About Us

I am a California Certified Massage Therapist and I've been offering therapeutic massage to the community of Santa Cruz since 2009.

When you receive a massage from me it will be effective in healing any chronic pain or injury while soothing and revitalizing your nervous system. So you leave my studio feeling lighter and more at ease in your body and thus in your life!

I work daily with my clients to find relief from neck, shoulder, back and hip pain, tension headaches, stress, anxiety and burnout.

 I combine a variety of massage techniques with an intuit...
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Emily Pugh Therapeutic Massage

The Tree House, 108 Locust St. Ste. E

Santa Cruz , CA 95060 map it

(707) 477-6076

Hours of Operation

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Th 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
F 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Sa 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
S 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I love the long, deep, slow strokes. She seems to know where I need attention

    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!

  • 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.

    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!

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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!

    Emily's careful attention to my neck!! She intuitively knows the tough spots and I feel like I've been on a mini-vacation.

  • 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.

    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. :))

Therapeutic Massage

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$90
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Prenatal Massage

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$90
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Emily P.

License: CA #64269

18 Verified Reviews

Emily is a California Certified Massage Therapist with over 650 hours of training and more then 6 years of practicing massage... more

Therapeutic Massage

$35
30min
$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
Select

Prenatal Massage

$35
30min
$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
Select

Special Offers

Series of three 60 minute massages (any modality)

$240
60min.
Select

Series of five 60 minute massages (any modality)

$375
60min.
Select

Series of three 90 minute massages (any modality)

$330
90min.
Select

Series of five 90 minute massages (any modality)

$525
90min.
Select

Series of three 75 minute massages

$285
75min.
Select

Series of Five 75 minute Therapeutic Massages

$450
75min.
Select
by Anonymous on Jan 16
I love the long, deep, slow strokes. She seems to know where I need attention
by Robyn K. 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 D. 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 S. 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.
by Colin G. on Sep 23
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!
by Anonymous on Sep 16
Emily's careful attention to my neck!! She intuitively knows the tough spots and I feel like I've been on a mini-vacation.
by Jess G. on Sep 02
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.
by Laura L. on Aug 10
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. :))
by Anonymous on Jul 27
Emily's massages are so relaxing! She's great about working on specific areas that have been bothering me and releasing stress.
by Jennifer S. on Jun 10
Emily is so intuitive and strong! She is able to get right down to the business of healing your deepest aches and pains.
by Jan P. on May 13
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.
by Isaac S. on May 02
Great!
by Chris W. on Apr 15
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.
by Sam A. on Apr 14
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.
by Nick R. on Apr 10
Emily is an amazing massage therapist. Very skilled and attentive to what my body needed.
by Chris G. on Apr 04
A great listener! Wonderful skills; delightful personality. I will be a repeat client!

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 18 Reviews)

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Professionalism
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Series of three 75 minute massages with Emily P.
I love the long, deep, slow strokes. She seems to know where I need attention
by Robyn on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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 2016
Verified
Service Received: Series of five 90 minute massages (any modality) with Emily P.
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.
by Colin on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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!
by Anonymous on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Emily's careful attention to my neck!! She intuitively knows the tough spots and I feel like I've been on a mini-vacation.
by Jess on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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.
by Laura on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: Series of three 60 minute massages (any modality) with Emily P.
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. :))
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Series of five 60 minute massages (any modality) with Emily P.
Emily's massages are so relaxing! She's great about working on specific areas that have been bothering me and releasing stress.
by Jennifer on Jun 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Emily is so intuitive and strong! She is able to get right down to the business of healing your deepest aches and pains.
by Jan on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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.
by Isaac on May 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Great!
by Chris on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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.
by Sam on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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.
by Nick on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Emily is an amazing massage therapist. Very skilled and attentive to what my body needed.
by Chris on Apr 2016
Verified
Service Received: Series of five 90 minute massages (any modality) with Emily P.
A great listener! Wonderful skills; delightful personality. I will be a repeat client!
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Emily Pugh Therapeutic Massage

The Tree House, 108 Locust St. Ste. E

Santa Cruz , CA 95060 map it

(707) 477-6076