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About equilibrio

Equilibrio was founded in 2004 with a focus on women’s health issues. We soon sought out advanced training and expertise in working with pregnant women and new moms. We realized that women need and deserve that expertise and skill layered on top of really good massage. While many massage therapists can ‘do’ prenatal massage, very few actually ‘specialize’ in it.

We have worked more than a thousand mamas-to-be in San Diego and they have taught us so much about how to make them infinitely comfortable on the massage table with our cloud of pillows. And they have helped us learn how to treat all the crazy discomforts that come with pregnancy from low back pain to sciatica to pregnancy carpal tunnel syndrome. We extend infinite “thank you”s to all these mamas.

You can find us here in San Diego — we continue to hang our sign at our longtime base in the Banker’s Hill/Hillcrest area.

“Equilibrio Pregnancy Massage [is] like an oasis for the pregnant woman. My therapist had a pillow to support every inch of my body…they really took the time to think about a pregnant body and how to maximize my comfort and my enjoyment of my massage experience.” ~Suzanne M., Jack’s mom

Nicole Trombley, CMT, NCTMB, RES-CPT, SpBAP

Nicole is our resident “pillow expert” and owner of Equilibrio. She is known for her slow, deep, precise massages as she blends melting deep tissue work, soothing relaxation massage with elements from Thai yoga. She has been specialized in pregnancy massage since 2004 and has helped countless mamas-to-be find relief from the discomforts of pregnancy, with a focus on low back, pelvic girdle and tailbone pain. She is a Spinning Babies Aware Practitioner and  Read more.



JanisCrop2016Janis Hetherington, CMT

Sweet, serene yogini Janis hails from the United Kingdom, but has been calling San Diego home for well over 20 years. Janis is certified in Pre & Peri-natal Massage by Carole Osborne. She is a mom of two and passionate about helping other moms on their journeys through pregnancy, birth and parenting. She brings her extensive background in yoga to her Eastern-infused massage style. Janis’s clients rave about her calming, soothing massages. She is also our specialist in Manual Lymphatic Drainage. Read more.


Tianna Barr, CMT

Tianna is a California Certified massage therapist who graduated with HHP certification from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine with a specialization in Pre and Perinatal massage here in San Diego. Her work is deep and soothing. Tianna is also honored to work as both a postpartum and labor doula. Read more.