Experience the luxury of therapeutic massage in our lovely, quiet Oakland Hills setting!
Please call for an appointment at (510)531-3300 ext. 12
Jeff LeeIt wasn't until my birth father passed away that I realized massage was "in my blood." I had fooled around with giving others massage my entire life, but my career had been spent as an IT tech. I like to call myself the "Mr. Fix(IT)" as I was the one who would be assigned to get the system back up and running when the computers crashed at night.
With the passing of my progenitor, however, I suddenly faced the knowledge that he had been a Master Shiatsu teacher. This passing of the Sensei occurred not long before I was laid off yet again from the IT field. I suddenly felt free to pursue what has always been--for me--a lifelong passion. It didn't hurt that my wife approved, and now, here I am, California certified, and on the road with a profession that speaks more clearly to who I am and what has always been in my blood. I hope to share that knowledge with you in a personal and direct way by helping to release the tension in your life.
Izumi Van Cleave
I received my massage training at McKinnon Institute in Oakland, CA and at National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA. I have been Nationally Certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork since 1995.
From 1995-1998, I worked as a volunteer massage therapist for people with AIDS, HIV Positive individuals and also for women with substance abuse.
I have working as a Massage Therapist at OHTC since the department opened on March 10, 1997.
Recently, I am doing more Myofacial Release work because I feel it is a more effective style of releasing muscular adhesions. My goal of each session is to help my client relax tension-not only muscular, but emotional tension as well. I usually incorporate relaxation-type work into the Myofacial Release session.
In my free time, I like listening and dancing to my favorite music. I also enjoy hiking, camping, and cross-country skiing.
Sunday 230 - 630