Services Offered

Massage/Bodywork

caligraphyOriginally certified through the Amma Institute of Traditional Japanese Massage in 1988, I have been practicing Amma/Shiatsu professionally since 1989. Over the years I have completed certification programs in Trager bodywork and Orthopedic Massage with Tom Hendrickson, D.C.. I have worked for many years at the well known Kabuki Springs and Spa (formally known as Kabuki Hot Spring) in San Francisco, as well as in private practice. This extensive experience offers my clients the best in Eastern and Western bodywork approaches.

I strongly believe in a comprehensive full-body approach to addressing each client’s needs, while concentrating on areas that need extra attention. This systemic approach honors the interconnectedness of the body and mind. It has proven remarkably effective in relieving chronic and acute pain, reducing stress and enhancing a feeling of wholeness and well-being. I invite you to experience a session and feel better today!

Benefits reported by clients include:

  • Deep relaxation and rejuvenation
  • Pain relief
  • Stress relief
  • Performance enhancement
  • Increased flexibility/mobility
  • An overall feeling of wholeness and well-being

Office location:

337 West Portal Ave near 14th Ave.,  San Francisco

Rates:

1 hour session – $95
90 minute session – $120

Fitness Consulting/Personal Training

crissy fieldA movement/exercise program is essential to promote and maintain good health and fitness.  I have seen this first hand through my own life experience and as a result of having worked with thousands  of massage clients since 1989.  Clients who are physically active are typically much healthier than those who are sedentary.  This is a fact!  Our bodies are a symphony of harmonious movement(breath, blood, lymph, energy, etc.) and exercise/movement are essential to nourish and maintain this harmony.

With this in mind, I bring a lifetime of enthusiasm and experience in athletics, physical training, and body-mind disciplines, to help you develop a movement/exercise program that is safe, effective and fun.  We should enjoy moving our bodies, and even though it is hard work at times, ultimately it should be enjoyable.  If we enjoy what we are doing, and see improvement, we are more likely to continue.  This continuity and frequency of practice is extremely important.  Occasional exercise never produces optimal results and usually leaves one quite sore and disinclined to continue.  It is the continuity of intelligent practice that leads to success!

To this end, I will skillfully apply whatever tools seem most appropriate to help you develop and establish an intelligent, sustainable exercise program.  As a Certified Kettlebell Trainer through the IKFF (International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation) and Certified Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach, I offer safe, effective kettlebell and weightlifting instruction, along with Indian Club/Clubbell training, bodyweight exercise training, and flexibility/mobility work.  I also draw heavily on many years of Iyengar Yoga and Martial Arts (Aikido, Shintaido) experience.

Contact me today for your complimentary consultation, and start on the path of improved fitness and well being!

Training locations:

 

Rates:

For one hour session:

Private:
package of 4 or more sessions:  $90 per session

All one hour sessions are structured as follows:

  • 10-15 mins.–dynamic joint mobility warmup
  • 30-40 mins.–appropriate, challenging movement/exercise
  • 10-15 mins.-cool down/stretching
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