About Vital Balance Massage
Kaylie Sanders, CMT, PAS
Lead Therapist/Owner- Vital Balance
Kaylie is a compassionate healer whose main goal is to share her passion for health with others and to educate her clients on the importance of self-care practices and the body’s ability to both communicate and heal given the appropriate environment.
Kaylie’s varied background in the health and wellness field give her a broad understanding of the client experience.
She holds Bachelor’s degrees in both Exercise Biology and Psychology from UC Davis where she also played intercollegiate soccer.
Kaylie’s study of the strength and power of the human body and mind continued when she became a posture alignment specialist through the Egoscue University in San Diego, CA. Kaylie was first introduced to Pete Egoscue's revolutionary method of health through motion by her father who avoided back surgery for a herniated disc. By performing a daily routine of gentle, corrective exercises custom designed for his compensated posture, he was able to correct the underlying cause of his herniation, his misalignment. He was empowered to take control of his health and heal himself without the use of drugs or surgery. Kaylie also got herself out of chronic hip pain and continues to stay pain free with posture exercises. Studying the Egoscue Method allows Kaylie to look at the ‘big picture’ rather than just focus on the symptoms.
Kaylie also has clinical experience working closely with chiropractors as a senior rehab specialist for Sport and Spine Rehab in the Washington, DC area. She is trained in Kinesio-taping and experienced with instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. (also known as Gua Sha)
Kaylie's passion for helping and serving others led her to become a massage therapist graduating from the Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage in 2011. She now uses her extensive knowledge of the resiliency of the human body to help her clients heal through therapeutic massage and postural re-education. Her massage sessions aim to calm the nervous system and specifically address areas of dis-ease.
She looks forward to helping her clients realize their potential to heal themselves naturally.
Melanie Cutchon, CMT
Melanie Cutchon received her massage training from McKinnon Body Therapy Center in Oakland, California. With her background as a professional modern dancer, she has always been in tune with her own body and strives to help her clients connect with theirs through therapeutic massage. Melanie specializes in Ashiatsu barefoot massage using her strength and grace to give ultra relaxing and deep massage. She’s also trained in myofascial release, Swedish, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal techniques. She takes pride in her ability to listen to her clients and customize each session based on their needs. Most importantly, clients leave her sessions in a deeply relaxed state with increased range of motion and a deeper connection to their bodies. In her spare time, Melanie enjoys powerlifting and eating the local Bay Area cuisine.