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.

Tanya Bartling

With her many years of experience Tanya has built up a large tool box of massage modalities and techniques to address the many challenges we face in the human body, mind and soul. She creates a unique session for each client focusing on their specific needs and overall goals. Neuromuscular Therapy (precise muscular trigger point and deep muscle therapy), Relaxation Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Myofacial Release, and Ayurvedic Abhyanga are just some of her many offerings. You may see her on property with one of her many hula hoops or choose to infuse your massage session with beautiful Kundalini meditation mantras.

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.

Kalev Epstein

Kalev offers a deeply integrative and holistic healing experience that melds mind, body and soul into a fluid state of harmonious Being. Beginning his official initiation into the Healing Arts at age 17, he became a Reiki Master under his Aunts mentorship and by age 20 had a Massage License in Oregon and was passionate about discovering where massage and meditation could meet. 13 years later he holds an Associates Degree as a Physical Therapist Assistant and has studied various modalities across half a dozen countries.

A session may include various elements of Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Acupressure,Thai Massage, Marma Therapy, ThetaHealing, Jin Shin Do, Polarity Therapy and Craniosacral among other healing modalities. Within Kalev’s work is the gift of deep listening and intuitive response tempered with a multitude of techniques and wisdom of the Healing Arts. It is his greatest joy to share in the dance and experience of healing with his clients.

Robert Helliesen

Robert has studied the healing art of sacred Tibetan Cranial Therapy for over twelve years and has been a Certified Massage Therapist since 2004 with a specialty in Swedish and deep tissue modalities.

With an extensive background as a personal trainer and athletics for 20 years, Robert knows first hand the impact of injury on the body and has dedicated his life to understanding what is needed for effective healing and peak performance.

A dedicated practitioner using advanced and unique strategies, he has the holistic knowledge and experience to help his clients get out of pain fast, when other modalities may have failed them.

Although he serves a wide range of clientele, he is most passionate about serving athletes suffering from concussions, head trauma, and joint injury.

As the only professional in the Bay area certified in the ancient Tibetan Cranial method, Robert truly offers a one-of-a kind healing experience that brings his clients accelerated results.

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.

Pranada Ma

Pranada brings 15 years of experience in the healing arts. She offers an intuitive presence, compassionate touch and over 1000 hours of training in massage and bodywork. In her sessions she can focus on one modality or offer a blend of Therapeutic Massage, Cranial Sacral, Deep Tissue, Lomi Lomi, Somatic Emotional Clearing and Energy Medicine. Pranada also offers Traditional Thai Massage which she learned in Thailand and India. She works to support both the physical and energetic body and especially enjoys assisting clients to reduce stress and tension and release blocked emotions and trauma from the body-mind-spirit. Pranada also completed over 500 hours of professional training in Yoga instruction and therapeutics and is currently studying Herbology and Ayurveda.

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.

Paige Wyatt

Paige Wyatt began her journey as a healer in 2006 with the Ana Forest yoga teacher training. Her studies in yoga led her to the San Francisco School of Massage where she studied Swedish Massage, followed by Deep Tissue Massage at McKinnon Institute in Oakland. She then deepened her training with Thai Massage, Shiatsu, Myofascial Release, Reiki and Medical Qi Gong. Paige has developed a specialized technique for hot stone therapy. Her exploration of the healing arts is eclectic and innovative with a new modality called aerial massage which emerged from her work in Thai massage, acro yoga and aerial acrobatics. Paige is deeply committed to providing a high quality therapeutic experience for her clients.

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.

Betsy Venice

“What is a human being?”

“A human being is a container invented by water so that it can walk around.”

Laughter and innate knowledge are a few things i have learned most from while working with touch and human potential. I have a logical approach to deep tissue (Mysofascial) massage. Soft, focused and effective. Home is where my hands are. I have a polished, private practice on the Mendocino Coast, where I and my two terriers reside, as well as in the sanctuary of Northern Arizona.

Wil Herr

Wil is a Holistic Health Practitioner from the International Professional School of Body-Work in San Diego, with over 1500 hours of training, 10 years of experience, and 5,000 hours of body work. Wil is currently training as a Therapeutic Hypnotherapist.

Wil’s work is based on his belief that we are not just physical beings with a brain, but rather highly complex energetic miracles, and that our form and condition is a reflection of the sum of our experiences, from conception, through gestation, birth and all of life’s experiences to the current moment. Our bodies, of which the brain and nervous system is but one part, are a reflection of our life experiences.

At the beginning of the session you’ll have an opportunity to share your reasons and objectives for receiving a massage and then Wil uniquely evolves your session, drawing on a diverse set of modalities from deep tissue through cranial sacral and Reiki. This may be as simple as just wanting to relax but may also concern major life challenges. Body Work has been a profound healing experience for Wil and he loves to share that experience.

The effectiveness of Wil’s sessions are amplified connection, with the potential for change and benefits that may extend into your life after you leave Wilbur.

Wil values the incredble experience of the hot mineral waters and natural peaceful enviorment at WIlbur and is honroed to support your experience here by marrying transformational body work with the magic of Wilbur Hot Springs.

Throughout the session Wil is open to your feedback. Working together great things can happen. If you are interested, Wil offers pointers for self-care and a wide range of resources tailored to your needs.