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License

  • Massage, CA #59114

Education

  • Mueller College of Holistic Studies

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

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Monica Restrepo

Because you deserve more

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 fascia impingement in order to create space within the body to help ... more

Where I Work

Body Wellness Therapy  
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4295 Gesner Street suite 2D, San Diego, CA 92117 Map it

Licenses

Massage, CA # 59114

 

Education

2011
Mueller College of Holistic Studies
Holistic Health Practicioner

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Deep Tissue
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve pain and muscle tension throughout the body. This type of massage is extremely beneficial because it reaches the deepest layer of muscles, fascia (connective tissue surrounding the joints) and tendons. The goal in deep tissue massage is to breakdown adhesions (tense areas within the muscle). Adhesions in the muscle are very important to address because they cause pain, inflammation and limit motion of the muscles and joints. Benefits: Alleviate pain Recover from injuries (sports, traumatic, whiplash, falls, etc.) Increase mobility Decrease muscle tension Recover from repetitive stresses (sports, computer use, lifting, etc.) Improve Posture Relief from Osteoarthritis Relief from Fibromyalgia
Reflexology
reflexologyReflexology is an alternative treatment for a wide variety of conditions it helps stimulates nerve function, increases energy, boosts circulation, induces a deep state of relaxation, eliminates toxins, stimulates the central nervous system, prevents migraines, cleans up urinary tract conditions, speeds recovery after injury or surgery, helps relieve sleep disorders, reduces depression, and relieves pain. Furthermore, it can help ease the treatment of various cancers. Reflexology
Sports Massage
Sports massage therapy is geared toward athletes of every kind, from world-class professionals to weekend joggers. The particulars of the sports massage technique are specific to the athlete's sport of choice. Focusing on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.
Swedish
Swedish massage therapy is the modality that comes to mind when most people think about massage. As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage technique is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart. But Swedish massage therapy goes beyond relaxation. Swedish massage is exceptionally beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.
Myofascial Release
Myofascial Release is a safe and very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. This essential “time element” has to do with the viscous flow and the piezoelectric phenomenon: a low load (gentle pressure) applied slowly will allow a viscoelastic medium (fascia) to elongate. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures of approximately 2,000 pounds per square inch on pain sensitive structures.
cranial sacral
Cranial sacral therapy (also known as craniosacral therapy) is a gentle, noninvasive form of bodywork that addresses the bones of the head, spinal column and sacrum. The goal is to release compression in those areas which alleviates stress and pain. Cranial sacral therapy seeks to restore the natural position of the bones and can decrease stress from chronic injuries as well as provide relief from migraine headaches, neck and back pain, temporomandibular joint disorder (the inflammation of the joint that connects the lower jaw to the skull) and more.

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Stephanie D.
Jan 2017
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xmas buldle
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Always the best! I felt great afterward!
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5.0
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dan W.
Jan 2017
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11 massage therapy hours
5
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
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5.0
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Dan B.
Nov 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
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
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Anonymous
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
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Anonymous
Oct 2016
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11 massage therapy hours
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Monica is simply the BEST! Very skilled and professional.
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5.0
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Ginna e.
Oct 2016
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11 massage therapy hours
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Monica is great, very skilled and gifted!
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5.0
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Lynn H.
Sep 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
Monica is very in tune with musculature and pressure points. It was an excellent massage and i will be back!
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5.0
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Sylvia C.
Sep 2016
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Monica really knows how to find the stress points in my neck, shoulders and lower back. GREAT massage!
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5.0
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Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Trigger Point Therapy
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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!
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4.0
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Anonymous
Sep 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
Thank you Monica!
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Gayle M.
Aug 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
Monica is the absolute best massage therapist!
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5.0
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Christopher C.
Aug 2016
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Swedish
5
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!
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jill r.
Aug 2016
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Professional, not rushed, so friendly and sweet, felt amazing, etc, etc, etc
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Anonymous
Aug 2016
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Deep Tissue
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Monica is very knowledgeable and the deep tissue massage is fantastic!
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Jeff S.
Jul 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
Monica is awesome and I highly recommend her !!
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Tessa H.
Jul 2016
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Deep Tissue
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Great experience!
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Greg C.
Jul 2016
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Deep Tissue
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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!
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Anonymous
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
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4.0
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4.0
Kimberly M.
Jul 2016
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5
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.
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Anonymous
Jul 2016
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3 Massage therapy hrs
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I am always energised after a session with Monica.
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Anonymous
Jul 2016
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Deep Tissue
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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!
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5.0
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Terry P.
Jul 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
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.
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Michelle D.
Jul 2016
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Best massage I've ever had. Thank you!
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5.0
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Anonymous
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.
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Anonymous
Jul 2016
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Monica is friendly and professional.
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Anonymous
Jun 2016
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11 massage therapy hours
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Wonderful Monica is the best
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Stephanie C.
Jun 2016
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Monica was great! I can't wait until my next appointment.
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5.0
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Carol U.
Jun 2016
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FIVE HOURS
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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
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Rotorrian W.
Jun 2016
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buy Ten get one free !!!
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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!!!!!
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Valerie T.
Jun 2016
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Deep Tissue
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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!
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5.0
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5.0
April H.
Jun 2016
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Shea H.
Jun 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
Great Massage & service. Appreciate Monica trying to fit my last half an hour in. Thanks!
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5.0
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Zac M.
Jun 2016
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5
Best masseuse and healer in the world!
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5.0
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Chris J.
Jun 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
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.
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tery e.
Jun 2016
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4
Thank you. It was a great experience for a gift!
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4.0
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4.0
Shery T.
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
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1.0
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1.0
Stacy S.
May 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
Monica is truly amazing at finding all the spots that really bother me. I always walk out of there feeling totally relaxed and limber.
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5.0
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Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Monica was great and I felt very relaxed after. Looking forward to more massages from her.
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5.0
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carol M.
Apr 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
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.
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5.0
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Anonymous
Apr 2016
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Deep Tissue
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Liked the whole experience.
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5.0
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Ryan T.
Apr 2016
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Deep Tissue
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She was very friendly and professional. Would definitely recommend her.
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5.0
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Paul H.
Apr 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
Monica does an excellent job, and asks plenty of questions so she knows just what areas need attention. True professional!
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5.0
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5.0
charlotte c.
Apr 2016
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Deep Tissue
5
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 :)
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5.0
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Jackie E.
Apr 2016
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Deep Tissue
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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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5.0
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5.0