Massage and Bodywork


What is Massage and Bodywork used for?

Massage and Bodywork encompass a variety of techniques designed to improve physical and mental well-being. These therapies are effective for:
  • Muscle Tension and Soreness
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Circulatory Issues
  • Digestive Concerns
  • Hormonal Imbalances

Massage and Bodywork promote blood flow and circulation, relieve muscle tension, decrease inflammation, and help to alleviate stress. These therapies stimulate the release of endorphins, activating the happiness center in the brain to regulate stress and pain responses. Over time, the frequency and severity of symptoms diminish as the body maintains a relaxed state, both physically and mentally.

Marisa may incorporate various techniques during your session, tailored to your specific condition and wellness goals. Whether you are an athlete, dealing with chronic pain, or simply seeking relaxation, Marisa’s holistic approach aims to bring balance and healing to both body and mind.


Migraine and TMJ Relief

Focusing on the small muscles in the face, scalp, and neck that contribute to migraines and TMJ pain, Marisa employs myofascial release, traction, and other techniques to create space, relieve discomfort, and alleviate pressure in these areas.

Sports Massage

Ideal for those in training and seeking faster recovery post-events, this massage targets specific muscle groups and incorporates assisted stretching and rehabilitative techniques.

Deep Tissue Massage

Addressing persistent knots and tension, this full-body treatment utilizes various techniques, including trigger point therapy and tapotement, to bring relief to those nagging pains and sleepless nights.

Swedish Massage

Perfect for overdue self-care, this massage uses long flowing strokes, deep breathing, and focuses on the head, scalp, and feet to usher you into a state of deep tranquility.

Reiki Energy Work

Utilizing "qi/chi" (universal life force energy), this light-touch therapy aims to balance chakras, move stagnant energy, and alleviate "dis"ease in the body. Suitable for those seeking stress reduction and healing, this treatment is also used in hospitals to comfort terminal patients.

Custom Massage

A tailored treatment blending a variety of styles to optimize your body's potential and address your unique needs.

How to Prepare For Your Appointment:

No special preparation is needed, but we encourage you to dress comfortably. Eating a small snack or meal within two hours of the appointment is advisable. Please communicate any specific concerns or preferences to Marisa to ensure a personalized and effective session.


You should leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to resume normal activity immediately. Some therapies, such as deep tissue massage, may produce temporary soreness, but Marisa will discuss this possibility with you and provide guidance on aftercare to optimize your comfort and well-being. Also talk to Marisa about IV Nutrient therapy to rehydrate and replenish after bodywork therapy.


Your providers at Spark Health work as a team to approach your health challenges from every angle. We understand that health and wellness have many physiological and mental-emotional components, and we offer individualized holistic treatment plans to reach your health and wellness goals. Spark Health was founded in 2013 in Solana Beach, California, to provide patients in Southern California with personalized natural medicine and wellness options.

Our Massage and Bodywork Specialist

Marisa Doupis

Marisa Doupis, LVN

Meet Marisa, a dedicated and skilled practitioner with a diverse background in holistic healing. Originally hailing from Boston, MA, Marisa has had the privilege of working with a wide array of individuals, including marathon runners, professional sports athletes, and those recovering from injuries and chronic pain. Specializing in myofascial release, headache, and TMJ relief, Marisa brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to every session. She is also a Reiki Master Practitioner since 2007 and became a Registered Yoga Instructor in 2018, fulfilling a lifelong dream.


Frequently Asked Questions

We offer a variety of massage styles including Migraine and TMJ Relief, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish Massage, Custom Massage, and Reiki Energy Work.

During your initial appointment, Marisa will discuss your concerns, challenges, and goals to help determine which type of massage or bodywork will be most beneficial for your individual needs.

Dress comfortably. For most massage types, you will be asked to undress to your level of comfort, but you will be covered with a sheet and blanket at all times. Reiki Energy Work is performed with the patient fully clothed.

The initial appointment includes a detailed discussion and a customized treatment, with follow-up treatments tailored to your individual requirements. The exact duration of each session will be discussed during your appointment.

The frequency of massage sessions depends on your individual needs, health goals, and preferences. Marisa will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Coverage for massage therapy varies by insurance provider and plan. Please check with your insurance company to determine if massage therapy is covered under your plan and if a doctor’s referral is required.

Reiki Energy Work aims to balance chakras, move stagnant energy, alleviate "dis"ease in the body, reduce stress, and promote healing. It is a gentle, light-touch therapy suitable for those seeking relaxation and balance.

Same-day appointments are subject to availability. Please contact us directly to inquire about availability and to schedule a same-day appointment.

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