TIFFANY CAMPBELL, founder of Kanna Spa, graduated from the National Holistic Institute in 2005, with 720 hours of training in various modalities of massage therapy (Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Sports, Reflexology, Pregnancy, Hot Stones massage, etc.) as well as health education. Soon out of school, she worked with both a chiropractor & acupuncturist and began her journey as a therapist. Her love of the basic concepts of yoga (such as the power of breathing, body awareness, clearing the mind & focusing one’s energy within the body), & her intrigue with discovering new ways to listen to & read the body through her hands, has lead her to refine her talents as a therapist. She developed a unique style of addressing chronic body issues (such as pain, stiffness, stress & emotional holding patterns within the body) while allowing her clients to open up & achieve true relaxation through deep effective body work, patience, energy, trust, & intuition.
Tiffany practiced massage at The Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay from 2006-2011 where she benefitted from working with wonderful therapists from around the world, received further training in luxurious spa-style therapies, & acquired a fine taste for quality service standards. Although she is fond of the spa setting, her most fulfilling work has been with clients who have sought after real body work versus the “typical fluffy spa massage.” She prefers to blend the two concepts & various modalities giving her clients the best of both worlds with typically more lasting results. In 2010, she opened her own part time private practice in San Mateo, California, which blossomed into a beautiful full service spa in May of 2012. It brings her great joy everyday to introduce her clients to amazing new talented therapists, effective new services, & a peaceful new spa location.
“It is truly a great feeling when someone walks
in the door grumpy, in pain & skeptical, & leaves hugging me &
expressing gratitude for a unique experience, relaxation & relief from
chronic pain. It’s like they are a different person when they leave my
treatment room. I love a challenge. I love making a positive change in
someone’s well being. It’s like I can feel their energy beaming with goodness. It
makes my whole day & that’s when I know I just love what I do.”
certified & state licensed massage therapist, graduated from the National Holistic
Institute and has practiced in length at the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay as
Jim was exposed to the many benefits of massage therapy at a very early age. It helped him to overcome physical difficulties growing up which inspired him greatly to pursue a career as a healer. He is passionate about sharing the same gift of quality body work with others.
With over 9 years of professional experience and over 800 hours of training in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Thai Massage (with further studies in Thailand), Shiatsu, Sports, Myofascial Release and Esalen techniques (among others), Jim prefers to utilize a blend of these skills, body listening, & intuition to facilitate healing in others. His spiritually peaceful and relaxed energy is calming and infectious and flows through his hands. His advanced and broad skill set is apparent within each customized session, whether deep or relaxing, his sessions are powerful.
body is a unique experience in a unique moment. It is an absolute honor to be
able to work with so many manifestations of the World's energy through massage
therapy. The human form is something that I know and am also constantly
discovering. It's a deep well of mystery and wonder that fascinates and humbles
me above all else."
ALICIA, certified massage therapist, discovered the power of body work at a very young age. Her father suffered from a bad fall and as a 5 year old child, she instinctively began massaging and walking on his back every evening to ease the pain. From then on, she was inspired and envisioned a future of helping others with their pain and injuries. In 2010, Alicia graduated with 720 hours of training in both Eastern and Western modalities from the National Holistic Institute, and in 2012, became certified in Traditional Thai Massage and Prenatal/Postpartum massage at McKinnon Institute. In 2015, she became Dona Doula certified under the teachings of Carol Shattuck Rice in Albany, CA. In 2016, she was certified as an Aromatherapist at the Aroma Hut Institute. Alicia prides herself on her personalized service, really getting to know each client's body care needs and personal goals.
"I love to work with weekend warriors, active go-getters, working class heroes, Bay Area moms, and moms to be. My goal is not only to have each client feeling wonderful and renewed at the end of a session, but for these efforts to last over time and get better with each appointment."
Alicia specializes in prenatal and postnatal massage, Thai stretching, trigger point therapy and deep structural body work. She enjoys deep tissue modalities with pain and stress reduction as her primary focus in each therapeutic massage session. She is extremely knowledgeable in anatomy and has a deep understanding of the body matched equally with a healing touch.
She is also an artist, photographer and musician who enjoys laughter and creativity.
LUCY, certified massage therapist, graduated in 2008 from the Georgia Career Institute where she realized very quickly that this career path would be life changing for her. Not only was she honing her natural abilities in massage therapy and fine tuning her intuition, but she was also greatly inspired and forever changed by the mutually beneficial nature of this craft. Her massage style forged into a well rounded blend of Swedish massage, Lomi Lomi, and Deep Tissue. But personally, she had never felt so grounded and stress free as she did in the treatment room working with clients. This newfound state of being was an unbelievable gift.
Lucy has great strength when needed but she takes pride in maintaining a relaxing, intuitive flow throughout the session which clients seem to love.
"Through the art of massage, I have learned the power and importance of connecting to your breath, of simply slowing down for a moment and what that can do for a person's health. I love to help others relieve their stress. It is a reciprocal gift of relaxation that I enjoy every work day and I am grateful."
LUBA is a licensed esthetician, passionate about skincare and helping others. She has been providing customized facial and body treatments for all skin types for over 18 years in the Bay Area. She values continued education so that she may remain current with the latest breakthroughs in non-surgical skincare.
LESLEE, certified massage therapist & licensed esthetician, began her journey into the spa and wellness world through her background in dance. After graduating with a BA in Modern Dance from UCLA, Leslee learned to truly appreciate the importance of freedom of movement and the hindering impacts old injuries had on the body. Her interests in bodywork and pampering took flight. She started off as a manicurist and esthetician, but always knew that her path was headed towards helping others maintain their wellness through massage therapy and body awareness.
Leslee is certified in Esalen massage and deep tissue massage therapy from the Esalen Institute in Big Sur where they teach a holistic approach to massage. The Esalen style of massage incorporates long flowing strokes which blend well into any session (deep or generally relaxing) and reconnect the area of focus to the whole body resulting in a deep state of relaxation. She combines her knowledge of kinesiology with client intake information on old injuries and preferences, and known postural habits, to help develop a plan for each session. She works well feedback to customize each session accordingly.
When it comes to skin care, Leslee finds that proper hydration of the body, and the skin directly, hold the greatest importance when it comes to the state of one's epidermis. She believes that dry skin (harsh cleansers, and subpar moisturizers) can be the root cause of many undesirable problems: break outs, and over time - fine lines and wrinkles. She works with each client to figure out what the skin is lacking and will recommend products and services based on her assessment of the skin during a facial.
"What I love most of all is to see the relaxed faces of my clients after a massage. A massage WITH a facial is on another level, facilitating that glow from the inside out, and pampering someone from head to toe makes my day."
"The root of all health is in the brain. The trunk of it is in emotion. The branches and leaves are the body.
The flower of health blooms when all parts work together."
- Kurdish folk wisdom
CRYSTAL, certified massage therapist.
(BIO COMING SOON)
JOSE, certified massage therapist
(BIO COMING SOON)
INDIA, certified massage therapist
(BIO COMING SOON)
RUMNEET, certified massage therapist & licensed esthetician
(BIO COMING SOON)