Staff Bios

Jennifer Pham
Owner

Jennifer Q. Pham, CEO, L’Escape Spa has over 21 years experience as an Aesthetician, with an assistant nursing certification (CNA).  Jennifer built L’Escape Spa out of her passion for healing and caring for people’s health and skin.  One of several goals is to empower her clients to improve their daily health habits, leading to enhanced beauty and typically a more youthful appearance.

Jennifer has successfully combined her strong business acumen with her deep knowledge of skin care to create an environment that focuses on teamwork within the Spa and builds on an ever-expanding close-knit community of loyal clients.  Her clients enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating experience that offers an escape from daily stress, environmental toxins and life’s hectic pace.

In addition, Jennifer’s use of state-of-the-art Electro Myopulse treatment continues to prove successful in the reparation and regeneration of damaged skin cells for both males and females, thus, allowing for the minimization of scars, wrinkles, rosacea and burns, leading to a more youthful appearance.  Electro Myopulse has become the preferred treatment of the stars of film and television.

Jennifer was born in Vietnam, and upon arrival in the United States hatched the dream of opening and building her now successful skin health business.  Her goal of continuing to grow and expose L’Escape’s powerful treatments has allowed her to increase her list of clients, both locally and from afar.  Her clients hail from Europe, Australia, New York, Hollywood/Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami and the Bay Area, and include celebrities such as Katherine McPhee and her husband Nick Cokas, Skip Martin and others.  L'Escape Spa has been supporting the community by generous donations charity events.

Jennifer Goebel
Massage Therapist

Jennifer recently relocated to the bay area from Chicago.  She has been an LMT since 2005 and specializes in sports massage, deep tissue, and trigger point therapy.  She is also trained in prenatal, hot stone, and Thai massage.  Jennifer tailors her massages towards the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities to get the best results possible.  She believes in the body’s ability to heal itself and that massage therapy is one of the many paths to restoring health and wholeness to the body.  She is also a strong supporter of self care.

Jennifer is dedicated to helping clients reach their ultimate health goals with education, encouragement, and compassion.  She is a competitive distance runner and makes sure to get regular massages for herself.  In addition to massage and running, her passions include traveling, cooking vegan food, music and surrounding herself around motivating people.

Dena Shulruff
Massage Therapist

Dena has been massaging since she was 6 years old. As a child, she loved working on her family, friends and pets. In 2004, she decided to make Massage Therapy a career, and began her education at The World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco. Dena specializes in Deep Tissue and Post-Surgery massage therapy, combining a variety of techniques to release tension, expand and allow the body to relax. In addition, her education, experience, and personality provide excellence with the elderly, pregnant women, breast cancer survivors, children and teenagers.

Her background in energy work includes Cranio-sacral Balancing, Bowen, Vibrational Healing Massage Therapy, and Theta Healing. Dena’s clientele includes a variety of athletes, such as golfers, tennis players, soccer & football players, rock climbers, Cross Fit lifters and triathletes. Her additional experience includes Prenatal, Hot Stone, Lymphatic massage, and Foot-bone Rehabilitation. Whether you are in need of healing your body or your spirit, Dena’s healing touch provides the benefits of both.

Dena is currently finishing her Bachelors degree in Therapeutic Recreation, and is passionate about the welfare of people who have disabling conditions. In her free time she enjoys cooking, hiking, golfing, Cross Fit, spending the day at the spa or beach, dancing, drawing, cooking, being silly, and making organic skin care products. 

Emily Steffan
Massage Therapist/Yoga & Reiki Instructor

Emily Steffen iscertified in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Trigger point, Cranial Sacral and Reiki. She has been practicing for eight years. Emily’s intention is to work with life to provide the highest and best healing through her massage practice. She offers a unique blend of modalities to fit the individual using her toolbox to harness the physical and the spiritual planes. A strong believer in the power of relaxation to truly connect with ones inner guidance, Emily believes massage to be a powerful choice for overall health and wellbeing.