Meet the Team
Alli Smith, C.M.P
My interest in body work began in my early twenties when I had a multitude of sports related injuries. A year post diagnosis of ruptured discs and torn ligaments, my body was functional but stiff and delicate. I finally scheduled a bodywork session with a skilled massage therapist. After the session, while picking up a fallen fork off the floor, I reveled in the fact that it was the most comfortably and quickly I had done such a simple task in a long time.
At the time, I worked as a Large Animal Veterinary Technician for a Veterinarian whom had special interest in Equine Sports Medicine, Ultrasonography as a diagnostic for ligament tears, and Chiropractics. I was exposed daily to the functionality of muscle groups, compensation patterns, and sonograms of scar tissue in performance horses’ muscles.
Inspired by the massage I had received and already interested in biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system, I attended a massage school at Alive and Well Institute of Conscious Bodywork in 2011. I found my first job doing sports massage on equestrians at horseshows, then settled into practicing bodywork in a spa atmosphere in Mill Valley.
Since beginning work as a massage therapist, I have pursued many courses in the field. Some include; Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Neuromuscular Reprogramming for the low back and hips, Pre/Post Natal, and Hot Stone. A session is kept to the style of massage booked, but tailored to your musculoskeletal needs.
I am thrilled to be working in my hometown at the beautiful Amanda Ross Skincare Salon, and to serve our community and visitors. I look forward to seeing you in the salon!
Indigo (Liza) Molina, C.M.T.
In 2006, while living on the Big Island of Hawaii, I began my study and practice of massage therapy.
Since 2008, as a Licensed Massage Therapist, I’ve enjoyed a personal practice with a regular client base. Close friends and family led us to beautiful Bolinas in 2011 and we love it here!
The foundation of my training is in Swedish Massage and Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi Massage.
“Lomi-Lomi” means to “break apart into small pieces” and this type of deep tissue work is intended to break up congestion and chronic tension, promote lymphatic drainage, increase circulation and assist in rejuvenating the whole body.
I look forward to sharing my knowledge and body work skills with our community and its visitors.
Helping individuals relieve stress, tension or pain can increase our overall health and happiness!
As a Certified Massage Therapist in California, I am excited to be offering therapeutic massage at Amanda Ross Skincare Salon.
ChouChou Mora-Lopez, LE
I grew up in an artistic family here in Bolinas where my husband and I are raising our 14 year old twin girls. I’ve been obsessed with art, makeup and beauty products as long as I can remember. I’d accompany my mom to get facials since I was a young teen.
Out of high school, I travelled to New York and a London to study makeup and train as an esthetician.
Following adventures and travel, I worked in many well known Bay Area spas, but eventually burned out on the face paced, impersonal feel of that environment so off I went to Art School and took a creative departure for a few years.
At the encouragement of Amanda, I joined her team and couldn’t be happier.
It gives me great joy to pamper people and make them feel cared for.
My true passion is brow and lash art and shortly, I will be offering lash lifts and extensions.
Hoping to see you soon.
Danielle Salone-Chen, L.E.
My interest in skincare began in the aisles of my local drugstore when I was merely a girl. Perhaps it was my mother who sparked my interest as she always looked so beautiful and made up. Although I had a love for skincare products, I never actually pursued a career in skincare until later in life. After working in several industries, I ended up at a cosmetics company. It was there that I decided to go to school to get my esthetician license. The combination of my business skills and my esthetics skills has lead me to work not only with skin but with helping Amanda launch her retail business.
I’ve live in Bolinas with my husband and son and our dog and 2 cats.