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Meet the Therapists

At Embody Wellness, we strive to bring you the most effective and talented massage therapists. Each therapist is state licensed and insured. Our therapists have attained Advanced Certification and are always continuing their education to provide a variety of modalities that better serve our clients needs. Below you will find a short biography of each of our current therapists.

Abby Nielsen

Owner, CAMTC #7627

Abby believes no one should have to live with chronic pain. Through her own experience she has found that consistent, advanced bodywork helps to maintain a pain-free lifestyle. She specializes in headaches and migraines, low back and hip-pain, and neck pain. She strives to educate her clients on the importance of regular bodywork and prides herself on building a superior team of bodyworkers. Abby is the former Owner and Executive Director of Kali Institute for Massage & Somatic Therapies, so she has a unique advantage to hand pick only the most advanced and talented therapists to work at Embody Wellness.

*Not currently taking new clients*

Courtney James

CAMTC #35498

Courtney is a graduate of Kali Institute and has been practicing massage for several years. She chose to become a massage practitioner because she recognizes and appreciates the unique benefits bodywork can provide to both body and mind. She is trained in traditional Swedish, deep-tissue, chair techniques and pregnancy massage. She looks forward to meeting you and working on your wellness issues together.

Jamie McCurdy

CAMTC #60486

Jamie is a Ventura native and a graduate of Kali Institute for Massage and Somatic Therapies. She spent the early part of her career as a Certified Massage Practitioner at Caress Day Spa in Capitola, CA. She is versed in Swedish, Prenatal, Reflexology, and Deep Tissue massage. Jamie is always seeking to further her education in Anatomy and Bodywork and is happy to share information with her clients that will aid them in their continued healing process.

Hilary Bartlett

CAMTC #74720

Hilary became a Licensed Massage Therapist in November of 2017, shortly before she began working at Embody Wellness. She has always been interested in healthcare, stretching and body-mechanics. Hillary has practiced Swedish, Thai, Pregnancy, Lymphatic Drainage, Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Lomi Lomi, Hot Stone, Cupping, Neuro-Structural Bodywork(Deep Tissue) and Sports Massage. She adjusts her massage to suit her client, taking things from different styles and providing a truly unique experience. 

Alvaro Bravo

CAMTC #77343

Alvaro started his career as a Certified Personal Trainer 5 years ago. During the process of becoming a professional athlete and a national level bodybuilder, he sustained a few injuries that forced him to take a break to recover. While seeking treatment from a massage therapist, he gained interest in sports massage therapy. Alvaro received his 900-hour certification from the National Holistic Institute, with training in Sports Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Therapy, Swedish, Myofascial Release Therapy, Shiatsu and energy work. His mission is to provide therapeutic massage and bodywork for the enhancement of health and general wellbeing.

Kayte Carr

CAMTC #46902

Kayte’s goal for her massage clients, is one of correction and recovery from pain, stress and tension. She is intuitive and sensitive and will listen closely to you, and tailor your treatment to your needs. Kayte’s training is in Neuro-Structural Bodywork, Swedish, Manual and Decongestive Lymphatic Drainage, Pregnancy, Hot Stone, Reiki, Acupressure, Trigger Point, Reflexology, Oncology, Energy Work and Trauma Release. Her treatments can range from deep to very light pressure. Her technique of deep massage, (Neuro-Structural Bodywork), releases the muscles without feeling pain afterwards. Kayte has personal proof that bodies can and will heal. She has recovered from frozen shoulder, disc issues, low back, multiple foot injuries and plantar fasciitis through massage and other modalities. She will share ideas for you to investigate at home to continue in your healing. Kayte is a very active person, enjoying hiking, boogie boarding, dancing, swimming, art, music and spending time with her three children. She hopes to be on your team for recovery, healing and happiness.

Tammy Skinner


Tammy Skinner has been practicing massage since 2013. She specializes in swedish and deep tissue massage. Her main focus is lengthening tight and contracted muscles to promote the release of tension, pain and stiffness and improve mobility while bringing the client into a deep state of relaxation. Tammy is also proficient in cupping and prenatal massage.

Audrina LeBlanc

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