues. I return again and again. Thanks, Sharmila!
by Anonymous on Nov 04
Maithili has a wonderful caring tuned in and responsive presence. She is highly skilled, adaptive to what's going on with you as her client moment to moment, and she creates a lovely atmospherearound you for the massage. I highly recommend her.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Reflexology
  • Deep Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Ayurvedic Massage