Erica Straus

Erica Straus has been a Massage Therapist for 9 years and an instructor for 3. She brings a powerful healing intention to her work. Her massage is a combination of focused structural work and intuitive healing touch. She works with her clients to discover what their body requires and tailors her work to their specific needs. She may use Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Shiatsu, Cranio-sacral, and Lymphatic Drainage techniques. She also provides Pregnancy Massage, Postnatal Massage and Infant Massage Training.

She originally studied Massage and Aromatherapy in London where she practiced from her home before moving to Oakland, California. She continued her massage and bodywork training there in order to qualify for California Massage Certification. She loves learning new techniques and skills to bring into her practice and continues to expand her skills at every opportunity. She is currently an instructor at a massage school in Oakland, California, where she is an enthusiastic teacher who thoroughly enjoys sharing her skills and love of bodywork.

Her love for bodywork is matched only by her love for aromatherapy, a powerful complementary therapy using plant essential oils with therapeutic properties. Her craft is to use physical touch, intuitive energy and the natural power of plants to heal body, mind and soul.

Erica Straus's Workshops


Hand and foot massage

Come learn skills to share with friends and partners. Sensual and stimulating, hand and foot massage can be used to please, pamper, and even relieve pain. In this class, Erica will direct the class in both hand and foot massage using lotion. Perfect for the service-oriented, or any massage enthusiast.

Type of workshop: Hands-On