Ronda is an experienced and gifted massage therapist located at Albany Hill Health Center in Albany, California. She has lived and worked in the Albany and Berkeley area for over 30 years.Training
All massage sessions are by appointment only. 60 minute and 90 minute sessions are available. Ronda recommends 90 minute massage sessions for full body relaxation and detailed attention to specific focused areas. Please note that 48 hour cancellation is required for all appointments.
Therapeutic massage is a general term that describes any type of massage technique that helps relieve pain, reduce stress, and work on a specific problem area. Whilst deep tissue massage is very effective, sometimes a lighter touch is desired and/or required. During your therapeutic massage, Ronda will apply the right amount of pressure and the specific techniques that best addresses your needs. These include neuromuscular massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu/acupressure, and holistic bodywork.
60 minute therapeutic massage sessions are $95
90 minute sessions are $140
Deep tissue massage is a remedial massage technique. Your massage still involves long, slow, flowing strokes but a firm pressure is applied that penetrates through the superficial layers of tissue and fascia. Ronda utilizes deep tissue massage in conjunction with trigger point technique. In addition to loosening tight muscles, this technique is helpful for postural problems, chronic pain, muscle adhesions, lower back pain, headaches, increasing flexibility, and treating tension caused by day to day activities including work and exercise.
60 minute deep tissue massage sessions are $135
90 minute sessions are $175
I've been an avid softball player for eight years and have had issues with my elbow and shoulders due to the nature of the sport, and after seeing Ronda, she's helped me greatly and I feel SO MUCH BETTER!! I was in pain for a long time until I began seeing Ronda a few times a month. I have seen my fair share of physical therapists and other massage therapists, but no one has helped me like the way Ronda has.
Danyella - Emeryville, CA
I was not a believer in massage. I have only had one other. Even being skeptical going into this massage, I left reinvigorated. Ronda identified areas of problems which only I knew, and did not tell her about. Even afterward, she asked questions about why I was tight in certain areas, mainly my left thigh. I explained that I was a bowler, and we were just starting the season. Ronda is very conscious of the human body, and aware of things we are not. I do not like being touched, thus the resistance for being massaged, but I felt 100% confident in it afterwards. I will be seeing Ronda once a month going forward.
Kevin - El Cerrito, CA
Ronda is an outstanding massage therapist & I highly recommend her. I swim, do circuit training, and Zumba several times a week. Ronda always finds the spots in my body that need work, I don't even have to tell her where it's hurting! I've been seeing her for 3 years and plan to continue getting deep tissue massages from Ronda for a long time to come. I feel so much better after each massage.
Annette - San Leandro, CA
Ronda is amazing, she helped me immensely when I got rear ended while pregnant as well as post partum! All the friends I've referred to her and my mother love her intuition and therapeutic touch.
Sunny - Albany, CA
Now if you are looking to get away & come back feeling better, I would suggest a good relaxing therapeutic 90 minute massage with Ronda. This is intense and VERY GOOD!!!! I have had chronic shoulder pain for 10 years from a fractured bone. Her first session had me feeling much better & the pain of 10 years had been subsided, I couldn't believe it. She also was helpful on how to heal myself on days that I am not in session with her.
Priestess De' Hygh - Albany, CA
Ronda is a great massage therapist and a fun person to know. She reads your body and does her magic. I highly recommend getting a massage from her.
Reuben - Berkeley, CA
Ronda has worked on me regularly every other week for the past 8 years. She makes it possible for me to enjoy and be productive at my desk job. She has a sixth sense for where the problems are buried. After an hour-long massage by Ronda, in the words of James Brown, "I feel good!
Carl - Albany, CA
COVID-19 Notice: Ronda has implemented new safety measures in accordance with California Massage Therapy Council, AMPB, and The County of Alameda.
• The therapy room will be thoroughly cleaned before and after each session with EPA approved disinfectant, germicidal & fungicide. High touch surfaces throughout the office are wiped down after every client.
• The back door to the therapy room will be open to allow fresh airflow when weather permits and there will be an air purifier with Hepa filter and UV light running. There is also fresh air being pumped into the building through filter system using UV light.
• Clients must wear a face mask at all times while in the building and there will be hand sanitizer at the entrance of the building as well as provided before each session.
• There is limited seating in the waiting room and chairs provided outside if you arrive early.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch using the form below if you have any questions or concerns.