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Andy Blum

San Francisco, CA 94114
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  • Deep Tissue

Andy Blum provides high-quality therapeutic massage and bodywork that helps the body move toward balance and alignment. The San Francisco-area certified and licensed massage therapist commits to meeting the individual healing and relaxation goals of each client. She specializes in performing an integrative style that draws on therapeutic massage, structural body work, and trigger point therapy. Clients can rely on the dedicated therapist to provide the highest level of service and care to relieve work-related pain from computer use, repetitive motions, migraines, and posture-related aches and pains. A recent massage patient says that she has recommended Andy Blum to several friends, and now they are all hooked too.

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Buddha Bliss

873 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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  • Thai Massage

Buddha Bliss is a San Francisco-based massage therapy studio. It offers both therapeutic and relaxation treatments for clients suffering from stress, sports-related injuries, and medical conditions. The studio's massage options include deep-tissue therapy, Reiki massages, trigger-point massages, and shiatsu sessions. It also provides aromatherapy and hot stone therapy. Buddha Bliss was established by Bee, who has been practicing in bodywork for over a decade. She leads seven other therapists who are trained in Thai massages, lymphatic drainages, and reflexology.

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Intelligent Touch Bodywork

430 40th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
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YogaSkya is a wellness studio in San Francisco that aims to heal the body, mind, and spirit The owner is a nationally certified massage therapist, with training from the Yoga School of Therapeutics, and her aim is to help students manage stress and pain, and thus enhance their quality of life. The establishment offers a range of packages to suit the health goals and needs of each client, and the techniques include Swedish, shiatsu, craniosacral, lymph drainage, and body somatics involving deep-tissue work. YogaSkya also offers group yoga sessions and private instruction, and it holds prenatal workshops to assist pregnant women with strengthening and nurturing their changing bodies. The practice sells gift certificates, and it rewards individuals who refer their friends and family.

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Just for You Bodywork & Massage

450 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
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Just for You Bodywork & Massage provides holistic services to individuals in the San Francisco metro and the surrounding communities. Its post-op Brazilian lymphatic drainage massage therapy fights unwanted fluid retention and toxins inside the body. The clinic's massage therapists use different pumping techniques that help in the circulation of fluid. In addition, Just for You Bodywork & Massage offers 75-minute Brazilian body contouring, 90-minute stress mark reduction services, and 30-minute Celluma treatment that can prevent acne problems.

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Massage Humana

2120 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94114
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  • Deep Tissue

Massage Humana is a local business that provides custom massage treatments for clients in San Francisco and nearby areas. Its massage therapist, Nelson Olivera, has been utilizing a wide range of massage modalities to meet the specific needs of clients for more than a decade. He performs deep muscular therapy that aims to relieve chronic pain. He applies sports massage techniques to tight or knotted areas. Clients have an option to add a hot towel, tuning forks, warm stones, and organic coconut oil to enhance the session.

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Mindful Bodywork SF

1395 31st Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
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  • Deep Tissue

Mindful Bodywork SF is a massage therapy clinic that serves clients across the San Francisco metro. Its massage therapist, Cristina Fernandez, offers multiple therapy services, including Esalen, Swedish, deep tissue, oncology, pregnancy, and craniosacral therapy. She also provides myofascial release, Shiatsu, acupressure, and aromatherapy services. She focuses on integrating alternative and conventional approaches to treatment. Likewise, the massage therapist supervises individual and group yoga classes. Cristina is an Esalen Massage Therapist and Teacher.

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Psoas Massage + Bodywork

333 3rd St 205, San Francisco, CA 94107
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Psoas Massage + Bodywork is a San Francisco-based massage therapy studio that has been offering customized bodywork services since 2003. The studio owner, Jenny Lightstone, is a massage therapist who is trained to provide specialized treatments. Lightstone and her team of therapists perform deep tissue massage therapy that helps rehabilitate injured muscles. This modality can improve range of motion and reduce swelling and pain. Other massage modalities offered are craniosacral therapy, sports massage, and myofascial release.

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San Francisco Sports Massage & Performance

2940 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94118
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  • Sports Massage

San Francisco Sports Massage & Performance provides its services to individuals and athletes in the metro. Its services include 60-minute sports massage and 30-minute ART that can treat shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and knee problems. Owner and operator Kevin Burns is a manual sports therapist and performance coach. He specializes in soft tissue therapies and helps individuals achieve optimal health. He is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association.

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Stephen Pullis

San Francisco, CA 94114
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Stephen Pullis is a go-to certified, licensed massage therapist for patients in the San Francisco area. He specializes in providing a range of therapeutic massage services that focus on reducing pain, soreness, increasing mobility, and promoting relaxation. The studio maintains a warm and private environment with a design to be an escape from everyday stress. Patients can expect to enjoy soft lighting and soothing music which creates a unique space in which to relax. Stephen Pullis commits to delivering the highest level of service and care through the delivery of massage therapy for the ultimate relaxing and rejuvenating experience that focuses on whole-person wellness. He employs therapeutic massage that is high quality in every aspect and is effective for loosening, relaxing, and mobilizing tight, sore muscles. He exhibits the energy level and enthusiasm for performing traditional Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point, Reiki, and reflexology on which clients depend. A recent patient said that Stephen Pullis is among the best masseurs in San Francisco.

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Thriving Life Wellness

557 Waller St, San Francisco, CA 94117
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Thriving Life Wellness is a chiropractic business serving the community of San Francisco and the surrounding cities. The company primarily offers chiropractic services to help pregnant women and injured clients, but its team employs therapeutic masseuses to further improve the clients' care. The masseuses target specific muscle groups to relieve the client's pain and soreness. They also offer services for clients whose range of motion has been reduced by an injury.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is massage therapy school like? 

A: In massage therapy school, a variety of subjects are taught, including anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology. Additionally, students learn proper hygiene, bedside manner, and etiquette. Once courses are completed, students go through hands-on training and gain real-world experience.

Q: How much does massage therapy school cost? 

A: The cost of massage school can vary depending on your geographic location and the school you choose to attend. According to Massage Magazine, some schools can cost as much as $15,000. If you choose to take supplementary courses, such as aromatherapy and reflexology, you may be required to pay extra for these additional courses.

Q: How long is massage therapy school? 

A: Most massage therapy programs can be completed in five to six months when you choose to study full time. When studying part-time, programs typically take one year to complete; however, most schools allow students to spread out their studies over a two-year period if they choose.

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