Emily Pugh

Therapeutic massage with an Intuitive Touch

Emily is a California Certified Massage Therapist with over 650 hours of training and more then 6 years of practicing massage therapy in Santa Cruz. She blends her extensive knowledge of the body with an intuitive touch and two years of somatic psychology/ Energy work training. Using swedish, deep tissue, cranial sacral and myofascial techniques blended to each individual needs, she works to release patterns of stress and...

Emily is a California Certified Massage Therapist with over 650 hours of training and more then 6 years of practicing massage therapy in Santa Cruz. She blends her extensive knowledge of the body with an intuitive touch and two years of somatic psychology/ Energy work training. Using swedish, deep tissue, cranial sacral and myofascial techniques blended to each individual needs, she works to release patterns of stress and tension allowing for more ease, flexibility and joy in her clients bodies and their lives. Her work includes slow deep pressure that stretches and opens the body and a nurturing attention allowing space for the body to truly unwind and re-align to its naturally healthy and easeful state. She provides an experience that is both effective in relieving chronic pain and injury, and is soothing and revitalizing to the nervous system


 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

CA # 64269

Education
2010

Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Massage Therapist Certification

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Diane on Mar 26
I had not experienced a massage in more than 20 years because the last one caused bruising for more than a week and I thought, "If this is massage, then it sure isn't for me." However, on vacation I was also buying a house and caring for a very, very sick dog when I awoke with horrible back and chest pains at 4 a.m. Because of my good health I assumed it to be stress related and found Emily Pugh online. Wow, 180 degree difference. She listened to me chatter away about my life and worries while she concentrated on some chronic knots in my middle back. By the time the hour was up I had no pain. I hadn't realized how knotted my movement was until Emily gave me back a flexible spine without any pain at all. She suggested some things to help along the way, using a tennis ball to massage out problem areas, yoga, ballet, all of which I find very appealing. I'll be here a bit longer and I hope to see her again. She is absolutely excellent.
by Liam on Mar 09
I didn't like the Shea butter instead of oil. It requires a shower after the massage. Otherwise, massage was good.
by Liz on Feb 24
I love getting massaged by Emily! She always brings such healing energy to our sessions and is very intuitive as to where to focus the body work. In summarization: Emily is awesome :)
by Bill on Feb 05
I came in with a lot of pain in my shoulder from a cross country flight. It is two days later and I am totally pain free. I am so grateful for Emily's skill and tenderness in her work on me. Would recommend highly...
by Anonymous on Jan 16
I love the long, deep, slow strokes. She seems to know where I need attention
by Robyn on Jan 06
Emily is my new massage hero! She thoroughly discussed the areas in which I was experiencing pain and paid special attention to these areas during my massage, as well as gave me stretching and pain relief tips to do at home. I feel much better and can't wait for my next massage!
by Heron on Dec 19
Emily's work space was super relaxing and comfortable. Emily was warm, easy to talk to. She was very nurturing and listened carefully to my needs and requests. I needed her to be gentle on our first session because my damaged knee was causing me all over body pain. Her gentle touch in all the areas I requested helped my body feel less painful after 1 session. I'm going back for more and telling my friends about her.
by Paul on Nov 10
Emily is fabulous! She is very, very warm & courteous, friendly, good humored, communicative, easy to be around (& completely puts you at ease during the massage). As a professional masseuse, Emily is the total package and is obviously a natural at what she does! She "reads" your body's condition & needs accurately with what appeared & felt to me like being treated by a master of body-intuition. She deftly applied just what each particular section of my back trauma needed, whether strong yet controlled deep tissue therapy or gentle touch to areas of pain. I arrived in pain with an injured lower back that was seized in stiffness & immobility (couldn't reach my feet to put on my shoes) but then departed feeling great and with the ability to put on my shoes without any pain & feeling like I had full mobility restored! I highly recommend Emily!
by Anonymous on Nov 09
Emily is very skilled, she eases any anxiety one has when you speak to her. She listens to you and your body as she massages. I highly recommend her.
by Anonymous on Oct 05
Emily's skill and intuition are amazing!! Stress, back and neck problems, insomnia, migraines- all relieved and next day- just gone after 90 minutes with Emily. I'm signed up for more! I recommend her to anyone who has an openess to the process of healing.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Prenatal
  • Deep Tissue