Owner & Massage Therapist
"There is one common flow, one common breathing, all things are in sympathy."
- Hippocrates, the father of medicine
Khara Pechtes is a Licensed and Insured Massage Therapist by the State of California. In 2009, she founded Therapeutic Synergy in Los Angeles, serving the West LA area with private in-home massage appointments for women clientele. A firm believer that body, mind, and spirit are at the core of health and wellness, she is dedicated to sharing the gift of nurturing touch. Khara is passionate about empowering women to incorporate holistic healing into their lives. She applies the same beliefs and structure of health and wellness to her own life, emitting positive energy into each session with every client. Khara’s background and experience have enabled her to create a unique style of massage and teaching, catering every experience to her client’s individual needs.
Education, Certifications, and Licensing
BA in Sociology & Communications Studies, UCLA
Certified Massage Therapist, NHI
Certified Infant Massage Teacher, Liddle Kidz Foundation
Certified Pregnancy Massage Therapist, Body Therapy
Certified Yoga Teacher, YogaWorks
Certified Pre & Postnatal Yoga Teacher, Center for Sacred Movement
Certified Pediatric Patient Massage, Heart Touch Method Training
2009: Founded Therapeutic Synergy
2011: Taught workshops for infant massage
2017: Trained volunteer for UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital providing comfort care to patients in the NICU, PICU, Hematology, and Oncology departments.
Massage therapy has always been part of my life.
Growing up, I can fondly remember my mother giving me a massage after a bath. It was the most soothing, comforting, and safe feeling I had ever experienced. I always looked forward to that time with her, the unconditional love and care she gave, while I received this magical energetic transfer. This has forever bonded our connection. Years later when my mother injured her back, I naturally wanted to help, massaging her on a daily basis. It didn’t take long for me to discover that like my mother, I also had the gift of nurturing touch. I realized this was a path I wanted to professionally pursue, delighted to know I could provide women with the power of bodywork, assist in the process of healing, and overall health and wellness.
After receiving my BA in Communications from UCLA I jumped into advertising and quickly learned everything from timelines, budgets, campaigns, fundraising, project management, crowdfunding, resource allocation, and all of the in between. I worked for large corporate companies and smaller startups that focused on digital projects at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Mitsubishi, and Honda to name a few. However, despite a rewarding and fast-paced career, I couldn’t ignore the inner voice urging me to make a change and seek what was calling me.
In 2009, I took a leap of faith and pursued my lifelong love of massage by founding Therapeutic Synergy. I went on to complete certifications in infant massage and pregnancy massage. Combining my passion of wellness and healthy living, I base my practice on holistic healing for women and their infants by incorporating a variety of modalities including Swedish, Shiatsu, Myofascial therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Infant Massage, and Prenatal Yoga. In addition to running Therapeutic Synergy, I volunteer at the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital providing comfort care to patients in the NICU, PICU, Hematology, and Oncology departments.
When I’m not working, I love to travel, immersing myself another culture, experiencing traditions, savoring the delicious food, and learning about the inner workings of other worlds near and far. Every encounter along my path shapes my adventure, bringing a new sense of awareness, feeling, and memories. These adventures have undoubtedly given me perspective, allowing me to appreciate, respect, and be grateful for the simple things in life, while being more centered and present. I truly believe it is a gift to share nurturing touch with my clients, helping to heal one soul at a time.
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Affiliates & Support
National Holistic Institute (NHI)
Heart Touch Method Training
Certified Pediatric Patient Massage
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Comfort Care Volunteer
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP)
Liddle Kidz Foundation
Licensed & Insured in the beautiful state of California
LOS ANGELES, CA