“A black belt masseuse.” — Sean H., Police Officer and Surfer, Capitola, CA

“Tamar’s massage is awesome.” — Jeremy K., Wide Reciever for San Francisco 49ers, Santa Clara, CA

“GREAT massage. Tamar gives the perfect pressure that leaves me relaxed and energized.” — Cari G., Tech Industry, Scott’s Valley, CA

“Just what I needed! I appreciated how Tamar checked in with me to customize the massage for me.” — Penelope S., Entrepeneur, Campbell, CA

“I found Tamar on Yelp because I desperately needed a massage right away and couldn’t get in to any of my regular places.  Tamar has now found a new loyal client.  She is very professional, sweet, and an outstanding massage therapist.  She works out of her cute lil studio and I truthfully had a better massage experience than I’ve had at many high-end spas.  She was able to accomadate me with an evening appointment and expertly worked the stress out of this VERY stressed mama.  I will definitely be back and highly recommend.” — Ercilia M., Mom, Capitola, CA

“I met Tamar through Craigslist.  She has a very kind and soft spoken voice.  I live in the San Jose area and needed a mobile therapist and she was able to get me booked in a really short amount of time.  I feel really blessed to have met/found her.  She’s a gifted LMT and her hands are so very intuitive.  I just had a session and I can finally turn my head to the side without pain.  Thank you Tamar!  I’ve had lots of massage therapists over the years.  I’m also a former LMT myself (though retired many, many years).  I’d like to think I have a good gauge for high quality bodywork.  That is what Tamar is gifted with.  Her understanding and practical application, shows the time and energy she’s invested in her education.  Super Bonus is her bedside manner.  She’s sweet and kind and supportive.  She cares about her clients.  She doesn’t bring any drama to my home.  Instead she brings good energy and healing.  I look forward to our next session soon!” — Kim P. AirBNB Hostess, San Jose, CA

Hawaiian Lomilomi Massage

I am very happy to now be offering Hawaiian Temple Style Lomi Lomi massage.  Lomi Lomi is a beautiful healing art rooted in the ancient traditions of indigenous Hawaiians.  For more information about Lomi Lomi please see http://www.sacredlomi.com.  I have been studying with Tom and Donna of Sacred Lomi Hawaiian Temple Bodywork, and so my practice is derived from their lineage.

Studying Lomi Lomi has greatly invigorated my massage practice; I feel more enthusiastic about giving massage than ever (if that was even possible lol).  My massage style has always been resonant with Lomi Lomi in an energetic sense, as it has always been emanating from a place of deep aloha and sacred connection.  Yet the movements of Lomi Lomi are different from my usual Swedish massage style.  I see the movements of Lomi Lomi as a dance art, like hula, in which circular and figure eight forearm runs are applied to the body in a flowing rhythm.  The practitioner incorporates intention, touch, movement, prayer, and breath, creating dynamic sensations for the receiver that may be reminiscent of the power of nature, like the feeling of ocean waves rolling in, a gentle breeze upon the body, or even a storm breaking.  The inherent connection of the ancient Hawaiians to nature is evident here.  The wisdom and mana, or inner power of the kupuna, the Hawaiian ancestors, can also be a felt presence in the energy of a Lomi Lomi session, allowing for deep emotional healing and a sense of restoration.

Lomi Lomi massage sessions are presented in a different manner than Swedish massages and most Western massages that are offered in spas.  There is less in the way of draping; clients are lightly draped with a small towel or sarong, and not with sheets.  The massage is done directly on the massage table, so as to allow for flowing strokes beneath the body as well as on the surface.  The practitioner’s movements are closer to the body, and in general there can be a more intimate feel to the sessions.  Lomi Lomi can have a sensuous quality to it.  It can feel sensual, but it is not at all sexual.  It can also evoke deep emotions and can provide a safe arena for the healing of trauma.

In my Lomi Lomi sessions, I play some of my favorite Hawaiian music and chanting.  The pace of movement in the sessions can be faster and more active than my Swedish sessions, yet no less relaxing.  I like to incorporate deep tissue work into the flows for those that like deep work, and focus on any areas that are needing particular attention.

Please let me know if you are interested in experiencing a Lomi Lomi session.  I am offering Lomi in my Capitola studio, as mobile massage, and a 4 handed double session with another skilled practitioner.  Call or text me at 617-852-6024 to schedule.

Prenatal and Postnatal Massage

Prenatal massage is a very special modality for me.  There is the opportunity to bless both mother and baby with healing, and also receive the blessings emanating from the two.  These blessings can be so powerful that I often feel deeply touched while giving a prenatal massage.  It is a very open-hearted experience for me.

Pregnant women can be uniquely sensitive and I like to always check in to find the right pressure for each expecting mother.  Such sensitivity often continues into the postnatal stage.  For many women who have recently given birth, gentle massage offers keys to emotional and physical restoration.

Just contact me to schedule a prenatal or postnatal massage at 617-852-6024.  Or schedule online through MyTime at http://www.mytime.com/tamarleffert


Chair Massage For Business and Corporate Events

Chair massage sessions usually last about 10-20 minutes and can be offered anywhere a chair can be set up.  They offer a relaxing and refreshing oasis in a busy corporate setting.  Providing chair massages to prospective customers can also be a nice way to attract attention to your booth at a business expo.

Recently I was invited to provide chair massage at a tech conference in Silicon Valley.  Afterwards I received a lovely note from the client:

“Thanks for coming today Tamar.  It saved my life getting massaged twice by you! I’m so thankful you joined us on short notice.  I saw my team really appreciated your touch too.” Karen B., TX.

Consider adding chair massage to your business event or at your job site.  Simply contact me at 617-852-6024 to discuss the details.


Mobile Massage in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is an area where it can be hard to find really high quality massage therapy.  Clients in this region tell me that they are usually very busy, mostly with work (largely in the tech field) and often do not have time to go to a local spa or office site.  Many are craving a relaxing massage yet find themselves disappointed by the lack of consistent quality when they order massage on demand through a mobile app, sometimes dealing with appointments that don’t get filled, or getting matched with a therapist that doesn’t meet their needs.  An easy solution to this dilemma is to schedule an appointment with me directly.  

Book me for in-home massage in Palo Alto, Los Altos, San Jose, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Campbell, Saratoga, Los Gatos.

My rates are Silicon Valley mobile massage are $120 for an hr and $160 for 90 minutes.

I am a 5 star rated therapist on Yelp, Zeel and Soothe apps.  I can create a spa-like atmosphere in your home in 5 minutes, and you can enjoy a relaxing massage from a therapist you can trust.

My massage is a favorite of many CEOs and elite business people, professional sports players in the San Jose Sharks and SF 49ers, and everyone from all walks of life.

Contact me by phone or text at 617-852-6024 to book an appointment.