About Us

The calling into massage therapy has taken me on a tour of disciplines. Each of my career path choices, from service, to my hours of pre-chiropractic study in Biological Sciences, to a Bachelors degree in Psychology has helped shape my understanding of health and wellness. And each choice has brought me into alignment with the strong, intuitive healer that I have always been.

My style of bodywork can integrate elements from several traditions, including Swedish, Thai, shiatsu, deep tissue, and myofascial release. The goal in our session is to find the right balance that will offer you therapeutic and restorative relaxation. I also continue my training with Dr. Fred Mitouer in Transformational Bodywork, addressing physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual traumas and where they con...

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James Girard BodyWorks

67A Henry Street

San Francisco , CA 94114 map it

(415) 828-4856

Hours of Operation

M Closed
T 03:00 PM - 08:00 PM
W 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Th 11:00 AM - 09:00 PM
F 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Sa 11:00 AM - 07:00 PM
S Closed

Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Best massage ever. Located all my knots and coaxed them into surrender.

    Amazing job prying my butt muscle off my spine!!! And for being a great thought partner in making positive changes in my life!

  • The space is located in a super sweet area, easy parking, nice walk to cute cafe afterwards. Adorable studio, decorated with love and whimsy. Felt like I wanted to just stay in the bathroom and mediate a while even, ha!?

    Seeing James gives me hope that I can get stronger and more athletic. He makes you feel cared for and welcomed. I have frequent neck and shoulder issues. My first time seeing him my shoulder released into a better position and my nerves felt restored. My last visit I walked in with my shoulders high and tight and walked out with them relaxed and naturally positioned down my back which restructures my shoulders and alleviates my neck pain. No other masseur has worked this well for me. The only problem is you have to book far in advance so you need to have other PT support in case of an immediate treatment need. I look forward to my visits and even more to after my visit. Half the time I want to cry in joy when I see him because I know it means relief and healing.

  • James is amazingly intuitive and the massage is always exactly what I need!

    James is one of the best massage therapists I have ever known!

  • James is a true professional. He is a fabulously talented massage therapist, but also someone who truly cares about his patients, listens and works hard to help them achieve their goals

    The best massage therapist ever. I live in Philadelphia and I'm going to have to plan more trips to San Francisco to see James!

  • Speechless. James has a truly astonishing gift for this work. He's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I'm on the old side and have seen countless massage therapists over the years - but the skills of even the best of those does not approach the abilities James possesses. I know it sounds like hyperbole, but it's true! He's amazing. THANK YOU JAMES!

    I don't like how full up you get because then I have to wait that much longer to see you again, haha!

60-minute session

$125
60min

90-minute session

$190
90min

120-minute (2 hour) session

$255
120min

150-minute (2 1/2 hour) session

$320
150min
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180-minute (3 hour) session

$385
180min
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30-minute session

$70
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Add 30-minute

$65
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Pre-natal 60-minute session

$130
60min

Introductory Reiki Healing

$60
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Reiki Healing

$110
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5 x 90-minute sessions

Discounted series of 5 prepaid 90-minute sessions. Can be used towards gift certificates as well.
$865
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10 x 90-minute sessions

Discounted series of 10 prepaid 90-minute sessions. Can be used towards gift certificates as well.
$1710
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5 x 120-minute sessions

Discounted series of 5 prepaid 120-minute sessions Can be used towards gift certificates as well.
$1155
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10 x 120-minute sessions

Discounted series of 10 prepaid 120-minute sessions. Can be used towards gift certificates as well.
$2295
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10 x 60-minute sessions

Discounted series of 10 prepaid 60-minute sessions. Can be used towards gift certificates as well.
$1125
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5 x 60 minute sessions

Discounted series of 5 prepaid 60-minute sessions, Can be used towards gift certificates as well.
$570
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Pre-natal series of 5 60-mintues sessions

Discounted package of sessions designed to address the specific needs of women during pregnancy.
$595
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31 Verified Reviews

60-minute session

$125
60min

90-minute session

$190
90min

120-minute (2 hour) session

$255
120min

150-minute (2 1/2 hour) session

$320
150min
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180-minute (3 hour) session

$385
180min
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30-minute session

$70
30min
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Add 30-minute

$65
30min
Select

Pre-natal 60-minute session

$130
60min

Special Offers

5 x 90-minute sessions

$865
90min.
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10 x 90-minute sessions

$1710
90min.
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5 x 120-minute sessions

$1155
120min.
Select

10 x 120-minute sessions

$2295
120min.
Select

10 x 60-minute sessions

$1125
60min.
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5 x 60 minute sessions

$570
60min.
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Pre-natal series of 5 60-mintues sessions

$595
60min.
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by Eric on Jul 09
Best massage ever. Located all my knots and coaxed them into surrender.
by Anat on Jul 02
Amazing job prying my butt muscle off my spine!!! And for being a great thought partner in making positive changes in my life!
by Lucid on Jun 24
James is a pro with strong hands, keen listening, intuition and deep skills. This kind of body work has the ability to go way deeper than everyday stress, it can truly be transformative. James went deep into some places I had been holding old stuff, holding patterns from injury and emotional stuff... Much had been moved and I felt renewed upon leaving. Magick happened. James knows how to communicate with fascia!. So grateful!
by Tiffany on Jun 06
Seeing James gives me hope that I can get stronger and more athletic. He makes you feel cared for and welcomed. I have frequent neck and shoulder issues. My first time seeing him my shoulder released into a better position and my nerves felt restored. My last visit I walked in with my shoulders high and tight and walked out with them relaxed and naturally positioned down my back which restructures my shoulders and alleviates my neck pain. No other masseur has worked this well for me. The only problem is you have to book far in advance so you need to have other PT support in case of an immediate treatment need. I look forward to my visits and even more to after my visit. Half the time I want to cry in joy when I see him because I know it means relief and healing.
by Jenny on Jun 05
James is amazingly intuitive and the massage is always exactly what I need!
by Wayne on Jun 04
James is one of the best massage therapists I have ever known!
by Anonymous on Apr 21
James is a true professional. He is a fabulously talented massage therapist, but also someone who truly cares about his patients, listens and works hard to help them achieve their goals
by Susan on Apr 06
The best massage therapist ever. I live in Philadelphia and I'm going to have to plan more trips to San Francisco to see James!
by Laura on Mar 18
Speechless. James has a truly astonishing gift for this work. He's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I'm on the old side and have seen countless massage therapists over the years - but the skills of even the best of those does not approach the abilities James possesses. I know it sounds like hyperbole, but it's true! He's amazing. THANK YOU JAMES!
by Javier on Mar 17
I don't like how full up you get because then I have to wait that much longer to see you again, haha!

James G.

0 Verified Reviews

Introductory Reiki Healing

$60
60min
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Reiki Healing

$110
60min
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Average Rating:

4.97 (Based on 31 Reviews)

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by Eric on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
Best massage ever. Located all my knots and coaxed them into surrender.
by Anat on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 5 x 90-minute sessions with James G.
Amazing job prying my butt muscle off my spine!!! And for being a great thought partner in making positive changes in my life!
by Lucid on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
The space is located in a super sweet area, easy parking, nice walk to cute cafe afterwards. Adorable studio, decorated with love and whimsy. Felt like I wanted to just stay in the bathroom and mediate a while even, ha!?
by Tiffany on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60-minute session with James G.
Seeing James gives me hope that I can get stronger and more athletic. He makes you feel cared for and welcomed. I have frequent neck and shoulder issues. My first time seeing him my shoulder released into a better position and my nerves felt restored. My last visit I walked in with my shoulders high and tight and walked out with them relaxed and naturally positioned down my back which restructures my shoulders and alleviates my neck pain. No other masseur has worked this well for me. The only problem is you have to book far in advance so you need to have other PT support in case of an immediate treatment need. I look forward to my visits and even more to after my visit. Half the time I want to cry in joy when I see him because I know it means relief and healing.
by Jenny on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 5 x 90-minute sessions with James G.
James is amazingly intuitive and the massage is always exactly what I need!
by Wayne on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
James is one of the best massage therapists I have ever known!
by Anonymous on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: 10 x 60-minute sessions with James G.
James is a true professional. He is a fabulously talented massage therapist, but also someone who truly cares about his patients, listens and works hard to help them achieve their goals
by Susan on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: 5 x 90-minute sessions with James G.
The best massage therapist ever. I live in Philadelphia and I'm going to have to plan more trips to San Francisco to see James!
by Laura on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
Speechless. James has a truly astonishing gift for this work. He's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I'm on the old side and have seen countless massage therapists over the years - but the skills of even the best of those does not approach the abilities James possesses. I know it sounds like hyperbole, but it's true! He's amazing. THANK YOU JAMES!
by Javier on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 5 x 120-minute sessions with James G.
I don't like how full up you get because then I have to wait that much longer to see you again, haha!
by Danny on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 5 x 90-minute sessions with James G.
James has been working with me since 2012 and through rugby injuries, car accidents and old football neck injuries, he's always getting me back to a space where I can freely move and relax my muscles & joints. He "listens" to both my body and me :)
by Brian on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
Great massage.
by Tom on Feb 2017
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
James is great. He is good at finding areas that need work - areas I wasn't even aware. He has helped me with some old injuries too. I am definitely going back.
by Anonymous on Feb 2017
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Service Received: 5 x 90-minute sessions with James G.
James has the experience, skills and intuition to zoom in on wherever needs attention. A bodywork session with him is "intense" at times, and always leaves me feeling much better than when I came in. He's a healer!
by Marie on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
Everything was absolutely fabulous! Thank you, James! I feel like I have a new body!
by Caroline on Jan 2017
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Service Received: with James G.
Awesome!! As usual :) Another chronic issue fixed by James and his magic hands.
by Shawn on Jan 2017
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
After leaving the session, I felt better than I have in weeks. James was very thorough in asking specific questions about areas I wanted to work on plus he continually asked for feedback regarding my comfort levels during the massage. Looking forward to my next appointment!
by Ricky on Jan 2017
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Service Received: 120-minute (2 hour) session with James G.
James is a fantastic therapist! He's always very responsive to my body, and has both finesse and strength in equal measure.
by Kevin on Jan 2017
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Service Received: 60-minute session with James G.
James performed really intense deep tissue work in the areas of concern, my shoulder and upper back. The massage was very painful but James talked me through it and let me know what he was doing, building trust and helping me to relax. He talked about his work as a collaboration between the 2 of us to change the paradigm of my body. Immediately after the massage my arms and fingers tingled with new sensations and increased blood flow. A few days later 75% of the discomfort I felt before the massage was gone. Definitely the most focused and effective bodywork I have ever had.
by Stacey on Jan 2017
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Service Received: 10 x 60-minute sessions with James G.
Great experience and am very optimistic now about finally healing from a very bad neck/shoulder injury. James is friendly and knowledgeable and his space is warm and welcoming. Very pleased with pricing on the 10 session package I purchased!
by Tony on Dec 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
James is a consummate professional who is both intuitive and knowledgeable and works with you to relieve the tightest muscle pain.
by Jesse on Dec 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
After James finished I felt broken in all the right ways. I highly recommend his massage services. And for those who are spiritually inclined, James is fully familiar with the body's chakras and energy paths too.
by Adriana on Dec 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
James is a wizard!!!
by rico on Nov 2016
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Service Received: 5 x 90-minute sessions with James G.
Thank you!
by Richard on Oct 2016
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Service Received: 60-minute session with James G.
James creates a warm and welcoming experience not to mention the incredible knowledge and precision in his work to help restore and bring back the connection with your body. I would highly reccomend James for those interested in massage that's meaningful and produces results. One of the best !
by Anonymous on Oct 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
The best! Always on time, professional with a great demeanor. I look forward to all of my visits to see James!
by Harry on Oct 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
James has found what needed to be worked on. Our last session in particular was rewarding. It seemed like so many places were unlocked. I felt lighter, felt like I could really move again. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to many more.
by Mario on Oct 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
Really talented practitioner. Listens to what's needed for work and then does deep work to relieve pain and expand range of motion. Highly recommended!!
by Richard on Oct 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
James is very skilled and knowledgeable about anatomy and deep tissue massage
by Miriam on Oct 2016
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Service Received: 60-minute session with James G.
James knows exactly what to do with the knotted up muscles of my aging body for me to feel relaxed and 10 years younger!
by Melanie on Sep 2016
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Service Received: 90-minute session with James G.
A truly amazing bodyworker and does the most intense, caring transformational work in the bay area.
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James Girard BodyWorks

67A Henry Street

San Francisco , CA 94114 map it

(415) 828-4856