National Certification Board Approved Provider for Continuing Education for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

Meet Tonia

The Creator of The Body Journey

Confident, enthusiastic, fully alive, & poised to create life in a magical way.

For 28 years I have been practicing bodywork in a tiny room with amazing clients that feel like family. I feel like I’ve never worked a day in my life – to love people, to gently guide them to their essence and heal their aches and pains in the process is not work, it’s an honor!! 

And now it’s time to do more of my life’s work, to break-out of my tiny massage room.  First, I’ve taken the best, most fun and effective parts of what I do in a massage session, and combined it into long unique sessions called "The Body Journey Massage Experience".

Secondly, I've developed comprehensive hands-on classes that teach all of my best to certified massage therapists around the world.

For years I’ve been doing only what the client wants — which was great, and the 'people pleaser' in me was very satisfied — but now I have the confidence to practice what I know works. It may not be for everybody, and that’s ok. The Body Journey is for the cosmic person, the mystic, the seeker, the experience junky. If that’s you, I will take you on a multi-dimensional journey that will lull you into a hypnotic, chi pulsing, centered state of being.

The Body Journey School of Massage’s mission is to keep the “art” alive in massage therapy. Every massage is a dynamic dance between the therapist and recipient. As a massage therapist, you have trained your mind and hands with the technical information.  You trust and have confidence in all that you learned and now, LET YOURSELF GO, follow your intuitions, CREATE YOUR UNIQUE ART.

Your clients want your all, give it to them. Don’t limit yourself by doing a system of techniques over an over. I will show you what I have found to work for me over the years. But, I am not the expert – you are. You have YOUR touch that is unique to you. Let’s flush it out together so you can deepen the clients experience on your table.


Private Practice
Owner of “Bodywork with Tonia Lach” from 1992 to present in Mill Valley and Sonoma Valley, CA – both practices are thriving with a wait-list.

Professional Training

Acupressure Massage Technician Certification from Berkeley’s Acupressure Institute
Chi Nei Tsang, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Lymphatic Drainage, Reflexology

Professional Voice and Sound Healer Certification
Kaleo Sound Foundation

Certified Professional Coach
Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner
Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching

AS in Life Sciences and Mathematics
College of Marin

Public Speaking Practice and Training
Toastmasters International,  and Landmark Education

Creator & Teacher
The Body Journey Certificate Program
Few New Moves
Marketing Magic – for Massage Therapists
2 hour massage clinics "refine your skills"