Megan Murphy, CMT (# 57624) was trained at the Soma School of Massage in Oakland and has given hundreds of massages as former owner of Davis Massage Center for almost 12 years. She has taught at Massage Therapy Institute in Davis and is delighted to now own Warm Stone Massage in Berkeley.
Megan specializes in listening carefully and tailoring each massage to the unique needs of the client on that particular day. She believes that a great massage should both resolve your aches and pains and leave you with a deep sense of equanimity and well being that will continue for at least a few days. She received her original training during the Bay Area body work revolution of the 1980s. Her teachers and associates were Esalen trained and influenced. At that time there was a rich cross-pollination taking place between many of the teachers and new styles of bodywork that were emerging such as Rolfing, Polarity, Trager, Lomi-lomi and Hellerwork to name a few. The director of the Soma School was Bob Brown who had trained with Ida Rolf and was one of the first Bay Area Rolfers.
Megan lives in Berkeley with her husband Steve and is a Buddhist practitioner and teacher in the Shambhala tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. From 2009 to 2014 she served consecutively as Executive Director and Director of Practice and Education at the Berkeley Shambhala Meditation Center http://berkeley.shambhala.org/.
Born and raised in Montreal, Canada Megan holds a BA in Philosophy and English from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. When not working she likes to meditate, exercise, hike, read, travel and teach meditation programs at Berkeley Shambhala Center which is part of the internationally renowned Shambhala secular meditation program.