Team

We think of ourselves as anatomy geeks dedicated to the art and science of decoding the human body and how its various anatomical, physiological, and psychological systems work together to keep us healthy, happy and performing at our peak.

We see massage therapy — the art of combining pressure, accuracy, and quality of touch in therapeutic ways — as an innately human way to give comfort. And by adding music and aromatherapy to the experience, we activate all of the senses and take our clients on a deeply restorative journey. Each experience is unique to the needs of the individual in that moment — a singular gift of care and loving intention. It’s our way of changing the world.

 
 
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ERIKA SYDOW
Founder | Lead Massage Therapist | Meditation Instructor

Erika founded Vibrant Body in San Francisco in 2012 with the goal of doing her part to help the tech community deal with the extreme pressures that come with inventing the future. With more than a decade of experience in the field, she has found that creativity and performance thrive in companies that take a systemic approach to health and wellness — as does business success. She has a B.A. degree from Bridgewater State University and completed her massage therapy training at the Polarity Realization Institute. She has a certification in Functional Movement Techniques and is an accredited Yoga instructor for Yoga Therapeutics.

Sports Massage
Active Release Techniques
Neuromuscular Therapy
Dynamic Movement
Yoga Therapeutics


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EMILY CYAN SMITH
Massage Therapist | Meditation Instructor

Emily joined Vibrant Body in 2013 and has been practicing massage therapy for six years in San Francisco. Her treatment regime includes Zen Shiatsu, Thai massage, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, Reiki, and Aromatherapy. She is an avid yoga enthusiast and teaches Iyengar, Vinyasa and Restorative yoga at the YMCA Embarcadero. (Free guest pass, just ask!). Additionally, she has studied holistic nutrition, palliative care and dharm to be able to provide an integrative approach to the wellness arts. She has a fascination with how we move and what can bring us more ease and spaciousness. Always a student, Emily is in the process of gaining experience in the birth doula practice.


Zen Shiatsu
Thai Massage
Deep Tissue Massage
Prenatal Massage
Cranio Sacral Therapy
Reiki
Aromatherapy


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Amos Scattergood
Massage Therapist

Amos has been practicing massage therapy for six years in the Bay Area and joined Vibrant Body in 2013. Keenly aware of the toll officework can take on the body, Amos brings the same treatments to the office that he uses with high performance athletes to reduce pain, stress, tension, and restore range of motion. His clients include cyclists, runners, hockey players, graduate students, surfers, nannies, mothers, graphic designers, nurses, waiters, chefs, massage therapist, coders and more!

NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)
Active Release Techniques
Deep Tissue massage
Sports Massage
Cranial Sacral Therapy


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Amy Arata
Massage Therapist

Amy is a gifted practitioner who joined Vibrant Body in 2014 with over six years as a massage therapist. She combines techniques derived from Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, and energy work with her intuitive sensitivity. She has been the official massage therapist for the San Francisco Bulls Pro Hockey team and works with companies, professional athletes, pro fighters, law enforcement personnel, and the elderly. Whether you are in the pursuit of pain relief, injury rehabilitation, preventative maintenance bodywork, or relaxation, Amy can help bring you back into balance and facilitate healing.

Neuromuscular Therapy
NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT)
Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage


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Nenad Barackov
Massage Therapist

This Croatian native has over 16 years of experience in bodywork. He joined Vibrant Body at its beginning in 2012. He brings a unique blend of Eastern Methodology with a sensitivity to active Western lifestyles to his massage practice. He likes to supplement his massage practice with proactive instruction for a more effective health regimen.

Sports Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Deep Tissue Massage
Shiatsu Massage