Carmen Kessing, MT

Massage Therapist

Orthopedic Medical Massage Trauma and Sport Injuries, Acute and Chronic Pain Management

Carmen’s Philosophy

“I was born and raised in Java, Indonesia where massage is embedded into the fabric of daily life. My strong sense of culture helped form the belief that massage is a piece of the healing process and creates an opportunity for me to collaborate with other providers to create multidisciplinary treatment plans for our patients. ”

What Makes Carmen Different

Carmen has a long history of working in tandem with CHWB’s team of primary care physicians, naturopathic doctors and chiropractors. In addition to her calming and remarkably centered presence, Carmen has extensive training in a broad range of therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Medical Massage
  • Tui Na – Traditional Chinese Medical Massage
  • Eastern Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • European Cranial Sacral
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Ultrasound
  • E-Stem

Benefits of massage

Massage is considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. Increasingly massage is being offered along with standard treatment plans supporting part of the bigger picture in one’s wellness plan. Studies have demonstrated massage to be helpful for a wide range of conditions including:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, massage will revitalize your body and calm your mind by restoring a natural state of relaxation and serenity. Come let us help you unwind and ease your mind.


Massage Therapy Training – Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute
Santa Barbara, CA – 1991

Continued Education – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
San Diego, CA –  2003

Contact Us
Phone: 619-384-5910
3636 5th Avenue
San Diego CA, 92103