Cherri B.

  • CA License #: CMT
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I am not healing you, I am just the instrument universal energy is using to support you in healing yourself

I'm grateful to have been practicing massage for 17 years. During this time my greatest joy has been connecting with my clients on a deeper level, a heart connection. I offer so much more than just a massage. I offer an experience to meet yourself on a whole new level. To allow yourself to trust, be nurtured, be vulnerable, be held in a safe space created just for you, and to be present as an active participant in your healing process while getting to know yourself and body in a whole new way...

I'm grateful to have been practicing massage for 17 years. During this time my greatest joy has been connecting with my clients on a deeper level, a heart connection. I offer so much more than just a massage. I offer an experience to meet yourself on a whole new level. To allow yourself to trust, be nurtured, be vulnerable, be held in a safe space created just for you, and to be present as an active participant in your healing process while getting to know yourself and body in a whole new way.

I challenge myself to actively keep learning and currently offer a variety of techniques tailored to meet each individual's specific needs. From sports injuries and rehab to new mommies, I can work with your body to get you feeling like you should again or perhaps even for the first time ever.                         

Desk jockeys, weekend warriors, stretched to near insanity Moms, let me show you what reclaiming your body and your sanity feels like. I work with professional athletes, fitness enthusiasts, people in the tech/computer industry who have a lot of pain and tension, rehabilitating people with injuries past and present, new mothers who need to relax and be nurtured, and spiritually inclined people who want support in meeting themselves on a deeper level. I also work with many clients who want very deep work and have had a hard time finding a therapist who is able to deliver enough pressure. One of my specialties is deep tissue and my unique ability to use my body weight and body mechanics to deliver a very strong, powerful and precise pressure. I also have the ability to give a lighter pressure that feels very nurturing, warm, loving and almost maternal. Whatever pressure, style or modality, all of my clients feel individually cared for, nurtured, safe, and most of all they trust me because I have earned their trust over time by consistently showing up, having a high level of skill and intuition, and most of all through the results that they experience and get to live out each day. They receive the gift of freedom. Freedom from pain, immobility, and freedom from stress/anxiety/insomnia. They are no longer just surviving day to day. they are thriving in their bodies and in their spirits! This is my goal and why I do this work.

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Contact for availability

Santa Cruz Massage and Healing Arts

108 Locust street

Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Licenses
Massage

CA # CMT

Education
2000

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Certified Massage Practitioner Program

2001

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Certified Massage Therapist program

2000

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Level I Aromatherapy or Essential Oil Therapy

2001

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Advanced Level II Aromatherapy Essential oil Therapy

2001

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Foot Focus Reflexology

2002

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Reiki I & II

2002

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Trauma Healing

2002

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Neck Focus

2003

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Thai Massage

Experience
Bodywork

Chiropractic Office-Massage Therapist

I worked closely with a chiropractor who specialized in injuries such as car accident injuries, work accident injuries, and repetitive motion injuries. I worked on 90% of all clients which gave me a great deal of experience with different injuries/bodies/outcomes and how to treat/work with them on individual levels. It has given me the confidence and skill set needed in order to wok with clients who need massage for injuries, pre/post surgery, or as an alternative to surgery all together.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork or Aromatherapy services

by lisa on Sep 09
I had a great experience with Cherie. Her office is very female friendly and has a warm healing vibe to it. Very Santa Cruz. She offered me tea and did my health intake, which was very thorough. (She doesn't just do a "spa" massage, she is a true healer). She chose a massage oil blend specifically for me which I am pretty sure she made herself with different oils and herbs. I loved it! The massage oil alone made my skin feel silky smooth and made my muscles melt. Her touch is intuitive and extremely skillful. She knew exactly where and how to touch my aching body. She included stretches, massage and even did some stuff that I can only compare to physical therapy. She used these things on my back called "cupping" while she massaged my legs. She even did some guided meditation work with me at the end as she massaged my feet. Cherie is a rare gem in a town where massage therapists are a dime a dozen. She also showed me some stretches and exercises I can do at home to help with my lower back pain. I will continue to see Cherie and am very happy with her services. I can't wait to try the hot stone massage in the future. I have 2 massages a month booked with her for the next 6 months.
by Anonymous on Sep 03
Customized it to what I needed to relieve my pain.
by Gina on Aug 19
I liked that Cherri asked me before offering to do most things from shifting the pressure of touch, to dimming the lighting and being on top of my needs. Her sensitivity and understanding that my needs may shift as a receiver of touch is a super important quality to me as someone who’s giving mybtrust to another in honoring my body. I annoyed how the choice of music every time has always been perfect for the healing mode or vibe I’m needing and although felt the music could be tuned down just a tad, I felt very nourished, safe, and that my needs were met.
by Dan on Jul 01
Cheri is just amazing!! Energetic, strong, gentle......Perfect Masseuse!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Sports Massage
  • Esalen Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Reiki
  • Deep Tissue
  • Lomi Lomi Massage
  • Mobile Deep Tissue

Aromatherapy

  • Product
  • Drop off/Pick up Product

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