Julie is very much a water-baby, & this has informed her bodywork since she was first certified for massage in 2001. Her fluid-like movement is a combination of Hawai’ian Lomilomi (patterned after the ocean) and Deep Tissue, though she also specializes in Prenatal/Postnatal Massage, and more. Julie had the privilege of attending around 250 births as a birth doula before retiring to focus solely on bodywork. She has done corporate massage before, including a few years for the Whole Foods buying office.
Julie studied extensively at Harbin Hot Springs, among other massage schools. She is deeply attuned to energy and breath, and has a nurturing presence. Besides offering traditional massage, Julie is also a Certified Watsu Practitioner (warm-water meditation/massage) and a Reiki Practitioner (energy healing), & is passionate about both water & healing. She is a highly skilled therapist both on land and in the water. Julie has happily lived in Santa Cruz since 2002. She also owns Mermaid Memories Santa Cruz since 2018.