I am a Certified Massage Therapist and Holistic Health Practitioner. Under the umbrella of HHP I encompass many healing modalities including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Thai, Sports Massage, Reflexology and also Reiki healing which helps me give a more intuitive and guided session. Depending on your wishes or needs, I usually combine several techniques to provide what is best for you at that moment. If it be a gentle, relaxing Swedish massage, some good stretches with Thai or if you want to get to the root of the pain with Deep Tissue, I am sure I can provide a combination of modalities that is best suitable for your Body/Mind/Spirit trio. I am looking forward to working with you! Be positive, be active, be present!
Stephanie Sigaty – Licensed Massage Therapist
Stephanie customizes each bodywork session to deliver an integrative healing experience. She carefully listens with both ears and hands to learn exactly what your body needs. Drawing upon her skills with Swedish, deep tissue, sports, therapeutic, myofascial release and Shiatsu, while channeling the energies of CranioSacral Therapy and Reiki, she induces deep relaxation and sends nurturing calm to every cell. Additionally, Stephanie applies her athletic training experience (beach volleyball, ballet, yoga) to enhance your recovery and prevention between sessions. She is full of ideas for simple steps that fit easily into your daily routine. Stephanie has a bachelor’s degree from Pomona College in Claremont, California. She has been nationally certified in massage and bodywork after graduating from California College of Physical Arts in Huntington Beach. She has given over 6,000 effective, caring massages. CAMTC 36202
Wendi Jack – Licensed Massage Therapist
As a recent transplant from Connecticut, Wendi (aka ‘artisan of bodies and beings!) brings with her over 25 years of passion and experience in the healing arts. She holds licenses, certificates and special recognitions as a graduate of 1993 Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. Specializing in; Swedish, Thai, Sports, Reflexology, Hot Stone, Reiki, Access Consciousness, EFT, Raja Yoga, Yoga Tune Up, Emotion Code and Wellness Inventory. She’s also a member AMTA and YA, and is currently immersed in her 1000 hr HHP course. With great awareness, kindness and attention to her client, each session is tailored, facilitating health in body and being with optimal results.
Rikk Valdiva – Licensed Massage Therapist
Rikk has been practicing body work since 1999. His holistic approach utilizes his expertise in postural analysis to adapt and deliver individualized massage therapy. His techniques include Swedish, Gymnastics with stretching, Thai, Sports, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Techniques, Hot Stone, Hydrotherapy and Body Polarity. He is skilled in providing outstanding Prenatal Massage and is thrilled to now offer Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage to his already wide variety of treatment modalities. Rikk is a 2000 graduate of the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque. His studies included the art and science of modern naturopathic treatments, anatomy, physiology and nutritional healing. After relocating to San Diego in 2002 he was employed by local day spas and served eight years as a leading therapist at the Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa. Rikk worked with us here at Bodhi Massage & Wellness Center from 2012 until October 2016. He then spent 2 years appreciating the wonders of the Central Gaviota Coast with his partner Doug and working at Float Luxury Spa in downtown Santa Barbara. They have relocated back to San Diego and we are excited to welcome him back to the team.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Emily headed west in 2007 to begin exploring her passion for massage. She graduated from East West College of the Healing Arts in Portland, OR, and shortly thereafter opened her own massage practice. Her studies have taken her to Chiang Mai, Thailand where she trained at the Sunshine Massage School and International Massage School in traditional Thai Techniques. She has been certified and worked for over 7 years in the massage field and specializes in Deep Tissue, Thai Bodywork, Swedish Relaxation, and Prenatal massage. Her passion for massage roots from her mantra that every body deserves to feel whole, connected and regarded with the up most affection and admiration. Book your appointment today with Emily to discover your path to healing.
Charlotte has been a presence at Bodhi since the beginning. Her positive attitude and comforting nature has helped shape Bodhi into the preferred destination for those seeking a relaxing experience in a professional environment. Charlotte is adept at a wide range of bodywork, including deep tissue and prenatal massage. A graduate of Mueller College, she has been practicing massage therapy since 2005.
Born and raised in Lake Arrowhead California, Amanda has been surrounded by the healing properties of nature her entire life. She graduated from The New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts and has over 1000 hours of training and dual certification in massage and somatic polarity. She is proficient in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Hot Stone, Aromatherapy and body treatments.
Sean has been practicing massage his whole life. As an adolescent, he often performed massage for his mother, a flamenco dancer, to help her with muscle soreness. After moving to San Diego in 2007, he decided to pursue his massage career at Mueller College of Holistic Studies. Graduating as a Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP), he has been helping people return to health with massage. Using techniques from Swedish, deep tissue, Myofascial release, sports massage and Tui na, he provides massages customized to the needs of each individual.
I am an Eastern medical physician and acupuncturist practicing in the San Diego area for over 10 years. I received my Doctorate in Eastern medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego and my undergrad includes a western Premed and a degree in natural health sciences from Bastyr University, school of natural medicine, in Seattle Washington. I have been part of a botanical apprentice program and have years of community outreach with internships. I have continued my development with many forms of energy healing including Theta Healing, hands on healing, crystal and stone therapies and internal qi building exercises with regular Kung Fu practice. I also work part time for a non-profit community health clinic whose mission is to provide a sustainable affordable integrative approach to healthcare. I am an energy worker and my Alma mater is “not of matter but of the spaces in-between”. I am a fanatic about natural healthcare but also believe in a healthy integration with your current health care plan. I have over 20 years of combined education and experience in the field and have helped many patients find a path to restorative health.