Welcome to Elevenses!
We are a Spa dedicated to promoting wellness, creativity, and body awareness through Massage Therapy, Esthetician services, Health Coaching 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.
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.
Certified Massage Therapist
Jennifer Lovas was born and raised in San Diego, CA and has always been a woman that loves to “get her nature on and go play” – from rock climbing, backpacking, surfing, or just a wonderful hike in woods. Jennifer has shared her passion for the outdoors working as a hiking and mountain biking guide in Estes Park, CO. and founded her own Outdoor Adventure Company after graduating from Cal Poly. Jennifer had scoliosis surgery in her late teens which limited some of these activities for a while, this is when the gift of yoga entered her life. She expanded her passion of finding balance of mind, body, and spirit becoming a Registered Yoga Instructor and a Certified Massage Therapist . In addition to Swedish and Deep Tissue, she uses various other modalities such as Reflexology, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Jin Shin Acupressure, Cupping, Passive Streching, and Energy Work. Jenn takes great joy in helping bring pain relief and balance back to her clients so they can “get back out there and play!”
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Kimmy Roberts is an experienced Holistic Health Practicitioner who works one-on-one with clients to achieve optimum health & wellness that can last a lifetime. Her education has spanned nutritional studies, lifestyle coaching and stress management. As a health & wellness coach she provides the guidance, accountability, and support for people who want to improve their health and happiness. Her nutritional experience has come from working with a doctor’s patients at a local medical clinic as well as her own personal clients to help determine which foods will work for your unique body, lifestyle, and habits. Her credentials include her education & Board Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and Certified by Metagenics as a Lifestyle Educator.
Certified Massage Practitioner
Lauren’s passion for health, wellness & a vibrant lifestyle is what ultimately brought her to the practice of massage. Completing her studies at California Holistic Institute & San Francisco School of Massage in 2014 for her 250 hr CMP, she furthered her education at Esalen Institue in their 100hr Massage program.
Allowing the body to return to equilibrium while learning what the body has to communicate is Lauren’s greatest goal when working with clients. Observing and listening carefully to our bodies stories we can learn how to step into our optimal alignment helping to guide us to vibrant health. Lauren’s presence and knowledge aim to help guide you in your healing process to recover & prevent injury, reduce stress & anxiety & allow for greater movement in this one body we are given. Lauren is also a 200hr RYT and currently teaches yoga though out the central coast.