Diane Gibbs

Deep Respect for Your Inner Wisdom

For over 30 years I have been studying the body. Ballet consumed my early life, including two European tours. I earned a Biology degree from Oberlin.  Yoga practice and teaching lead me to living off-and-on in Southeast Asia. My lifelong dedication to expressive movement lends to my responsive approach to bodywork.

Mine is the Wounded Healer journey. I depended on holistic therapies and devoted yoga practice to sustain myself through bouts of severe depression as well as a high-stakes web desi...

For over 30 years I have been studying the body. Ballet consumed my early life, including two European tours. I earned a Biology degree from Oberlin.  Yoga practice and teaching lead me to living off-and-on in Southeast Asia. My lifelong dedication to expressive movement lends to my responsive approach to bodywork.

Mine is the Wounded Healer journey. I depended on holistic therapies and devoted yoga practice to sustain myself through bouts of severe depression as well as a high-stakes web design career in the go-go 90s dot-com boom. 

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Book a Bodywork service with me today

Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Contact for availability
Licenses
Massage

CA # 58043

Education
2002

San Francisco School of Massage

Advanced Massage Therapy - Deep Tissue/Sports Massage

2007

Feldenkrais Professional Training

Feldenkrais Method

2001

McKinnon Institute of Professional Massage & Bodywork

Reflexology & Swedish

2013

Dr. Adolf Brown & Dr Eric Rubin

Craniosacral Therapy

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Kate on Oct 22
Diane is amazing, intuitive, and has magic hands! She understands exactly where to focus by responding to your body. A relaxing and highly effective bodywork experience. I can't recommend her highly enough!
by Kate on Oct 22
Diane is amazing, intuitive, and has magic hands! She understands exactly where to focus by responding to your body. A relaxing and highly effective bodywork experience. I can't recommend her highly enough!
by Joyce on Sep 07
I meant to write this last week! I felt tremendous relief after our session, woke up feeling ache-free and sinuses totally clear. I can't wait to come back :) THANK YOU, DIANE!
by Joie on Sep 06
profound shift in my posture. can't believe that happened in one session!
by Anonymous on Sep 04
I always have the best experience with Diane! That's why I'm a monthly regular :)
by Kiley on Aug 10
Diane was a huge help for my persistent neck pain and headaches. Will definitely come back!
by Sophie on Jul 01
Yesterday was the first of, I hope, many massages with Diane. Even though we had never worked together, I felt like Diane knew the intricacies of my body and was able to get to work immediately on loosening my left glute and shoulder. I’m so glad to have found an amazing massage therapist just half a block from me.
by Anonymous on Jun 15
Diane is always friendly, compassionate and professional. Her knowledge of the body is amazing and I always feel so good about my body when I leave. Thank you!
by Anonymous on Jun 06
Overall, I was very pleased with the bodywork. Diane talked with me about my symptoms and asked about my medical history. Diane knew different modalities and techniques so was able to address my many different symptoms. For example, Diane located my soft tissue damage (as well as muscles) and focused on my painful areas. Diane’s work space was clean, felt safe, and was relaxing. I enjoyed the session and meeting Diane.
by Alexandra on May 05
Diane is very skilled and caring and provides a lovely environment. In addition to being very good with the bodywork, she is teaching me simple things I can do for myself without any judgment.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Feldenkrais Method®
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Thai Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Mobile Deep Tissue