We Create the Calm in Your Body and Mind

Our philosophy is that every massage should fit each clients needs individually. We customize your massage to your needs. Each treatment includes several different modalities in order to give you the best results. Massage is very effective and can prevent injury as well as keep your body healthy throughout the year.

Offering only the finest in trained and experienced massage therapists, The Bird Rock Massage Studio features a variety of massage modalities where your individual preferences are always taken in to account. Located in beautiful downtown La Jolla, The Bird Rock Massage Studio invites you to seek relaxation and pain relief in our relaxing and comfortable office.

Don’t let the life’s busyness cause you undue stress, call on the pros at 858-551-0425 to provide you with all the ease and comfort you need.

Our Therapists

Shana Lemon, Owner, CMT

Shana Lemon has been practicing massage therapy and bodywork for over 11 years here in San Diego. She became the new owner at The Bird Rock Massage Studio in 2011, and after renovating the entire studio, has been successful in bringing a new gem to this community with her amazing therapists and massage treatments.

Shana specializes in all of the massage therapies offered at her studio and works with the other therapists to make sure each session is customized to your individual requests. Call 858-551-0425 to book an appointment with Shana.

Melissa Dice

It brings me great joy working and supporting Shana, and Bird Rock Massage Studio.

In my 35 years of experience in the fitness and alternative health fields, it has come to no surprise, how we all have become much more accountable, and participate more in our health. Shana, and the therapists at Bird Rock Massage, nurture and empower their clients’ quality of well-being.

Luisa Zavala

Born in the mystic Perú, South América. I am a healthy oriented person. Respectful , tolerant and patient. I’m a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner, at the School of Healing Arts. I’m a Certified Yoga Instructor registered with the Yoga Alliance. I’m interested in Tai-Chi and Kung -Fu and anything that would help me to improve my knowledge of the wholeness of the human body. I’m also a Biology Teacher which makes me humble at teaching and learning.

As a Holistic Health Practitioner I have more than 1,000 hours learning and practicing different modalities and techniques. Some of my favorites are: Shiat-zu, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Pre-Natal, Hot Stones, Passive Stretching, Acupressure, Reflexology, Ayurvedic Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Mayan Belly Massage, Reiki, and others.

Jennifer Calabrase

I am a proud San Diegian born and raised. My journey into massage therapy began on a day when I felt strongly compelled to be a healer in this world. That same day I did my research and enrolled in Healing Hands School of Holistic Health. I completed my licensing in 2011, and have since, had the pleasure of working with many Chiropractic and Physical Therapy patients. Through my experience in these fields, I have been able to witness the number of benefits that therapeutic massage offers on the body and the mind. One of my favorite modalities is working with connective tissue. It is the substance that hold us together and creates balance and harmony with our muscles, bones, and organs. It is important to have strong connections between muscle and bone for our bodies to move properly. Therefore, I find it especially important and beneficial to incorporate deep tissue (connective tissue) into each massage I perform. I feel so grateful to be able to work in a field that aids and facilitates in the healing of others. Nothing fulfills me more in my practice, than when a client tells me of the long-lasting relief they experience from their chronic suffering. That is exactly why I began my journey into massage therapy 6 years ago.

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, joy.”~Rumi

Milly Reed

I love massage for several reasons. First being, massage gives us a unique body awareness many of us don’t have on a daily bases. It’s much like yoga and other bodywork practices that it improves our awareness of what is happening in our bodies.

Second, massage is a beautiful and simple way to improve our recovery from injury and chronic pain. I was blessed with the opportunity to work in a wellness center for the first several years after I graduated school. I worked with a Acupuncturist, Chiropractor and Physical Therapist. I received a lot of experience working with clients with acute injuries and chronic pain.

Third, massage is effective for many issues that many of us deal with at one time or another. Many people are surprised that simple bodywork can be effective for issues such as Carpal Tunnel, which simple bodywork on the forearms, hands and shoulders can be very effective. Or Headaches which can be reduced with neck, chest and upper shoulder work. Also Sciatic issues can be reduced with hip, quad and low back work. And Plantar pain can improve with extra work on the calves and feet.

I love to help bring all this awareness to the table in my sessions. Working with a deep tissue approach or a lighter, relaxing touch. Depending on your preference. If you are dealing with any of these things I would love to work with you and help you find relief for these common issues.
I have been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 15 years strong and I love to see people’s wellness improve with bodywork.

Denitsa Gigova

Talented massage therapist, born and raised in Bulgaria with great European education, exceptional people skills and more of 10 years of experience in massage, healthy living, sports medicine, nutrition, and healing. I specialize in deep tissue and trigger point massage, classical Swedish massage, Prenatal. I try to give my best skills and knowledge and turn it to a great experience of mind and body healing.

Nina Fajarit

Nina was born in Japan and moved to the United States where she developed her expertise in Holistic practices. She graduated from Meridian International School as a Holistic Health practitioner with 1050 hours. Additionally, she extended her education at the Healing Art school in Hypnosis with 250 hours. She has been working as a therapist since 2004. In 2015, she studied anatomy and kinematics using specimens at the University of Hawaii, studying treatments that are quick, effective, and do not burden the body. Nina keeps close contact with her clients with the goal of performing treatments to maximize their self-healing power. Nina believes deep relaxation helps heal the body faster and makes Qi circulation smoother. Nina Specializes in Swedish massage, Therapeutic massage, Sports massage, Reflexology, Pregnancy massage, Hypnosis massage, Lymphatic massage, Soft Touch massage, Aroma Touch massage, and Myofascial Release.

Denise Ann Wisinski

Having moved from my small hometown in Pennsylvania to the Bird Rock area in October 2021, it was a must that I am closer to my children and grandchildren. It couldn’t have been a move to a better area in the world; this is Paradise. The additional bonus of moving to California has been that I am able to continue my 17-year love of massage therapy by working with the wonderful ladies at Bird Rock Massage Studio.

While in Pennsylvania, and for the past 17 years, I was the sole proprietor of my home-based massage studio in a part-time capacity. My full-time career was in the insurance industry (which overlapped with my massage vocation) and began in 1980, lasting for nearly 40 years.

I continue to maintain my massage therapy and insurance licenses. My greater love, of the two, is that of bodywork – I am blessed to be here practicing at the studio.

Pre-natal, deep-tissue, pressure-point, Swedish massage and reflexology work combined with the use of essential oils (my homemade recipes!) are the healing gifts I hope to offer and share.

A former instructor once told me, that if you no longer give a massage with and through your heart, leave the profession. How true those words have been proven throughout my years of practice.

Gretchen Allen

Gretchen recently returned to her San Diego roots after a more structured career as a Biology Instructor on the East Coast. Once she discovered that regular massage cured her headaches, Gretchen became a life-long massage enthusiast. In 2018 she became certified in traditional Swedish massage bodywork. She has several years of experience performing pain-management and relaxation massages in a chiropractic setting. Gretchen’s style usually includes a build-up of repetitive dynamic strokes meant to increase blood flow, release adhesions and soften hypertonic muscles. She performs Deep Tissue, Myofacial Release, Prenatal, and limited lymphatic drainage sessions, and soon will be adding cupping to her skill set.