Often times when life gets hectic we humans respond by doing everything possible to make things happen all at once and tend to neglect our own bodies. Muscles become overtaxed then fatigue sets-in and the body begins to ache, and the next thing you know, doing anything that requires physical or mental energy is out of the question.
The more you can tell me about what’s happening the better off we can address the issues. My goal is to present you with the most effective techniques necessary to align your body, release stuck muscles and tissue.
My skillset is a “toolbox” of modalities that I contrive based on the injury(s) you bring with you. My background and learning is from various programs including Esalen, trigger-point release, Swedish, lymphatic drainage, sports, pregnancy and post-pregnancy care, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, sport stretching, neurovascular flossing, and neuromuscular reprogramming. However, you can still come in and request a full Esalen massage for the most relaxing session you will ever experience.
Do tell me, “What’s going on in your body?” Do a body reading to identify your structural imbalances and how your body may be locked-up. Then work with your practitioner to determine the best approach to mindfully set the intention of your session.
Gina is a consummate professional. Her knowledge of the muscle and skeletal structure and deep love of her work combine to make her an exceptional therapist. Having injured myself in the gym, I visited Gina in hopes that she would be to ease my back pain. In short order, she was able to target specific muscles to release pain and provide a wider range of motion.Believe me -- this is not your typical "feel good" massage. This is real, therapeutic body work: it may be slightly uncomfortable, but it works and that's all that really matters.
Gina is absolutely amazing. She blows every other massage therapist out of the water. This is not a fluffy, feel-good massage in a spa; it is a therapeutic treatment. Gina has incredible knowledge of the body. She can look at someone and determine where their pain is by their body position while just sitting or standing. She spends a lot of time finding out exactly what is going on in your body, what kind of pain it is, etc. so that she is able to provide the best treatment. She really knows her stuff!
Gina Abrescy is the most fabulous massage therapist! I am a physical therapist and Feldenkrais practitioner and love her Esalen trigger point style. She is able to instantly see from how you move what you need and then goes about it in a very caring, direct way. Her treatment space on Brannan is lovely and she is the warmest, funniest, most delightful person I have met in a long time.
Gina is awesome at what she does and I am glad that my friend recommended me to her. I pinched a nerve in my back and was in pain. The pain was all on my right side. Gina did her assessment and advised me of what was happening. She massaged my back and applied deep pressure in all the right places. Like I said she is awesome and very knowledgeable at what she does. Because of this 1 session I felt more mobile than I had been for the last few days. and was able to return to work. Thank you Gina!oner!!
Gina has been my go-to Massage therapist for years. I deal with a lot of chronic pain issues, and need deep tissue massage to help cope with it, but l was never satisfied with the quality of massage care I was receiving. That is until I met Gina. From the first session, I could tell Gina was above the rest.She takes meticulous notes/records about your condition, and combines it with her knowledge of the human musculoskeletal system to give you a tailor-made massage that effectively targets your body
Gina is the best massage therapist. She is incredible at what she does and is extremely knowledgeable, she knows her anatomy and can explain to you how you messed up your body in the first place. Throughout my years of going to see her, I've gone in with lower back pain, hip pain and leg pain at various visits. Each time I left feeling rejuvenated and so, so much better. She is absolutely wonderful.
I walked into Gina's with intense tension and unbearable pain in my right shoulder and came out feeling brand new! I was skateboarding around 20 mph down a hill and broke my fall by rolling on the asphalt. After the injury I wasn't able to raise my right arm. A week later I decided to see Gina. She was able to work out all the kinks and reposition and relax all the muscles in both my shoulders, while explaining in the upmost professional manner what I had done to myself. After the massage was done I was immediately able to fully raise my arms over my head and just like that I had full mobility and strength again!
The manual therapy I had with Gina was the single best massage experience of my life. I felt two inches taller after!
Gina is the best!!!! It had been a while since my last appointment... I had a baby, who is now 1, and had been having aches and pains from carrying him and nursing in bad positions etc. Coming back to see her was the BEST thing I ever did. I felt like a whole new person, like I could stand up straight again, and even take a deep breath again. She is so good at paying attention to your body movement and really getting in there to see what is going on. She is able to tell you what movement you are doing that causes the pain, and then able to help come up with solutions, so that it does not keep happening. I cant recommend her enough!!