Welcome to Elevenses!
We are a Spa dedicated to promoting wellness, creativity, and body awareness through massage therapy, esthetician services, and yoga. Created by Amber Spring Bixler, a Certified Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor, to provide an oasis for relaxation and good health.
Founder of Elevenses / Certified Massage Therapist / Registered Yoga Teacher
Amber Bixler was born and raised on the central coast. She worked many years in the service industry: coffee shops, salons, pubs, bars and restaurants and absolutely loves the act of helping humans. Since she was little she always made a point to touch people in kindness. She decided to apply touch to her career, since it brought her just as much happiness as it brought those around her. Amber graduated the Massage Therapist program at the California Holistic Institute in 2010. She has studied various modalities of massage including: Thai, Swedish, Trigger Point, Deep Tissue, Jin Shin Acupressure, Reflexology, and Pre-natal Massage. She also incorporates Reiki in her practice.
Amber also practices and teaches Yoga. In yoga she has derived a great source of relief: physically, mentally and emotionally. In 2010 she completed the Yoga Teacher Certification Training at The White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, California. In her eagerness to share the happiness that resides in homeostasis, Amber created Elevenses in 2010.
Registered Physical Therapist, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Certified Massage Therapist, Cupping Therapy
Since 1990, I have been a licensed physical therapist working in hospitals and private clinics. 5 years ago I became certified in massage therapy and lymphedema therapy and redirected my practice toward athletes as well as breast cancer patients. I enjoy incorporating my physical therapy background with massage skills to assist recreational athletes in their training, flexibility and recovery. In addition to Swedish massage, I use various modalities such as trigger point therapy, cupping and myofascial release. I believe massage is beneficial to everyone to promote wellness and relaxation, as well as maintain tissue flexibility, restore mobility and improve repetitive stress limitations.
Amber Bell is a Licensed Esthetician and Certified Eyelash Artist who recently adopted the Central Coast as her new home. She Graduated from the Prestigious Paul Mitchell School of Portland Esthetics Program in 2010, and comes to Elevenses with a wealth of experience. Amber is licensed both in Oregon and California and is continuously taking classes to further her education in all things wellness and beauty. Her Skincare specialties include Custom Facials, Chemical Peels, Eyebrow Design, and Full Body Waxing. Pampering your whole being including the body, the mind and the soul is Amber’s philosophy. If you look good on the outside and feel good on the inside your skin will speak for itself. Skin is as unique as the face it covers. She individualizes each facial to your skin type, and enjoys educating her clients on how to achieve a beautiful, youthful appearance. A specialist in Eyelash Extensions, she is certified through Lavish Lashes. She can enhance your lashes to look as natural or dramatic as you desire, tailoring them to your personality and life. Amber is a dedicated professional who is committed to provide effective and exceptional service to every client. Elevenses believes that beauty of body and spirit comes from healing and relaxation; Skincare with Amber is a perfect compliment to this philosophy.
Certified Massage Therapist
Kathryn is a California State Certified Massage Therapist. She started her education in massage in 2000. In the beginning of 2009, Kathryn started school in an Asian Bodywork program at Five Branches University in Santa Cruz. She has over 540 hours of training in therapeutic Shiatsu, Swedish, Pre-natal/Post-natal massage, and Reiki. Using her education and experience in both Western and Eastern styles of bodywork, she can provide a session that is unique and effective. Kathryn emphasizes the importance of breathing, stretching and relaxation into her practice to assist in a session of healing. She looks forward to helping you rejuvenate and restore your body and mind.
Kathryn also has a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from Cal Poly, SLO. Aside from massage, she is following a dream to work with Adults with Disabilities using horticulture therapy. In addition, she has also worked in a veterinary hospitals and spends a lot of time with animals. She strongly believes in utilizing her passions and experiences to help others.