About Melt Massage…
Melt Massage has been in Montclair Village, Oakland, since 2001. What makes us different is we take the time to learn what makes a great massage for you, before we begin, and then deliver that. By providing feedback during the session, you get the chance to get exactly the right pressure in all the right places, giving us the chance to learn what a great massage for you feels like in our hands.
Read our therapists’ bios to find out who’s the best match for what you need from your next massage.
Hana has nearly 30 years experience and certificates in Swedish, Sports, Deep Tissue, Pregnancy massage, Reflexology, Trigger Point and Hospice massage among others. She says, "Neither my years nor my many trainings make me an expert in you. You know what feels good to your own body. We work together to get you the best massage possible, every time. Up to 4-hour long massages because you deserve to feel that good. What would make a massage great for you? Let me know."
Joanna Elaine, an East Bay native, has been performing massage therapy since 1993. A graduate of NHI Emeryville. She has worked in several different environments during her career having completed 14 seasons providing massage for dancers with Ballet San Jose, as well as massage for athletes from professional cyclists, to Pro Football Players. Her styles include a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage. Her more intuitive style of massage has worked very well in some cases of PTSD. She is also Reiki one certifed.
Sabrina is passionate about enhancing clients’ well-being through massage therapy. She has dealt with years of chronic pain, and through bodywork, found relief. This inspired her to help others in the way that she had been helped. She tailors each session to the specific needs of each client, whether for therapy or relaxation. Sabrina graduated from the National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy. She is a Certified Massage Therapist and Advanced Neuromuscular Therapist, and specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Therapy and Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) having studied directly with the founder.
Bria has an intuitive touch and unmistakable desire to meet you where you are. She can find your ‘spots’ and help them release with your guidance and participation. Her goal is to activate your body’s natural inclination to heal itself, while also providing suggestions to maintain this in your daily life. Bria graduated from the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork and is a Certified Massage Therapist. She is trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Clinical, Neuromuscular, Lymphatic, Ortho-bionomy, Stretching & Mobilization, Sports Massage and Myofascial Therapy.