About Us

I am a California Certified Massage Therapist and I am here to help you find relief from physical and emotional patterns of stress, tension and chronic pain.

Each massage I offer is uniquely tailored to your needs blending Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial release and Craniosacral therapy with an intuitive touch and empathetic nature allowing clients to deeply relax and rejuvinate.

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 w...
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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


  • The best massage therapist I have every had. Emily is extremely skilled and a delightful person.

    Wonderful Masseuse! Relaxing and comfortable space! Highly recommended!

  • Outstanding massage

    Outstanding!

  • Emily really knows what she's doing. Excellent at both deep tissue and cranial sacral. Much more than a relaxing massage (which it is), but genuinely therapeutic.

    Emily is intuitive, sensitive, and strong. Her touch is therapeutic and healing.

  • Only that the heating pad was too warm for me but I will let Emily know next time.

    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.

  • I didn't like the Shea butter instead of oil. It requires a shower after the massage. Otherwise, massage was good.

    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 :)

Therapeutic Massage

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Emily P.

License: CA #64269

29 Verified Reviews

Therapeutic Massage

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

Prenatal Massage

$90
60min
$105
75min
$120
90min
Select
by Chris on Jun 09
The best massage therapist I have every had. Emily is extremely skilled and a delightful person.
by Ali on Jun 07
Wonderful Masseuse! Relaxing and comfortable space! Highly recommended!
by Dan on May 29
Outstanding massage
by Alissa on May 07
Outstanding!
by Derek on May 05
Emily really knows what she's doing. Excellent at both deep tissue and cranial sacral. Much more than a relaxing massage (which it is), but genuinely therapeutic.
by Terry on Apr 22
Emily is intuitive, sensitive, and strong. Her touch is therapeutic and healing.
by Margarita on Apr 01
Only that the heating pad was too warm for me but I will let Emily know next time.
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 :)

Average Rating:

4.93 (Based on 29 Reviews)

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by Chris on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Series of five 90 minute massages (any modality) with Emily P.
The best massage therapist I have every had. Emily is extremely skilled and a delightful person.
by Ali on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Wonderful Masseuse! Relaxing and comfortable space! Highly recommended!
by Dan on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Outstanding massage
by Alissa on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Outstanding!
by Derek on May 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Emily really knows what she's doing. Excellent at both deep tissue and cranial sacral. Much more than a relaxing massage (which it is), but genuinely therapeutic.
by Terry on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Emily is intuitive, sensitive, and strong. Her touch is therapeutic and healing.
by Margarita on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Only that the heating pad was too warm for me but I will let Emily know next time.
by Diane on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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 2017
Verified
Service Received: Series of three 75 minute massages with Emily P.
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 2017
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
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 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Service Received: Therapeutic Massage with Emily P.
Great!
by Chris on Apr 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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

Phone: (707) 477-6076