Sharon is originally from Columbus, Ohio and is a certified massage therapist. Sharon specializes in Integrative Bodywork and uses a wide range of techniques for each client. Sharon works to achieve each clients goal and may utilize cross fiber and friction techniques to reduce adhesions and improve scar tissue, assisted stretching to increase range of motion, or myofascial release techniques to effect the fascial membranes throughout the body. She is trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Thai Massage, Prenatal, and Myofascial techniques.
Sharon is committed to empowering each client with tools and techniques for self-care at home. In addition to being a certified massage practitioner, she is also a Certified Yoga Instructor, and loves to share beneficial yoga stretches with her clients to support and further progress the work that is accomplished on the massage table.
Memi Vaughn is the founder and Director of Bodywork at Download Wellness. When starting this journey, Memi decided what better way to relax than on her own time. It seems simple but as a wife, busy mother of twins and their terrific toddler, there wasn't much time left in a day for self care and relaxation. So Download Wellness was born. Giving clients the option to relax at our Embarcadero, Oakland location or have spa services delivered to clients doorstep making it convenient for busy professionals and parents to indulge in self care at their home and simply Download on their own time.
Memi is also a Certified Massage Practitioner with a Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration and Management. As a CMP, Memi has witnessed the transformative shifts in health that can occur when clients adopt a routine of bodywork, diet management, and breathing exercise. She has established a strong client base and has an excellent reputation for bodywork throughout the Bay Area.
Memi served as Board Chair at Parent Voices Oakland 2014-2016 advocating for affordable childcare for working families in California. During her term as Board Chair at the organization, Parent Voices Oakland won the Gloria Steinem Award: Women of Vision 2016 and was honored at the red carpet event in NYC.
Why We Do What We Do
We created Download Wellness with your health in mind. Download Wellness is a spa center that values your time! Relaxation should be simple. Download Wellness offers spa treatments at our Embarcadero, Oakland location and Room Service experiences which includes massage treatments delivered to your doorstep! We strive to provide you with a well balanced physical, mental, and emotional body during your treatment. Our certified practitioners specialize in various modalities engaging your body in wellness while you download.
Certified Massage Therapist
Andrea is originally from Detroit, Michigan and is a certified massage therapist. She is a graduate of National Holistic Institute in San Francisco, and has additional trainings from San Francisco School of Massage. She specializes in Deep Tissue massage, especially techniques for neck and shoulder pain. She also preforms Swedish, Shiatsu, Foot Reflexology, Reiki, and Prenatal massage. Andrea is a musician who is currently working on a masters degree in Music Therapy from University of the Pacific.
David Oorbeck has been practicing eastern healing arts since 1998. He graduated from the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California at the top of his class. He then received a degree in Master’s of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Upon completion of his degree, David has worked as an associate acupuncturist in renowned fertility expert Dr. Angela Wu's clinic, Wu's Healing Center, in San Francisco. He has completed clinical studies with Dr. David Hwang, OMD, Ph.D., a specialist in five element Korean acupuncture and herbal medicine and Dr. Shoahua Li, a renowned gynecologist and former LongHua Hospital Chief Physician of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Although David has the ability to treat a wide variety of ailments, he specializes in internal medicine, pain management, respiratory complaints, chemotherapy support, and rehabilitation following surgery or injury.
Our Award Winning Certified Team
Originally from Los Angeles, Abby is our professionally trained Labor Doula. Her title originates from the Greek word meaning "woman servant." As a mother of three, Abby has had first hand experience with the excitement of growing a family, and the many questions that come along with it. Abby's mission is to empower mothers as they begin the humble work of parenting. Abby assists families by supporting the birthing mother with physical comfort measures, emotional reassurance and comprehensive information regarding options and interventions in pregnancy, childbirth and the immediate postpartum period. Prior to birth work, Abby had the pleasure of serving Mamas and Babies as a prenatal and baby & me yoga instructor. Abby also participates in support networks in the community advocating for breastfeeding and informed birth options. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Santa Cruz.
Founder & Director of Bodywork
Andrea Tyrrell is from Canyon California, Certified Massage Therapist and Postpartum Doula who specializes in prenatal, infant, reflexology and swedish massage. As a CMT Andrea has worked with many individual clients to assist with relaxation techniques to incorporate in their daily routine. Andrea has obtained two associate degrees from Diablo Valley College in Allied Health and Natural Science and hopes to further her education in the natural health field. She has provided birth support to many families throughout the Bay Area focusing on the mother's birth plan and has extensive reviews. Andrea is currently working on growing her practice as a birth doula, postpartum doula and massage therapist.
Director of Esthectics
Mikhaela is from San Diego, California and is our Lead Certified Massage Therapist who has always had a passion for healing. She specializes in Trauma work, Cupping and Acupressure for clients who are in need of custom fit massage modalities. She is dedicated to building lasting healing relationships with clients and supporting their goals through health and wellness. Mikhaela graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Feminist Studies and Sociology. She has recently received her Master's at the Wright Institute in Marriage Family Therapy which will enables her to include wellness coaching during her sessions.
Director of Birth Support
Liliana is a licensed Esthetician from Los Angeles, California and is certified in Oncology Esthetics graduating from the Cinta Aveda Institute. She is also a Napoleon Perdis trained Makeup Artist who loves creating custom skin care protocols for blushing brides to Grammy-bound musicians, nationally televised broadcasters and wonderful people like you. Her exclusive services range from custom facials to concierge style retail support. Currently, Liliana is retailing corrective skincare products by Le Mieux Skin Care, Tecniche®, FARMHOUSE FRESH GOODS, a line of natural, vegan, Gluten/Paraben/Sulfite-free body milks, lotions, creams and massage.
Today, her clients include Grammy-nominated musicians, society brides, professional athletes, international chefs, Bloomberg & Arizona news reporters, a world-famous astronaut, and musicians including a member of the Jimi Hendrix estate. Ask her who her favorite clients are and she will tell you first-timers are her most exciting clients—but everyone is her favorite.
Ms. Aranda’s expertise has been featured in The San Francisco Examiner, DAY SPA Magazine, Skin Inc. Magazine, Pacifica Television, Minted Magazine, Women Who Rock Radio and ZLife Magazine presented by Zumba. Liliana is a 3-time Cinta Aveda Top Retail Sales Award winner. She is proud to be a charter member of the International Institute of Oncology Estheticians, a government-regulated non-profit promoting industry standards and professional excellence within Oncology Esthetics.