Alex Brown

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it. -Lou Holtz

Alex Brown is a certified massage therapist based in San Francisco, CA. Alex is an expert in pain relief and range of motion optimization through manual techniques.


Alex's goal is to help clients achieve best potential by integrating movement practices, mindful and rehabilitative exercises, and nutritional suggestions for recovery and prevention. She is very experienced with integrative applications and explains them in a practical, easy-to-understand manner. 

Primary techniques she uses are: m...

Alex Brown is a certified massage therapist based in San Francisco, CA. Alex is an expert in pain relief and range of motion optimization through manual techniques.


Alex's goal is to help clients achieve best potential by integrating movement practices, mindful and rehabilitative exercises, and nutritional suggestions for recovery and prevention. She is very experienced with integrative applications and explains them in a practical, easy-to-understand manner. 

Primary techniques she uses are: myofascial release, trigger point therapy, active isolated stretching, sports massage, active release, positional release, and structural integration. She typically follows up with exercise or movement suggestions depending on what you're dealing with. 

Sessions are typically partially clothed, there is a lot of upfront assessment on gait, functional movement, and range of motion. 

She asks that all clients bring a pair of shorts and ladies bring a sports bra or tank top. 

Alex accepts clients of all walks, including: pre and post natal, amateur and professional athletes, trauma victims from car accidents or violent injuries, fibromyalgia, pelvic or low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headaches, extremity injuries or pain, problems from driving/typing/commuting/carrying, spine range of motion and pain, and TMJ dysfunction/pain.

*NOTE: Alex will not perform relaxation effleurage and petrissage generally associated with Swedish massages or deep tissue massages. Her sessions should be used as learning experience about your body's limitations and potential, especially if you have chronic or acute pain.  

She has been in practice for 10 years working with a range of clients from professional athletes to trauma victims. Her application of myofascial manipulation goes beyond the treatment room with her background in Pilates, CHEK education, and athletics. 




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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

CA # 51131

Education
2008

Irene's Myomassology Institute

Irene's Myomassology Program

2010

Myofascial Release Seminars

Myofascial Release 1 & 2

2011

Myofascial Release Seminars

Fascial-Pelvis

2016

C.H.E.K. Institute

Exercise Coach

2012

Stott Pilates, Merrithew

Comprehensive Mat-Plus & Comprehensive Reformer

REVIEWS for my Bodywork, Coaching, or Fitness services

by Erin on Mar 23
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 Henry on Mar 15
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 08
Alex is amazing!
by Purnima on Mar 04
It was nice and Alex made me understand my body and helped me with my problems.
by Lila on Feb 24
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 24
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 20
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.
by Nathaniel on Feb 01
A consummate professional, Alex is also just really good at this. You won't be disappointed.
by Anonymous on Jan 11
Great experience! Very relaxing, and comfortable environment - and very knowledgeable information provided to me. Thank you
by Chris on Jan 09
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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Myotherapy
  • Foot and Ankle

Coaching

  • Foam Rolling

Fitness

  • Dynamic Stretches
  • Core Integration Exercise

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