Donna Bretzke - Certified Massage Therapist
I am a graduate of Just For Your Health College of Massage in San Jose. Since receiving my certification in 2001, I have gained a vast amount of experience in the field of massage.
I began my career at a Day Spa, where I utilized my skills by providing soothing relaxation massages as well as deep tissue techniques. I continued to gain experience by working for three different Chiropractic offices. This gave me the opportunity to develop and practice a clinical style of deep tissue, injury recovery, ART and sports massage.
The combination of relaxation and deep tissue massage skills have equipped me with the ability to identify specific muscle tensions and provide overall healing results that last. I continue to further my education in anatomy, physiology and the fundamentals of massage by continuing to take classes to provide you with the best treatment possible. I have a passion for the anatomy and study of kinesiology and muscle tissue. I believe if I understand how muscle works, what causes injury, and how it restores and heals, I can help empower the body to naturally heal through increasing blood flow, lengthening muscle tissue and restoring range of motion through stretches and muscle energy techniques.
Prior to pursuing a career in massage, I spent a few years working for the marketing department of a high tech company. There I learned first hand how challenging and demanding corporate life is, especially in the current economic climate where higher workloads and increasing responsibilities can threaten employee productivity and their sense of well-being. So whether you are in corporate America, an amateur athlete, a marathon runner, or just undergo stress in your daily life my work will be a benefit to you. My goal is to help individuals heal from symptoms of stress and reach optimal wellness in all areas of their life.
I have a variety of personal interests such as Rock Climbing, Skiing, World Travel, Camping, Cooking and Service Projects with my Church. I believe a well balanced life is a true blessing.
Javier Marquez- Certified Massage Therapist
I am a graduate at the National Holistic Institute, San Jose, 2011. Completed a 720 hour program and received a letter of excellence. Since graduation I have volunteered as a teacher’s assistant to help assist the instructors with the daily lessons. I am very versed in anatomy and Kinesiology and love to share my knowledge with the students I work with. I also help demonstrate proper form and technique ranging from trigger point and deep tissue to Swedish and everything in between. Joined the Sports Therapy Massage Team at school, traveling with the team to all the local marathons, triathlon and bike races performing pre and post massage for the athletes. I was also chosen as the junior class representative to speak at open orientation for students that are interested in becoming massage therapist.
My main focus is myofascial therapy, trigger point, deep tissue, and passive/active release therapy. Being knowledgeable with myofascial and trigger point allows me to find and help release the area of pain or tension. This does not mean I can’t do an excellent Swedish, or a relaxing massage. If one of my clients becomes pregnant I will continue to work with them and have seen many of my clients throughout their full term of 40 weeks. Other modalities that I love to do are reflexology, lymphatic massage, energy work, hot stone therapy and acupressure.
Worked for Massage Envy for a few years where I was named lead therapist and nominated for massage therapist of the year. I gained my experience working with a wide range of clients meeting their needs and helping them achieve a state of well being. I also worked closely with patients for four years as a physical therapist assistant and have been teaching for Golds Gym as a Spinning Instructor for over 10 years. I look forward to working with my clients combining all my knowledge to help each one feel better than when they came in.
Nicole Enquist- Certified Massage Therapist
I am a graduate from Everest College with 725 hours of hands on massage education and have been a therapist since 2011. I have been trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Sports and Hot Stone Massage.
When I was younger I'd always massage friends and family because it was fun! This led me to pursue a career in body work. Massage school came natural and easy for me. The more I learned about body work the more I realized how much I loved this work. Over the past four years I have been privileged to work for Massage Envy Spa. I met the best co-workers and even greater clients. Now it is time to take my 6,000 hours of experience and grow my career as an independent therapist.
I'm so excited to be a part of Body Rest Massage and provide you with customized massage therapy solutions for your muscle needs. It's my intention that massage be professional, thoughtful, therapeutic, and respectful; massage is born out of the idea that on a base level, human touch should begin with the intent to promote kindness. Therefore, I believe my massage stands out because of my training and years of experience. I have been able to fine tune my skills to better serve my clients needs. When I see clients on a regular basis, I love to watch their bodies improve in mobility and overall muscle health and wellness.
In my personal life, I love going to the movies and I have a big reading obsession!