Alison Bode

Find Your Inner Horizon

Alison Bode is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Orthopedic and Oncology Massage. In 2011, She received her B.A in Philosophy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After graduation, Alison went on to study massage at California Holistic Institute, Esalen Institute and The Academy of Clinical Massage.  In 2016, Alison completed her yoga teacher training at Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda.  Alis...

Alison Bode is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) and Certified Massage Therapist specializing in Orthopedic and Oncology Massage. In 2011, She received her B.A in Philosophy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. After graduation, Alison went on to study massage at California Holistic Institute, Esalen Institute and The Academy of Clinical Massage.  In 2016, Alison completed her yoga teacher training at Kripalu School of Yoga and Ayurveda.  Alison uses a simple approach to both yoga and massage.

In her massage practice, she sees clients for both general relaxation massage and clinical massage to provide relief from specific pain. In both cases, her practice aims to provide the best therapeutic experience for her clients. She listens carefully to each individual's concerns, assesses their specific needs and then tailors each session for optimum results, relying on both careful observation and an in depth understanding of anatomy.  At the end of each session, she takes time to present a summary of what she noticed in the session and teaches simple stretches and provides a recommendation for future sessions.  Most often, she combines Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Lomi Lomi, Orthopedic and Myofascial Release techniques to create an individualized therapeutic experience.

Always learning more, Alison is currently working towards a masters degree in Occupational Therapy.

Alison is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, California Massage Therapy Council, Yoga Alliance and Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association.

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

CA # 58986

Education
2014

California Holistic Institute

Massage Practitioner Program

2015

Esalen Institute

Advanced Esalen Massage

2016

Academy of Clinical Massage

Orthopedic Massage

2016

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Experience
Bodywork

SLO Marathon- Elite Athlete Massage Therapist

Worked with top finishers of marathon, both male and female, to assist in recovery.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Yoga services

by Anonymous on Jul 12
Alison is very knowledgeable and listens extremely well. She adapts the session to your specific needs. I really appreciate that she is highly professional, while blending personal warmth and compassion in every session. I leave feeling so much better physically and mentally. It is also great to have all the extra touches she provides, like a cushioned, heated massage table, lovely sheets, a soothing, fragrance-free, non-oily massage cream and a hot towelette to clean-up with before re-dressing. It the best massage experience I've ever had!
by Michele on Jun 24
Allison is fantastic! Always listens and asks for feedback, and takes the time to help with tips for self care and maintenance for when you can’t get in to see her. Absolutely recommend her!
by Rob on Jun 21
Alison’s knowledge of the body and her ability to communicate it clearly are impressive and engender confidence in her.
by Heidi on Jun 17
Loved my very relaxing massage. Allison's awesome.
by Laura on Jun 11
Alison takes the time to understand any problem areas I have, and then she applies her amazing knowledge to work that area. Just this last visit we addressed a shoulder problem that was causing me a lot of pain. Then next day after she worked on it the pain was significantly improved. I couldn't be more happy!
by Robert on Jun 11
GREAT
by Jackie on Jun 08
Alison's base of knowledge and expertise is impressive and her calm and friendly demeanor is very comforting.
by Andrea on May 31
Alison is a gem! Not only is she the ultimate professional, she makes the experience FUN and relaxing while working on all areas that need attention! Loved it!
by Jan on May 18
I forgot to make my next appt before I left. Tuesday or Wednesday,, June 26 or 27 late morning would work. Jan
by Ron on May 14
My session with Alison was excellent. I walked away feeling very relaxed.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Oncology Massage
  • Deep Tissue

Yoga

  • Hatha

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