Elizabeth E. Hurst
California Board Certified Massage Therapist #68393
Holistic Health Practitioner
Certified Pregnancy Massage Specialist
Certified Reiki Practitioner
My journey into bodywork began in Singapore, where I received my first reflexology session. The profound sense of wellbeing I felt afterwards inspired me to explore the ways in which I could facilitate this for others.
2003 - My interest in the healing arts led me to Aksem School of Holistic and Oriental Medicine in Manila, Philippines where I studied reflexology, massage and the theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It was here that I had the privilege of working as a trainee therapist in the school clinic and also providing healing touch at outreach programs in local communities.
2006 - I began my US training in Massage at the San Francisco School of Massage and had the privilege of studying deep tissue massage and myofascial release with internationally renowned deep tissue and myofascial release expert, Art Riggs.
2011-2015 - I enrolled in the holistic health degree program at the International Professional School of Bodywork in San Diego, California. It was there that I had the opportunity to study many modalities including traditional Deep tissue sculpting, Thai massage, Structural Integration, Sports massage, Craniosacral therapy, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Tui na acupressure, Gua Sha, Reiki and somatic bodywork. I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to learn fire cupping with Dr. Richard Gold MSTOM, L.Ac, one of the founders of Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego. I utilize many of these skills and more in my sessions. I also completed a course in dynamic sports cupping therapy with Keoni Salgado in Encinitas, California.
2015 - I completed Carole Osborne's pregnancy massage specialization course in San Diego, CA and became certified as a pregnancy and pre-natal massage therapist.
I achieved my licensing through the national MBLEx (Massage and Bodywork Licensing examinations) and am state certified by the California Massage Therapy Council (Cert #68393)
I have currently completed over 2000 hours in massage, bodywork and holistic health education and my learning experience continues through my clients every day.
I have many years of experience working in both the chiropractic and spa field. My work today involves working with private clients in their homes and at the office of Dr Anita Wang MD in Laguna Beach. You can also book a range of treatments with me at White Lotus Day Spa in Dana Point.