Therapeutic Massage and Nurturing body work is an effective way to relax and connect to the body and spirit. As the tension leaves the body, the active mind is quieted and a sense of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being has an opportunity to develop.
Touch goes beyond the body to our heart, mind, and spirit. If you are dealing with stress, wishing to participate more actively in your own healing, or simply looking to relax, massage therapy can add a much-needed chance to reconnect to your own sense of well-being.
Payment is due at the time of your service. (Scholarships are available for Marin Cancer Institute patients in need of financial assistance.)
Sylvia Goodman, MS, CMT began her retirement career with an Esalen Institute massage program and earned her massage certification in 1997 from the National Holistic Institute, in Emeryville, CA. As part of her certification process, Sylvia completed an internship at Marin General Hospital. She earned her Process Acupressure Practitioner certification from Soul Lightening International and is certified as teacher and practitioner of SEVA stress release. Sylvia also earned certification as an Infant Massage Instructor, and taught new parents this beautiful skill for several years at Marin General Hospital. She believes that touch, coming from a loving heart, has the power to heal and transform lives. When Sylvia is not working she can be seen dancing Tango with the San Francisco Tango community.
Kate Phelan, CMT draws from 25 years of training and experience to create personalized sessions that are therapeutic, nurturing and restorative. She is specially trained in cancer, neurological issues, orthopedics, and maternity. She provides safe and effective outcomes utilizing techniques ranging from deep tissue to cranial sacral. She combines technical skill as well as 'holding presence' that releases tension, fosters deep relaxation, and promotes healing.
Mindy Zimmerman, CMT, CLT, BCTMB is a nationally certified, highly skilled practitioner with over 20 years of experience. Her unique style uses varying degrees of pressure to relax the muscles and nervous system. With a thorough understanding of anatomy she works on three levels, muscular, skeletal and lymphatic. One of Mindy’s specialties is manual lymphatic drainage to help reduce lymphedema in patients who have had surgeries. Another is her unique jaw massage helping to reduce TMJ and migraines. Mindy is passionate about her work and assisting people in feeling good again.
Jacqueline Tabb, CMT first experienced the positive impact of massage therapy as an adolescent after being diagnosed with scoliosis. This led her on a beautiful, professional journey, training in Swedish Massage Therapy while studying Studio Art at UC Santa Cruz, and later, in Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy at The World School of Massage, San Francisco.
A decade later, she decided to expand her healing repertoire and received her Masters in Art Therapy/Marital Family Therapy and worked in the Bay Area; as a counselor and researcher, she worked at the Teen Clinic, Planned Parenthood; as a Mental Health Clinician, she worked with emotionally challenged youth in residential treatment, and as a Program Director of an expressive arts program, she focused on homeless and vulnerable children.
In 2012, while volunteering in India for an NGO under the premise of leading an art therapy/self care project, she felt so inspired to bring her love of massage therapy to the disenfranchised women there that she opened up the first women’s healing clinic in one of the largest slums in Gujarat, India. Recently, she completed an intensive 900-hour massage therapy program locally at the National Holistic Institute, in order to enhance her dynamic, holistic massage therapy training.
She individualizes each massage therapy session by combining her training in Eastern and Western modalities with her strong intuition and calm presence. Jacqueline feels very honored to serve in the community where she was raised, and in the same hospital where she was also a patient. She is passionate about making the world a better place, one body at a time.