About Us

Pain sucks.


It sure does. So let’s get you out of it. 


Hi! I’m Helen Hickman, and one of my favorite things to do is get people out of pain.  


I like to say that I can bring the noise down of an injury. So let's dial it down. Way down.


Let’s get your movement back. 


It’s time for you to have fun again!


I am a licensed massage therapist (LMT) and specialize in Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and Structural Bodywork.


I bought my first massage table in 1992 while in massage school, and haven’t stopped working on people since. There is nothing better than seeing your clients feeling good. Functioning better. 


Come visit me in my office, right in the heart of the Mission district in San Francisco.


Services


I’m so sorry if you’re experiencing pain. We do in many ways: debilitating or annoying, chronic or...

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Helen Hickman Bodywork

ActivSpace 3150 18th Street

San Francisco , CA 94110 map it

(415) 385-6897

Hours of Operation

M 11:45 AM - 07:30 PM
T 09:15 AM - 07:30 PM
W 09:15 AM - 07:30 PM
Th 09:15 AM - 07:30 PM
F 09:15 AM - 06:00 PM
Sa 09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Helen is wonderful. Her knowledge of the human body and how it works is second to none. She has helped me regain movement and remove pain better than all the specialists I've seen. Thank you Helen for using your magic fingers on my sore and broken body.

    Helen came highly recommended so I put faith in the process. The massage did hurt a bit but afterwards my neck and shoulders felt much more loose. Helen gave me some simple but effective exercises to do for follow-up. I'm hoping to go back in a few weeks.

  • Does a great job of finding and addressing my individual structural needs, in a very friendly, comfortable, and professional environment.

    Helen really knows her anatomy and how to get your muscles to respond and relax!

  • Not like any other massage! Helen provides results that persist over time. I have been seeing her for years and credit her work with reducing long term chronic pain by 90%. A real life changer.

    I feel relieved everytime I go to her! Highly recommended and you will not regret it.

  • Alignment check in, body of knowledge, great personality

    Helen is amazing! She helped make a lot of progress on pain/muscle tension from an injury just in one session. Will be returning again to keep the progress going.

  • Amazing bodywork, really helped me to get the muscles back in alignment to alleviate my pain and begin the path to getting un-tweaked.

    So great. Thanks Helen!

30 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session

$75
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60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session

$150
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90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session

$220
90min

120 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Session

$275
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60 Minute Pre-Natal Massage

$150
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90 Minute Pre-Natal Massage

$220
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5 - 60 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

5 - 60 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions at 5% discount
$710
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10 - 60 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

10 - 60 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions at a 10% discount.
$1350
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10 - 90 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

10 - 90 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions at a 10% discount.
$1980
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5 - 90 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

5 - 90 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions at 5% discount
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Helen H.

42 Verified Reviews

30 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session

$75
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60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session

$150
60min

90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session

$220
90min

120 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Session

$275
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60 Minute Pre-Natal Massage

$150
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90 Minute Pre-Natal Massage

$220
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Special Offers

5 - 60 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

$710
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10 - 60 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

$1350
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10 - 90 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

$1980
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5 - 90 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions

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by Terry on May 20
Helen is wonderful. Her knowledge of the human body and how it works is second to none. She has helped me regain movement and remove pain better than all the specialists I've seen. Thank you Helen for using your magic fingers on my sore and broken body.
by Abbe on Apr 01
Helen came highly recommended so I put faith in the process. The massage did hurt a bit but afterwards my neck and shoulders felt much more loose. Helen gave me some simple but effective exercises to do for follow-up. I'm hoping to go back in a few weeks.
by Ivan on Mar 10
Does a great job of finding and addressing my individual structural needs, in a very friendly, comfortable, and professional environment.
by Darren on Mar 07
Helen really knows her anatomy and how to get your muscles to respond and relax!
by Anonymous on Feb 23
Not like any other massage! Helen provides results that persist over time. I have been seeing her for years and credit her work with reducing long term chronic pain by 90%. A real life changer.
by Anonymous on Feb 16
I feel relieved everytime I go to her! Highly recommended and you will not regret it.
by Anonymous on Jan 21
Alignment check in, body of knowledge, great personality
by Rachel on Jan 14
Helen is amazing! She helped make a lot of progress on pain/muscle tension from an injury just in one session. Will be returning again to keep the progress going.
by Anonymous on Jan 12
Amazing bodywork, really helped me to get the muscles back in alignment to alleviate my pain and begin the path to getting un-tweaked.
by Carey on Dec 21
So great. Thanks Helen!

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by Terry on May 2019
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Service Received: 120 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Session with Helen H.
Helen is wonderful. Her knowledge of the human body and how it works is second to none. She has helped me regain movement and remove pain better than all the specialists I've seen. Thank you Helen for using your magic fingers on my sore and broken body.
by Abbe on Apr 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen came highly recommended so I put faith in the process. The massage did hurt a bit but afterwards my neck and shoulders felt much more loose. Helen gave me some simple but effective exercises to do for follow-up. I'm hoping to go back in a few weeks.
by Ivan on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Does a great job of finding and addressing my individual structural needs, in a very friendly, comfortable, and professional environment.
by Darren on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: 5 - 60 Minute Neuromuscular Therapy Sessions with Helen H.
Helen really knows her anatomy and how to get your muscles to respond and relax!
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Not like any other massage! Helen provides results that persist over time. I have been seeing her for years and credit her work with reducing long term chronic pain by 90%. A real life changer.
by Anonymous on Feb 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
I feel relieved everytime I go to her! Highly recommended and you will not regret it.
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Alignment check in, body of knowledge, great personality
by Rachel on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is amazing! She helped make a lot of progress on pain/muscle tension from an injury just in one session. Will be returning again to keep the progress going.
by Anonymous on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Amazing bodywork, really helped me to get the muscles back in alignment to alleviate my pain and begin the path to getting un-tweaked.
by Carey on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
So great. Thanks Helen!
by Jess on Dec 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is the best! I highly recommend her services. She is so professional and skilled, and she makes every appointment feel comfortable, safe, and incredibly effective.
by Tina on Dec 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is great! Very thorough, adaptable, and put me at ease immediately. I noticed improvement with one of my aches/pains almost immediately, the others are more chronic and will likely take more regular sessions. Thanks Helen!
by Rheanna on Dec 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is incredibly skilled, insightful, welcoming, and just great at what she does. I always leave Helen's office feeling incredible and balanced.
by Justin on Oct 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
I feel so much better! Thank you!????????????
by Kristen on Sep 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen est merveilleuse. Elle sait ce qu'elle fait, elle est amicale et gentille. Je me sens mieux après voir Helen.
by sonja on Aug 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Ah-mazing! Stiff, painful ankle to flexibility, wow! I need to come back, so you can work on my thumbs!
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
I loved going there and get help identifying what was wrong, Helen is super professional and explained me very detailed how to take care of my body aches . I would love to go back!
by David on Aug 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is awesome! Extremely knowledgeable. Planning on coming back for another session. It really helped.
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
I have lived with back and hip pains for over 9 years and along the way tried many doctors and therapies. I recently met Helen for massage and she has been the one to properly diagnose my problems and address the source of my pain. After just 2 visits, I feel remarkably better. Helen is super knowledgable, skilled, kind and friendly. Her work space is bright and peaceful. I feel healing energy there. Highly recommend.
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
This was the most medical-feeling massage that I've had, and that's great. Helen took the time to understand my problems by talking to me and assessing me, and then got to work on them in a very focused way. It was exactly what I needed.
by Anonymous on Aug 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen has a gift for healing. She has taken away 5 years of back pain that my spine Drs were not successful with. She has rehabbed my rotator cuff injury to reduce pain and increase safe range of motion, such that I may not need surgery. And years of migraines are finally a rarity, after several treatments involving my neck, scalp and face. I’d been experiencing migraines almost daily when I went to her - desperate for an alternative to heavy meds and Botox treatments. I have better posture, can move easier, have lost weight cuz I’m physically more capable - and I’m 61. I don’t feel old and crumbling anymore.
by Lady on Jul 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
This is the best body work I"ve ever had. Helen has a deep knowledge of the body and can figure out how to resolve issues; she goes in deep and gets to the problem. This is serious bodywork.
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
She’s my miracle worker ????
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen has amazingly intuitive and strong hands, and made sure to explain to me exactly what she was doing. She also gave me home exercises to help out with the pain I've been experiencing. Her approach is unique and effective!
by Julian on Jun 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen really knows the intricacies of the body and is very knowledgeable, great work!
by Gizella on Jun 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is the most experienced and intuitive therapist I have ever worked with!
by Anonymous on May 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Very thoughtful, good diagnostic skills, extremely relaxing and healing environment / words / touch. Highly recommended and will be returning.
by Steve on Apr 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Knowledgeable, effective, and a pleasure to be around. Thanks Helen!
by Sheila on Apr 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen made the pain on my neck and right arm go away after 1 session.
by Anonymous on Apr 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is magical! She will suss out your issues and do real work to make lasting change! I have worked with her for years and find that she not only gets me out of pain but enhances my quality of life with better mobility and tools to keep from getting into pain in the first place. I would highly recommend her skills to anyone who is dealing with chronic muscular, tendon, nerve, or any body pain whatsoever. If other methods don't seem to really be getting to the heart of the issue, she is the person to change that!
by AARON on Mar 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen's knowledge, experience & bodywork is great. Our bodies are funny things (amazing too, but funny). How injuries present themselves often is a deeper story. This is when it is great to have a guide like Helen to work with.
by lewis on Mar 2018
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Service Received: 30 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Happy with the session
by Anonymous on Feb 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
I love Helen!!! Days later I still feel so much better than when I went in. She is a true healer.
by Rennie on Feb 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is amazing! Her knowledge of functional anatomy and how to address immediate discomfort and help rebuild your body from trauma is nothing short of miraculous. It would be magic, except she studies intensely and regularly to offer the pinnacle of physical healing and comfort.
by KAREN on Feb 2018
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
There was significant change in my body after seeing Helen including decreased pain and improved range of motion. She is professional and creates a comfortable space, such a treat!
by Jator Pierre on Jan 2018
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Service Received: 120 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Session with Helen H.
Helen is hands down the best set of hands/mind/heart that I have ever had work on my body. Being a highly skilled practitioner myself I do not put my body in anyone’s hands. Helen changed this perspective, I will work with her until I leave this planet. Masterful.
by Anonymous on Jan 2018
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Love Helen...always makes me feel better!
by Sean on Dec 2017
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is an incredible body worker. Whenever I am in San Francisco I make it a point to go and see her. She is adept at reading my body and works to bring my body back into alignment by releasing my muscles. Her hands just seem to know what's wrong and how much pressure to apply on any given area. Helen has managed to bring me relief when no one else could and provide me with a therapy plan that I could work on between sessions. She is one of those people with a natural gift that she employs in a very knowledgeable and caring way.
by JR on Nov 2017
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Love love love seeing Helen.
by Jackie on Nov 2017
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen worked on my problem areas and did wonders.
by Anonymous on Nov 2017
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Service Received: 90 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen is a gem. She delivers results that last and provide long term benefit as well as immediate relief.
by Sarah on Oct 2017
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Service Received: 60 Minute NMT/Structural Bodywork Therapy Session with Helen H.
Helen has been my massage therapist for about 10 years. She has the strongest hands/fingers of any therapist I've ever had. I always feel taller, straighter, and more energetic after a Helen massage.

Helen Hickman Bodywork

ActivSpace 3150 18th Street

San Francisco , CA 94110 map it

Phone: (415) 385-6897

  • Helen Hickman Bodywork

  • ActivSpace 3150 18th Street
  • San Francisco , CA 94110
  • (415) 385-6897
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