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Meet The Team

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Patricia (Annie) Garden

Owner & Head Therapist

Annie has been practicing massage therapy in mountain towns across the western slope since 2012. Practicing among chiropractors, energy healers, physical therapists, and acupuncturists. From this experience, Patricia has tuned in her abilities to incorporate deep healing, energy, and a profound understanding of the human body that shows in her work. Patricia has fallen in love with Truckee and the Tahoe area, where she passionately pursues outdoor adventures with her dog, friends, and family. Patricia founded Martis Valley Massage in 2020 and finds her work to be gratifying and grounding. Specializing in deep tissue massage, she helps clients troubleshoot specific areas of concern through the use of a variety of therapeutic massage styles. Incorporating Deep Tissue massage, sports massage, Reflexology, and Trigger Point therapy. At the end of the day, Patricia relishes in helping heal her clients.

Autumn Garrido

Autumn has been practicing massage therapy since 2004. She specializes in a relaxing yet effective combination of Swedish and deep tissue massage while integrating other modalities to fit your specific needs. She is also trained in Hot Stones, Sports Injury, Pregnancy, Theragun, Acupressure, and Cupping. I practice to contribute to the health and vibrance of this thriving community.


Tiffini Brock

Tiffini graduated from Vitality College of Healing Arts in Carlsbad, California, and has been a Certified Massage Therapist for over 10 years. She is knowledgeable in a variety of modalities from Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, to Lymphatic Drainage and Post Surgical Health. Tiffini's intuitive style and passion for alternative medicine allows her to craft a massage unique to the needs of each body.


With a passion for the art of massage and a deep understanding of the body's intricate balance, Erin brings a unique blend of expertise and empathy to each session. Trained in a variety of modalities, including Cupping, Sports Massage, Sound Healing, Reflexology, and more, she tailors every massage to address your individual needs, promoting not only physical relief but also a sense of tranquility and holistic harmony. Beyond her technical skills, she is dedicated to creating a safe space where you can unwind, let go of stress, and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Whether you seek relief from tension, recovery from injury, or simply a blissful escape from the demands of daily life, she is here to facilitate your wellness journey. Originally from Michigan, she moved to Tahoe in 2016 and has been on a holistic journey ever since.  When not working, she can be found mountain biking, snowboarding, doing yoga, making lotions, and drinking homemade matcha lattes.   


Carri Arata

Carri began her journey in a massage at The Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA, in 1999. She specializes in ART, or Active Resistance Technique, a form of deep tissue that changes the relationship of the muscle to the bone. She also includes Manual Lymphatic Drainage, post-operative care, stretching, and Reiki in her abundant tool belt. 

Wendy Wright

Originally from England, Wendy moved to Truckee in 1995 and is blessed to call this beautiful mountain community home. Wendy attended Phillips School of Massage in Nevada City in 1999, earning her certification as a massage therapist. She continues to take classes to expand and deepen her knowledge of the human body and to assist in helping her clients reach a place of comfort and relaxation.


Carri Arata

Carri began her journey in a massage at The Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, CA, in 1999. She specializes in ART, or Active Resistance Technique, a form of deep tissue that changes the relationship of the muscle to the bone. She also includes Manual Lymphatic Drainage, post-operative care, stretching, and Reiki in her abundant tool belt. 


Taylor Anderson

Taylor began her Massage journey on the Big Island of Hawai'i at Aloha Massage Academy. The massage styles that she offers are a fusion of Deep Tissue, Lomilomi, and Thai stretching; including Hot Stone/Towel treatments & Trager techniques. She approaches bodywork from an intuitive standpoint and feels very confident in creating a deeply nourishing and healing experience for all clients! 

Brigit Kramer

Brigit has been a Licensed Massage Therapist since 2016, beginning her massage career at a young age; having known it was her dream job ever since she found the massage therapy section in her elementary school library. While in massage school, she fell even more in love with the practice, and her passion for health and wellness spilled into her daily life as well. Brigit does yoga daily, prepares all her own healthy meals, and meditates as much as possible. When she isn’t working, she can be found hanging with her chocolate lab OllieGator, reading a good book, or enjoying nature while hiking, rock climbing, and snowboarding throughout the Lake Tahoe basin. 



Risa grew up in the redwoods of Northern California and now enjoys the great outdoors in the Tahoe area by paddle boarding, hiking, camping, snowboarding and relaxing at Donner Lake. After moving to Truckee in 2019, Risa attended Truckee Meadows College in Reno where she was trained in hot stone, sports massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, prenatal massage, and more. Her fascination with the human body and interest in holistic health began many years ago and she now enjoys helping others relax and heal with a massage tailored for their individual needs. 


Hali is a talented singer/musician and avid outdoors lover. She is originally from the east coast but now calls Tahoe home. She has been practicing massage for the last three years and specializes in various techniques, most notably deep tissue, sports massage, and Swedish techniques.. 



Lucas graduated from the Bodhi Tree Center for Healing Arts in 2017. He specializes in trigger point therapy, deep tissue, joint mobilization techniques, sports massage, and cupping. Lucas has been in the Tahoe area since 2009 and has a healthy interest in spending time outdoors, rock climbing, backcountry snowboarding, and camping with his trusty pup. 


Victoria is a Tahoe native and brings over 18 years of experience in the esthetics industry. After receiving education in Reno, NV, and Los Angeles, CA, she returned to Tahoe and honed her skills in holistic, medical, and organic practices. Specializing in facials and waxing, Victoria takes pride in seeing her clients' skin enhance after treatments. With her extensive knowledge and diverse modalities, she guarantees glowing results.

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Sherrin began her journey of healing as a Registered Nurse specializing in Orthopedics. After experiencing chronic debilitation from her own injuries, she slowly recovered with the help of many local practitioners and discovered different modalities that each contributed to her wellness. Inspired by the ability of our bodies to tell us what we need, Sherrin began practicing massage to share what she’s learned and help others find their path to healing. Sherrin loves deep tissue work: she blends facilitated stretching, trigger point therapy, and postural corrections into an intuitive flow. 


Kate is a highly skilled massage therapist with a passion for her craft. Originally hailing from Connecticut, she honed her expertise at the prestigious Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy. Growing up on a farm instilled in her a strong work ethic and dedication to her clients' well-being. With a decade of experience under her belt, Kate's commitment to perfection shows in every massage she performs. Her approach is centered around providing a deeply comforting and nurturing experience, aimed at promoting relaxation and renewal. By combining long, soothing strokes with gentle stretching, compressions, and rocking, she creates a truly rejuvenating session. While Kate excels in Swedish massage, her proficiency extends to deep tissue techniques as well. Whether you seek relaxation or relief from tension and knots, she tailors her approach to meet your individual needs. Clients consistently leave their appointments feeling revitalized and refreshed, a testament to Kate's exceptional skills and personalized care.



Libby has been practicing Massage from an early age, giving foot and scalp massages to her family members. She is a graduate of Ashmead College in Seattle, Washington, and has been honing her craft for 24 years. She specializes in deep tissue, dabbles in cranial sacral and myofascial release, and is now incorporating more energy work like chakra and ether balance into her sessions. She absolutely loves what she does and firmly believes that "Our body's ability to heal is greater than they would have you believe."

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