Glenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMT
Glenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMT

Glenn Gangano, RN, BScN, CMT

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Introduction: I'm a registered nurse by training who happens to be a massage therapist, nurse coach, Reiki practitioner, and an aromatherapist. I'm passionate about educating, empowering, and working with you as a team to find your body's inner knowledge for true healing. I harness the power of massage (or bodywork), coaching, and Reiki to facilitate your transition into the direction of wellness with the goal of meaningful lasting change. I have ten years of training in a brain trauma, spinal cord, stroke neurological acute rehabilitation in-patient department in San Francisco. My clinical experience and research focuses on management of pain, decreasing and mitigating anxiety, stress, burnout, and compassion fatigue. I also have seven years of pediatric home-health experience dealing with the most complicated of cases easing parents' anxieties, and most importantly empowering the child to develop and grow in a safe environment with a caregiver meeting the developmental needs in a fun way. In addition, upon completion of nursing school in 2006 I began my nursing career at UCLA Transitional Transplant ICU/Liver Department for three years. I am currently nationally certified in: Certified Massage Therapist (California) Certified Manuel Lymph Drainage Therapist (Klose Training) Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (#00284588) Holistic Nurse - Board Certified (#3343) Health and Wellness Nurse Coach - Board Certified Integrative Aromatherapist Certified Reiki Practitioner (Certified by Reiki Centers of America from Reiki Masters Christopher Tellez and Brian Bruinius) The human body has the capacity to heal itself, although not just from a biomedical model perspective. I come in with a holistic and integrative view that mind-body-spirit are all interconnected. I have worked with various people with various chronic and acute conditions and pain. Within the health and wellness coaching aspect of my practice facilitating and co-partnering with my clients to reframe new and old concepts into something transformative to make a meaningful long-lasting change is critical. I use various modalities within the coaching model with the ultimate goal of reaching measurable and objective data with my clients either it be reaching a specific weight; decreasing their A1C% and managing their diabetes; managing functional changes of movement due to an illness like MS or stroke; and to even changing professional careers. My various knowledge in both Western and Eastern modalities allows me to decipher safely, appropriately (which modality has its limitations to something with greater efficacy) and to integrate the two Worlds into a care plan that individualize and respects your needs.
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Michael D.

Massage Therapy

I reached out to Glenn, as I was wanting to send a massage therapist as a relaxing gift to a special someone who’s going through a bit of a rough patch. Glenn immediately got back to me, saying he was willing to go to her hotel room for the massage. He was prompt, professional, and happy to answer any and all questions I had. He brought his equipment to her hotel room, and even reached out to the front desk ahead of time to ensure they’d have an extra bed sheet/pillowcase for the massage table, so she wouldn’t have to worry about getting extras. He made every aspect of the planning seamless. I don’t have first hand experience of the massage, but I was told that Glenn is quite obviously a professional, and the massage could not have been more relaxing or stress-relieving. He has raving reviews online, and this one is no different. He absolutely deserves those 5 stars. The all-around experience(mine, and hers) couldn’t have been better. Thank you Glenn, we will be back!
Jun 23, 2021
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Kristen H.

Massage Therapy

If you’re looking for a strong, knowledgeable and kind professional for great massage therapy I recommend Glenn. I’m a new client and I’ll be back (or you’ll be back😃) Thanks Glenn!
May 14, 2021
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Val P.

Massage Therapy

I selected Glenn based on his prof experience as RN, physical therapy and Reiki skillset. My 87 year old dad, recently strained his back and has been in extreme pain for past 10 days, due to FLJA . My dad was never interested in massages at a spa or otherwise, so Glenn was coming in not knowing how well received he would be. Glen arrived and was so patient, he took the time to walk my dad through the process , he did a complete evaluation to check my dads walking gate, a how he sat, used the temp. walker, and made suggestions on how my dad could better manage his movement to lesson strain to his lumbar area. Then Glenn gave my dad “the treatment” and finished with kinesiology tape support for his back, all the while explaining methods prior to and asking my dad for feedback and if he had questions. My dad felt better and commented how he felt looser, his walk was more steady, and he was even standing up straighter with confidence without the walker. Glenn is amazing and he is patient, gentle and was great to also include my mom, brother and I for feedback and questions throughout the session. We are bringing back Glenn next week for a follow up session.
May 8, 2021
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Valerie C.

Massage Therapy

I booked Glenn for my husband who was experiencing pain from sitting at the desk all today. Glenn was able to address my husband’s pain like no other massage therapist! Also have him things to practice to help with him pain daily. He was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were so happy with his services I recommended him to family members who have chronic pain. During the pandemic Glenn took the proper precautions and was tested regularly. Highly recommend Glenn 🙂🙂
May 1, 2021
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Natalie Y.

Massage Therapy

What can I say except that when I saw Glenn’s reviews and credentials that I KNEW he was the right therapist for our situation. The pain my father was experiencing was to the point that he couldn’t take it anymore. I contacted Glenn on a Saturday night and 3 days later my fathers pain had decreased by 50%! Glenn took the care and time to listen to my fathers history and his everyday life to really give him the relief that has been much needed for YEARS. Don’t hesitate, Glenn’s approach to massage / Reiki, and General overall well being is GREAT.
Mar 24, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge a flat rate for my massage therapy services (Swedish, deep-tissue, lymphedema, hot stone, Sports, body scrubs): $200 for 60 minutes in-studio, $250 for out-calls; $300 for 90 minutes in-studio, $350 for out-calls For more than one session or multiple people please inquire as a rates differ. _________________________________________________________ For my Alternative Energy Healing or Coaching Session: $200 in-studio (approximately 50-75 minute sessions); $250 out-calls I hope my training, background, and experience provides you with the confidence in working together.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Most clients that reach out to me is due to a sustained injury, surgical procedure, or chronic/acute health concern that they have had or have. If that is the case I communicate over the phone or text message (whatever feels most comfortable) so I can get a better understanding of the context and see if the client and I are a good fit. After careful review I would then decide if the case is appropriate or not. Some situations would be out of my scope of practice or just plain unsafe, and I would have to refer out. Once we have established a mutual agreement of start of services with the day and time and cost I would request my client provide their full name, date of birth, and mobile number to I can then input their information into a HIPPA compliant communication platform called Klara. That way if there are doctor's or therapy notes my clients are confident that the information is secured into a cloud database. I ask clients to communicate exclusively through the Klara platform as it is a secure system instead of via text. Depending on the service I ask that form(s) are filled out prior to the session typically the day before as I can review them prior to meeting the client as my treatment plan is guided by the information in those forms.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    After high school I studied Marine Biology at UC Santa Cruz. I realized I loved working with homo sapiens on land after having spent endless hours in the lab (quietly and alone), and had a drowning experience with my scuba gear. I have completed my Nursing with a Bachelor of Science at the University of Phoenix. I have ten years of nursing experience in an in-patient neurological rehabilitation unit, three years in critical care liver transplant/liver department, and seven years part-time in pediatric home health (16 years total as a nurse). Working closely with physical, occupational, and speech therapists including physiatrists (medical doctors specialising in Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine), and nueropsychologists allows me to feel comfortable working in Western medical approaches. I also have worked closely with acupuncturists, chiropractors, naturopathic and functional medicine doctors knowing that there are different ways of healing outside of the traditional allopathic model in various capacities from the in-patient hospital or clinic setting. In addition, I have gone to various parts of the world to train in Chi Gong (Hawai'i), Reiki (Kyoto, Japan), and closer to home in the Bay Area like clinical aromatherapy, health and wellness coaching (Wisdom of the Whole in Alameda, CA), massage therapy (San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork), and worked as a teacher's assistant at the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork. In 2018, I wrote a thesis "Curtailing the Narcotic Crisis: How Nurses' Utilization of Aromatherapy and other Complimentary and Alternative Modality Practices Can Decrease the Opioid Epidemic". Pain is not just physiological damage to tissues and organs. Pain also has a subjective component of emotional and mental elements that medicine has failed to look into leading to a spiral and out-of-control use of opioids. I have found through my research in my clinical practice (private and at the hospital), most of which are anecdotal evidence, using a multi-system approach to pain management instead of just solely a pharmaceutical solution has allowed my clients to successfully get out of if not all narcotics under the supervision of a physician or nurse practitioner. My training and background has offered me to look at my clients holistically instead of just a physiological problem.

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