Heini Tallent, Certified Massage Therapist


I first started studying massage therapy in 2005, and opened my first practice Body Dynamics Sports Massage in England in 2008, after completing my sports and remedial massage diploma at the Oxford School of Sports Massage. I have continued to study and further my skills through more than 1,200 hours of training to date. In 2014, I qualified as an Advanced Clinical Massage Therapist with the Jing Institute, who provide advanced massage training both in the UK and internationally to raise the professional standards of massage therapy.

My philosophy when it comes to massage is simple:

In the beginning of 2016, our family relocated to Danville, CA. I am now a California (CAMTC) licenced massage therapist and launched Zest Massage & Running in the summer of 2016. I continue my massage and soft tissue work alongside running coaching and runners' injury assessments - a growing specialist area of mine. You'll find me at races from 5K to a full marathon, as well as working as a coach with Bay Area running specialists A Runner's Mind.

Qualifications & Training:

My Clients Include:

Soccer, basketball, tennis, field hockey and rugby players; runners, cyclists, horse riders, golfers, triathletes, dancers, gymnasts, surfers, climbers, sailors and gym-goers; busy mothers, office workers, drivers, teachers, musicians, nurses, police officers, chiropractors and physical therapists.

I have also worked with medical conditions such as hypermobility, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, depression and MS.