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Top 5 Massage Therapists in S.D.

By Nadine Jolie Courtney

Photo courtesy of Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa


Boasting some of the best spas around, San Diego isn’t short on talented massage therapists able to knead aching bodies into pliant submission. Separating the good from the great, however, requires that extra something special. Here, the miracle workers who get out the kinks and help de-stress—guaranteed.

1. Juliana Bruni
 A nationally certified holistic health practitioner at Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa, Bruni specializes in the detoxifying Wellbeing Ritual, which aims to help clients both mentally and physically. From $285, Rancho Santa Fe, 858.759.6490

2. Jennifer Peterson 
Certified in advanced manual lymphatic drainage, Peterson earns her rank as Fairmont Grand Del Mar’s lead therapist for her intuitive, skillful touch. From $110, Carmel Valley, 858.314.2020

3. Desiree Sterling
 With a slew of certifications, Sterling is one of the most in-demand therapists at Paradise Point Resort & Spa where devotees flock for her therapeutic tissue work. From $89, Mission Bay, 858.490.6350

4. Kris Coetzee 
A holistic health practitioner, Coetzee enthralls clients at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa with her background in aromatherapy, herbology and hot stone massage. From $165, Carlsbad, 800.854.5000

5. Shyra Caligiuri 
Specializing in aromatherapy, Caligiuri impresses Golden Door’s wellness clients with her masterful touch and comprehensive massage work. Seven-day packages from $8,850, San Marcos, 888.446.2652