Massage Therapy is not my first career. I have a Bachelors and Masters degree from The University of Melbourne (Australia) and had been practicing in the architecture / engineering field for over ten years. Although, I had enjoyed working in this field, I felt my calling in massage & healing truly fulfilled my soul.
My approach to massage draws on my experience in designing structures taking into consideration the strengths and limitations of each subject. Sometimes i still feel like an Architect where the subject, is the body. I am a California State Certified Massage Therapist with over 500hrs of training focusing on Structural Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Sports, Trigger Point, Scar Tissue Cupping, Cranial Sacral Therapy and Certified in Prenatal Massage. You can say my specialty is injuries and finding ways to provide relief.
My career change doesn’t end with massage, I am looking forward to exploring the topic of wellness and offering more services to the community. I am grateful to have landed where I belong, I am looking towards my future.
Viktoriya Neverov, LAc, CMT, BA (www.unveilthepractice.com)
My name is Viktoriya Neverov and I hold a Bachelor’s Degree from UC Davis in Classical Languages and History. I am a musician, poet and philosopher. I am also a Certified Massage Therapist. I acquired my certification from the Fair Oaks Massage Institute. My theory, when it comes to body work, is to practice an Integrated Massage – a good mix of Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Hot Stone, and Aromatherapy. I am a firm believer in working out all the knots and kinks of the body, without compromising the relaxing aspect of Massage. Of course, if it is strictly Swedish or Deep Tissue you are looking for, I can do that too.
Because I am so passionate when it comes to healing, I dove into the world of Acupuncture and herbs and have completed my Master’s Degree in Acupuncture at ACTCM, San Francisco. I anticipate beginning my Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine soon. As I learn new Asian modalities, I integrate them into my massage practice. I have now integrated certain Shiatsu, Acupressure and Tui-na techniques into my version of an integrated massage. I host my Massage & Bodywork practice out of Pacifica Massage and Wellness.
When it comes to health, my philosophy is simple: take care of your body in a preventative manner and you will thrive. Health is Wealth. Perhaps this statement is over used, but all of us know it to be true. I wish the best of luck to you on your journey to find your healing and I will be honored if you choose to let me help you. Please visit Viktoriya’s business website to read more about her services offered at Pacifica Massage and Wellness. Please note for simplicity you can book a massage bodywork with Viktoriya through the Pacifica Massage and Wellness website.
Cory Shaffer (Male), CMT
Cory is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, HHP, from Mueller College based in San Diego. He approaches every therapeutic session as a problem solver; viewing the body as if it were a puzzle, and piecing the puzzle back together in symmetry. Keeping this in mind he meticulously works on the body correcting deviations and poor posture alignment while creating a relaxing experience in order to cooperate with the muscle fascia release. Favoring the western therapeutic approach to body work, Cory utilizes Myoskeletal Alignment, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Myofascia and Sports Massage, while integrating stretching and mobilization at the request of the client. Cory’s free time is spent cycling, hiking, going to the gym, rock climbing, and appreciating various genres of music while his choice instrument is the piano.
Catt Griffins, CMT
After 10 years of working in child and family services, Catherine moved from the east coast to California to study massage. She transformed her passion for helping others to a passion for bodywork. She is proficient in the modalities of deep tissue, sports, acupressure, hot stone, pre-natal and relaxation massage. Her style is a therapeutic massage based on the various modalities that she has studied and her understanding of body assessment mixed together to meet clients individual needs. Her motivation is for each client to walk away from the massage feeling relaxed, balanced and rejuvenated.