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, Friday, 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 Anonymous on Jan 10
Diane is WONDERFUL. I immediately felt at ease and left feeling calm and relaxed. I can't recommend Diane Gibbs Bodywork enough—I can't wait until my next appointment!
by Olivia on Jan 05
Diane is the best in every way!
by Tom on Jan 02
I liked that I fell asleep for .5s. That was pretty amazing. I liked the candy. I dislike that this is fairly complex.
by Kelly on Nov 11
Diane is an extremely thoughtful and personable professional. She takes time to get to know her clients and understand their reasons for booking, and is open to feedback and discussion. I highly recommend Diane!
by Anonymous on Oct 16
Diane is the embodiment of calm and so is her massage room so it always feels like a place away from the world to go see her.
by Jen on Aug 06
Diane is wonderful working with bodies that have special needs. She has supported me during and after a twin pregnancy and through various stages of rheumatoid arthritis. I would strongly recommend her for prenatal, postpartum, therapeutic, and generally super relaxing and supportive massage. Great communicator. Authentic and caring individual. Talented bodyworker. Always professional.
by Rebecca on Jun 30
It was a great experience, I left feeling very relaxed.
by Kimberly on Jun 21
as always, a totally amazing experience leaving me feel restored and more comfortable in my body. Diane is magical
by Kiva on Mar 17
Amazing!!! Diane is intuitive, gentle yet powerful, listens to your needs and delivers a magical and accurate healing bodywork session. Thank you endlessly!
by Francesca on Mar 10
As a Qigong teacher, I know the difference between real healing vs. just feel-good massage. Diane has gotten me walking again from severe knee and hip injuries. She also keeps these 70-year old shoulders swimming happily. She has recently introduced me to craniosacral work, and I'm hooked. Such profound healing! For 12 years she has been my #1 bodyworker. Her broad skill set -- deep tissue, craniosacral, Thai massage, Feldenkrais movement -- means she can always help in exactly the way I need. And she can move Qi like a pro!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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