Last year I decided to invest significant time, money and energy into learning the science and art of bodywork. Regular therapeutic massage plays a vital role in my physical and mental health and is a pillar in my fitness foundation along with exercise and nutrition. In March I completed my first four months in an eight-month, 600-hour certification program at the San Francisco School of Massage (the best in San Francisco and arguably the country). As part of my study I work most Sundays in the school's student clinic Massage Lab. Read on to learn how you can book a session there (only $35 for 60 minutes!) and whether massage is right for you.
Booking at Massage Lab
Massage Lab is a fully supervised massage student clinic located in the heart of San Francisco's Mission neighborhood (right around the corner from BART and MUNI) at 2973 16th St. #100. You'll work with a practicing massage student (perhaps me!) and receive a 60-minute full-body massage in a professional environment for $35 (tipping is NOT allowed). I've included my upcoming shift dates and times below. Call (415) 660-7727 to book.
- Sunday, May 7 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
- Sunday, May 21 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
- Sunday, May 28 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
- Sunday, June 4 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
- Sunday, June 11 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
- Sunday, June 18 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
- Sunday, July 9 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
- Sunday, July 16 2017: first appointment 10:15a, last appointment 12:45p
What My Massage Clients Say
"A++. The words 'perfect massage' come to mind." - New Massage Client
"Top percentile massage. JJ did great work on my upper back as well as my hips and glutes. It's clear that JJ enjoys his work as a healer and that really enhances the experience. JJ has a healing and attuned energy in addition to having technical skill. He's got it all!" - New Massage Client
"I really enjoyed JJ's flow. It's hard to describe, but it felt like warm water was flowing over me at times. JJ was very clear and courteous which made me feel comfortable and confident." - New Massage Client
"Since I had a pulled muscle JJ was very mindful of my injury and worked around it. The pulling and stretching method everywhere else was really helpful and loosened things up. I also appreciated the explanation and approach of what JJ planed to do. It was just what I needed today!" - New Massage Client
"JJ was great again! Quality of touch was consistent and pace was excellent. Thanks for working my back and shoulders so well. Top notch! JJ is definitely skilled at his practice. " - Returning Massage Client
"Excellent pressure and touch the whole time. The deep tissue was great and felt really good on my muscles. JJ was very professional and communicated with me just enough. Great massage. See you again soon." - Retuning Massage Client
"JJ is amazing. It's not a standard or rote massage that feels pre-rehearsed or what everyone gets. He is exploring and addressing the issues at each part of the body. It feels highly bespoke and customized to my specific issues and body." - Personal Training and Returning Massage Client
Is Massage Right for You?
Check out this excellent piece about the benefits of massage from the Mayo Clinic. And ask yourself...
- Do you sit at a desk?
- Do you lift weights?
- Do you jog, run or hike?
- Do you cycle?
- Do you experience stress, anxiety or insomnia?
- Could you benefit from improved mobility?
- Do you experience muscle or joint pain?
If you have medical conditions, mental health issues or any doubts or concerns regarding massage always discuss with a medical professional before getting bodywork done. Massage therapists can be highly skilled and specialized professionals but are not medical doctors and shouldn't be treated as such. A good massage therapist may ask you to provide clearance from your doctor before working on you if you have notable health issues or concerns.