Meet our Team
Michael Silverman’s calming nature and healing hands make him best suited for massage. The owner of Take Care – A Therapeutic Massage Studio specializes in deep tissue, put you to sleep swedish, (PNF) or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, trigger point therapy, advanced neck and back work, injury/rehabilitative massage and Sports Specific Therapeutic Massage. Michael is exceptionally trained in technical site specific massage. Having helped thousands of clients over the past 8 years, his intuitive nature complements his technical skill. Michael has studied at the American Institute of Massage Therapy and the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork as a Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Sports Massage Therapist.
Michael is also a Certified Cupping Therapist and can perform Sports and Orthopedic Cupping techniques for those struggling with injuries and pain. Negative pressure and movement created by dynamic cupping helps Michael relieve stubborn conditions by opening up and releasing joints, connective tissue and muscles.
After working for the City of Brea, numerous chiropractors and being involved at dozens of sporting events, he decided that he wanted to expand his work to help not only the healthy but to also help those who may need it most, disabled adults. He opened Take Care with other like minded therapists with the desire to offer high quality, compassionate, intuitive and professional bodywork treatments. He is at his best when he can customize a balanced bodywork treatment to suit his clients needs.
Leilani Lee Silverman is the Co-Owner of Take Care – A Therapeutic Massage Studio and has worked in the hospitality industry for over 15 years. Gaining a myriad of experiences at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay and the Four Seasons in Westlake Village, she was excited to open Take Care with her husband, Michael Silverman. A Pastry Chef by trade and a Financial Analyst by profession, Leilani saw the benefits of Massage Therapy when Michael started working on her brother Robert, who has cerebral palsy, spasmodic torticollis (wry neck), mild mental retardation and epilepsy. Amazed at how extremely well Robert responded to bodywork treatments, Leilani saw the healing nature and power that massage had. Realizing the potential for Michael to help others in a similar fashion, Leilani was determined to help her husband create a space where people, able mind and bodied or not, could get restorative massages. With the combination of complementary skills, Michael and Leilani opened Take Care – A Therapeutic Massage Studio.
Kathy completed her initial certification in massage training at the Massage Center In Thousand Oaks, California, with certifications in Swedish, Reflexology, and Lomi Lomi, and additional training in Hot Stones, Deep Tissue, and Abyanga. Having over 9 years experience, her specialty has evolved in using a flowing combination of Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Reflexology techniques. Her style is nurturing, detailed, and thorough, beginning with a gentle and firm pressure, and gradually incorporating deeper work. —
“Every massage is a unique experience and I am grateful for the time with each client. Through massage, I am able to provide a therapeutic treatment that promotes relaxation, eases aching muscles, and improves mind-body awareness, thereby increasing the body’s overall well being”.
Trisha is a National Board Certified Therapist who has been practicing massage for almost 20 years. Having owned and operated five health spas in New Orleans, holistic well-being has always been the focus of her work and her personal life. Trisha trained under John Barnes and specializes in Myofascial release, Reflexology, Medical Massage, and has worked in a fertility and pregnancy clinic performing Pregnancy Massages. She is also a certified Watsu Practioner and gives aquatic massage therapy in healing warm water pools.
Trisha is a therapist who has the touch. Not only is she very knowledgeable and skilled, she has amazing hands that help your body unwind and relax.
Cynthia has been doing massage for over 25 years. She specializes in deep tissue and trigger point work, reflexology, Swedish and pregnancy massage. She has worked in spas, chiropractic offices and with acupuncturists. She has taught massage and was a director of a school here in the Southern California area. She believes in a holistic healing approach for every client.
Shane, a native from the beautiful Northern Gulf Coast of Florida has worked in the hospitality industry for over twenty years. Relocating to Southern California in 2008, Shane felt that he was called to study Massage Therapy and Holistic Health. He attended the National Holistic Health Institute where he received high honors and multiple awards studying Eastern and Western massage modalities. Shane has spent the last 8 years in various spas and chiropractic clinics cultivating his therapeutic touch to customize his sessions for each of his clients personal needs. His intention is to leave people feeling much better after each session and feels a tremendous amount of personal reward when he is able to do so.
Born and raised in Southern California, Paul became interested in Massage and Bodywork after getting injured at his previous career that called for repetitive movements. He was able to heal a partially torn rotator cuff muscle after receiving physical therapy and massage bodywork. Although he went back to work as a graphic artist, he ultimately decided to pursue a career in Massage Therapy.
Paul’s clinical experience came from working at multiple chiropractic offices the past couple of years in the LA Area. Known for his attention to detail and intuitive approach, Paul’s training is in Medical Massage and Stress Management. He is also a posture specialist.
Techniques Utilized: Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Swedish, Russian Sports Massage, PIR/PNF Stretching, Deep Tissue, Muscle Activation Techniques, Active/Passive Release and Kinesio Taping.
Amy studied Medical Massage at (SOCHI) Southern California Health Institute. She gained valuable experience working in a clinical setting at several chiropractor offices. She was able to acquire the necessary experience to work on individuals that had specific issues based on accidents, surgeries, and, injuries that they had sustained. She has functional and relevant knowledge and specializes in therapeutic massage.
Amy also applies her integrative bodywork to help those who suffer from migraines, have permanent limited mobility and want much needed (pun intended) general relaxation.
In her private practice, Amy is certified and practices Reiki. Her approach in her work is heart centered to help and heal patients and clients in need. She blends highly detailed, practical, no nonsense clinical knowledge influencing her unique intuitive application of a myriad of massage modalities.
Felix (Jun) M.
Felix is a neuromascular massage therapist who was trained at National Holistic Institute in Studio City. He specializes in swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, and trigger point bodywork. A former banker, he found more rewards in performing massage. His passion grew when he became his father’s care taker, who was battling stage 4 cancer.
Felix believes that every bodywork session is not entirely dependent on how much can be done in the amount of time given, but at the pace of how each affected muscle releases. He can get very meticulous in his bodywork making sure that he has done more than enough to help you heal. He believes that proper hydration, stretching, strengthening and posture are key to help in one’s healing partnered with the bodywork.
Alexandria (Alex) M.
Alexandria (Alex) went to the Cortiva Institute for Massage Therapy in St. Petersburg, Florida and has been a Massage Therapist for over seven years. Alex has years of experience working with many types of injuries. She gained clinical experience working for an injury rehab chiropractic clinic as a massage therapist and a registered Chiropractic Assistant before moving here to California.
She’s trained in Neuromuscular Rehab (NMR) Therapy, performs Myofascial Release Therapy and enjoys performing Sports Massage, Swedish, Pregnancy and Deep Tissue Massage. Ultimately, her goal is to provide detailed, focused and effective therapeutic work to help you get the most out of your massage therapy.