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For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to helping people. From an early age, people have always told me I was a 'good listener.' As a bodyworker, the most important thing you can do is to 'listen' on a deep level.

In 2003, I graduated from The Swedish Institute, received my massage therapy license from New York State and have never looked back! 

The last twenty years have been a gratifying journey. It’s an honor to facilitate healing and relaxation and to see transformation in my clients. Over the years, I have worked in a medical massage practice, a chiropractor's office, a sports rehab center, a prenatal massage therapy clinic, and now solely in my private practice.

I moved across the country in 2008 and found my true home in California. I love exploring our beautiful Bay Area with my husband and sons, while focusing on my private practice on the quiet, West End of Alameda.

Creating a soothing, safe space for people to unwind, exactly as they are, is my passion.

I have additional certifications in perinatal and geriatric massage and a special love for these two modalities. (During prenatal massage, I use the Body Cushions system, which allows you to lay comfortably and safely on your belly, even during late pregnancy.)  

I look forward to continuing to do this healing work, serving my community and remain open to the next steps of growth, collaboration and connection.

Thank you for trusting me with your precious self!


Amy J. Gerard


The Swedish Institute College of Massage Therapy and Allied Health Sciences - New York, NY 2003

      - Associate’s Degree in Occupational Studies

Relevant Coursework

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Myology
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • Neurology
  • Swedish massage
  • Advanced Western Techniques
  • Sports massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Craniosacral
  • Reflexology
  • Tuina
  • Health Professional Ethics
  • Geriatric massage

Ohio State University - Columbus, OH                                                                                                    1992

       - School of Music 


New York State License No: 017052                                                                                                        March 2003

California State Certification No:7851 

Employment as a Licensed Massage Therapist

  • Harbor Bay Club- Alameda, CA                             11/11-7/13
  • Oakwood Athletic Club- Lafayette, CA                   6/09-1/11
  • Well-Being Massage Therapy- East Bay, CA          6/04-present
            Private client house calls and home office therapy
  • The Medical Massage Group - New York, NY         8/07-5/08
Specializing in pre and postnatal massage
  • Maternal Massage and More - New York, NY          1/07-5/08
Specializing in prenatal massage
  • Dr. Andrew Bernsohn, D.C. P.C.- New York, NY      9/04-5/08
  • Medical massage for chiropractic patients

Additional Certifications and Training

  • Geriatric Massage Therapy - Daybreak Geriatric Massage Institute                              1/09
  • Reiki Level II Janet Cristenfeld                                                                                      2006
  • Trigger Point Therapy I (5 CEUs) - The Swedish Institute                                             2006
  • Shiatsu for the Massage Table (5 CEUs) - The Swedish Institute                                   2005
  • Releasing the Psoas - Yoga Center of Brooklyn                                                               2005
  • Bodywork for the Childbearing Cycle(20 CEUs) - Niara Healing Arts                           2004

          -Certification in perinatal massage

  • Reiki Level I - Elaine Abrams     
  • Reiki Level II - Janet Christensen                                                                                      2000

Internships and Volunteer Experiences

  • Cobble Hill Health Center – Brooklyn, NY                                                                        2001

Massagetherapy for Alzheimer’s patients

  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center – New York, NY                                              2002

Chair massage for families and children in treatment

  • New York City Marathon                                                                                                     2002

Post-eventmassage for runners

*Professional member of the American Massage Therapy Association

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