Adrienne Lalanne Massage
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Adrienne Lalanne Massage

"I actually think she is the best massage therapist I've ever seen in general. Cannot say enough good things about her."

-- Ginny Colbert, new Mother to Zoe

My Education

I have studied the healing arts for over a decade.

I received my Massage Practitioner Certification from Twin Lakes College in Santa Cruz in 1999 where I studied Shiatsu, Swedish and deep tissue massage.

Beginning in 2004 I had the honor of studying Eastern Bodywork, Taoist healing techniques and Chinese medicine with Dr. Angela Wu, who is known as the "Fertility Goddess" for her book Fertility Wisdom.

My biggest teacher, however, has been my ongoing study of the movement arts. I have a BA in dance with a minor in holistic health from San Francisco State University. During my time there I studied dance medicine with well known choreographer Kathleen McCarthy, tai chi chuan with the wife of Master Kuo Lienying, and eastern healing perspectives with Adam Burke.

My Experience

Since becoming a professional massage therapist I have worked directly with chiropractors, acupuncturists, spas and community centers and have done further study in swedish massage, sports massage, trigger points, pregnancy massage, craniosacral therapy and ortho-bionomy.Through all of my training, the direct use of and knowledge of the body has refined my kinesthetic awareness, leading me to a deeper understanding of how the body works.

My Story

Since a young age I have had the desire to want to help care for people. At 19, on a quest of self discovery, I traveled to Guatemala alone (yes my parents were horrified), where I discovered that Holistic Healing and Dance were part of my life path. Upon my arrival home, after receiving my first massage it became clear that massage was a healing modality I wanted to learn.

When I enrolled in massage school my intention was to learn it so I could help family and friends. However, about a year later I was asked to go to the home of lady with rheumatoid arthritis and give her massage. Her life had been deeply affected by the disease; she would only sit in a chair and let me massage her neck and shoulders.

It was only after 3 massages that she could lift her arms overhead and now brush her own hair. I then realized my gift and this is where my path as a massage therapist began.

Experience:

  • Over 10 years working as a therapist in spas, community centers, chiropractic and acupuncture offices
  • Over 500 hours studying several different modalites at various massage schools with gift healers.
  • BA in Dance and Minor in Holistic Health
  • In depth study of body through anatomy/physiology courses and movement arts
  • Acupressure
  • Cranio-sacral
  • Tui na
  • Pre/Post Natal
  • Sports Massage