Alex Brown

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

Alex Schmidt (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. 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. 


Expect to move after your massage. Alex teaches mindful movement, cor...

Alex Schmidt (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. 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. 


Expect to move after your massage. Alex teaches mindful movement, corrective exercise and core retraining to optimize what is achieved through bodywork. 

Primary techniques she uses are: myofascial release, trigger point therapy, active isolated stretching, sports massage, active release, positional release, and structural integration, Stott Pilates exercises, corrective exercises, and breath retraining. 

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.  


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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 or Coaching services

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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Other
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Myotherapy

Coaching

  • Foam Rolling
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Dynamic Stretches and mobilizations

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