Holistically easing pain and discomfort at the hands of Andrea Sherrill

By Blake Ashley Frino-Gerl

Andrea Sherrill started her career in the medical field as a certified nurse and soon realized after 10 years she wanted to pursue helping others in a more holistic approach. Studying to become a board and California state approved massage therapist in 1996 at Touch Therapy Institute, Andrea was able to encompass both her knowledge in the medical field to an all-inclusive medical massage practice. Andrea first started her massage practice while living in the San Fernando Valley, and when she moved to the Central Coast in 2013, she took a hiatus to do nursing and further her education in the healing arts.

Andrea was inspired to build up a clientele on the Central Coast, and opened Peace of Mind Medical Massage therapy in her hometown of Atascadero in 2022, and soon after added a second location in Morro Bay. Andrea says that having two locations has given her the freedom to help serve the Central Coast on a larger scale.

“Both Peace of Mind locations are integrative medical massage centers with the main focus of providing Therapeutic medical massage and Ayurvedic treatments,” Andrea says. “Treating structural and pain disorders through anatomical and physiological studies while offering a safe and healing environment.”

She supports clients in their “healing process, offering holistic solutions, which targets your needs through a variety of therapeutic techniques for requisite health and wellness.” 

People often ask her what the difference is between medical and traditional massage. She clarifies that “medical massage therapy is a planned-out treatment with a specific goal in mind to help promote healing to the mind, body, and spirit.” 

One of Andrea’s clients said “her background as a health practitioner really allows her to tailor her technique to the individual with positive results.” Adding that “she employs deep tissue work, aromatherapy, hot stones, and a multitude of techniques in a gracious manner, giving you a rejuvenating and relaxing experience in a class atmosphere.”

Her focus on healing is from Ayurvedic massage therapy, which unlocks the potential of inner wisdom, with the potential to promote health and healing. “It transforms one’s life by aligning one’s thoughts and feelings with their highest self and unlocks stagnant energy from the inside out,” Andrea affirms.

People ask her if insurance covers massage therapy. Andrea explains, “Massage is covered by many insurance companies if you acquire a Rx with a diagnosis for massage therapy from your physician.” She will go over what she can do to prepare an invoice of her services, so the client can get reimbursed from their insurance company.

Some of the services Peace of Mind provides are 60-, 75-, 90-minute therapeutic massages, pregnancy massage, Shirodhara scalp massage, facial facelift, sound massage, Infrared-sauna, and couples massage.

For more information, visit peaceofmind-massage.org, or call Andrea directly at (818) 625-7490.