Glow is the embodiment of the passion, care and commitment of Sara Lyon; founder, massage therapist, doula and birth educator. Glow started in 2010 as a cozy treatment room in Oakland, California. Since then, Glow has blossomed into a sophisticatedly beautiful space that’s become a highly sought after massage experience and birth support for women nationally.

As our family of massage therapists, birth educators and doulas has grown, we’ve been welcomed into the homes and lives of thousands of women, and we look forward to bringing that support to women across the country as we expand. No matter the service or practitioner you choose at Glow, you’ll be cared for impeccably, supported unconditionally and respected without agenda.


FOUNDER

Sara Lyon

A SoCal native, Sara graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in sociology. Sara holds diplomas in orthopedic massage, prenatal massage and Shiatsu.

The founder of Glow, Sara brings her passion and rich experience as a doula, childbirth educator and mother to all pre and postnatal women seeking support for the growing needs of their minds and bodies. 

I LOVE This work because...  

I gain a rare insight into how we are all ultimately connected in our human experience; birth is one of two undeniable links to the universal picture.

my ideal local day is...

Waking up in Bothe-Napa Valley campground, a visit to Indian Springs for a family soak and a mama mud bath and finally, some serious Matthiasson Rosé


massage therapists

GERRI Asuncion

Gerri brings over 25 years of massage experience to our clients from her time practicing in Maui and the Bay Area. Her certification and education is just as rich - Gerri is a Certified Massage Therapist & Health Educator from NHI, a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, a certified Doula and holds a specialized certificate in advanced prenatal massage.

Gerri offers a combination of massage modalities including Lomi, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, Sports and Swedish. Her massage style is firm and nurturing.

I LOVE This work because... 

Birth and mommy-hood is something that I won’t experience for myself, so I feel blessed to be around that energy and to nurture new moms and moms to be. 

MY IDEAL LOCAL DAY IS...

Hiking in the Oakland hills, drinking red wine in the sunshine and dancing outdoors whenever possible.


Ereene Belamide

Ereene has been practicing massage since 2007. She infuses her intention to help clients’ energy flow freely throughout their bodies into her blended approach of deep tissue, Swedish, reflexology and acupressure massage.

Ereene holds a BA from San Francisco State University, is a NHI certified massage therapist in deep tissue and pre/post-natal massage and is currently studying Occupational Therapy. A Bay Area native, she enjoys being active and brings her passion for wellness to her work. Her massage style is deep and nurturing.

I LOVE This work because...  

I feel proud and honored to positively help women get back to feeling like their awesome and amazing selves during a wonderful and transitional time in their lives.

MY IDEAL LOCAL DAY IS...

Kickin' back with my loved ones, enjoying some charcuterie and wine and catching some sun at Muir Beach Overlook, and having no other plans!


Cliona Nolan

Cliona’s massage therapy practice specializes in deep tissue massage, incorporating Swedish, shiatsu, reflexology and neuromuscular reprogramming. After garnering her Associates Degree & Teaching Certification, Cliona trained at the Alive and Well School of Body Work in Neuro Muscular Reprogramming and secured her CAADAC Certification from Cal State East Bay.

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, Cliona's longtime practice has served a range of populations in need of massage therapy, including elderly clients, physically and developmentally disabled adults, and  pregnant and postpartum mothers. Her massage style is very deep and slow.

I LOVE This work because...  

It makes me so fully aware of the strength and power of women and their perfectly designed bodies, I feel totally in awe of each and every woman I've had the privilege to work on.

MY IDEAL LOCAL DAY IS...

Swimming in rivers with my children, hiking as much as possible, and indulging in beautiful desserts. (I also love to indulge in British television programs!)


Tara Walsh

After earning her BA in Communications in her native state of Minnesota, Tara moved to California to secure her Massage Therapy Certification from California Healing Arts College.

Tara has worked as Certified Massage Therapist for over 10 years, integrating Swedish, Deep Tissue, Oscillation and Reflexology techniques into her practice. Tara, her husband, two sons and adorable dog live in Pleasant Hill, CA. Her massage style is deep and nurturing.

I LOVE This work because...  

I'm a mom who has been through it and I love the excitement that parents have awaiting the arrival of their newest family member.  Being one of their many caregivers along the way is so gratifying.

MY IDEAL LOCAL DAY IS...

Adventures with the family, BBQing and the occasional adult getaway date.


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Adelle hintz

Adelle began her study of massage and bodywork in 2009, in Portland Oregon, graduating from East West College of the Healing Arts. As an avid cyclist with a background in martial arts & yoga, she moved to  Oakland California in 2013, in search of blue skies and sunshine. 

Adelle brings her specialization in Therapeutic Massage, Sports Massage and Deep Relaxation to her prenatal clients, in addition to using her combined training in Western and Eastern modalities that include Acupressure and Swedish Massage techniques. Her massage style is deep and nurturing.

I LOVE THIS WORK BECAUSE...  

It helps me feel grounded; it’s important for women to love and support one another!

MY IDEAL LOCAL DAY IS...

A long bike ride in the Oakland hills, drinking coffee and enjoying my friends.


Medjula Rose

Medjula Rose

Growing up in a household of birth professionals, Medjula has been surrounded by women’s healthcare her entire life. She has worked with mothers and babies in different capacities, including as a postpartum doula.

Medjula is a graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage, and continues to assist them in teaching massage therapy courses. Medjula uses a combination of swedish, trigger point, and deep tissue massage. She is passionate about treating discomfort with kindness and curiosity, and not skipping over the pleasure that still exists alongside it. Her massage style is deep and flowing. 

I LOVE THIS WORK BECAUSE...  

I feel so much care and respect for this resilient, powerful, and unique time in a persons life. 

MY IDEAL LOCAL DAY IS...

Working in my garden, finding a beach, river, or lake to swim in, and dancing as much as possible.


Kristin Dupont Massage Therapist at Glow

Kristin dupont

Kristin's bodywork career began at the Rising Spirit Institute of Natural Health in Atlanta, Georgia in 2007. Her targeted therapeutic style combines Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), and Myofascial Cupping to release trigger points in the muscle tissue, dissolve adhesions in the connective (fascia) tissue, and promote a deep sense of relaxation.

A Louisiana native, Kristin move to the Bay area to study clinical herbal medicine at Ohlone Center in Berkeley, where she earned her Foundations and Therapeutics certificates.  

I LOVE THIS WORK BECAUSE...  

It connects me to a tradition that has been practiced for centuries and across all cultures. I am happy to be both a witness and support to women as they navigate bringing a new life into the world.

MY IDEAL LOCAL DAY IS...

Waking up on a cool but sunny day with a fresh cup of local coffee, going for a hike in the hills, working on some pottery, grabbing some food at one of the local farmers markets and head home to prepare a feast for my friends.