About Us

Muscle Butter: a state of equilibrium between strength-stability and fluidity-flexibility. We are a bodywork practice utilizing myofascial release and advanced manual therapy techniques to help naturally manage pain. 
Goal:
To provide the absolute leading approach and best execution of fascial and myofascial manual therapy techniques to heighten awareness, change pain, and correct dysfunctional states of our clients. 
Who we work with:
We work with all walks of life, from the professional athletes to the stay at home mothers. Each individual has their own set of tissue patterns and needs, and we customize our approach to fit those needs. 
Parking:
Street parking: 2 hour street metered parking on Folsom near the studio is high turn over and usually available. 
Nearest Garage: 5th and Mission ga...
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Muscle Butter

862 Folsom St

San Francisco , CA 94107 map it

(415) 590-2565

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I always feel my best after seeing Alex. She knows my body better than i do!

    Its always an amazing experience when I get a chance to see Alex. Her skill and knowledge sets her apart from the rest. If you are in pain and need to fix some issues with your body. Look no further!! Book an appointment now!!!

  • Alex very obviously has deep knowledge about what she's doing and gets right to the root of your issues, discovering them with her hands better than you could have described them yourself! I've always left sessions with her feeling more balanced and aligned, like my body has been tuned up.

    Not intimidating, very gentle but strong and available, aware of my personal needs, and very caring. A healer.

  • Alex is always so helpful and friendly. She is very knowledgable about the human body and is very helpful in how she explains it to you. Alex is always very thorough in her follow-up and treatment advice.

    Alex is the best!

  • Strong approach to treatment

    I've been working with Alex for maybe 7 or 8 months now. Her technique and knowledge of the body is phenomenal. Most of all, I am continuously amazed by her attention to detail. Alex has put intention into every aspect of the client experience. Just walking in to her studio I begin to feel more relaxed. We have been working on chronic pain in my shoulder and with her skills and capacity to settle me in to my body I have been able to gain sensation back that I haven't had since I was 15 years old, as well as find connections throughout my body that are contributing to the problem and begin the process of releasing. Alex's love for what she does and her intuition for creating the best session to serve your needs is palpable. I can't recommend her enough.

  • Alex is amazing! I wish our appointment went another hour! She knows her stuff and so sweet. Can't wait for our next session.

    Alex is amazing! I wish our appointment went another hour! She knows her stuff and so sweet. Can't wait for our next session.

60MIN MYOTHERAPY

$135
60min

90MIN MYOTHERAPY

$200
90min

120MIN MYOTHERAPY

$270
120min

FOOT AND ANKLE MYOTHERAPY

$115
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30MIN MYOTHERAPY

$70
30min
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KINESIO-TAPE APPLICATION

$20
15min
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CORE INTEGRATION TRAINING

$80
60min

CUSTOM WARM UP/COOL DOWN

$50
30min
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LOWER BODY SELF CARE

$50
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UPPER BODY SELF CARE

$50
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HAND AND FOOT SELF CARE

$50
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60MIN 5 PACK

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$605
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90MIN 5 PACK

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120MIN 5 PACK

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$1215
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CORE INTEGRATION TRAINING 10 PACK

Committed to building a stronger posture and core? Buy 10 sessions and receive $100.00 off...that's one session free plus additional $20 off a second.
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License: CA #51131

48 Verified Reviews

60MIN MYOTHERAPY

$135
60min

90MIN MYOTHERAPY

$200
90min

120MIN MYOTHERAPY

$270
120min

FOOT AND ANKLE MYOTHERAPY

$115
60min
Select

30MIN MYOTHERAPY

$70
30min
Select

KINESIO-TAPE APPLICATION

$20
15min
Select

CORE INTEGRATION TRAINING

$80
60min

CUSTOM WARM UP/COOL DOWN

$50
30min
Select

LOWER BODY SELF CARE

$50
30min
Select

UPPER BODY SELF CARE

$50
30min
Select

HAND AND FOOT SELF CARE

$50
30min
Select

Special Offers

60MIN 5 PACK

$605
60min.
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90MIN 5 PACK

$900
90min.
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120MIN 5 PACK

$1215
120min.
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CORE INTEGRATION TRAINING 10 PACK

$700
60min.
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by Maxine on Oct 17
I always feel my best after seeing Alex. She knows my body better than i do!
by Glen on Sep 20
Its always an amazing experience when I get a chance to see Alex. Her skill and knowledge sets her apart from the rest. If you are in pain and need to fix some issues with your body. Look no further!! Book an appointment now!!!
by Diogenes on Aug 17
Alex very obviously has deep knowledge about what she's doing and gets right to the root of your issues, discovering them with her hands better than you could have described them yourself! I've always left sessions with her feeling more balanced and aligned, like my body has been tuned up.
by Anonymous on Aug 14
Not intimidating, very gentle but strong and available, aware of my personal needs, and very caring. A healer.
by Chris on Aug 03
Alex is always so helpful and friendly. She is very knowledgable about the human body and is very helpful in how she explains it to you. Alex is always very thorough in her follow-up and treatment advice.
by Anonymous on Jul 20
Alex is the best!
by Anonymous on Jun 21
Strong approach to treatment
by Susanna on Jun 16
I've been working with Alex for maybe 7 or 8 months now. Her technique and knowledge of the body is phenomenal. Most of all, I am continuously amazed by her attention to detail. Alex has put intention into every aspect of the client experience. Just walking in to her studio I begin to feel more relaxed. We have been working on chronic pain in my shoulder and with her skills and capacity to settle me in to my body I have been able to gain sensation back that I haven't had since I was 15 years old, as well as find connections throughout my body that are contributing to the problem and begin the process of releasing. Alex's love for what she does and her intuition for creating the best session to serve your needs is palpable. I can't recommend her enough.
by Madeleine on Jun 11
Alex is amazing! I wish our appointment went another hour! She knows her stuff and so sweet. Can't wait for our next session.
by Madeleine on Jun 11
Alex is amazing! I wish our appointment went another hour! She knows her stuff and so sweet. Can't wait for our next session.

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 47 Reviews)

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by Maxine on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
I always feel my best after seeing Alex. She knows my body better than i do!
by Glen on Sep 2017
Verified
Service Received: 120MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Its always an amazing experience when I get a chance to see Alex. Her skill and knowledge sets her apart from the rest. If you are in pain and need to fix some issues with your body. Look no further!! Book an appointment now!!!
by Diogenes on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: 30MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex very obviously has deep knowledge about what she's doing and gets right to the root of your issues, discovering them with her hands better than you could have described them yourself! I've always left sessions with her feeling more balanced and aligned, like my body has been tuned up.
by Anonymous on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Not intimidating, very gentle but strong and available, aware of my personal needs, and very caring. A healer.
by Chris on Aug 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is always so helpful and friendly. She is very knowledgable about the human body and is very helpful in how she explains it to you. Alex is always very thorough in her follow-up and treatment advice.
by Anonymous on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is the best!
by Anonymous on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Strong approach to treatment
by Susanna on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
I've been working with Alex for maybe 7 or 8 months now. Her technique and knowledge of the body is phenomenal. Most of all, I am continuously amazed by her attention to detail. Alex has put intention into every aspect of the client experience. Just walking in to her studio I begin to feel more relaxed. We have been working on chronic pain in my shoulder and with her skills and capacity to settle me in to my body I have been able to gain sensation back that I haven't had since I was 15 years old, as well as find connections throughout my body that are contributing to the problem and begin the process of releasing. Alex's love for what she does and her intuition for creating the best session to serve your needs is palpable. I can't recommend her enough.
by Madeleine on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 30MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing! I wish our appointment went another hour! She knows her stuff and so sweet. Can't wait for our next session.
by Madeleine on Jun 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing! I wish our appointment went another hour! She knows her stuff and so sweet. Can't wait for our next session.
by Jessica on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is a such a careful, pragmatic, and yet intuitive practitioner. I am a physical therapist and I recommend her to many of my clients who require myofascial work.
by Eve on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex really knows what she's doing! Her space is so soothing and her expertise impressive! She has a wide array of skills, from massage to pilates based movement improvement therapy! She really understands body mechanics and how to retrain your body to cure chronically painful areas. You will not be disappointed!
by Erin on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is an intuitive and skilled practitioner who is the 'real deal'. Her grounded demeanor teamed with an inquisitive mind renders Alex a tour de force that anyone working through injury or movement issues should experience. If you're body isn't feeling 100%, run, don't walk, to Muscle Butter.
by Laurence on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: 120MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
I know you apologized for moving quickly through the assessment and exercises but I found that to be an efficient use of time. It made me feel like I was getting the most out of the session, which is important to me. The assessments (pre and post) were thorough, which is also important, as I'm looking to deeply understand the issues so I can contribute to fixing them. You did a good job communicating your thought process throughout.
by Peter on Apr 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Best body work this side of the Mississippi
by Erin on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
This was such thoughtful, careful and well-informed work. As a bodyworker myself, I truly appreciate Alex's sensitivity and effectiveness. My body feels great!
by Anonymous on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: with Alex B.
Wonderful experience will definitely be back
by Henry on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
I am truly astonished. After the first session yesterday, I felt a sort of looseness, tenderness and relaxation in my hip that I haven't felt since my chronic hip pain started three years ago. And last night was the first night since then that I was able to lie on my back and not feel the dull pain come on. I have had chronic pain in my hip for three years, and have been to three different doctors (two DO's and an orthopedic surgeon. This is the first intervention that has made a significant change. Besides that, Dr. Brown seems to have real knowledge of physiology and anatomy that my other practitioners either didn't or were not interested in explaining.
by Katie on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing!
by Purnima on Mar 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
It was nice and Alex made me understand my body and helped me with my problems.
by Lila on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing! I am recovering from a very badly broken rib, and after one massage my pain levels are down 80-90%! I absolutely cannot recommend Alex enough!
by Mandy on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing at helping me troubleshoot problems and address imbalances. She has helped me reduce pain on multiple occasions, and I always leave with helpful homework. I've been seeing her for my ankles and hips for years and I can't recommend her enough.
by Mak on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
This was my second session with Alex - I came to her with severe nerve pain in my shoulder from poor mouse use and a non-ergo work desk. After the first session, my pain actually got worse, so I was skeptical. But I also realize these things take time and Alex seemed to really know what she was doing. So I returned for another round. My second session was intense, a bit painful and not as relaxing as the first massage therapy session. BUT my nerve pain is pretty much gone!!! My shoulder feels so much better. My back and neck pain is better, too. She also gives really great, detailed recommendations beyond her sessions right after the session ends. She's so good at what she does, and I'm excited to keep working with her. It's a true gift. I'm amazed by your work and so grateful for it, Alex. You've given me faith that I can heal all this pain I've had for years from scoliosis and my neck injury. Never knew what 2 sessions of massage therapy could accomplish. What a huge relief for my shoulder. I was so worried. Thank you so much.

Business response:

I'm so glad we could work together. Keep up the great work!

by Nathaniel on Feb 2017
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
A consummate professional, Alex is also just really good at this. You won't be disappointed.
by Anonymous on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Great experience! Very relaxing, and comfortable environment - and very knowledgeable information provided to me. Thank you
by Chris on Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is very professional and informative. She is excellent at giving great aftercare advice and explaining what the is causing the issues. Alex has been extremely helpful in diagnosing and remedying issues with my shoulder.
by Sue on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90min 5 PACK with Alex B.
Alex is a fabulous practitioner. I love my sessions with her.
by Anonymous on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is super down to earth and easy to chat with -- always thinking through the problems that I've identified and tries to find solutions.
by Hayley on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing! I can't wait to go back!
by Anonymous on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing and a master of her craft. I have a decades of injuries and bad postural habits behind me and I feel brand new everytime I step out of her session! Most importantly, the feeling of re-connection with my body lasts for weeks!
by Ashley on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is very friendly, professional and knowledgable. She was a joy to work with. I will definitely be returning to her.
by Todd on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is a miracle worker
by Matthew on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is very knowledgeable about anatomy and sports medicine. We had a very focused session where she was able to identify my problem areas by both listening to what I had to stay as well as through very practiced palpitations. I would highly recommend her for pain treatment.
by Anonymous on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex was awesome and was able to find you problem areas and address it. Will recommend highly.
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Fabulous!
by Prashant on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
its great every time
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
she's great!
by Neal on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Fantastic experience with Alex, who came thru the referral of a close year. Very professional, clearly dedicate to her craft and willing to help explain the physiology and answers all my questions and clarity in laying out the treatment plan.
by Anonymous on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is great! She is so knowledgeable and educational. I look forward to each and every visit with her.
by Jack on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90min 5 PACK with Alex B.
I have been cared for by Alex for over two years now. I depend on her continued maintenance and advice.
by Nathan on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
I have been going to Alex for awhile now. Her depth of knowledge of and approach to massage therapy have helped me recover from injury and keep me out running the trails.
by Jourdan on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is amazing! She has helped me recover from two sprained ankles and lingering pain from a compression fracture. Can't recommend her enough!
by An on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex was great. By far the best experience I've had with a therapist. Very courteous, informative and knew her stuff. I will be back.
by Andrew on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex works magic. I trust no one else.
by Angela on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90MIN MYOTHERAPY with Alex B.
Alex is wonderful at what she does. I am a competitive marathoner and Alex has kept me running strong for the past three years. She has a very intuitive touch and often finds tight spots that I didn't realize were affecting my gait. I walk out of there feeling better every single time.
by Elizabeth on Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received: 60min 5 PACK with Alex B.
Alex is amazing - kind, professional and clearly knows what she is doing. I look forward to our appointments!
by Sitar on Aug 2016
Verified
Service Received: 90min 5 PACK with Alex B.
Alex is incredibly knowledgeable about the body and even more thoughtful in her practice. I couldn't recommend her more highly. She is the best.
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Muscle Butter

862 Folsom St

San Francisco , CA 94107 map it

Phone: (415) 590-2565