Therapeia provides customized therapeutic massage and other treatments to improve clients’ overall well-being, resolve problem areas and encourage rejuvenation. We use the term therapeutic to emphasize our mission to profoundly affect the physical and mental states of our clientele, as well as their sense of wellness and health.
Meet Our Staff
Lauri Karstetter, Founder
Lauri Karstetter has more than 30 years of experience in the spa, fitness and holistic healing industry. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in kinesiology from San Francisco State University and attending the National Holistic Institute, Lauri worked as a massage therapist for 20 years.
In January 2000 Lauri decided to pursue her dream of opening a center in San Francisco that would fully integrate massage therapy with complimentary healing modalities. Her vision was to give urban clients a place to retreat to reconnect with their mind and body and restore their health and wellness.
While many people think of massage as a cure for a particular physical ailment, Lauri believes that regular therapeutic massage and bodywork have countless benefits that are both preventative and restorative. Her goal is simple: to make the name Therapeia synonymous with people fully enjoying their lives.
When not helping her valued clients take care of themselves, Lauri enjoys spending time with her family, practicing yoga, being outdoors in the beautiful Bay Area, walking her dogs on the beach, and cooking fun, creative meals for family and friends.