Our Therapists.

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Amanda Masula  Owner/CMT


Amanda graduated from Massage School in 1996. Training includes Swedish Massage, Pre/post Natal, Soft Tissue Release, Shiatsu, Neuromuscular Therapy and Deep Tissue Massage. During her 20+ year career as a CMT she has worked at Chico Therapy Wellness Center and Massage School, and trained alongside Chiropractors. Then in 2006 together with Kelly Waterbury and Emma Honan, they opened Chico Massage Studio. 

"Performing bodywork for over 20 years has become an intuitive practice. There is nothing that can compare to decades of hands on experience and the depth of understanding I have gained from working with hundreds of clients. I am grateful to be able to continue providing massage after so many years! I am also a mother, a vintage collector, an artist, and a gardener. I love fishing, hiking, summertime, and live music! I look forward to seeing you on the table!" ~Amanda

Emma Honan  Owner/CMT

Emma has been practicing massage for over 15 years. Her training includes Swedish massage, deep tissue, sports massage, prenatal massage, myofascial release and neurmuscular therapy.


Emma also specializes in pre and post natal massage, offering a wealth of knowledge to any mother to be! Her skill, warmth of character, and gentle nature will put you immediately at ease in her hands.

Liv Jaks  Owner/LCMT

Liv Jaks has been an active Licensed Clinical Massage Therapist since 2011. She attended the Soma Institute in Chicago—a 750 hour clinical massage training program—and has continued her education here in Chico through Chico Therapy Wellness Center, with Advanced Deep Tissue and Structural Integration Technique. Specialties include Myofascial and Deep Fascial Tissue Release, Psoas Release, Chronic Pain Relief, and Injury/Surgery Rehabilitation.



Heather Bonea CMT/Independent Contractor

Relax in a warm, therapeutic atmosphere in the capable hands of Chico Massage Therapist, Heather Bonea. Originally the owner of Cloud 9 Day Spa at In Motion Fitness. After selling the spa in 2012, Heather has been working with a small, select and very loyal clientele in a private practice. Currently teaching full time at Blue Oak Charter School as a first grade teacher, she has reserved some afternoons and weekends for continuing her massage practice. Regardless of physical condition, ability, body type, health, gender or lifestyle, every client is treated with the utmost respect in a caring, safe environment. Heather uses her training in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue, Soft Tissue Release, Myofascial Release, Reflexology, Trigger Point Massage, Acupressure, Pre-Natal and Post Natal Massage, as well as Oncology Massage, to craft a therapeutic massage session that is sure to meet the needs and goals of each client. She is not happy unless you walk out feeling amazing.

Maria Gonzales CMT/Independent Contractor

My name is Maria Gonzales and I am a Certified Massage Therapist. For the last 17 years I have been living in the lovely town of Chico, CA. I love living here, and I love working as a massage therapist! I pursued my interest in massage and bodywork and attended Chico Therapy Wellness Center in 2009 where I graduated as a Certified Massage Therapist. I have been helping people through massage ever since! I listen to my clients' needs and customize the massage to best fit each and every client. I specialize in pain relief, stress relief, injuries, athletes, and pre-natal massage. I have been trained in multiple massage techniques including; Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, and Pre/Postnatal Massage. I am now also specializing in Cranioscral Therapy and Reiki. I really enjoy working in this relaxing and rejuvenating environment!