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 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.
by Debra on Mar 30
Much better Thanks!
by Julie on Mar 16
Diane is a wonderful masseuse. She utilized different modalities during my massage and released so much tension in parts of my body that i didn't realize were tight. Her space is warm and soothing, and she even gave me recommendations for stretches I can do daily to help ease work- related tension. Go see Diane, she is truly talented.
by Anonymous on Feb 21
I always love going to Diane - she is really welcoming, professional, and knows exactly what to do to help with whatever aches + pains I am having
by Cathleen on Feb 16
Great energy
by Rachel on Feb 09
Diane was super knowledgable about body work. She read my intake form ahead of time and checked in with me about my concerns. She has amazing healing energy and is also incredibly technically skilled. My session her was both relaxing, and a great reset for my chronically painful and tight back/glutes. I walked away feeling lighter than I have in months!
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!

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