OUR STORY

MASSAGE EXTRAORDINAIRE: QUALIFIED. CERTIFIED. COMPASSIONATE.  SKILLED EXPERTS.

Massage Extraordinaire started at the Atlas Health Club in 1979. The club was an upscale tennis and racquet club with many professional athletes, business owners, doctors and active San Diegans. There were lots of pro tennis and racquetball tournaments at the club. Massage Extraordinaire was one of 5 locations in San Diego to get therapeutic massage and quickly became known as the best place for sports massage, deep tissue massage and stretching.

“OUR GOAL IS THAT OUR CLIENTS AND ATHLETES LEAVE FEELING MUCH BETTER THAN WHEN THEY ARRIVED.”

Marsha Selzer

OWNER, HHP, CMT

Because of her compassionate and caring nature, Marsha has excelled as a massage therapist in San Diego, for over 40 years. She’s given at least 40,000 massages and still loves her chosen career!

Sports massage is her specialty. Her client list includes individuals and teams from the NBA, NFL, MLB, USA and International Olympic athletes, pro Tennis, Ballet companies and so many more. Because she has worked so closely with team physicians, certified athletic trainers, and various medical professionals, her style is more clinical than relaxing. Clients respect her knowledge and trust she will do her absolute best to heal them. They know she will refer them to others, if her best isn’t the solution.

Marsha considers her hands a gift that she respects and appreciates. She works really hard to understand what the client needs and how to get that person back on the field or at their desk quickly. Based on that, she also has very high expectations  of the Massage Therapists she works with.

One of her most compassionate experiences was when she closed her business for a week during the Cedar fire and massaged firefighters at Viejas. The firefighters would come back from their 12-16 hour shifts covered in soot, physically and mentally exhausted. Those women and men were so appreciative to receive massages. In exchange, each fire company, gave her a t-shirt. She collected 16 shirts from California, Arizona, Washington and Nevada

Marsha grew up on a working farm in New Jersey. She learned how to massage rubbing racehorse’s legs. Her plan was to be a veterinarian. She was always on the move-milking cows, bailing hay, riding horses, playing baseball, basketball, ice skating. It makes sense she got into such a physical profession. When she retires, it will probably be to a farm, where she can rub horses, go riding, read books, be outside and do whatever makes her happy!

TAMMARA PASQUARIELLO

LEAD MASSAGE THERAPIST

What do you get when you combine a healthy, happy, caring, passionate, talented person all in one: Tammara (an ‘Angel’ in disguise). She has been the lead Massage Therapist with Massage Extraordinaire for 10 years. She has a fun personality & a great work ethic! Tam is in great shape!  When she first arrived, she was a personal trainer and a MT primarily for Seniors in La Jolla.

 Since then she has become a specialist in a variety of techniques: sports massage, stretching, deep tissue, cupping… Her clients love her style, loyalty, and effective techniques. They return weekly and refer her often! She too gets weekly massages and frequently takes classes to increase her knowledge/skills.

Tammara leads a very busy life, as a wife, mother, business partner, dog lover. She and her husband, are avid cyclists. They cycle weekly and travel often.

Massage Extraordinaire has the Best Massage Therapist in San Diego Tammara

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