Hello, my name is Florann Vazquez, my clients call me Flo. I am a Certified Massage Therapist with the California Massage Therapy Council and a Certified Personal Trainer with National Academy of Sports Medicine. Helping people reduce pain and improve their daily functional ability has been a rewarding experience. I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve my clients and witness their healing.
Besides bodywork, I also teach Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Deep Tissue, Swedish and Sports Massage and at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland. I have recently returned from an advanced workshop where I trained in Fascial Stretch Therapy® (FST). FST is a pain free stretching program designed to help athletes and non-athletes alike. I will stretch your body in ways you can't do yourself. Melting the knots that make you feel stiff will increase your flexibility and enhance your quality of life (and it's not painfull! It feels great!). Schedule a session today, I can't wait to share this wonderful new service with you!
When I plan your session, I take into account your health history, daily activities and personal goals. The treatments are collaborative and serve your goals. Our sessions together will achieve many things: supporting the immune system, encouraging rehabilitation of injuries, conditioning muscles for athletic performance, breaking up years of accumulated scar tissue (in order to enhance mobility).
I look forward to sessions with my clients as much as they do. Bodywork is immensely engaging and profound. My office space is always a safe space, where you can feel at ease and comfortable enough to let your body do its healing. I have recently finished training in CranioSacral Therapy (CST) - a gentle approach to helping to nervous system re-balance. I'm looking forward to sharing this amazing healing touch with you. Continuing education on the horizon is FST- advanced level III and CranioSacral Therapy - level two.
My other interests include teaching Zumba™ classes in Berkeley, learning Japanese and Mandarin and practicing Spanish. I love hiking in Tilden 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.