About Chez Gabrielle
Chez Gabrielle prides itself in being personable and welcoming. We get to know each of our clients and treat them like family. Our spa feels like a home with one-of-a-kind furniture, lush houseplants, and original artwork. Because we have double windows, the spa is very quiet despite being on a busy corner. We think you will find the atmosphere cozy and comfortable, a place of respite and relaxation.
We are a group of highly trained practitioners who love what we do. Together, we have over 61 years of experience, yet we are always learning new skills to stay current with contemporary techniques. Our closely knit team works together to give you the best experience possible. We are very client-focused, tailoring our work to meet the needs of our customers.
Stress management is one of the keys to a happy and successful life in the modern world. Your day may be filled with demands, expectations, and a jammed schedule. We’re here to give you time to rest and rejuvenate, so that you can meet the day with a full reservoir of energy.
Meet The Experts
Spa Owner and Massage Therapist CAMTC#73094
Gabrielle Hildebrand became interested in wellness as a chemistry student in college. She found her weekly yoga class essential to managing stress and developing perspective. After working as a chemist for a few years, she studied massage therapy and started a practice in San Francisco. Her specialties include Orthopedic Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, and Reiki. She provided massage in the offices of chiropractors in San Bruno and the Health Education Department at South South San Francisco Kaiser. She has also studied movement therapy, somatic awareness, and life coaching as a means of exploring the body mind connection. In 2017, she took over ownership of The Invitation Wellness Spa. She has changed the name to Chez Gabrielle: Health + Beauty and expanded the services that the spa offers to incorporate skin care, acupuncture, energy work, and massage therapy. Her goal is to create a place of respite and rejuvenation for her clients.
Kelsey's career in the beauty industry began as a makeup artist. Her clients always asked her about skin care, and wanting to offer them more, she decided to attend school to become an esthetician. After becoming licensed, she went on to continue her education in esthetics at the International Dermal Institute, becoming certified as a Dermalogica Expert. Before coming to Chez Gabrielle, she worked in top establishments in San Francisco gaining valuable experience in the field of skin care. She loves helping clients to attain their best and healthiest skin ever by customizing treatment plans just for them!
Francine Aguerre Herrera, L.Ac. is a California Licensed Acupuncturist and NCCAOM licensed acupuncturist. She received her Masters Degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Francine is certified in Shiatsu Massage and Asian bodywork such as guan sha and cupping. She has found satisfaction in assisting patients in pain. Her training in body work and myofascial trigger point needling are just some of the tools she uses to help patients with both chronic and acute pain. Women’s Health has always been a passion of Francine’s. Francine is a certified doula who has attended births as well as assisted her patients through pregnancy with birth preparation and postpartum care.
Laura, born and raised in the Bay Area, started her healing journey in 2019. As a Registered Nurse since 2008, she has a strong understanding of the importance of overall health, balance and the many paths individuals can take to achieve that balance. Preferring holistic health approaches, she decided to invest in her own self-care and was fortunate to become certified in Reiki by Reiki Master Britt Yap. Since incorporating energy healing into her life, Laura learned how to release tension in her body and transform stress energy into something more positive. Laura is also in the process of obtaining her Transformative Nurse Coaching Board Certification and will be incorporating those services into her Reiki practice soon. She looks forward to sharing this Reiki energy with you, in hopes that you can take a moment for yourself to find peace, comfort and relaxation.
Anita has been a massage practitioner for over 25 years. She graduated from Rainstar University of Massage in Scottsdale, AZ. She specializes in neuromuscular, myofascial/trigger point, sports, pre-natal/post-natal, cranio-sacral, and lymphatic massage. She works with clients of all ages. She specializes in providing relief for people who have many different medical conditions such as, Parkinson’s, ALS, people going through cancer treatments and cancer survivors, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, and those who are preparing for or recovering from surgical procedures. She customizes each massage to your specific desires. Your body, your needs, your massage.
Massage & Polarity Therapy
Amie Morrow, a California Coast native, was born and raised in the Monterey Bay. She is a licensed Massage Therapist and Polarity Therapy Specialist. Throughout her life journey, Amie’s interest in wellness and holistic healing grew to become her greatest passion. After working 9 to 5 most of her life as a single mother, Amie decided it was time to explore her passion. She graduated from Cypress Health Institute of Santa Cruz, CA in 2012. During her studies she personally experienced the life changing benefits of holistic healing and has since successfully held an independent healing practice, LifeBodyandMind, in Santa Cruz County for 10 years. She has also worked very closely with chiropractors to enhance their clients’ healing process. In addition to traditional Swedish massage, she specializes in an energetic modality called Polarity Therapy. This technique works directly with the central nervous system to stimulate flow and assist the body and mind to work together to release physical and emotion tension. She loves helping her clients find life balance, relaxation, and rejuvenation.