Quality deep tissue massage

Hello, my name is Ben. I am a professional manual therapist. Helping people through bodily pain, dysfunction, and tension has been a lifelong passion of mine and I feel extremely fortunate to be able to offer bodywork professionally. 

My exposure to bodywork began with my mother, who, after a lifelong struggle with a neck injury, constantly treated her son to a variety of manual therapy in hopes that he would never have to cope with chronic, debilitating pain. Visits to chiropractors, Rolfers,...

Hello, my name is Ben. I am a professional manual therapist. Helping people through bodily pain, dysfunction, and tension has been a lifelong passion of mine and I feel extremely fortunate to be able to offer bodywork professionally. 

My exposure to bodywork began with my mother, who, after a lifelong struggle with a neck injury, constantly treated her son to a variety of manual therapy in hopes that he would never have to cope with chronic, debilitating pain. Visits to chiropractors, Rolfers, neuromuscular therapists, acupuncturists and the like were a theme, and they shaped my beliefs early on about the healing power of soft tissue manipulation, intelligent human touch, and movement. During my late teenage years and early 20s as a competitive distance racer and ultra marathoner, I found self massage to be by far the the most efficacious method for maintaining the functionality of my own tissues and I was amazed at how quickly and completely I could help my teammates resolve debilitating pain through massage. After graduating from Willamette University and earning a Liberal Arts degree, I studied at the Mckinnon Body Therapy Center with some of the most skilled therapists in the Bay Area, and I am excited for what I have to offer my clients.  Today my bodywork practice continues to be informed and inspired by the teachings of BKS Iyengar as I study at Adeline Yoga in Berkeley on my way to becoming an Iyengar Yoga Certified Instructor. 

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Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Naveen on Sep 29
Excellent service, impressive passion and skillset for a practitioner so early in his career. Ben is kind and sensitive and has a confident and therapeutic touch! I will be back!
by john on Jul 21
I asked Ben come to my house on a friend's recommendation to help address some chronic low back pain I have. Ben arrived on time and was very easy to converse with. He spent about 15 mins asking very specific questions about my issues until he really understood what I was dealing with and laid out a plan for how he'd like to approach the massage. During the conversation it become very clear to me that Ben has a deep, rich understanding of anatomy/physiology. As a result, he approaches his work with a thoughtfulness and consciousness that's unique in my experience. Given our 'header' introduction, I was blown away by how intuitive his touch was. I originally expected a more clinical massage, but Ben worked from a place of such awareness and empathy! The trust with which my body responded to his touch was almost eerie, allowing me to relax the ways I needed. His touch was always perfect pressure for each knot found and the stamina/patience of his hands took out even the most stubborn ones. A great massage on any level! Ben has a new long-term client
by Jessica on Jun 30
Ben is INCREDIBLE! I am a competitive athlete and book an appointment with Ben monthly to work on my tight calf and hamstrings. He works your muscles hard which allows this to release and open up. I am so impressed with his pressure and how my body feels and functions after getting body work by Ben. Can't recommend him enough!
by Gary on May 31
Completely relieved my back pain that I'd had for months.
by Brent on May 30
I first listened to Ben explain his type of massage, as he was speaking with a possible client. For the past few months, I had been having some issues with pain in my right hip. I had used rollers, either tubes or balls, which would help ease the discomfort, but only for a couple of days. I mentioned this to Ben on my first appointment, but did not really expect that he would be able to help with this issue. He did some very focused work on that hip, which was not really 'pleasant', but with good results. After the second session with Ben, i had pain free mobility. Each time I see him, he will ask if I have any specific issues for him to work on. Hate to be a whiner, so I say I am fine, and then he finds the areas on his own, and (often with a bit of pain mixed in), he is able to work on the specific muscles, and gets me back to comfortable mobility. I have nothing but praise for Ben. While Ben is not a talkative person, he is warm, and seems to remember every detail I have told him about either my body or about me. While Ben is able to do Swedish based massage, his value to me, is his restorative massage. I highly recommend him!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • 2
  • Freedom Bodywork
  • Myofascial Release

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