Massage Getaway

You deserve a relaxing escape…

About Susan / Kimi

Previously located in Chicago, I now reside in the city of Lincoln (California, not Nebraska) near Sacramento, California.  If you are in the Chicago area,  click here for some colleagues I recommended.

About Me

Massage gives me an outlet to help people.  Relaxing people, helping to relieve them from pain, providing them a sanctuary, sharing the benefits of massage and offering aloha spirit are what I feel honored to give.

Susan (aka Kimi)

Why also known as Kimi?  I worked at a spa and they already had a Susan working there.  Many people know me by my middle name “Kimi”.

Therapeutic services are provided in Lincoln, California (north of Sacramento).

Credentials and Experience

  • Licensed massage therapist in California (CA Cert# 37219)
  • Licensed massage therapist in Illinois (License # 227.006299)
  • Board Certified with NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (“Board Certification is the highest voluntary credential attainable in the massage therapy and bodywork profession with a distinct level of achievement beyond entry-level licensure—including completing more education, hands-on experience, and a background check”)
  • Bachelors of Arts Business Administration – Management Information Systems
  • Career in Information Technology
  • Member of the American Massage Therapy Association
  • Thai
    • Thai Massage and Thai Reflexology Certification – Chiang Mai, Thailand
    • Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai
  • Hawaiian
    • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Certification at Maui, Hawaii with Kumu (teacher) Tom Cochran of teaching the style of Kahuna Abraham Kawai’i
    • Two Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Advanced Certifications at Harbin Springs, California with Kumu (teacher) Tom Cochran
    • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Training Assistant at Chicago, Illinois with Kumu (teacher) Tom Cochran
    • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Training at Maui, Hawaii with Kumu (teacher) ‘Iolani Grace Emmanuel of teaching the style of Kahuna Abraham Kawai’i
    • Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Training at Santa Cruz, California with Kumu (teacher) ‘Iolani Grace Emmanuel
    • Hawaiian Kahi Loa Training at Maui, Hawaii with Diane Koerner along with talk story with creator Serge Kahili King
  • Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) at Honolulu, Hawaii with creator of technique Aaron Mattes
  • Watsu Basic and Watsu/Tantsu Explorer Flow at Sag Harbor, New York with the creator of the style, Harold Dull and Minakshi
  • Pre-Natal Certification in Chicago, Illinois with teacher Peggy Johnson
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Energy Work
    • Reiki Master in Barrington, Illinois with teacher Neil Harris
    • Quantum Touch
    • Reconnective Healing
  • Graduate with 600 hours of education from the New School of Massage in Chicago, Illinois.  Training included Swedish massage, Thai Massage, Tui Na, Myofascial Release, Sports Massage, Stretching, Cranio Sacral, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue Specific Work and Chair Massage.
  • Bach Remedy Consultations

Contact Me

Call or Text me at 916-800-4292
Email me at
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