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License

  • Massage, CA #64269

Education

  • Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Prenatal
  • Deep Tissue

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... more

Where I Work

Emily Pugh Therapeutic Massage  
(17)

The Tree House, 108 Locust St. Ste. E, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Map it

Licenses

Massage, CA # 64269

 

Education

2010
Twin Lakes College of Healing Arts
Massage Therapist Certification

 

Notable Experiences

None listed

(17)

Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
Skill
Friendliness
Customer Reviews

(17 Reviews)

Robyn K.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
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!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Heron D.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
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.
Skill
4.0
Friendliness
5.0
Paul S.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
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!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
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.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
Series of five 90 minute massages (any modality)
5
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.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Colin G.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
The space, music, and ambiance made me feel relaxed the moment I walked in. My massage from Emily was pure bliss. It's obvious she has devoted a lot of time to honing her skills. Highly recommend!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
Emily's careful attention to my neck!! She intuitively knows the tough spots and I feel like I've been on a mini-vacation.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jess G.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
Great massage. Emily asks how you're feeling and what sort of experience you're looking for (soothing, deep tissue, etc) and she actually listens! Highly recommend her.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Laura L.
Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received
Series of three 60 minute massages (any modality)
5
Emily is truly skilled and a pleasure to see for body work. She knows just where to focus her attention...sometimes even more than I do! Highly recommended. :))
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received
Series of five 60 minute massages (any modality)
5
Emily's massages are so relaxing! She's great about working on specific areas that have been bothering me and releasing stress.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jennifer S.
Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
Emily is so intuitive and strong! She is able to get right down to the business of healing your deepest aches and pains.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jan P.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
I had a truly fantastic experience with Emily. She was basically having a conversation with my body and giving it what it actually needed. I was hoping to feel my nervous system calm down a few notches from the usual muscle massage. Instead, she used different techniques that were deeply nourishing and relaxing - more than I would have expected. Her intuition and empathic abilities are wonderful.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Isaac S.
May 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
Great!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Chris W.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
Emily was very professional and the massage went great. She was very in tune with what my body needed. Couldn't have asked for more. I have been seeing Emily since I had knee surgery and she has Been gentle with my recovering leg, I would recommend her to all of my friends and family.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Sam A.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
I swear that this girl has magic hands!! I live with severe chronic pain due to spinal injuries and Emily has helped me heal beyond belief. Over the years I have been to dozens of chiropractors & massage therapists and she is, by far, the best. Here are some of the reasons why: - She's extremely kind, professional, empathetic, passionate, & knowledgable. - She listens to you AND your body; she communicates clearly and checks in often to make sure you feel comfortable and get the most out of every massage. - She is extraordinarily intuitive; she somehow seems to know exactly where problem areas are and addresses them without having to dig in super deep (unless you want her to). - Her studio is extremely inviting & comfortable- and I never have trouble finding parking. Overall, Emily is absolutely amazing. Every time I see her I leave with my body & soul feeling rejuvenated. Thank you so much for what you do Emily- you are truly talented.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Nick R.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Therapeutic Massage
5
Emily is an amazing massage therapist. Very skilled and attentive to what my body needed.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Chris G.
Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received
Series of five 90 minute massages (any modality)
5
A great listener! Wonderful skills; delightful personality. I will be a repeat client!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0