Massage – Mission Hills2021-06-24T18:03:26+00:00


Gabby Samaniego


Techniques I Use: Deep tissue, myofascial release, stretching, trigger point therapy, cupping therapy and prenatal massage.

About My Practice: My background is quite diverse; experience working in high end day spas, five star resorts, small holistic wellness centers as well as chiropractic /physical therapy clinics. I’m delighted to be able to offer an array of modalities. My goal is to plan my patients sessions and treatments to maximize their results, provide them with pain relief, and manage their care plan.

About Me: I’m a local (from the South Bay) that has lived and worked in North County for almost a decade. I studied massage therapy at Body Mind College of Holistic Health in northern San Diego and International Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) in Kearny Mesa. In my free time I go to Baja to visit family and friends, eat and shop. I wish to travel more in the future. I was fortunate to visit Egypt twice.


Elliot Benedict-Philipp


Techniques I Use: Deep Tissue, Tui Na, Assisted Stretching, Trigger Point Therapy, Sport Specific/Muscle Specific Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Cupping, Stretch Therapy

About My Practice: As a massage therapist and personal trainer, I see it as my obligation to help motivate and inspire my clients to be the best versions of themselves through bodywork, fitness, nutrition, and respect. I bring a balance of western and eastern philosophies to my work.

About Me: I have a BS in Kinesiology from San Diego State. I played soccer through college, and have competed as a natural body builder. I enjoy being in nature, and as a native San Diegan, the beach is my favorite place to relax.

Michael Gonzales


Techniques I Use: Structural integration with deep tissue. Incorporating neuromuscular techniques along with cupping and IASTM.

About My Practice: My practice is driven by my desire to help. As a former high school and college athlete, football and track and field, I spent a decent amount of time get work done by PTs. It was the work of these talented individuals that allowed me to do what I loved to do athletically.

During a session with me usually starts with a good intake. Which allows me to understand your needs and goals for the session. I prefer to look at the body as a whole. Trying to find the why to your pain or discomfort. During the session you can expect muscle testing, some scraping, cupping. Some or all may incorporated into your session.

About Me: I enjoy playing golf, going on hikes, discovering new restaurants, trail runs, and a good board or card game with friends.

Michelle Boller


Techinques I Use: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial, Trigger Point, and Pre-natal massage.

About My Practice: I want to help my clients succeed in alleviating their aches and pains and at feeling at home in their bodies. I’m passionate about bodywork and I bring 17 years of massage experience to the table.

About Me: I’m originally from New York, so I spend as much time as possible enjoying the beach. I’m also a lover of any kind of exercise that gets me outside, an avid reader, and a cat shelter volunteer.

Nikki Krause Pettai


Techniques I Use:Deep Tissue Manipulations, Trigger Point Therapy Massage, Sports Massage / Advanced Circulatory, Pregnancy Massage, Tui-Na, Somatics, Reflexology, Spiritual Healing, Reiki I and II, Ayurvedic Massage-Abianga Tradition, Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage, Structural Alignment, NueroMuscular Therapy, Chair Massage, Traditional Oriental Healing, and Shiatsu.

About My Practice: As an athlete myself, I prefer to work with athletes and individuals that want to continue to live at their full potential. I have been a Holistic Health Practitioner for 13 years, and love the power of healing and recovery that massage can provide.

About Me: I hale from the sandy shores of San Clemente and Mission Viejo, in Southern California. I have been an avid yoga practitioner for 20 years and yoga teacher for 11 years. I love to trail run, travel, dance, organic farm and vegan food prep. I am also an events DJ and is still learning drumming and guitar. I will be apply to nursing school soon. When I have any extra free time I would love to surf more, and spend time with my husband, family and friends.