About Us

 

Welcome to simply.massage where you will experience bodywork that is both therapeutic and relaxing. I have an integrative and intuitive approach. Combining all aspects of Swedish massage with techniques such as trigger-point release, joint mobilization, and deep tissue focus work allows me to deliver a restorative and therapeutic massage. I will customize your experience:  aromatherapy, hot stones, pre/postnatal, relaxing Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, full body, or focus on 1-2 areas.  I just added Cupping Therapy to my menu of offerings. If you would like to try cupping (on 1-2 focus areas) simply add it on to the service at the time of booking. It will be done within the allotted time of the massage. I also offer C...

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simply.massage

1505 Webster Street

Alameda , CA 94501 map it

(510) 326-8589

License: #832540

Hours of Operation

M 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
T 09:30 AM - 03:15 PM
W 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Th 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
F Closed
Sa Closed
S 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • One of the most restorative massages I’ve had. I loved the combination of massage + cupping!

    Really lovely experience. Booked a 30 minute, wish I had picked the hour. Will definitely be returning.

  • Julie is the BEST! She always knows just what to do to relieve my pain… I love the cupping feature she provides too!

    I will definitely recommend! It was a fantastic massage!

  • 10/10 would recommend!

    I received such a wonderful healing and restorative massage from Julie. She included massage with warm stones, heavenly, and gently checked in often as to how I was doing. She is very experienced and skillful at coaxing out tension in the neck and shoulders. The ambiance is beautiful and soothing. Loved the whole experience!

  • Julie is incredibly skilled. My massage was both therapeutic and relaxing. I will definitely be back!

    I pulled a muscle in my back and was experiencing intense spasms. Julie was able to squeeze me in at the last minute and very carefully and methodically helped bring me some much needed relief. Thank you Julie!

  • Julie is amazing!

    This was my first massage with Julie and from first contact to the end of the massage it was a great experience! She's empathetic and easy to work with in terms of scheduling and logistics and is an incredible therapist. My needs were addressed and her suggested techniques and areas of concentration were spot on. I'm 1000% happy and will be going back again and again.

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License: CA #85535

48 Verified Reviews

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$60
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$90
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$145
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$170
90min
$195
120min

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by Renata on May 20
One of the most restorative massages I’ve had. I loved the combination of massage + cupping!
by zackary on May 19
Really lovely experience. Booked a 30 minute, wish I had picked the hour. Will definitely be returning.
by lori on May 11
Julie is the BEST! She always knows just what to do to relieve my pain… I love the cupping feature she provides too!
by Jody on Apr 21
I will definitely recommend! It was a fantastic massage!
by Ami on Apr 15
10/10 would recommend!
by Anonymous on Apr 14
I received such a wonderful healing and restorative massage from Julie. She included massage with warm stones, heavenly, and gently checked in often as to how I was doing. She is very experienced and skillful at coaxing out tension in the neck and shoulders. The ambiance is beautiful and soothing. Loved the whole experience!
by Anonymous on Mar 28
Julie is incredibly skilled. My massage was both therapeutic and relaxing. I will definitely be back!
by Gigi on Mar 27
I pulled a muscle in my back and was experiencing intense spasms. Julie was able to squeeze me in at the last minute and very carefully and methodically helped bring me some much needed relief. Thank you Julie!
by Carrie on Mar 25
Julie is amazing!
by Katie on Mar 22
This was my first massage with Julie and from first contact to the end of the massage it was a great experience! She's empathetic and easy to work with in terms of scheduling and logistics and is an incredible therapist. My needs were addressed and her suggested techniques and areas of concentration were spot on. I'm 1000% happy and will be going back again and again.

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5 (Based on 48 Reviews)

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by Renata on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
One of the most restorative massages I’ve had. I loved the combination of massage + cupping!
by zackary on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Really lovely experience. Booked a 30 minute, wish I had picked the hour. Will definitely be returning.
by lori on May 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is the BEST! She always knows just what to do to relieve my pain… I love the cupping feature she provides too!

Business response:

Thanks Lori!

by Jody on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
I will definitely recommend! It was a fantastic massage!

Business response:

Thanks Jody!

by Ami on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
10/10 would recommend!

Business response:

Thank you Ami.

by Anonymous on Apr 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
I received such a wonderful healing and restorative massage from Julie. She included massage with warm stones, heavenly, and gently checked in often as to how I was doing. She is very experienced and skillful at coaxing out tension in the neck and shoulders. The ambiance is beautiful and soothing. Loved the whole experience!
by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is incredibly skilled. My massage was both therapeutic and relaxing. I will definitely be back!

Business response:

Thank you!

by Gigi on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
I pulled a muscle in my back and was experiencing intense spasms. Julie was able to squeeze me in at the last minute and very carefully and methodically helped bring me some much needed relief. Thank you Julie!

Business response:

You are welcome.

by Carrie on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is amazing!

Business response:

Thanks Carrie, for trusting me.

by Katie on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
This was my first massage with Julie and from first contact to the end of the massage it was a great experience! She's empathetic and easy to work with in terms of scheduling and logistics and is an incredible therapist. My needs were addressed and her suggested techniques and areas of concentration were spot on. I'm 1000% happy and will be going back again and again.

Business response:

Thank you so much Katie. It was a pleasure to meet you and I look forward to working with you again.

by Anna on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie, thanks a lot

Business response:

You are welcome.

by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie was fantastic! I got a massage with cupping and hot stone and left feeling amazing. I will be back!

Business response:

So glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the feedback.

by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie was fantastic! Would definitely return.

Business response:

Thank you!

by Donna on Mar 2022
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Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
I have had many massages and Julie is the BEST therapist i have ever seen. She is excellent in communication, touch, and strength. Just when you don’t think you could ever feel more relaxed she incorporates the hot sones into the massage. Heavenly! Even the ending is unique with hot towel wraps. Truly an amazing experience.

Business response:

Thank you Donna for taking the time to write this and for your kind words.

by Anonymous on Mar 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie took the time to understand what I wanted to get out the massage. She is very compassionate and checked in with me multiple times to make sure I felt comfortable. It was overall a great experience.

Business response:

Thank you for your feedback. I am glad I could provide a great experience for you. Looking forward to working with you again.

by Colleen on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
The best massage I have had in a long time. Julie finds the spots that are causing pain and tightness quickly and then works like a magician to ease them. The space is beautiful and serene. Highly recommend!

Business response:

Thank you Colleen!

by Ann on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
So happy I made time for myself to see Julie. I Loved the massage and how thorough she is. The cupping was amazing. Don't wait book some time with Julie!

Business response:

Thank you Ann! I appreciate the feedback.

by Liz on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
I return to Julie because of her experience, techniques and professionalism. Navigating her website and scheduling my appointment were simple. She has forms online for covid info and addressing body issues and needs, including things you like done during your massage—she actually follows through. This appointment, Julie used hot stones on my back and modern cupping technique on my left leg which was super tight due to an injury. I walked out feeling relieved and relaxed all over. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Julie! We’re so lucky to have her in Alameda.

Business response:

Liz, thank you so much for your kind words. It means a lot. I am glad I could help you and can't wait to see you again.

by Cheryl on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
One of the best massages I’ve ever had! She worked on a few areas where I have been having pain and tightness, and I feel much better. She knows anatomy which is essential to me. Highly recommended.

Business response:

Thank you Cheryl. Your comments mean a lot to me. Can't wait to work with you again.

by Kelly on Feb 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Thank you! I’m very happy with my massage.

Business response:

Kelly, so glad to hear it. Thank you for taking the time to make a comment. Looking forward to working with you again.

by Anonymous on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
She was beyond amazing, she helped my whiplash pain so much. She really listened to my concerns and addressed them. I can’t wait to go back!

Business response:

Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so glad I could help you. Looking forward to working with you again.

by Anonymous on Jan 2022
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
It was great and I highly recommend going to Julie.

Business response:

Thank you!

by Laura on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is great at communicating and making clients feel comfortable. The space is healing and beautiful. I loved all of the options and additions for the massage and how kind and caring Julie is in her work.

Business response:

Laura, thank you for trusting me. It was great meeting you and I look forward to working with you again.

by Thomas on Dec 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Healing hands. You need to see Julie.

Business response:

Thank you Thomas. I hope you got a little relief.

by Anonymous on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
This was my first visit. Inviting and clean space. Julie is an excellent communicator and modifies pressure dependent on feedback. She was able to decrease numbness in my arm and foot on one visit. Will definitely return.

Business response:

I am so happy to hear that you got some relief from your symptoms. I can't wait to work with you again. Thank you for your support.

by Bekah on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
By far the best massage I have ever had! I am also a bodyworker and Julie has amazing palpation skills, a loving touch, and knows her anatomy. I am so grateful to have found her!

Business response:

Bekah! It was so great meeting you. Thank you for your kind words. It means a lot. I can't wait to experience your bodywork.

by Andrea on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Divine!!!!!! A real treat for the body and soul.

Business response:

Andrea, thank you so much.

by Fred on Nov 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is very skilled and has a wonderful touch. I would highly recommend her.

Business response:

Thank you Fred.

by Lauren on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Great experience! Looking forward to booking again!

Business response:

Thanks Lauren! Looking forward to working with you again.

by Anonymous on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is absolutely incredible! She carefully listens to what I want/need and I leave feeling so much better every time.

Business response:

I am so grateful for your feedback. Thank you for your kind words.

by Anonymous on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Best massage I’ve ever had!

Business response:

Wow, Thank you.

by Willy on Oct 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Thanks so much!

Business response:

You are welcome!

by Kristen on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Last weekend, I woke up feeling achy and saw that Julie had an opening and boy, oh boy, am I glad I snagged that appointment. Going to a massage therapist you've never seen before can feel like a gamble, but in Julie I hit the jackpot! She is kind, professional and so, so, so skilled. Several times I couldn't quite figure out how many hands she had nor where the hot stones had come from. She's created a dreamy space full of thoughtful touches - from a headed table to foot warmers, aromatherapy, and cozy eye pillows. She also is all set up for COVID safety while maintaining ultimate relaxation. I walked out of her space feeling like I was walking on clouds and wondering if it was safe for me to drive since I was so blissed out. Thank you Julie! I'll see you again very soon!

Business response:

Wow Kristen, you are so kind. I am thankful for clients like you and I am glad you found me as well. Can't wait to see you again.

by Liz on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie has magic hands and gives the most relaxing, healing massages. She is truly gifted. I so appreciate that she always checks in on pressure and manages to make the experience both therapeutic as well as soothing. Her new space in Alameda is lovely. As her client you benefit from her years of experience as she blends hot stones, swedish and deep pressure seamlessly depending on your preference and what your body needs. Highly, highly recommend Julie for your next massage. Your body and spirit will thank you!

Business response:

Liz, you are so kind. Wow, thank you so much and thank you for allowing me to work on you.

by Valerie on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Great massage. Loosened up the knots on my shoulder blade and the pain subsided and I was able to travel without increased discomfort.

Business response:

Valerie, I am so glad I could help you. Thank you.

by Enav on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Spa-like and therapeutic at the same time :)

Business response:

Thanks Enav! I have 18 years in the spa industry to thank for that.

by saranie on Sep 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is an intuitive and skilled therapist. This massage was incredible. I felt like a new person after having a massage with her. I was in so much pain when I got to her office and after the massage I had no more pain and I could move freely. The atmosphere is relaxing and clean. I will definitely book another massage. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment.

Business response:

Thank you so much. I am so glad I could help you with your pain. It was my pleasure and I can't wait to work with you again.

by Nicola on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Wonderful, relaxing massage in a calm, clean and comfortable environment.

Business response:

Thank you Nicola. Looking forward to working with you again.

by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is a truly talented masseuse. I appreciated her professional demeanor, and enjoyed the hot stones and towels that she incorporated into the massage. I look forward to my next massage from her!

Business response:

Thank you so much. I can't wait to work with you again.

by Emily on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
This massage was out of this world. Julie was attentive to my goals for the session, checked in just enough and did an amazing job.

Business response:

Thank you so much Emily. I am so glad I got to meet you.

by Raul on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
As someone who understands bodywork I recognize Julie Alvarez as the best massage therapist that I've encountered in years.

Business response:

Raul, thank you so much for your kind words. That means a lot coming from a fellow bodyworker.

by Sarah on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Amazing. Julie and her space are both incredible. I felt like I was at a spa with the music, quality of products and ambience of her space. Julie herself is kind, warm and skilled at what she does. I left feeling relaxed, happy and taller! I plan to be a monthly patron of Julie’s. Thank you!

Business response:

Thank you Sarah. It was my pleasure.

by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
My body has been worked on by many massage therapists across the bay area over the last few decades, Julie is in the top two, but since the other one retired, Julie is now my #1 go-to massage therapist. Julie is a pro, listens to what my body says, provides great feedback on what she is finding, sensitive to the amount of pressure (not too hard, not too soft) is needed. Most importantly, every session has been a step forward for my body's long journey healing post-surgery. Be aware that her office is on the second floor, there will be stairs. For me, totally worth it.

Business response:

Wow, I am honored. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.

by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
This massage had layers of total body support which included CBD topical muscle relaxers, amazing hot rocks, deep tissue massage. The massage studio is warmly decorated. Julie was attentive, professional and did not rush the massage. I highly recommend Julie Alvarez who provides an amazing massage experience.

Business response:

Thank you for allowing me to do what I love and for your kind words.

by Colin on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is THE BEST

Business response:

Thank you Colin!

by Josephine on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Julie is AWESOME!

Business response:

Thanks Jessie!

by Anne on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
Excellent massage! I asked for a deep tissue massage and Julie was able to provide a great one. She was communicative about making sure I was happy with the pressure, but she worked mostly in silence - which I like when I am getting a massage. She is experienced and professional. Her office is beautiful and easy to get to and find parking. I will definitely go again!

Business response:

Thank you so much Anne. It was great meeting you. Can't wait to work with you again.

by Anonymous on Aug 2021
Verified
Service Received: Therapeutic/Restorative Massage with Julie A.
The service was not a luxury but a necessity not only for physical recovery but also for mental stress-reduction and relief. I left the treatment in a better frame of mind.

Business response:

Thank you so much I really appreciate it. Glad I could help.

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simply.massage

1505 Webster Street

Alameda , CA 94501 map it

Phone: (510) 326-8589

License: #832540