Tom Chow

7 February, 2018

An accomplished practitioner of the healing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1980, Tom has been working and expanding his massage practice. Drawing upon a variety of modalities, Tom is experienced in Sport nutrition, athletic taping, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Japanese Restorative Massage and Shiatsu, acupressure, Tui Na, Cupping, and Swedish Massage. With continuing education at Stanford University, Samuel Merritt College and the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, his unique massage style blends elements of Eastern and Western approaches. He believes that exercise, stress reduction, ergonomic and postural changes reinforce the benefits of massage. When he’s not at work, Tom dedicates time to studying and teaching the martial art of jujitsu. Tom is a proud father of two and a grandfather of two, and enjoys traveling and photography.

Wil Hendricks

13 March, 2017

After graduating from the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork in 2013, Wil joined Touch Wellness in 2015. To his chair massage practice, he brings extensive training in Deep Tissue, Trigger Point, Myofascial Release, and other modalities. His past and current experience in various work settings – private practice, spa, and the workplace – not to mention his friendliness and great personality, make him a well-rounded and a sought after practitioner. Wil finds great personal reward in being able to provide a ‘reset’ for his clients by aiding in improved circulation and mobility. Formerly, he was a professional recording and touring musician, and to this day he enjoys performing occasionally.

Raven Nielsen

12 March, 2017

As a graduate in the Advanced Neuromuscular program at National Holistic Institute and having completed the foundation coursework at the San Francisco School of Massage, Raven has specialized in onsite massage focused on neuromuscular re-education to relieve repetitive stress since 2006. Her additional certification in personal training and ergonomics help Raven teach her clients in living more at ease in their body and breath, both at work and at home. Traveling extensively throughout Asia during her past career as an importer of handicrafts, Raven discovered the spa treatments of Bali and fell in love with it. This inspired and set her on this fulfilling career path in bodywork. Raven is also a photographer.

Christine Pao

11 March, 2017

Since 2010, Christine has been practicing Asian style massage including tui na, acupressure, reflexology, Jin Shin Jyutsu, and TouchPro chair massage taught by David Palmer. She graduated from the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley and also holds a certificate title, Diplomate of Asian Bodywork Therapy, awarded by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Coming from the traditional work world, she recognizes the physical, mental, and emotional challenges that come from an 8-hour work day 5-day work week. She firmly believes that Touch has a depth that can change the body and the mind. At home, Christine enjoys yoga, cooking, and meditation.