About Us

I have been a licensed massage therapist, Holistic Health Practitioner and a Reiki Practitioner since 2011. Graduated from Mueller College and have since accumulated over 4000 hours of massage practice working with chiropractic clients, professional athletes and with acute injuries. After evaluating each client’s individual structure, I create a structured protocol to address muscular and fascial impingements in order to create space within the body to help release acute and chronic pain. A typical therapeutic session with me will include a structural analysis, myofascial-release and a site-specific treatment.



Body Wellness Therapy

4295 Gesner Street

3rd Floor suite 3c2

San Diego , CA 92117 map it

(619) 356-1695

Hours of Operation

M 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
T 08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
W 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Th 08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
F 08:00 AM - 11:45 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Monica is an excellent massage therapist. She worked on the problem areas I indicated and I left feeling more that 100% better. She's great!

    The massage session was great. Monica tended to the areas I told her about. She used the pressure I asked for.

  • I found Monica through Groupon. Monica is FANTASTIC, she is listening to explaining to her about your discomfort and adjusting her massage accordingly. Her focus is to accelerate the healing process. I have "rotator cuff tendinitiis". After each massage session, I felt that I gained more and more mobility in my shoulder. I recommend her without any reservations.

    Very responsive to my body's needs; strong hands and excellent use of elbows/forearms to get deep pressure where needed, but careful, deliberate, and slow approaching each new muscle group. Very efficient with use of time!

  • Massage was Very skillfully executed and right on the mark!

    Monica knows her stuff and addresses the areas by feel without me having to tell her. I am looking forward to returning.

  • Monica is one of those rare therapists who just has an intuitive touch to relax your whole body.

    Monica does a very personalized massage based on what you ask her to work on. It is NOT one of those rote and routine massages.

  • Great massage. Will come back.

    Monica is awesome. She knows just the spots in your body that is bothering you and knows how to work them out. I get lots of knots from working on computers and problems with my lower back. I go to Monica and she works them out and makes me feel like a new person. She can share stretches that help in between visits. She is very strong and fit herself and she works out of a chiropractors office. I highly recommend her

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Monica R.

License: CA #59114

89 Verified Reviews

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90 minute

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2 hour massage session

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by LORI on Jul 20
Monica is an excellent massage therapist. She worked on the problem areas I indicated and I left feeling more that 100% better. She's great!
by kenny on Jul 17
The massage session was great. Monica tended to the areas I told her about. She used the pressure I asked for.
by Paris on Jul 17
I found Monica through Groupon. Monica is FANTASTIC, she is listening to explaining to her about your discomfort and adjusting her massage accordingly. Her focus is to accelerate the healing process. I have "rotator cuff tendinitiis". After each massage session, I felt that I gained more and more mobility in my shoulder. I recommend her without any reservations.
by Fred on Jul 17
Very responsive to my body's needs; strong hands and excellent use of elbows/forearms to get deep pressure where needed, but careful, deliberate, and slow approaching each new muscle group. Very efficient with use of time!
by Nancy on Jul 11
Massage was Very skillfully executed and right on the mark!
by Tina on Jul 10
Monica knows her stuff and addresses the areas by feel without me having to tell her. I am looking forward to returning.
by Steve on Jul 09
Monica is one of those rare therapists who just has an intuitive touch to relax your whole body.
by Jean on Jul 09
Monica does a very personalized massage based on what you ask her to work on. It is NOT one of those rote and routine massages.
by Anonymous on Jul 07
Great massage. Will come back.
by Deborah on Jul 03
Monica is awesome. She knows just the spots in your body that is bothering you and knows how to work them out. I get lots of knots from working on computers and problems with my lower back. I go to Monica and she works them out and makes me feel like a new person. She can share stretches that help in between visits. She is very strong and fit herself and she works out of a chiropractors office. I highly recommend her

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4.88 (Based on 89 Reviews)

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by LORI on Jul 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica is an excellent massage therapist. She worked on the problem areas I indicated and I left feeling more that 100% better. She's great!
by kenny on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
The massage session was great. Monica tended to the areas I told her about. She used the pressure I asked for.
by Paris on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
I found Monica through Groupon. Monica is FANTASTIC, she is listening to explaining to her about your discomfort and adjusting her massage accordingly. Her focus is to accelerate the healing process. I have "rotator cuff tendinitiis". After each massage session, I felt that I gained more and more mobility in my shoulder. I recommend her without any reservations.
by Fred on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Very responsive to my body's needs; strong hands and excellent use of elbows/forearms to get deep pressure where needed, but careful, deliberate, and slow approaching each new muscle group. Very efficient with use of time!
by Nancy on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Massage was Very skillfully executed and right on the mark!
by Tina on Jul 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica knows her stuff and addresses the areas by feel without me having to tell her. I am looking forward to returning.
by Steve on Jul 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica is one of those rare therapists who just has an intuitive touch to relax your whole body.
by Jean on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica does a very personalized massage based on what you ask her to work on. It is NOT one of those rote and routine massages.
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Great massage. Will come back.
by Deborah on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica is awesome. She knows just the spots in your body that is bothering you and knows how to work them out. I get lots of knots from working on computers and problems with my lower back. I go to Monica and she works them out and makes me feel like a new person. She can share stretches that help in between visits. She is very strong and fit herself and she works out of a chiropractors office. I highly recommend her
by jean on Jul 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica is skillful and thorough.. Her knowledge of accupuncture through her study of Eastern medicine is a bonus when it comes to her massage. She loosened up many areas in my neck and shoulders and hips.I plan to return to her!
by Barton on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica has magic hands, a perfect massage!
by Evgenia on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Great!!!
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Perfect pressure and great intuition on where to focus!
by Mark on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica did a wonderful job and I would highly recommend her services.
by Chris on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Everything was great as usual. Monica Restrepos is the best massage therapist I have ever been to.
by Frank on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
I can say unequivocally that Monica is a truly gifted professional. It's been four days now since my first session and I can still feel the beneficial effects of her work on me. It is obvious that she has amazing skills, built upon a broad and diverse knowledge base and complemented by her ability to put one at ease to create a therapeutic partnership with her clients. Additionally, I must say that my experience with this practitioner left me with a feeling that she had an extraordinarily intuitive touch that seemed to feel like a she was a key that knew exactly which lock to open to ease my specific physical pain and directly affect my emotional / spiritual well-being. My only suggestion is that the office and rooms may be enhanced by a bit more attention to a "Fung Shui" environment with an attention to achieving a harmony between sight, sound, smell and mood to subtly enhance the overall senses of the client. I highly recommend Monica Restrepo and Body Wellness Therapy.
by Stephanie on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica is friendly and easy to talk to. She asks questions before to make sure that she's targeting areas I want and checks to make sure that the pressure is okay during the massage. She is knowledgable about the body and has given me many good suggestions how to stretch and take care of my body. I feel so much better after my massage. Stefanie
by Janis on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
My massage w/ Monica was awesome! I have had severe pain in my left leg for months and she was able to help alleviate that pain, at least for a day or two. My only critique is the environmental sounds were a bit distracting and the player was on a little too loud. But Monica is definitely a very skilled masseuse and I look forward to additional sessions with her.
by Daniel on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica knew exactly where my aches were and loosened the knots.
by lisa on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica is a healer in body work. Her skilled intuition is valuable and assisted me in releasing stress and tension in my body.
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Listened very well to what concerns I had with my body. Did an effective massage utilizing a variety of techniques but wished she would have spent more time on my legs as they were priority 1 for me. Location is inside a chiropractor's office and not that relaxing of a place to walk into. However, the room for the massage was relaxing. Need to plan massages as she's booked about a month out...obviously means she's good.
by jeff on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica gave one of the best massages I've ever had
by Scott on Jun 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
I am now a committed regular customer. Excellent massage. Good deep tissue with slow speed and strong focus. I found the phone being used to make ambient sound of waves was a little distracting.
by fred on May 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
It was one of the best massages I've ever received. I would not change a thing. Monica was fantastic. She asked all the right questions and provided the perfect pressure and was very thorough. I highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on May 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
It was great.
by Anonymous on May 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
She is great! My neck and shoulders feel lighter and smooth.
by Adina on May 2017
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by Anonymous on May 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica is a real pro. Amazing massage and attention to detail. Everything is impressive except the office. Just feels like a bit of a mismatch. Monica belongs in a high-end spa.
by Terse on May 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Not crazy about the music, but everything else was great! Trese
by cathy on May 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Great massage! Monica knows where the muscles are and how to work them out. I can't wait for my next appointment.
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
LOVED every minute of Monica's deep tissue massage. She not only worked on my "troubled" areas, neck/shoulder & knee. Monica is caring and checked to ensure I was comfortable during my very 1st visit. Will highly recommend Monica's touch, she one of BEST out there. Thank you Monica!!!
by Mark on Apr 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica is strong, intuitive, and I feel like she has a true desire to help the body function at its highest level. I admire her pursuit of knowledge and feel like I benefit from it.
by Raychel on Mar 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
It was a great massage. I will absolutely be back.
by Marcus on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Bodywork with Monica R.
I'm 100% satiesfied. Monica does an awesome job, is highly skilled and was exactly the therapist I was searching for a long time.
by Dawn on Mar 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica was very professional and listened to my concerns.
by linda on Mar 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica gives a great massage! She'll work with you on your trouble areas and customize a massage for you that fits your needs. I highly recommend her!
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Monica was very pleasant and professional. She asked questions and listened to my concerns of an upper back/neck problem area that desperately needed work. She worked on this area only, per my request and she definitely knew what she was doing. Left the massage feeling much better. Honestly, I think it was the best massage I've ever had! The outside of the building was a little run down, but the office inside was clean and well kept.
by Frank on Mar 2017
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Monica is thorough, knowledgeable, and caring. She is a true healer and I appreciate her work.
by Frank on Mar 2017
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Service Received: Bodywork with Monica R.
Monica is thorough, knowledgeable, and caring. She is a true healer and I appreciate her work.
by Silvia on Feb 2017
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Service Received: 90 minute with Monica R.
Monica was great! One of the best massages I've ever had! Highly recommending.
by Jennifer on Feb 2017
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Service Received: 1 Hour Massage with Monica R.
Truly one of the best massages I have ever had and I have had quite a few. Monica was extremely skilled and listened to exactly what I needed. I can't wait to go back :)
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
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I've been going to Monica for several months and every time the massage is spot on...she is stuck with me now.
by Len on Jan 2017
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Monica is an excellent masseuse.
by stephanie on Jan 2017
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Always the best! I felt great afterward!
by dan on Jan 2017
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She has magic fingers she will find your pressure points to help relieve your stress your knots to help relieve your pain and you will feel good when you leave
by Dan on Nov 2016
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Monica is the best therapist I've ever encountered. Her knowledge,skills and personality are inspiring. Very thorough with every move and every explanation. Highly reccomand
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
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A little hard to find. Monica is very strong and really knows how to find and get into those knots, I had to ask her to ease up a little 'cuz I didn't want to cry. :) I'll be back. Thanks Monica, Bruce
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
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Monica is simply the BEST! Very skilled and professional.
by Ginna on Oct 2016
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Monica is great, very skilled and gifted!
by Lynn on Sep 2016
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Monica is very in tune with musculature and pressure points. It was an excellent massage and i will be back!
by Sylvia on Sep 2016
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Monica really knows how to find the stress points in my neck, shoulders and lower back. GREAT massage!
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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She will pay attention to the areas I ask her to, and always asks if the pressure is okay. I always leave feeling better than when I came in!
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
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Thank you Monica!
by Gayle on Aug 2016
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Monica is the absolute best massage therapist!
by Christopher on Aug 2016
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Monica is very professional an an excellent massage therapist. Her hollistic approach to healing included a brief, but thorough, discussion about what our intention is for each session. Additionally, she had great recommendations, like healthy exercise and specific stretches to help relieve my back pain. Happy to have found her!
by jill on Aug 2016
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Professional, not rushed, so friendly and sweet, felt amazing, etc, etc, etc
by Anonymous on Aug 2016
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Monica is very knowledgeable and the deep tissue massage is fantastic!
by Jeff on Jul 2016
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Monica is awesome and I highly recommend her !!
by Tessa on Jul 2016
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Great experience!
by Greg on Jul 2016
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Monica is great! She is very skilled and intuitive. Monica really helped relieve my back tension. I felt very relaxed and loose after seeing her. I highly recommend her!
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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Monica listened to where I was hurting the most and she put extra focus on those areas. She does her profession for good. Excellent pressure. thanks veronica
by Kimberly on Jul 2016
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Monica was amazing at finding the knots in my problem areas and alleviating them. It was perhaps the best massage I've ever received in terms of appropriate pressure to relieve tension but without pain. I felt extremely relaxed when leaving.
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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I am always energised after a session with Monica.
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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Monica is a very professional and the best massage therapist. Listens to your concerns and addresses the problem areas. You leave the place feeilng rejuvenated!
by Terry on Jul 2016
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Monica adds lots of thoughtful extra touches to the massage that add both comfort and magic -- like a heated neck cushion when you move to laying on your back. She's great at what she does, and her focus on joints would definitely add range of motion to those who needed it. After two massages, my upper back is already hunching less and feeling much looser. She's effective without being painful about it, which is always a delight. I'll be going back ... often.
by Michelle on Jul 2016
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Best massage I've ever had. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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Monica is very professional and a good listener. She tailored my massage as needed and I felt amazing afterward. I will definitely be going back.
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
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Monica is friendly and professional.
by Anonymous on Jun 2016
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Wonderful Monica is the best
by Stephanie on Jun 2016
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Monica was great! I can't wait until my next appointment.
by Carol on Jun 2016
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Monica is without a doubt the most incredible massage therapist I have ever experienced. She continues to help me have a healthy body. Carol
by Rotorrian on Jun 2016
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I have upgraded my massage therapy sessions to 1.5 hours due to the excellent service received. Monica is a solid professional, and very skilled at what she does. It took me a long to find a female massage therapist with the strength to break my calves down, and carry on a decent conversation. I'm deep tissue all the way, and she releases the tension/knots like a pro. Monica at Body Basic gives additional customer friendly service when she educates me on what home maintenance techniques I can use to ensure my discomfort levels are kept to a minimal. All around AWESOME therapist!!!!!
by Valerie on Jun 2016
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Monica was amazing. She had just the right touch and knew exactly how to work on my tough spots. She works out of a small chiropractic office so is not a spa ambience but who cares!
by April on Jun 2016
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by Shea on Jun 2016
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Great Massage & service. Appreciate Monica trying to fit my last half an hour in. Thanks!
by Zac on Jun 2016
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Best masseuse and healer in the world!
by Chris on Jun 2016
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I liked everything. Monica is the best message therapist I have every had. She is extremely knowledgable about the human body and a true professional.
by tery on Jun 2016
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Thank you. It was a great experience for a gift!
by Shery on Jun 2016
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Knee felt so much better and my body lost a lot of the stress I'd been carrying since surgery
by Stacy on May 2016
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Monica is truly amazing at finding all the spots that really bother me. I always walk out of there feeling totally relaxed and limber.
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Monica was great and I felt very relaxed after. Looking forward to more massages from her.
by carol on Apr 2016
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Monica has strong hands. She listens to your verbal needs as well as what your body is telling her through her hands as she works. I will see her again.
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Liked the whole experience.
by Ryan on Apr 2016
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She was very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend her.
by Paul on Apr 2016
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Monica does an excellent job, and asks plenty of questions so she knows just what areas need attention. True professional!
by charlotte on Apr 2016
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My massage was excellent yesterday! I bought this groupon sort of randomly, but I didn't realize how much I needed it! Monica was very knowledgable and knew exactly why I tend to have shoulder pain (too much desk work and slouching). I will work on that and be back in the future! Thanks Monica :)
by Jackie on Apr 2016
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Pressure was firm and just as I asked. Monica was really able to loosen up my problem areas and had me feeling really relaxed.
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Body Wellness Therapy

4295 Gesner Street

3rd Floor suite 3c2

San Diego , CA 92117 map it

(619) 356-1695