Erika made the best decision of her life when she quit an unfulfilling job in the finance field. That same year she got married on the beach in her native Mexico, and shortly after began training in massage therapy, a career she is truly passionate about. Today, Erika is a highly skilled and experienced RMT eager to tackle challenging cases, and help clients find long lasting solutions to their conditions. She can treat everything from daily aches and pains to devitalizing conditions.
Erika thrives on new knowledge and experiences, the most current and powerful of these being her training in Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy ® (SDTT) with Armand Ayaltin. This highly effective technique and philosophy is incorporated into every treatment, and is tailored to each individual’s unique needs.
In her years of practice, she has successfully treated various conditions such as prenatal and post pregnancy, motor vehicle injuries, postural imbalances and repetitive strain injuries. She has also treated athletes of all levels and those involved in yoga, CrossFit, and other sports and activities.
Stress relief and chronic pain management are close to Erika’s heart. Her experience in the corporate world give her the ability to relate to and give honest advice to her patients, many of which work in the financial district.
Time and again, Erika has proven to provide genuine care to each and every client. She utilizes her adept knowledge, adaptability, intuition, and focused intent to deliver treatments that provide relief and prompt recovery. She will create realistic treatment plans that suit each person’s goals, schedule and lifestyle.
Education and Training
- 2014 Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy (™ A. Ayaltin) Intermediate
- 2014 Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy (™ A. Ayaltin) Intro
- 2013 Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) Foundations
- 2012 Save Your Body Self Care Workshop
- 2011 Somatic Explorations, Upper Extremity Pro-dissection Workshop
- 2011 West Coast College of Massage Therapy – 3000 Hour Program
Techniques & Treatments
- Systemic Deep Tissue Therapy ®
- Prenatal and Post Pregnancy
- Pain and Stress Release/Management
- Acute/Chronic Injuries
- Active Isolated Stretching
- Joint mobilization
- Myofascial Release
- Trigger Point Release
- TMJ Treatment
- Muscle Energy Technique
- Initial appointments are 60 minutes: $120
- Subsequent appointments 60 minutes: $125
- Subsequent appointments 90 minutes: $185
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Erika McKaeff – Reviewed by Rebecca R. “…an authentic and caring practitioner”While I would prefer to keep Erika’s talent a secret, that would not be fair as Erika is an exceptional RMT. As I’m newly pregnant, Erika was recommended to me as someone that would aid in addressing the aches and body changes that accompany the prenatal journey. This has been one of the best decisions I have made for myself and after only two sessions I began to feel more physically comfortable. Erika provides a service that is focused, effective and efficient. She is an authentic and caring practitioner, dedicated to helping me feel my very best.Rating:
Erika McKaeff – Reviewed by Anita G. “…she is excellent, caring and knowledgeable.”I have been the recipient of Erika’s assistance in managing a pain problem in my upper back, particularly my right shoulder. I have suffered with the pain for many years; it was exacerbated by being hit by a car, a nasty fall I had during the winter about four years ago, and my job, which involved considerable time with the computer.Erika has gone a long way in helping me heal; she is excellent, caring and knowledgeable. She goes “outside the box” in trying to manage and heal a problem. I have no hesitation in recommending Erika. I myself continue to see her on a regular basis.Rating:
Erika McKaeff – Reviewed by Josh Parachnowitsch “I would recommend Erika without hesitation.”Erika is an excellent Massage Therapist. I have many different injuries and find it hard to get treatment without causing pain. Erika listened to me and asked a lot of good questions before working on me, this helped her identify the best way to treat me. I felt great after each treatment and will continue to seek treatment from Erika whenever I’m in need. I would recommend Erika without hesitation.Rating:
Erika McKaeff – Reviewed by Melinda Symak “Very professional and friendly! Would highly recommend.”I went to see Erika when I had a bad pain in my neck that I have been dealing with on and off for years. Not only did she fully explain to me the muscles in my body near that area and what they were doing to create the pain but she gave an amazing massage and advice for exercises and stretches for after care to try and alleviate my issue more long term. Very professional and friendly! Would highly recommend.Rating: