Take Care – A Therapeutic Massage Studio is committed to providing compassionate, intuitive, and professional licensed therapeutic bodywork treatments.
Located in Woodland Hills California, our studio offers personalized treatments in a warm and relaxing environment where your comfort is our primary goal. Our experienced staff have a passion for their craft and are very sincere about helping others through touch therapy. We will do our very best to schedule an appointment when it is most convenient for you.
Each room is furnished with luxury spa linens and blankets, warm towels, the highest quality specialized oils and lotions for your personalized treatment and other allied tools and equipment to help make your therapeutic massage deeply relaxing and restorative. Our lounge is comfortable, quiet and calming. We provide tea service, bottled water and snacks while you wait. We also carry a variety of spa and massage products to enjoy at home.
Our intention is to provide exemplary, personalized service and to focus on you through therapeutic massage. We are a reaction to the emergence of low quality massage parlors and big corporations that have devalued the craft of massage therapy. We take on a holistic approach, using trans-formative bodywork treatments to help your mind, body and spirit achieve relaxation and rejuvenation. We offer these high quality treatments at a fair and respectable price. For the healthy weekend warrior to those who are not able bodied and everyone else in between, we will be here to help you.
At Take Care – A Therapeutic Massage Studio, let us focus on you.
Michael’s calming nature and healing hands make him best suited for massage. The owner of Take Care – A Therapeutic Massage Studio specializes in therapeutic deep tissue, put you to sleep swedish, (PNF) or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, trigger point therapy, advanced neck and back work, injury/rehabilitative massage and Sports Specific Therapeutic Massage. Michael is exceptionally trained in technical site specific massage. Having helped thousands of clients for over 10 years, his intuitive nature complements his technical skill. Michael has studied at the American Institute of Massage Therapy and the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork as a Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Sports Massage Therapist.
Michael is also an Internationally Certified Cupping Therapist and can perform Sports and Orthopedic Cupping techniques for those struggling with injuries and pain. Negative pressure and movement created by dynamic cupping helps Michael relieve stubborn conditions by opening up and releasing joints, connective tissue and muscles.
Michael ultimately decided that he wanted to expand his work to help not only the healthy but to also help those who may need it most, disabled adults. He opened Take Care with other like minded therapists with the desire to offer high quality, compassionate, intuitive and professional bodywork treatments. He is at his best when he can customize a balanced bodywork treatment to suit his clients needs.
A Pastry Chef by trade and a Financial Analyst by profession, Leilani saw the benefits of Massage Therapy when Michael started working on her brother, who has cerebral palsy, spasmodic torticollis (wry neck), mild mental retardation and epilepsy. Amazed at how extremely well Robert responded to bodywork treatments, Leilani saw the healing nature and power that massage had. Realizing the potential for Michael to help others in a similar fashion, Leilani was determined to help her husband create a space where people, able mind and bodied or not, could get restorative massages. With the combination of complementary skills, Michael and Leilani opened Take Care – A Therapeutic Massage Studio.
Kathy completed her initial certification in massage training at the Massage Center In Thousand Oaks, California, with certifications in Swedish, Reflexology, and Lomi Lomi, and additional training in Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, and Abyanga. Having over 10 years experience, her specialty has evolved in using a flowing combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reflexology techniques. Her style is nurturing, detailed, and thorough, beginning with a gentle and firm pressure, and gradually incorporating deeper work. —
“Every massage is a unique experience and I am grateful for the time with each client. Through massage, I am able to provide a therapeutic treatment that promotes relaxation, eases aching muscles, and improves mind-body awareness, thereby increasing the body’s overall well being”.
Trisha is a National Board Certified Therapist who has been practicing massage for 20 years. Having owned and operated five health spas in New Orleans, holistic well-being has always been the focus of her work and her personal life. Trisha trained under John Barnes and specializes in Myofascial release, Reflexology, Medical Massage, and has worked in a fertility and pregnancy clinic performing Pregnancy Massages. She is also a certified Watsu Practioner and gives aquatic massage therapy in healing warm water pools.
Trisha is a therapist who has the touch. Not only is she very knowledgeable and skilled, she has amazing hands that help your body unwind and relax.
Vikki earned a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from California State University Northridge and is a licensed massage therapist who received her certification from the Massage Center in Thousand Oaks. For the past 13 years, she has been practicing massage in chiropractic clinics and continues to expand her knowledge and acquire new skills by completing continuing education units in various areas of massage. She has certifications and is proficient implementing Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Chiropractic Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Pregnancy Massage, among others. At the Heart Touch Project, she received training on Oncology Massage Therapy, Pediatric Massage, and Pain & Palliative Care Massage.
Vikki’s goal is to improve her clients’ physical well being and overall health. She has worked mainly on individuals with chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, and multiple sclerosis. As well, with clients who have herniated disks or have had sprain/strain injuries. She uses a variety of techniques to alleviate discomfort and is proficient at releasing migraine headache conditions.
Vikki is also AFFA certified as a group exercise instructor. In her spare time, she makes custom cards and proceeds are donated to scholarships for children in Sierra Leone, West Africa.
Shane, a native from the beautiful Northern Gulf Coast of Florida has worked in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. Relocating to Southern California in 2008, Shane felt that he was called to study Massage Therapy and Holistic Health. He attended the National Holistic Health Institute where he received high honors and multiple awards studying Eastern and Western massage modalities. Shane has spent the last 12 years in various spas and chiropractic clinics cultivating his therapeutic touch to customize his sessions for each of his clients personal needs. His intention is to leave people feeling much better after each session and feels a tremendous amount of personal reward when he is able to do so.