About Plus Massage

About Ellen

I spent many years working in a chair in a software job. I know the dangers of sitting and living with work stress and life stress. summerblue Now I work to relieve pain and stress for my clients. I have a special place in my heart for knowledge workers, those of us who sit in front of (mostly) a computer all day long,  using our minds while neglecting our bodies. I also like to work with anyone that is getting older… as we get older, we start to feel aches and pains, stiffness and soreness that we have not felt before. Massage can help keep that to a minimum! And I’ve seen enough evidence to know now that regular massage keeps us younger… my 90+ year old mother gets massages weekly and she is in amazing health!

After over 20 years at a desk, I went to school to learn about bodies and how they work… which, by the way, is still a mystery in so many ways.  I have earned my California Massage Therapist License (#53469, for those who care) and now I am a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), professionally trained with over 700 hours of instruction at the California Holistic Institute in San Luis Obispo, Upledger Institute and other providers. I am certified through the California Massage Therapy Council and a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP).

As I see it, every hour spent on the table is a moment in time where healing can occur and the experience of peace can be expanded. I figure I’m promoting world peace, one hour at a time.

About Everyone Else

I have begun sharing my office with other trained massage therapists, allowing Plus Massage to provide more healing to more people. I’m proud to be able to offer this important service for healing, relaxation, relief and blessings to my clients and to our community. As an older woman, I can no longer deliver some of the deep tissue and other massage therapies that our clients require and deserve. For that reason, what started out as a one-woman show is now a multi-therapist extravaganza!

Any massage therapist who works with me has been tested and trained to massage in the spirit of love and healing.  When you make an appointment with us, we will ask what kind of massage you are looking for, and we will pair you with the most appropriate massage therapist. Maria, Jessica, Vernon, Arwen and Gina are all excellent massage therapists with varying skills… you will be happy with your massage or we will refund you half your money!

Let’s Save the World

Massage in Paso Robles for World Peace

Life is good but it can be better with a massage.  Life + Massage = A Better Life!

Massage is good for you… it relieves pain, lowers your blood pressure, increases circulation, helps you sleep at night, encourages healing and builds immunity. Bodywork can adjust and correct little problems that create annoying pain, making your daily life that much easier and more enjoyable. Massage can improve your ability to relate to others, as well as to your own mind, spirit and body.

Craniosacral is also good for you… in a different but not-so-different way.  To quote Kate McKinnon, a respected Craniosacral therapist:

Craniosacral therapy is a highly effective light-touch therapy that works with the whole body and the source of pain and dysfunction simultaneously. With CST and given proper support, the body will heal itself, creating a custom solution to any problem that is causing discomfort.

​Therapists place their hands over the area of the body that is most related to the source of the problem and they are trained to feel and monitor changes in the body’s tissues.  In the process of monitoring, therapists hands follow changes in the client’s body as it occurs rather than making the decision to move a person’s body in any given direction.

​This is the principal difference between CST and most other therapeutic types of bodywork.


Bodywork brings healing and understanding. Let’s face it… if everyone took good care of themselves, including a regular massage, the world would be a better place. Yep, you guessed it… self care can save the world! Do your part for world peace!

We look forward to meeting you!


Don’t wait… make that appointment now to take care of yourself!

Call or text Ellen at (805)-835-9798 for an appointment at our office or at your location (Massage to Go). Or click here to make an appointment online!

email: ellen@plus-massage.com
phone: (805)-835-9798

Plus Massage prefers payment in cash or Venmo. We also accept local checks. We will accept credit cards, of course, but not as happily. Cash is King (or Queen, in our case)!