Hello, my name is Florann Vazquez, my clients call me Flow. I have been a Massage Therapist since 2008 and I still continue to learn the latest techniques and best therapies for my clients. I'm currently in Chinese Medical School, learning how to use herbs and acupuncture to heal people with chronic health problems. Helping people reduce tension/pain, rest & heal, 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, Stretch Therapy, Myofascial Release and NeuroMuscular Techniques, Reiki Healing, Shiatsu, Tui Na.
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
The Super Stretching Session I offer is geared to people who need assisted stretching to increase range of motion. I have been trained extensively in effective stretching modalities. 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. I also manipulate your muscle tissue to melt the knots when necessary. The Super Stretching Session is focused on extending your range of motion, lubricating your joints and increasing your flexibility to 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.
I have been teaching advanced massage courses at the McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland since 2014. I also enjoy teaching Massage for Partners twice per year. I can't seem to take off my teacher hat, so clients often leave thier sessions with self-care stretegies to hold them over between sesions. I offer private tutorials for partners on my booking website. I look forward to meeting you soon!
Feel free to leave me a message on my contact page.
I'm growing my hair out at the moment, so don't be alarmed by my messy maine when you meet me. I don't look quite so groomed as this picture below ;)