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    WHRC Massage Therapists

    Please note: Massage therapist availability subject to change.

    Cathy Fujimoto, CMT, CLT, CIMT, CPMT

    Massage Therapist

    Cathy Fujimoto is a State Certified Massage Therapist who completed the Master Practitioner program from the California Healing Arts College in Santa Monica, California and has been practicing massage since 2005. Trained in various modalities such as Deep Tissue, Swedish, Oscillation and Shiatsu, she specializes and is certified in Pre & Peri Natal Massage, Lymphedema Therapy (MLD/CDT), Pediatric Massage and trained in Oncology. She obtained her certification to work directly with patients who have a variety of medical conditions through a 500 hour hospital based integrative medicine education program for massage therapy.

    Prior to moving to San Francisco in 2010, Cathy spent several years working as a Massage Director and Therapist for a physical therapy center in Los Angeles. She quickly discovered that her interests were to work in a wellness and rehabilitative setting where she can apply her knowledge and skills to those in need, mainly with prenatal and post breast cancer care. By incorporating a variety of modalities into one treatment, each session is customized to the client's need, allowing them to receive the full benefits of massage.

    CAMTC#788

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    Rosa Kocher, CMT

    Massage Therapist

    Rosa Kocher has been in professional massage practice for more than 20 years. She joined the WHRC in 1999. Her journey has always had a singular focus in the healing arts. Rosa’s early encounters with illness and death in her family opened up a yearning for more satisfying answers in coping with the mind-body relationship. As an early student of Asian philosophy and design (including Landscape Architecture), Rosa has always sought a deeper understanding of subtle energy anatomy, part of the underlying basis for varying states of health.

    As Rosa’s work has matured, she developed a form of massage therapy that combines the best of East and West appropriately. Rosa draws largely on Swedish, Shiatsu (based on Chinese medicine), Indian Ayurvedic insights, and Craniosacral (spine, neck and head). She has seen how these massage protocols facilitate freer movement of energy throughout the body’s internal channels, nervous system, blood and lymph vessels and how working with the structural anatomy, opening the joints, increasing range-of-motion and mobility releases physical and emotional restrictions.

    Rosa has worked in a variety of contexts during her more than 20 years of professional practice. These include cancer patient retreats at Commonweal, hospice end-of-life care, a premiere Japanese spa, and here at California Pacific Medical Center. Rosa feels that the WHRC provides a valuable opportunity to customize the massage to an individual’s needs, whether they may be pregnant, older, receiving cancer treatments, or just needing to unwind. Rosa attributes the stability in her own life and massage therapy practice to a 15-year study and practice of meditation, which allows her to cultivate a much greater capacity for nurturing others toward their own stability, especially when in illness and grief.

    CAMTC#44682

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    Patrisha Lowder, CMT

    Massage Therapist & Licensed Esthetician

    Patrisha Lowder began her massage therapy practice in 1997 and joined the WHRC in 2007. She integrates deep tissue massage with orthopedic, Muscle Energy and Strain-Counter-Strain techniques. Patrisha also has certifications in and has many years of massage experience with cancer patients and women who are pregnant or recently post-partum.

    In each massage session, her goal is to dissolve any stress held in the body or mind using a combination of techniques. Patrisha feels it's the presence, sensitive touch and intention offered as a body worker that brings true healing. Whether it’s preventative, acute or chronic care she commends those who give themselves the time for healing touch. Patrisha sees massage therapy as one way of healing the whole being by giving attention to and encouraging clients’ natural healing systems to function better. Massage, in her view, can also be used to break old patterns stored in the muscle memory by becoming present and allowing oneself to feel whatever emotion or trauma is being held there and thus reconnect one’s body and mind.

    Recently, Patrisha completed training in skin care and esthetics. She has completed advanced training in Oncology and Medical Esthetics to expand her practice with people with sensitive skin issues. She feels that her work in skin care is the perfect complement to the healing touch of body work.

    CAMTC#28887

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    Beth O’Boyle, CMT, NCBTMB

    Massage Therapist

    Beth completed her National Certification Massage and Body Work in 2007 and she joined the WHRC in 2010. In 2005 when Beth was considering a career change her daughter said to her, “Mum you would be a great massage therapist”! At the time Beth had never thought of doing something in the bodywork field, yet she was a person who others called on when they were hurt or uncomfortable in their bodies. Neighbors and friends would ask her for a shoulder or neck rub! Beth has always been a very tactile person and after her first massage class, she was hooked. Her job satisfaction is unmatched to anything else she has ever done for a living.

    Beth’s training is in Swedish, Clinical Deep Tissue, Pre/Post Natal Pregnancy, Oncology, Lymphatic Drainage and Sports Modalities. She enjoys the variety of the clientele she works with as each person has an issue they arrived at through their own unique life experience. Beth has a keen interest in anatomy and seeks out different modalities of massage to accommodate the release of tension from the body and to increase mobility.

    Beth’s interest in massage has evolved into a medical massage focus and she is excited by the prospect of helping people to have a good quality of life through a regular massage routine. She notes that massage is recognized as therapeutic in the medical world with more and more doctors referring people regularly to massage practices. This encourages Beth to continue her studies. She has a keen interest in anatomy and seeks out different modalities of massage to accommodate the release of tension from the body and to increase mobility.

    Beth is a proud mother of two, and grandmother. She has lived outside the United States for a number of years and annually returns to an area which is open to alternative ways to live comfortably in one’s body. Beth has a passion to help people feel good in their body and she looks forward to working with the clients at CPMC’s Women’s Health Resource Center.

    CAMTC#11533

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    Carrie Stone, CMT, NCBTMB

    Massage Therapist

    Carrie’s career as a massage therapist began in 2001. Her bodywork has been greatly informed by her extensive training in Swedish, deep tissue, Thai massage (including pre-natal and infant Thai massage), and Reiki techniques. Carrie’s training and practice have been centered around her intention to provide personalized massage sessions that are educational, therapeutic, and restorative. Carrie listens closely to her clients in order to better tailor each massage to the client’s current state of being, while simultaneously tending to their therapeutic goals as well. Each session is intended to assist the client in increasing flexibility, improving circulation, and embracing strategies for daily body maintenance and support. Carrie’s philosophy is that massage therapy should be an experience that reunites the client’s body with the higher self. She believes this union is experienced when a client is offered an opportunity to reduce stress, detox, and to learn about their physical and energetic body as it transitions through its various states of disease and wellness.

    Carrie's practice remains enlivened due to the investments she has made in internships, specialized instruction, and self-study. Her practice is further fortified by her experiences with clients and practitioners from a variety of professional disciplines, socio-economic backgrounds, and life experiences. Similarly, her humanities and library science degrees have greatly broadened her interests in traditional healing arts, health education and advocacy, and complimentary therapies. Her constant pursuit of ways to inform and improve her techniques, combined with her personal experience with integrative therapies has profoundly transformed her sessions in both practical and creative ways. Carrie is continuously growing her knowledge of the body and the healing arts, which she feels directly translates to the client through her commitment to providing safe, compassionate, and nourishing touch.

    CAMTC#18972

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    Janet Stock, CMT

    Massage Therapist

    Janet Stock, CMT is a founding member of the WHRC massage program and began working here in 1998. Her years of experience have given her the therapeutic skills to address a wide range of issues for men and women of all ages. Janet has worked with women during pregnancy since beginning her practice in 1992. She loves the opportunity to work with infants and children and has extensive experience working with high risk pregnancy and post c-section.

    Janet is delighted to offer the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy (ATMAT) to our community. These are non-invasive, gentle techniques that may help align the sacrum and pelvis, and guide the internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well being. They are employed to address menstrual problems, pregnancy and post partum for women, back pain, fertility problems, incontinence, digestive and bowel function for both men and women.

    She is certified in Swedish, acupressure, prenatal, labor and delivery, postpartum and infant massage, and the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy. Janet currently lives and works in Arcata, Humboldt County, but returns to WHRC for 1 week every 5 weeks.

    CAMTC#11815

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