Originally from Northern California, Sandy has lived in San Diego for a total of 10 years. She came here in 2001 for 5 years, left to go live in the "Little Big City" AKA Las Vegas, and then came back to San Diego. Currently she resides in Barrio Logan near Downtown San Diego. She loves the city and her new home as she is able to have her business and home in the same place.
Sandy graduated from International Professional School for Bodywork in San Diego, CA with an Associates Degree in Holistic Health. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner Massage Therapist. This means she has over 1230 hours of education versus the state required 500 hours to become a massage therapist. She believes educating herself is important and continues to do her studies in clinical methods and Thai Massage. She has also finished her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Certification in both Hatha and Vinyasa style. Also, she wants to gain more knowledge in the bio-mechanics of the body, the effects of exercise on the body and enhance her holistic nutrition understanding. So, she is currently studying to become a Personal Trainer with an emphasis on nutrition.
Sandy became a Massage Therapist and Yoga instructor because the human body fascinates her. She says "It amazes me to visually see my client's body initially tensed up and then after their body looks so relaxed.". Most of all, she chose this career because she gets to help people feel good.
Sandy does an integration of Deep Tissue/Deep Tissue Sculpting (Deep Tissue without oil), Neuro-muscular Therapy, Thai Massage, and structural integration. Her work is muscle specific, therapeutic and relaxing at the same time. She is not afraid to get into the muscle but understands that muscles take time to relax and treats muscles as if they are the most precious things in life. She tunes in with her client's energy and focuses on what needs to be worked on, relaxed, or needs a bit of energy flow. She is highly passionate about her work and takes a lot of pride in helping her clients. Sandy's focus is pain management, injury rehabilitation or prevention, and athletic event preparation.
As a Yoga Instructor, Sandy bases her classes off rehabilitation, muscle groups, and breath work. During her classes she includes massage therapy (including Thai Massage) to allow her clients to feel more rehabilitation. Most of her classes are Hatha style class which means poses are held longer and the pace is slower. From time to time, she will throw in a Vinyasa class, which is a breath to movement format. Her vinyasa classes are created to build strength in the body and mind. Her classes will always have a focus. Such as, opening the hips or lengthening the hamstrings. Also, most of the time, she will use nontraditional yoga music (for example, classic rock or reggae) to make the classes unique and mostly to have fun.
"...She is great at what she does, has a keen ability to find the problem spots without you telling her..."
Holistic Health Practitioner