Your safety and well-being are very important to us and we have developed an indoor massage protocol following State and County guidelines and templates (SSPP) to help protect the health of our staff, all of our clients and community. The full text can be read here In short we have added HEPA13 / charcoal filters throughout the building. In between every client our staff will change clothing and face masks, will sanitize thoroughly, provide hand sanitizer and follow all of the recommended practices for personal care services in Alameda County. We are staggering appointments to help minimize contact with anyone other than your therapist. When you schedule your appointment you will receive an email with information about what you can expect when you arrive and what you can do to help.. Because massage therapy work involves maintained touch and close physical proximity over an extended period of time, there may be an elevated risk of disease transmission, including COVID-19. With our efforts we hope to minimize risk by following all of the recommended practices.
Because it is a requirement to wear a comfortable mask for the duration of your appointment we are not providing facial massages at this time.
Massage studies indicate that for best cumulative benefits treatment once a week will create long term relief, healing and well-being.
Pamper the father's in your life to this 105 minutes body massage focused on the areas that carry the most weight and stress. It includes full body massage with extra attention to the upper body and feet. It includes a cedar and elm foot scrub, our house blend muscle relief cream and aromatherapy scalp massage. about this item
Massage tailored to you. Discuss your needs and health goals with your therapist
Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Lymphatic massage, Cranio Sacral, Energy Somatics,
Upgrade your experience to include a little pampering with one of our luxury massage packages
Escape from routine with this most satisfying combination of facial and body massage tailored to your relaxation and therapeutic needs.
COVID19 UPDATE: FACIAL MASSAGE IS RESTRICTED AND THE ME TIME IS NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. WE RECOMMEND THE GREAT GETAWAY OR SERIOUS STRESS RELIEF.
1 hour and 45 minute service
Begin to slow down with an aromatherapy foot soak and herbal tea, then sink into full relaxation with therapeutic focus in this complete massage bundle. It includes hot stone body massage, foot scrub, reflexology, and facial massage using our natural facial products.
Covid 19 update. Masks are still required so we will not be doing the facial cleansing or mask and will substitute with a hand scrub or upgrade to include premium essential oil lotion.
2 hours and 15 min service
Drift away during this full body massage which includes a luxurious foot scrub and focused foot massage.
1 hour and 45 minute service.
Massage performed by a CMT as a healthcare service for clients with a referral from a physician or chiropractor that clearly indicates diagnoses of a condition and includes a recommendation for massage as an effective treatment is considered medical massage by the California Department of Public Health. It is considered an essential service and will be available during times when non essential service are asked to shut. If you believe you have a medical need talk to your healthcare provider to see if massage is right for you. We do not bill direct to insurance. Some insurance companies and employers offer reimbursement for massage when there is a medical need. Inquire with your insurance provider and employer.
Back and neck pain from tension and exertion. Chronic pain generally, Headaches and Muscle injury, There are many known health benefits of massage. A few links to get you started.
Leave behind the stress of the day as you are enveloped by the welcoming Urban Oasis ambiance; warmth, aromas and soothing music. Your integrative massage service will include hot towels, and aromatherapy. We promote holistic healing and wellness by offering bodywork, self-care information, resources, tools and activities. In our cozy urban sanctuary our clients will find wellness professionals, fine art and inspiration.
We use 100% natural, organic or wild crafted oils and creams for your body and for laundry and cleaning we use only earth friendly non toxic products.
Our air is purified with HEPA13 and charcoal filters.
My specialty is an integrative approach that focuses on your needs. I combine a variety of techniques and generally you will receive some combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Energy Somatics. I am an artist; a painter and massage therapist and life coach. With over 10 years of dedication to Urban Oasis I am committed to holistic wellness in principal and seek to guide myself and my community toward a balanced approach to health that recognizes the need for physical, emotional and spiritual or energetic nurturing.
I have a BFA in Art and Healing from John F Kennedy University.
I hold certificates in energy massage therapy and holistic life coaching from the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts.
Gricelda entered the field of massage therapy with the intention of supporting her mother in recovery after surgery and was able to provide her with pain management as well as a pleasurable and generally nurturing experience. She is skilled in a variety of techniques, incorporates a full range of pressure from light energy work to deep tissue as you prefer. She is passionate about and committed to this work of contributing to the well being of others. If you are looking for a therapist who understands that we are more than meets the eye, that muscle manipulation will assist you in developing more personal and holistic awareness of yourself, both your strengths and areas in need of relief, who is intuitive and open to feedback, an appointment with Gricelda is waiting for you!
Lori's pleasant demeanor and genuine desire to build with clients relationships that support achievement of health and well being goals make her an excellent partner for those seeking ongoing therapeutic work. She is committed to continued learning and is inspired by clients who yearn to improve their lives by choosing, whenever possible to engage in life enriching activities such as massage, yoga, self care and gardening. After spending time nurturing her 95 year old father in the final months of his life Lori chose to retire from a career that had been good to her but that she was not passionate about. Grounded in a childhood rich in self care and home remedies, inspired by a community of alternative health care professionals Lori is now thrilled to be embraced by a career and personal path that promises to be both contributory and personally satisfying. You can expect an attentive listener keen on tailoring a massage therapy session just for you!!