Cara Holland, A.S. C.M.T. (#34387)

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License

  • Massage, CA #34387
  • CAMTC, # 34387

Education

  • International Professional School of Bodywork

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Other

Cara Holland, A.S. C.M.T. (#34387)

Enhance your life one massage at a time . . . .

My name is Cara Holland (Lockwood). I am a massage therapist and owner of the Natural Balance Wellness Center. My intention is to offer healthy touch experiences to those needing relief from stress, tension and pain. We tend to get out of touch with our bodies by allowing everyday life to get in the way. Massage is a wonderful way to take some time for yourself, to reconnect with and increase your awareness of your body.
I received my bodywork training at the International Professiona...

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Where I Work

Natural Balance Wellness Center  
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4540 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123 Map it

Licenses

Massage, CA # 34387
CAMTC, # 34387

 

Education

2008
International Professional School of Bodywork
AS in Holistic Health

 

Notable Experiences

Bodywork
Craniosacral Therapy Specialist
While attending the International Professional School of Bodywork, I obtained one specialization in Craniosacral Therapy (150 credit hours).
Neuromuscular Therapy Specialist
While attending the International Professional School of Bodywork, I obtain one specialization in Neuromuscular Therapy (105 credit hours).
Primary Instructor
I became an instructor for the International Professional School of Bodywork in January, 2008. I currently teach Physiology & Pathology, Hydrotherapy & Self-Care, Heated Stone Integrated Massage, Clinical Applications Prep and Manager of the IPSB Student Massage Clinic.
NCBTMB Approved Provider
I am a NCBTMB Approved Continuing Ed Provider, offering the following classes: Heated Stone Integrated Massage, Hydrotherapy & Self-Care, Spa Techniques, Craniosacral Therapy 1 & 2.

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(74 Reviews)

Bryan T.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
5-Pack Series
5
I've been a regular customer for more than a year. I'm an athlete, so my body is always sore and tight from various intense activities. I appreciate Cara's focus on therapeutic treatment and her ability to relive my aches and tension. She spends time to understand what areas of my body need attention, and explains stretches and techniques that I have used to become less achy and much more relaxed than before I became her patient.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sylvia S.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - "Thank You" Rate
5
As always, a wonderful massage. Always tailored to exactly what I need each visit!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Beverly M.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Mgr. Disc.
5
Thank you!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
5-Pack Series
5
Have recommended Cara to my friends.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Darlene P.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - "Thank You" Rate
5
Awesome as always!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Suzanne R.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Mgr. Disc.
5
Wonderful!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debi W.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - "Thank You" Rate
5
Cara is skilled in various techniques to give you the correct type of body work for your individual needs!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Dan K.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
I felt comfortable and safe. I can't wait to go back again.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amy B.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Mgr. Disc.
5
The tension in my back is gone and I'm sleeping great! Still feeling the effects of the massage 5 days later! Thank you Cara!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
Very Skillful!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Daniel G.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Mgr. Disc.
5
Thank you Cara!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Whitney C.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
So relaxing!! My body feels wonderful, thank you Cara!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Inga F.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
One of the best massages I have ever had!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Virginia W.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
5-Pack Series (Senior)
5
I would highly recommend Cara to anyone wanting massage therapy from someone who really knows the structure of the human body.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Amelia M.
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
I loved the unwinding and vibration of the work I felt grounded when I left and full of hope.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
seana m.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
Cara is great. She always knows what areas to work on to make me feel better.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Phyllis J.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
Not one thing.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Alice H.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
I really enjoyed my massage.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debbie D.
Jan 2016
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Manager's Special
5
I really enjoyed my massage wit Cara. Thank you for working all the knots out of my back and neck. With it being so cold I especially liked the flannel sheets and table wamer. I would highly recommend Cara to all my friends and famly.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Terry S.
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - "Thank You" Rate
5
She is very good at what she does she has my buisness
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Michael O.
Dec 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Manager's Special
5
I've been going to Cara weekly for a couple years now and just cannot say enough nice things. She has helped me through several sports injuries and continues to keep me in top shape and out doing the sports and activities I love to do. Feedback and communication with your therapist is key to getting the most out of your therapy and Care excels at this.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Karinna S.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Manager's Special
5
She really listened to my concerns and focused on the areas that needed the most work.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kristen B.
Nov 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Manager's Special
5
Absolutely love Cara! I always have an amazing time- and feel wonderful after!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Vicki H.
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Friendly, fabulous massage, great pressure.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Whitney C.
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - "Thank You" Rate
5
Cara really works with your body and finds the best ways to help you relax and feel refreshed. She also makes sure to communicate with you and checks your comfort level consistently. I cannot wait for my next visit!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
5-Pack Series (Senior)
5
Wonderful!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Oonagh M.
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Cara has the most amazing hands. I floated out of her office totally relaxed - she's REALLY GOOD! One of THE best massages I've ever had - I've already set up my next appointment with her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Cara is one of those few massage therapists who knows just how to ease out muscle tension without a lot of fanciness. You feel totally relaxed and stress free after a session with her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Erica L.
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
This was my first session with Cara. She did a great job working on my problem areas. I like her techniques. I'll be back for more help for sure!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - "Thank You" Rate
1
Love getting the best massage ever. I so appreciate that each session is tailored to how I am feeling when I come in for my appointment. Simply the best, Cara. Thank you.
Skill
1.0
Friendliness
1.0
Anonymous
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Totally enjoyed my massage. Really liked Cara. The setting was perfect.would highly recommend.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Darlene P.
Jun 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
4
Massage was good. It really helped relieve my sore muscles.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kev B.
May 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Great environment and massage. Big help for some sports injuries and sore back. thank you!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
4
It was very nice!
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Apr 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
One of the best massages that I have had in a long time. Highly recommend.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
David B.
Apr 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Cara.s new massage studio is the nicest I've ever been in. The upscale table and linens are just a start. And then there's the massage. Incredible deep tissue work with patience and skill! You won.t be disappointed!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Patricia B.
Apr 2015
Verified
Service Received
30 min. - Sr. ER Session
5
Cara is marvelous!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Susan W.
Apr 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session
5
Great intuative, great results! I really enjoyed my experience and comfort level.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
karen l.
Apr 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Sr. Disc. (60+ yrs.)
5
cara is very knowledgable and a warm, caring demeanor
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Lara B.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
My experience was great. Cara was friendly and professional. She made me feel very welcome and put me at ease. She asked me questions about my massage preferences and expectations about our session. She also explained her technique before starting. She gently checked-in from time to time during the massage to make sure I was comfortable and also that hot stones and pressure were right.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Manager's Special
5
Cara really takes the time to sit with you and reflect on what issues or patterns may be contributing to your body's unease- and it's very apparent that she cares.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
totally loosened up my shoulder and numbness/tingling of right arm and hand went away. so loose after work I forgot to tip her. double tip upfront on my next appointment
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Maria F.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
5-Pack Mgrs Special Series
5
Always a great massage!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debi W.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - "Thank You" Rate
5
I always come home relaxed and all aches and pains have disappeared.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Wonderful experience...will definitely be back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Patricia B.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Great massage!!!1
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
4.0
Kim D.
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
It was amazing experience, I'm so glad I bought deal and gave it a try. Thank you Cara. I was relaxed all day. See you again.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Mar 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Very caring and skilled professional. Soothing environment.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Feb 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
This was a gift to my daughter and she completely enjoyed her experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Judy M.
Feb 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Great experience. She actually listens to your needs and focus on the trouble spots. We will be back!!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Feb 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Cara was wonderful. I was having back pain before I went to her. It's been a week and my back still feels great.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kristen B.
Feb 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Cara has a friendly personality, and is very skilled at what she does. She took the time to explain her approach to me, which I appreciated. The wellness center is gorgeous, honestly its the best massage experience I've ever had. I'll definitely be back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Scott O.
Feb 2015
Verified
Service Received
5-Pack Series
5
Cara is a true professional. She does an amazing job at getting my body centered....and other suggestions that are so helpful and caring.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jan 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Wonderful experience with Cara. Very clean and well organized space. Loved that she uses lotion instead of oils. I was able to run some errands after ..though I just wanted to go crash on the beach and vegetate!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Suzanne T.
Jan 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
I love her!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Inga F.
Jan 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Cara is very, very knowledgeable and professional. I highly recommend her services; after the first session I felt amazing and going back.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Celeste V.
Jan 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Voucher
5
Cara made me feel welcome and very much at ease with her. The massage I received was personalized to my liking. I'll definitely go back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Debi W.
Jan 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - AmazonLocal
5
Cara is wonderful and knows exactly how to treat any body issues you have. If you allow her to use various techniques at her discretion using her skills and knowledge, you will not be disappointed.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
jennifer c.
Jan 2015
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Groupon
5
Cara was very professional and knowledgeable about what areas needed the most attention. She explained in detail what was going on with my tension and concentrated on the area that needed the most attention. I will definitely be going back!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
kathy h.
Dec 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
5
Great massage and the environment is awesome!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Manager's Special
5
Cara is wonderful. She cares about her customers needs.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - AmazonLocal
5
Amazing atmosphere.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Scott O.
Dec 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
5
Well done Cara! I walked out feeling fantastic!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Shedrick S.
Dec 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
5
Cara did an amazing job at getting to know background information on aches and pains prior to the massage session. She pinpointed areas during the massage to relieve my sore shoulders and lower back. She was very informational as she was communicating with me throughout the massage. I would highly recommend her as a masseuse, healer, and pain reliever
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Dec 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
4
I felt better after
Skill
3.0
Friendliness
3.0
Patty Z.
Dec 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - Senior Discount (60+ yrs.)
5
Love the new location. Great hands and technique!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
4
n/a
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Bibianna E.
Nov 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - IPSB
5
My time at NBWC/Cara helps pain management. For me I Love that I get a body recharge and balancing. Leaves me less cranky by relieving pain. I feel relax too boot. Just let Cara do what she does and you relax, let go & you can fell you body unwinding.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
5
Overall experience was very enjoyable
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Andrea M.
Nov 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
5
Great massage. Cara is a thoughtful, considerate professional. I will definitely return!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Mary D.
Nov 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - ReaderCity
5
Not just a massage, but a healing experience.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Norma J.
Oct 2014
Verified
Service Received
Customized Session - IPSB
5
Cara does a great job. She listens to my concerns and works wonders.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Rita R.
Sep 2014
Verified
Service Received
IPSB Student
5
I have been seeing Cara for years! She is an amazing, caring, intuitive, highly skilled soul! I love her and would highly recommend her! Especially as a cranial therapist! Helps calm your nervous system, balance you, helps with headaches, cerebral fluid flow and so much more!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Joshua W.
Sep 2014
Verified
Service Received
IPSB Student
5
I have received deep tissue massage and neuromuscular therapy, craniosacral therapy, and heated stone massage from Cara for severe TMJ, back and neck pain, and anxiety. I came to her because she teaches at a respected massage school and have found her expertise and knowledge to be essential to my healing journey. Both she and her work are deeply calming and therapeutic and are helping to resolve my chronic pain and tension. She is fantastic!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0