Heal, Embody, Innovate, Evolve

Anaina Mascovich provides services based upon the philosophy
that views individuals as intrinsically whole. She believes we have an innate capacity to
experience freedom and joy in our bodies and lives.
Anaina offers an array of bodywork, massage, and energy work modalities.

“I believe my role is to listen, respond appropriately, and provide the support
and space for the client’s internal guidance to reveal the infinite possibilities for harmony
and health for themselves, in their unfolding relationship with life.”
—Anaina Mascovich

Massage, Bodywork and Energy Work

What You Can Anticipate

Sessions begin with a brief conversation to assess the state of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs as they are relevant to why you seek bodywork and/or yoga. (This brief interview will not be deducted from your booked time).  You will always receive a full session when you arrive on time. Your session is individually tailored from a number of modalities, all informed by my expanding comprehension of anatomy, kinesiology, energetic systems, and new techniques. Sessions can be booked for a single modality. Rates for Integrated sessions will reflect the most advanced modality in use.

Modalities

Press on the plus sign (+) to the left to learn more about each modality.

Deep Tissue Massage & Myofascial Release

Advanced massage and neuro-muscular therapy techniques are used to relax, lengthen, and release holding patterns in deep muscle fibers and connective tissues. Session is most often targeted to specific problem regions such as the back/neck/shoulders, low-back/hips, arms/hands/shoulders. A full-body deep tissue session requires 90-minutes.

Best for: Chronic pain/tension – Post race recovery/soreness relief – Postural problems – Repetitive strain

Rate: 60 min/$90  |  90 min/$115  |  2 Hrs/$135

Freeing the Breath

A touch-based approach that interacts with the neuromyofascial constrictions throughout the body that inhibits the flow of breath energy.  This allows for release of habitual, physical hindrances and emotional congestion stored in the body and promotes a deeper multidimensional healing.

Best for: healing, energy work approach, deep release

Rate: 60 min/$75  |  90 min/$100  |  2 Hrs/$125

Pregnancy/Post-Partum Massage

Alleviate pain and muscle fatigue where you need it most. This session is tailored to address the changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy and provide an overall sense of balance and calm to the expectant mother.

Best for: Expecting mothers – insomnia during pregnancy – discomfort during pregnancy

Rate: 60 min / $75  |  2 Hrs / $125

SourcePoint Therapy ®; Blueprint of Health

Developed by Donna Thomson and Bob Schrei, SourcePoint Therapy is a system of energy work. It uses a series of techniques to provide a reference for each person’s individual energy system as well as providing an energetic container for each session. There are several scans which provide information such as where each body would like to be first contacted, where the primary blockage to the flow of information from the Blueprint of health is located, as well as the nature of each blockage. Once blockages are located manual, energetic, and education techniques are used to clear that blockage. Embedded in the Blueprint of health is all of the information for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, including that of the highest potential we have as human beings.

Using SourcePoint Therapy allows me to develop highly personal sessions, based on each person on that particular day. It is a simple non-invasive approach intended to support and enhance any other healing modality in use. For more detailed information visit: www.sourcepointtherapy.com

Read more: Working with the Blueprint of Health

Best for: Release of blockages in the body, release of old trauma, general feeling of well-being, mental and spiritual health

Art by Bob Schrei

Rate: 75 min/$75

SourcePoint Therapy® is a simple approach to energy work and is not intended to treat or diagnose any physical or emotional symptoms or illnesses. For diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition, consult your own physician.

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Therapeutic Swedish Massage

A classic style using long flowing strokes, kneading, compression, and friction. Pressure can vary from light to firm according to your preference.

Best for: Stress relief and relaxation – circulation improvement – general tension relief

Rate: 60 min/$75  |  90 min/$100  |  2 Hrs/$125

Thai Massage

Traditional Thai massage uses no oils or lotions, and the recipient remains clothed during a treatment. There is constant body contact between the practitioner and client, but rather than rubbing on muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked in order to clear energy blockages and relieve tension. The practitioner uses thumbs, palms, forearms, elbows, knees and feet to create a dance of movement on the body of the recipient. In this process, joints are opened, muscles and tendons are stretched, internal organs are toned, and energy is balanced. The overall effect is one of deep relaxation, rejuvenation, and physical and mental well-being. Thai techniques can be integrated into a table massage.

Best for: An active and interactive approach to massage – deep stretching

Rate: 60 min/$75  |  90 min/$100  |  2 Hrs/$125

Trigger Point Release

Trigger points are defined as self-perpetuating nodules in tight bands of muscle tissue that interfere with the body’s internal communication channels. A variety of hands on strategies may be used to locate and deactivate these areas of tension from the inside-out. Benefits include relief of muscle weakness, pain, improved range of motion and rebalancing adaptive pain patterns.

Best for: specifically targeted tight knots

Rate: 60 min/$75  |  90 min/$100  |  2 Hrs/$125

Bodywork/Massage

General Rates for Bodywork/Massage – 60 minutes/$75, 90 minutes/$100, 2 hours/$125

NeuroKinetic Therapy™

Neurokinetic Therapy™ (NKT) is an advanced diagnostic tool and treatment approach to the body.  Through the use of manual muscle testing, NKT detects compensation patterns in the body and discovers which muscle groups are firing properly and which ones are not.

When we have muscle groups or fibers that are not firing properly, other parts of the body grip to compensate.  Although this is the body’s response to maintain functionality, it soon leads to tight muscles, joints, fascia, loss of full range of functional movement, and eventually pain.  NKT assesses and treats this.

Current NKT Certification:  Level 2

Authentic Leadership

This is a new service in the development stage.

The approach seeks to offer SourcePoint Therapy as a tool to support strategic leadership through sustainability, using these guidelines.  The Lotus: Authentic Leadership Development for a Just, Resilient and Thriving World by Christopher Baan, Phil Long and Dana Pearlman.

Stay tuned for updates!

Out-Call Services

Out-Call Services: Out-Call Services within a 25 mile radius of Santa Cruz for all of the modalities above. There is an additional $30 travel/set-up fee.

Trauma - Informed Yoga

As a certified yoga instructor with specific training in offering healing body practices for trauma and at-risk youth*,  I offer individual and group instruction designed specifically to those seeking to utilize yoga, conscious movement and mindfulness practices to heal after trauma.

The goal of a trauma-informed yoga practice is to build resiliency and establish greater self-regulation.  It is about feeling safe and at-home in our bodies so that we can feel stable, have good self-esteem, and healthy relationships.  A trauma-informed yoga practice is sensitive to the needs of a participant with trauma symptoms and offers them tools to feel safe, empowered, and self-regulated.

Anxiety, depression, behavioral issues, relationship stress, addictions, and health issues are often a result of unresolved trauma.  Yoga gives us a tangible practice to rediscover the ongoing relationships between our bodies, minds and souls. It allows us to see the part deep within us that can never be damaged, or even touched, by trauma. It allows us to uncover our resilient nature. Yoga is an ideal practice after trauma, when we feel broken or damaged, because we are asked to start from a foundational yogic belief that we are already, inherently whole.

“The willingness to face traumas—be they large, small, primitive or fresh—is the key to healing from them. They may never disappear in the way we think they should, but maybe they don’t need to. Trauma is an ineradicable aspect of life. We are human as a result of it, not in spite of it.”  – Mark Epstein, MD

*My 200 hour Yoga Instructor certification training with Vajra Yoga & Meditation included instruction by Andrew Schuch, MS from the Yale Child Study Center as preparation to provide yoga and mindfulness practices to at-risk youth.  I have studied online with Molly Boeder Harris and Michael Stone on ‘Healing Trauma with the Body’.  My professional background also includes clinical psychology research experience in addiction treatment, and relationships between depression, stress and immune function in both veteran and non-veteran populations.

General Rates for Bodywork and Massage

  • 60 minutes
    $75
  • 90 minutes
    $100
  • 2 hours
    $125

Hours & Scheduling

Cancellation Policy

We understand that unanticipated events happen occasionally in everyone’s life. In our desire to be effective and fair to all clients, the following policies are honored:

24 hour advance notice is required when canceling an appointment. This allows the opportunity for someone else to schedule an appointment. If you are unable to give us 24 hours advance notice you will be charged the full amount of your appointment. This amount must be paid prior to your next scheduled appointment.

No-Shows

Anyone who either forgets or consciously chooses to forgo their appointment for whatever reason will be considered a “no-show.” They will be charged for their “missed” appointment.

Late Arrivals

If you arrive late, your session may be shortened in order to accommodate others whose appointments follow yours. Depending upon how late you arrive, your therapist will then determine if there is enough time remaining to start a treatment. Regardless of the length of the treatment actually given, you will be responsible for the “full” session. Out of respect and consideration to your therapist and other customers, please plan accordingly and be on time.

View Hours and Availability

Two Locations to Serve You!

Taos, New Mexico by Appointment

San Francisco & Monterey Bay Area, CA by Appointment

View my current availability at MassageBook.com

Benefits of Massage, Bodywork
& Energy Work

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Massage, Bodywork and Energy Work are an effective tool for managing this stress, which translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Massage, Bodywork and Energy Work can also help specifically address a number of health issues.
They can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

About Anaina

Anaina Mascovich, Certified Massage Practitioner*, Certified Yoga Instructor, has been a practicing bodyworker since 2009, graduating from the San Francisco School of Bodywork and Massage.

She has also been practicing yoga for the last 20 years and has been teaching for 12.  She has taught yoga in the SF Bay Area, Miami and NYC.

Anaina is certified as a yoga teacher through Jill Satterfield’s Vajra Yoga & Meditation (200-hour YA), Bikram Choudhury’s 500-hour, in addition to completing Leslie Kaminoff’s year-long course in Yoga Anatomy & the Application of Breath-Centered Yoga.

Anaina received her B.A. degree in Psychology, with Departmental Honors, Cum Laude from the University of California, San Diego.

Anaina is committed to expanding her education with the intention to incorporate evidence-based movement patterns, therapeutic bodywork, yoga, mindfulness, and energy healing, to assist in the healing, growth and personal evolution of individuals and the community. She deeply listens to people with her presence and touch, using all of her tools to support the ‘healer within’ for every client.

*California Massage Therapy Council #22262, awarded to ‘Anne Marie Mascovich’
Member/Insured by Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

CONTACT

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Contact Anaina at:
Email: dancingtree108@gmail.com
Cell: (415) 673-7229

TESTIMONIALS

“Anaina has the gift of healing touch. In just one session, she not only helped to relieve stiffness and pain in my rotator cuff, but she also left me feeling nurtured and relaxed. I highly recommend Anne for effective and nurturing bodywork.”

Noël Li-ChasséCMT, Certified Yoga Instructor, San Francisco

“Anaina’s mix of Sourcepoint Therapy and traditional bodywork get to the heart of what your body is trying to tell you.  It felt like a different, gentler means of accessing my body’s wisdom for her work that varies from light touch to penetrating deeply into muscle for a comprehensive release of my tension, strain and stress.”

Elizabeth S.RN - San Francisco

“I have been dancing for over 30 years. Recently I had surgery on my feet requiring a 6 month recovery period. I was in quite a bit of pain, inflammation, atrophy and limited mobility. I had the opportunity and pleasure of Anaina Mascovich’s skillful curative hands that not only got my feet functioning with improved mobility and relief from pain but also addressed the issues affecting my connected appendages. Thank you Ana, you are truly amazing and I appreciate your dedication and commitment as a healer.”

Roger DillahuntyDancer

“Anaina has helped me soooo much! I have been getting regular massages from her for about a year+. My chronic neck and back pay is no longer chronic, but occasional! She started incorporating Sourcepoint a few months back, and I noticed a drastic difference. I work as a hairdresser and being on my feet all day can really take its toll. She also helped me look at the way I work, and gave me several suggestions to prevent injuries and pain.All I have to do is lay on her table and let her work her magic.”

Raquel Fernandez SumpterClient in Monterey, CA

“Anaina is one of the best.  Her touch is healing and intuitive.  I highly recommend all of her services.  I especially like when she does energy work with massage.  Every session restores my body and spirit.  Give yourself a special gift, make an appointment.”

Jill Botelho-WillettClient in Monterey, CA

“Anaina has helped me get in touch with my body and breath so that I could leverage it to manage my pain and discomfort rather than letting it control me. It completely changed my daily life.”

Jill Eden StrauzerEsq. Founder- Director Angels in Waiting, Inc. NYC

“Anaina has a gift for healing touch. She has a warmth and openness that is readily apparent, that one does not encounter often, and which is very conducive to healing bodywork. From the moment I walked in I felt at once safe and accepted. Her mere presence is relaxing in itself and her style of touch is warm, caring, gentle, open and extremely relaxing and soothing.”

Steven UprightNew York State LMT (since 1992)

“As a working musician, where the balance between the body, the mind and the heart are at the core of my aspirations, It was extraordinary to find and work with Anaina. The sessions with Anaina were beneficial and educational, all in a fun and easygoing way. I found her instructions to be both clear and insightful.”

Daniel Reyes LlinasComposer & Guitarist, NYC

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