At SFSM, we are fortunate to have educators who are among the best in their field. As successful practicing clinicians, these individuals bring extensive massage and bodywork knowledge along with practical experience to the classroom. In addition to their diverse accomplishments, our instructors are passionate, dynamic and strive to make learning fun.
Deena began studies in the healing arts over 20 years ago while working in several East Coast spas, and worked in several corporate and entrepreneurial endeavors after relocating to San Francisco in 2006. Inspired to return to healing practices as a career, Deena was graduated from the San Francisco School of Massage & Bodywork, and became a California Certified Massage Therapist in 2018. She continues to further her education in modalities that help people tune into their own bodies’ capabilities to heal. She enjoys helping students discover new ways to further their unique massage therapy and bodywork abilities, and is excited to be included in the 2019 faculty at the school.
Bryon has been a pioneer in the healing arts as a therapist for over 20 years. His approach to healing effortlessly integrates a multidisciplinary and multidimensional therapy for body-mind-spirit-soul. As a structural bodyworker, Bryon has studied with experts in the healing arts all across the US and at least 20 other countries. He has worked with professional athletes and teams (PGA, NFL, NBA, MLB), Grammy award winning musicians, international yoga festivals, and health and wellness retreats worldwide (Raw Food, Yoga, Nutrition, Traditional Amazonian Medicine). Bryon maintains a successful private practice and leads healing retreats and ceremony in the US and abroad. In 1997 Bryon began teaching massage and has held positions at several massage schools as an instructor of Structural Integration, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports and Medical Massage. By the age of 22, Bryon began his bodywork career and developed his practice working as a therapist in an Orthopedic Surgical Group and Physical Therapy Clinic in San Diego, CA. Working with a surgical/rehab team allowed Bryon to set a new standard in therapy by successfully treating the most difficult cases that earned him the respect of his patients and medical community. Treating an average of 25,000 patients per year provided a foundation of wisdom and experience that sets him apart in the profession of Massage & Bodywork. As a hands on manual touch therapist his gift and skill as a therapist are grounded in practical, practiced and tested techniques that are effective and lasting.
Bryon is a trained Structural Integration (Rolfer) Myofascial Therapist, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, Neuromuscular Therapist, Sports Massage Therapist, Deep Tissue Therapist, Pain Management Specialist, Orthopedic Injury and Rehab Therapist, Pre and Post Surgery Therapist, TRE Therapist and Yoga Therapist.