Therapists

About our Massage Providers

Wilbur’s Massage Program strives to offer the highest standard of bodywork to our guests through our collective of incredibly gifted massage therapists. All of our massage providers have gone through the most stringent interview process to ensure that their skills and character complement the therapeutic benefits of our world-renowned waters. Our massage therapists offer relaxing spa-style massage including Swedish and Deep Tissue, as well as other lesser known therapeutic modalities such as Craniosacral Therapy and Myofascial Release. We provide the healing environment for well-established massage therapists to leave their private practice behind for several days in order to share their gift of healing arts with our guests here at Wilbur. We encourage our guests to continue their journey to wellness with Wilbur massage providers off-site in their private practices.

Carole Ambauen

Carole is passionate about creating a safe, gentle and nurturing environment that invites healing on a deep level. As a North America Certified Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist she gives special attention to settling the nervous system, releasing holding patterns, and renegotiating physical and emotional trauma. Her sessions support the inherent ability of the body to heal itself. Carole lives and works in Petaluma, where she has a private practice.

David Armstrong

David’s results oriented approach has helped thousands of people free themselves from acute and chronic pain. David blends neuromuscular, craniosacral, and deep tissue techniques to tailor a nurturing and therapeutic experience for his guests.

zachZachary Bockman

Zachary Bockman, LAc, is a California and nationally licensed Chinese medicine practitioner. His practice focuses on restoring balance between the major pillars of a healthy life. Zach uses a modern approach to traditional medicine by combining the wisdom of ancient Chinese traditions with the research of modern science. At Wilbur, Zach offers massage therapy, with cupping and acupuncture available upon request. Zach holds a Master of Science degree in Chinese medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. At his clinic in Oakland, CA, Zach’s practice includes herbal medicine and supplements, cupping, counseling on diet, exercise, and lifestyle.

Christine D’Agostino

Christine enjoys creating positive change and deep relaxation through her radiant touch. As a certified yoga instructor, she is highly attuned to each client’s body and its needs. During a session, Christine intuitively enables her client to explore the inner workings of mind, body, and spirit through her vast array of healing modalities, including Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Thai Massage and Reiki. She maintains a busy practice at Live and Breathe Wellness in San Francisco.

robertRobert de Nies

Originally from Holland, Robert started working in the mid seventies in Amsterdam. He then moved to Japan and studied macrobiotics and traditional shiatsu in Tokyo. Robert received Thai massage training in Chiang Mai from Pichest Boonthume, Thailand’s foremost recognized teacher. Robert has studied and practiced many bodywork modalities, ranging from Shiatsu & Thai massage, to La Stone therapy. He uses Thai massage as a framework into which he integrates other techniques when  appropriate. This keeps the work alive and constantly evolving into Robert’s own unique style.

Silke Greiner

Supporting her clients on their healing journey has been Silke’s passion for the past 17 years. Her extensive training in Eastern and Western healing modalities allows her to expertly tailor each session to her client’s specific needs and requests. She is as comfortable with deep tissue massage as with the subtle realms of energy work. In the sacred healing space she offers, you will find respect, caring, listening and skill. Silke has a thriving practice in Fairfax, CA. Visit her website at www.silkegreiner.com.

charlotteCharlotte Kubiak

Charlotte’s massage is a therapeutic blend of Swedish, Deep Tissue and Energy Work. She understand that every client is unique and intentionally creates massage sessions that will suit each client’s specific needs. Her most common approach is to provide a full body session, and she believes that if there is pain or tension in a specific part of the body, that area should get the proper attention. Charlotte often focuses treatments on individual problem areas, devoting time and attention needed to provide lasting relief. Charlotte is a certified Massage Practitioner, with additional certifications in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Thai, Watsu, CranioSacral and Reiki.

naniaNania Merkeley

Nania is a Healer of the mind, body and heart, who gives’ a deeply therapeutic massage that will leave you uplifted, nurtured and free of pain. As one of her teachers said ‘Nothing heals in a tired & stressed body.’ Bodywork is one of the best ways to become aware of what you need, and regroup! Nania is a Natural Health Practitioner of 28 yrs., after beginning her healing journey after a serious car accident leaving her with severe whiplash. After seeing many specialists with no improvement, she found a Shiatsu practitioner who brought her pain relief, better posture and restored the use of her arms after weeks of numbness.  Thus began a lifelong pursuit in the Healing Arts, with a specific focus on the relationship between Matter (Body) & Energy (Spirit). She is the founder of BODYMIND ALCHEMY, where she teaches  Body/mind Awareness & Self-healing in addition to her private practice of Intuitive Readings and Energy Medicine.

John Ropp

As a Tai Chi and Qi Gong instructor since 1985, John incorporates his deep knowledge of traditional Chinese medicine to create a unique style of bodywork, which he calls Oriental Oil Massage. It is a relaxing combination of modalities including acupressure, Tui Na, Lomi Lomi and Deep Tissue. John has his bodywork practice, Vibrational Healing Arts, in Paradise, CA, where he also teaches Tai Chi classes to members of the community.

Gina Trello

Gina is a hot springs enthusiast and a true believer in the healing power of touch.Through numerous experiences with various healers and her personal Panchakarma practices (a fivefold detoxification treatment involving massage, herbal therapy, and other procedures), Gina developed a mantra of “aggressive self care”.

Gina brings her varied background along with a holistic, intuitive approach to her body work. Beginning each session with focus on Pranayama (breath work) as well as a variety of modalities, unique to each session, Gina enables her clients to explore their particular inner world.

Llynnette Van Hooser

Llynnette is a Certified Massage therapist, Reiki Master and Health Educator. Her intuitive therapeutic massage is a combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reiki and is tailored to the individual guest according to their needs. She approaches each session with the intention of bringing relief from long time issues.

rebeccaRebecca Webb

Rebecca is an Energy Healing Practitioner who creates space for you to activate your own wellspring of healing energy so you can clear blockages, relax, distress and feel better. She uses sound healing to help tonify the nervous system and move you into a harmonious state where you can access and move emotional stagnation, physical imbalances and mental stress. The sound healing tools she uses include the vibroacoustic sound table, tuning forks and Tibetan bowls. Rebecca has been offering clairvoyant readings, hands-on-healing, gentle massage and cranial sacral therapy for over 17 years. She brings kindness, humor, wisdom and wonder to her work as well as practical tools for living.

shalamarShalamah Yahchove

Shalamah has a lifelong passion for Complementary Alternative Medicine and massage therapy as a basic healing modality.
She has extensive training and experience in basic massage, deep tissue and orthopedic massage, pre-and-post pregnancies, lymphatic and cranial work, and is also a licensed California Chiropractor. She is a Healer who loves sharing her time, compassion and healing space with her clients.  Shalamah believes that each of us can use our innate intelligence to heal, morph into enlightenment each second of the day and step deeply into the realm of who we truly are, reaching full realization, love, harmony and peace.