Hello, my name is Florann Vazquez, my clients call me Flo. I have been a Massage Therapist for ten years and I still continue to learn the latest techniques and best therapies for my clients. I am certified by the California Massage Therapy Council and by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I am also a Fascial Stretch Medical Specialist, certified by the Stretch to Win Institute. Helping people reduce pain, recalibrate, learn about their bodies needs and improve their range of movement is what I look forward to every morning when I wake up!
I use my deep knowledge of the human body to help facilitate the healing process. I can help you recover from surgery, calm the nervous system, boost the immune system and release full body or specific tension patterns and restrictions. All sessions are done gently and effectively through manipulation of the soft tissues. Healing does not have to be painful. In fact, my main goal is to make every session as relaxing as possible so your nervous system can let go and coast below the regular stress levels in order to facilitate your body's natural healing processes.
I use my training in many different modalities to customize a session specifically for you. Some of the techniques included are: CranioSacral Therapy, Fascial Stretch Therapy, Myofascial Release and NeuroMuscular Techniques.
All sessions are done through your clothing. I use my expert knowledge of muscles, fascia and the nervous systems to help rehabilitate injuries, heal chronic pain and relax/ rejuvenate. Please wear comfy, stretchy clothing to your appointment.
Flo's bodywork can help you with:
•low back pain
•neck pain, tension, tweeks
•hip pain, ITBand tension
•Tinnitus and middle ear problems
•Trauma from accidents, birth, injury or chronic conditions
One of the techniques I use is Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST). FST is a pain free stretching technique designed to help athletes and non-athletes alike. I will stretch your body in ways you can't do yourself because I use straps to keep one leg in place while I stretch the rest of your body. Melting the knots and lubricating your joints will increase your flexibility and enhance your quality of life.
Another of my favorite techniques is CranioSacral Therapy (CST) - the gentle holds help the nervous system re-recalibrate. It has been proven to help people calm the nerves so they can settle into a peaceful mind. I scan the body for restrictions and help release the blockages in the membranes of the spinal cord and brain/cranium. I'm looking forward to sharing this amazing healing technique with you.
Schedule a session today, I look forward to meeting you!
I have been teaching advanced massage courses and self-care playshops at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland for the past three years. I enjoy sharing self-care tips and strategies with my clients. I also enjoy teaching Massage for Partner at the McKinnon BTC twice per year. Come join us! Or sign up for a private tutorial on my booking website.
I look forward to meeting you! Feel free to leave me a message on my contact page.