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About our name: The meaning of Han Tao

We were inspired to name our clinic after the Chinese holistic beliefs of the Hao and Tan: 
"Only by focusing on your inner wellness needs ~
can the natural balance and harmony of your mind, body and spirit be restored."
Following  Chinese philosophies and traditional herbal therapies, Han Tao Petaluma is proud to be different than most commercial spas in our area. We invite you to explore our menu of traditional Chinese holistic treatments designed to achieve your total relaxation & rejuvenation. 


Amy Gao,

Owner, Esthetician & Massage Therapist

Han Tao Petaluma

Han Tao Petaluma was founded by Amy Gao, who has  worked as an esthetician and massage therapist for over 20 years. Her initial skin care and massage training took place in Huizhou,China in 1991. Later she continued her study in Hong Kong Chaoyan beauty salon and became a professional esthetician instructor.  

In 2003, Amy moved to California to achieve her bigger dream. She attended the Academy of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences and obtained her California Pain Therapist License in 2015. In 2017, she completed over 700 hours of advanced massage and skin care training at the International Beauty College in San Francisco and obtained her California Cosmetologist License.

 Now as the owner of Han Tao Petaluma, Amy provides  the best skin care services to her clients, helping them improve both skin and body health. She specializes in skin analysis, skin care, Chinese traditional massage and eyebrow tattooing.


"I had a stellar experience here. Not only is Amy warm and welcoming, but her treatments are also very professional and thorough. I went in with many blackheads on my nose, and after a facial, they were gone! The facial massage was also excellent; Soothing and refresh. My skin has never felt healthier or better. Highly recommend!"

Katie Gu, College student

"Amy is skilled at providing lasting relief to tense muscles. Her 20+ years of experience makes her massages outstanding in the bay areas. She has been the only one to get me 100% free from all knots in my back and neck. An amazing massage therapist! A wonderful warm sensitive soul! I would recommend her to everyone."

Sunny Xie, Website Programmer

"Amy's service and expertise are excellent. She first suggests to her customer the right eyebrows and colors based on face types. She does the job in a gentle way, so that the whole process is smooth and painless.The result is amazing. My eyebrows look very natural and realistic. I had a highly positive experience at Han Tao Petaluma!"

Olivia Heart, Attorney

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