Our Therapists

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Personalized Therapeutic Experiences

Our therapists will create a plan that is catered to your individual needs. Through this, we can ensure that your massage treatment will yield maximum results.

Highly Trained Massage Therapists

All our therapists are trained in the Myo Align Technique. This technique gives them the tools to get to the root of your pain while designing a treatment to help you out of pain.

State of the Art Therapeutic Techniques

Our therapists are trained in a variety of modern massage and bodywork techniques. Among them is the MyoAlign technique, created by our founder Holden Zalma.

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Holden Zalma

Alternative Health Practitioner, Founder of MetaTouch Body Balance, Licensed Massage Therapist, Business Coach

Holden began his career as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Southern California.  There, he worked to keep the student-athletes as injury and pain-free as possible. He graduated with a BA in Psychology and a minor in pre-physical therapy from USC.  After leaving USC he realized there was a major gap in the medical field. The most common course of treatment for muscular-skeletal injuries or pain was; drugs, injections, PT then surgery. Most of which would focus on the symptoms not the root cause.

Holden knew there was another option. He knew that if the root cause of the pain was discovered (using targeted manual therapy techniques to help return balance back to the body) it would lead to enormous increases in range of motion, reduction of localized and systemic pain and more consecutive pain-free days than other, more traditional treatments.

With this focus in mind, Holden created the “MyoAlign Technique”  This technique allows the practitioner to discover key fascial restrictions in the tissue and correct them, bringing balance back to the body and reducing pain. Holden teaches this technique in seminars to other practitioners and to all of his staff at MetaTouch.

With 28 years practicing bodywork and over 300,000 clients treated, Holden has been called a true healer.  His ability to quickly discover the root of pain and dysfunction, find a solution to that pain, all while connecting with each client’s specific needs, has allowed him to become one of the premier therapists in the world.  

His clients include everyone from business moguls, A-list celebrities, professional athletes to soccer moms and weekend warriors.  He has clients fly in from all 4 corners of the world to experience his touch.  

In addition to healing bodies, Holden also has a love of business. He has created a program to help other entrepreneurs start or level up their own health service business to 6 figures and beyond.  For more information check out www.businessholistic.com 

Jessica McCargar

L.M.T, C.M.T Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist

When Jessica was young her mother suffered from constant migraines, neck and shoulder pain and would ask for massages. She enjoyed helping her mom get through this pain more naturally especially when the medications weren’t helping. Now as a practicing adult, she enjoys helping her clients find immediate relief from pain and tension. Jessica has a passion for helping others to live their best and happiest lives by having good health and self-care practices. She knows that healing begins from the inside out and loves to be the catalyst for that healing. She is a great listener and wants to hear about her clients lives to get to the root cause of the issue; whether it be nutrition and eating lifestyle, career shifts and desires, home life, or relationship blocks. 

Her favorite modalities that she feels bring the best results are sports massage, deep tissue with a slow and patient approach, and acupressure. These help the clients find immediate relief and better movement. She is also finding that guiding her clients to improved nutrition is having multiple positive results of; feeling better in their bodies, feeling nourished, increased energy, and easily able to get back on track. She also really enjoys helping her prenatal clients attain a relaxed state while their bodies are going through so many shifts. Clients find relief from back, shoulder, and hip pain that are common in pregnancies. 

She loves to express herself through dance whether it be Zumba, Hula, or out with friends. Walks on the beach solo or with a friend brings her peace, joy, and grounding. 

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Lucy Lewis

L.M.T, C.M.T Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist

Lucy Lewis has been a certified massage therapist in Los Angeles for over 15 years. She began her training at the Shiatsu School Of California in Santa Monica, studying under several of LA’s master teachers. By integrating the meridian system into all her bodywork treatments, she is able to “move chi” around, helping people feel more centered and connected after their sessions. She utilizes multiple techniques including The MyoAlign Method which allows her to customize her treatments to each client’s individual needs.  Her work can be as light as lymphatic drainage or as deep as walking on the body. Forever curious about everything related to health and the body, she has also recently started embarking on the study of the iris, known as iridology, which can give you an understanding of what is going on in the body simply by looking into your eyes!  

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Wassana Sanlar

L.M.T, C.M.T Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist

Wassana Sanlar is a licensed California-based massage therapist and a master in the healing arts for over 30 years in the United States and Asia. Her unique multi-disciplinary knowledge base combines extensive studies in the world’s oldest and most revered healing traditions from the East and West. Her training also includes the best in leading-edge, modern therapies. She is expertly schooled in a broad range of healing modalities including Traditional Thai, Deep Tissue, Swedish, Shiatsu Anma, Prenatal, Craniosacral, Myofacial Meridians, Sports Massage, Rehabilitation Massage, Hot Stones, Esalen Style Massage, Peruvian Shamanic Healing, Pranic Healing and also Buddhist Meditation. Her holistic approach to healing includes extensive knowledge and experience in combining nutrition with spiritual learning to balance mind, body, and soul.

Marty Howard

L.M.T, C.M.T Licensed/Certified Massage Therapist

Marty has been working in the wellness/ fitness field since 2011, where after he graduated high school he began working at his father’s chiropractic clinic. This is where he first got certified through NASM and started working with the patients to help them get stronger and ultimately improve their posture. It was during this time that he encountered so many people with postural dysfunction and Chronic pain that it put him on the path to specializing in corrective exercise. In 2014 he attended the CHEK institute and started understanding so much more about how to correct these postural imbalances through corrective exercise, dynamic stretching, and self-myofascial release techniques.

He saw how effective these SMR techniques were on cleaning up form, and improving mobility he decided to go to massage school in 2018, and it was at that time upon graduation he pursued soft tissue work as his primary career.

Since then Marty has taken numerous continuing education courses including trigger point therapy and utilizes this technique the most in his treatments.

He likes looking outside the box when it comes to treating pain, and often feels the pain is merely the symptom of something else.

When Marty isn’t working with clients, he’s either enjoying the outdoors, reading a new book, or listening to one of his favorite podcasts. He’s an eternal student of life and is committed to never stopping his pursuit of acquiring knowledge and helping as many people as he can. 

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Ryan Cardenas

Massage Therapist

Ryan was born and raised in Hawaii, but relocated to California during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Growing up, he was heavily active in lifting weights, and football. This piqued his interest in fitness and how different forms of exercise can affect your body differently. 

In school, Ryan struggled to find a major that interested him. He knew that traditional education wasn’t the path for him and needed to find a way to incorporate his passion for fitness with his desire to be helpful. That’s when he found massage therapy. 

As a therapist, Ryan strives to learn from all experiences and is constantly educating himself in the latest techniques.  

Ryan specialises in sports and rehabilitative massage therapy, he gets joy out of assisting clients get out of pain, improve their posture and regain range of motion to move freely.

He is able to achieve these results by listening to the client and their body. He customises each session to meet the needs of his clients depending on their lifestyle, movement patterns and emotional state. 

Outside of bodywork, you can find Ryan working out in CrossFit with friends, or watching movies and relaxing with his wife. 

Jesse Olmos

Certified Personal Trainer

Jesse is a personal trainer that started his career as a semi-professional basketball player. After an injury sidelined him, Jesse decided to pursue his athletic career off the court and became a certified personal trainer. Throughout his career, he has owned his gym, trained thousands of people, and became famous for the fantastic transformation he has facilitated.

Being a personal trainer has allowed Jesse to do what he loves most: helping people change their lives for the better. He loves seeing his clients succeed in reaching their goals and has become known for his ability to motivate and inspire them every step of the way.

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