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I originally sought out massage as a hobby, but found that I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to get more involved. I studied massage at the McKinnon Institute and have been doing bodywork since 2002. For my first two years, I supported myself working fulltime in spas; in 2004, I shifted into private practice. I currently offer Swedish, Deep Tissue, & Prenatal Massage modalities. I have some training in Cranialsacral therapy as well, and find that my clients love when I incorporate some of these very soothing techniques into my work.
I work in my home studio in central San Rafael, and I do outcallls to people's homes. My studio is a clean, soothing, warm space. I use a heated & padded massage table, a unique selection of massage music, aromatherapy (if desired), and candles to create an atmosphere that is conducive to that wonderful meditative state of deep relaxation between awake and asleep.
Through my work in the spa industry I developed the professionalism, adaptability, and physical strength necessary for this work. I have a warm, authentic personality, and I am an excellent listener. I am skilled at sensing each client's preferred pace and pressure, which provides for a soothing and satisfying session.
My clients have used the following adjectives to describe my style: strong, nurturing, energetic, warm, firm, caring, flowing, relaxing, skillful, intuitive, elegant. Here more about what they have to say on in their reviews on my Yelp site: http://www.yelp.com/biz/maysie-tift-licensed-massage-therapist-san-francisco