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 incorperates 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.
Hanna Vaz Martinez
Licensed Esthetician / Massage Practitioner
I am inspired by the connection of body, spirit, & knowledge. In 2004 I began a journey towards wellness by becoming a licensed esthetician. Shortly after moving to the central coast and attending the California Holistic Institute where I became a massage practitioner. I worked for many years at local salons and spas sharing beautiful moments assisting people with beauty and wellness. During this time I became a certified eyelash artist through Lavish Lashes and was an esthetics’s educator for Aveda. In 2007 my husband and I had our first baby girl and I decided to stay home where I continued my pursuit of wellness education. I’ve spent countless hours studying energy therapy, nutrition, and how important “wholistic” care is! I’m currently working on getting certified in emotion code. I am passionate about helping others towards a healthy lifestyle through touch and energetic connections and can not wait to share these experiences with you.