Deep Tissue Massage Training

Stacey has been practicing massage since 1987, when she graduated from a program in Virginia. In 1989, she continued her training in Sports and Deep Tissue at the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. Moving to the Bay Area in 1992, she has enjoyed working for local chiropractors, fitness centers, spas and establishing a private clientele. But something was missing … teaching! After 25+ years of bodywork, Stacey now shares her passion and experience with others. She teaches in the Swedish Foundations and Advanced Swedish classes with a commitment to bringing compassion and humor to the classroom.​

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Prenatal Massage Training

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Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018

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Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy Certification

Nikki Fan, one of our California licensed CMTs, has 4 years experience as a massage therapist providing Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone, prenatal, chair, and foot massage. As of April 2017 Nikki is now certified in Ashiatsu DeepFeet Bar Therapy. Please see our SERVICES page for more information about this luxurious relaxing therapy.​

Since 2011

Since 2011

Tony has been a bodyworker since 1991. Since that time, he has served as a massage therapist as well as an instructor/director for a professional level massage training program. He utilizes a wide range of techniques in his practice and has worked with a diverse client base, from NFL football players to expectant mothers. His techniques and training include deep tissue, (Esalen inspired) Swedish massage, myofascial release, prenatal massage, ART, trigger point, passive/resisted stretches, and sports massage. Tony's specialty is clinical deep tissue bodywork with an emphasis on relaxation, characterized by long flowing strokes along with whole body integration, myofascial release and joint mobilization.​

Tony Sheppard

Relax Ave Day Spa is proud to let you know that our massage therapists have received additional training by the McKinnon Institute of Oakland, CA in Prenatal Massage. On Oct.18th all of our massage therapists spent 4 hours with a trained professional teacher, Stacey Brown*, who helped us update and maximize our Prenatal Massage techniques for your ultimate comfort and relaxation.

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Stacey Brown

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We’re very happy to let you know that all 24 of our massage therapists received 3 hours of amazing deep tissue massage therapy training on October 31st. Our instructor, Tony Sheppard, helped us warm up with a Tai Chi session, then taught us techniques to help us save energy during massage therapy in order to work best for our customers. Tony focused on neck, shoulder, and low back therapy. We started using the new techniques the same day and received a lot of positive feedback from our customers.​

Since 2011