Hello, my name is Florann Vazquez, my clients call me Flo. I have been a Massage Therapist for ten years now and I'm 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, learn about their bodies functionality and improve their range of movement is what I look forward to every morning when I wake up!
I have combined all my advanced training in order to give you the best session possible. The integration is only possible when we take away the sheets and oil. You get to leave your clothes on for this individualized experience. 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.
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 massage 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. Receiving bodywork is grounding and helps you drop into your center. My massage room is a safe space. I will meet you where you are: mind, body and spirit. I will attune to your healing process to support the regeneration of your body, help your mind remember peace and remind you how joyful (not painful) movement can be.
My other interests include teaching Zumba™ classes in Berkeley, learning Japanese and Mandarin and practicing Spanish. I love hiking in Redwood Regional Park, Joaquin Miller Park and exploring the beautiful natural sites in the Bay Area.
I look forward to meeting you! Feel free to leave me a message on my contact page.