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Massage Therapy May Be Best for Your Back Pain!

Did you know that an estimated 9 out of 10 people deal with low back pain at some point in their lives?
"Back pain relief maybe in the hands of a skilled massage therapist." (from Focus on Healthy Aging)
A study found that both structural and relaxation (Swedish) massage are effective in relieving chronic low back pain and improving daily function.

Swedish massage uses a combination of five different massage strokes and varying degrees of pressing, rubbing and stretching muscles to improve circulation and release tightness.

Structural massage techniques usually focus on loosening connective tissue, such as tendons that have grown short and tight due to trauma or wear and tear.

Joseph Elder, MA, LMT, a massage therapist at Mount Sinai states, "Swedish and structural massage therapies have been shown to help reduce muscle tightness that causes postural imbalances, injury and limited, painful movement."

If you experience low back pain, call (619) 275-3270 to schedule …

Holiday Bowl preparations-Massaging the U of Texas team



Call (619) 977-5593 or email to order your gift certificates today!



Massage Extraordinaire has been hired to be the team massage therapists for the University of Texas during the Holiday Bowl in San Diego!

Is a Swedish Massage the right massage for you?

What is a Swedish Massage?
Therapists use smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Relaxation massage usually involves soothing strokes to ease the nervous system and provide an overall sense of calm.
Don't you need to relax and have your stress reduced this busy, hectic time of the year?  
Call Massage Extraordinaire for a relaxing massage!
(619) 275-3270
San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club 4848 Tecolote Road San Diego, CA. 92110


What is a Sportsmassage?
Sportsmassage is specifically designed for those involved in physical activity.  The focus is on preventing and treating injury, stretching, and enhancing athletic performance.
A comment from Eric Parker, NFL Veteran:
"Off Season/Training Camp/In's a year round process that takes a mental and physical toll on your body and mind.  Marsha's hands and knowledge help curb and ease  your aches and pains.  She goes the extra mile to be available during the odd hours of a pro athlete.  Marsha, thanks for all your assistance over the years.  You are the BEST!"
Visit Massage Extraordinare and experience their professional Sportsmassage today!
Located at San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club 4848 Tecolote Road San Diego, CA. 92110
Call (619) 275-3270 to schedule your appointment!


Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. It is used to relieve chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or to aid in recovery from injury.
Call (619) 275-3270 to schedule your massage today!

San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club
4848 Tecolote Road
San Diego, CA. 92110

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Benefits of Massage TherapyRelieves:Neck and back painPain from migraine headachesDiscomfort and low back pain during pregnancyReduces:StressAthletic Injury and recovery timePost surgery scar tissue and edemaSpasms and crampingStimulates:Flow of lymph (the body's natural defense system)Flow of endorphinsIncreases:Circulation Joint flexibility and range of motionRelaxes:Injured or overused musclesMind and bodyMore on the Benefits of MassageExcerpt from Mayo Clinic article: "Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Some studies have found massage helpful for stress relief, managing anxiety and depression, pain and stiffness, blood pressure control, sports-related injuries, and boosting immunity. Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a s…

TAMMARA'S in the House - Massage Therapist

Tammara Paquariello, MT Massage Specialties: Deep Tissue Massage Swedish Massage Massage for Seniors Sportsmassage Injury and Rehabilitative Massage
Tammara Pasquariello is a San Diego native who plans to stay here forever! She is both a Massage Therapist and Personal Trainer with seven years' experience. The combination of those two careers has enhanced the quality of her massage. Whether in the massage room or training room, her passion is to improve the health and fitness of her clients. Tammara is incredibly fit with strong hands but a quiet gentle presence. Her massage specialties are: Sportsmassage, Deep Tissue, Injury Rehabilitation and Massage for Seniors. She has many return clients who frequently refer her to other friends and family members. In addition to working with Massage Extraordinaire, she shares her massage and training skills with the seniors at various La Jolla and Pacific Beach Residences. Working with seniors has helped her to gain insight into various physiological a…

Meet BARBARA COX - Massage Therapist

Massage Specialties: Sportsmassage Deep Tissue Injury and Rehabilitative Massage Swedish Massage Hot Stone Massage Massage for Seniors Pregnancy Massage
Barbara was born in Budapest, Hungary and moved to the USA in 1994. She has been a massage therapist for four years. When she is not massaging at Massage Extraordinaire, she is very busy raising three children and teaching a variety of fitness classes, including body sculpting, cardio boxing, spin, Pilates and step classes. She also massages and teaches Pilates to seniors. They love her great enthusiasm for life. Barbara is an extremely positive person with a great sense of humor and genuine concern for others. Call (619) 275-3270 to schedule your massage with Barbara!

San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club 
4848 Tecolote Road
San Diego, CA. 92110
"I have been a weekly client for 25 years with Massage Extraordinaire. The massage therapists are all talented. However, Barbara has become one of my very favorites. She has great hands, a warm heart an…


Looking for the perfect gift - for a family member, friend, work associate, neighbor, coach, teacher?  We have it here - a massage gift certificate!  You can purchase gift certificates by calling Marsha at (619) 977-5593 or you can go to the San Diego Tennis and Racquet Club's front desk.  The SDTRC is located at 4848 Tecolote Road, San Diego, CA. 92110 (near Sea World).

Massage Extraordinaire provides bottled water, robes, and towels.  All guests have use of the steamroom, sauna, showers, jacuzzi, and individual lockers. (Note:  SDTRC jacuzzi is outdoors and you must wear a swimsuit).

Let us help you give the PERFECT gift!  Call or stop by the San Diego Tennis & Racquet Club.

Marsha Selzer-Owner and Massage Extraordinaire

Marsha Selzer, HHP, Owner Marsha first pursued her interest in holistic health when she attended Ramapo College and UCLA, earning a degree in Psychology.  She later attended the Potomac Massage Therapy Institute in Washington, DC, and her massage career started at the renown Watergate Hotel. Her diverse clientele included politicians, diplomats, business professionals, educators, and performers at the Kennedy Center and Ford Theatre. She also spent time in Newport, RI, bringing her massage talents to the summer colony there. In 1979, she started Massage Extraordinaire in San Diego, within Frog's Fitness in Mission Valley. An avid sports enthusiast, Marsha's specialty is sportsmassage and she is one of the top massage therapists in the San Diego sporting world. Clients include the San Diego Chargers and athletes in the NBA (first team-paid massage therapist in the NBA), MLB, arena football, soccer, tennis, rugby, boxing, sailing, volleyball, and many other sports. Her clients als…