Alex Schmidt

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, Coaching, or Counseling services

by Anonymous on Jun 03
Alex is amazing! So talented and a natural healer
by Glen on May 25
Always the best service and bodywork done in the city. Nobody even compares to the work that Alex does. She helps change lives and I so grateful to have her in my life. I couldn't keep up or do what I do without her. Thanks for being amazing and helping me become the best version of myself.
by Liz on May 10
Alex is amazing. I always feel great after our appointments. She's incredibly knowledgable about the body and quickly finds the source of my pain and helps alleviate it. Highly recommend her!!
by Melissa on May 09
Alex was great! Very engaging.
by Anonymous on Apr 28
My session with Alex was very effective. She provides a friendly and relaxed atmosphere and soon one gains confidence in her skill and intuition. While I did not have a relaxing, good-feeling massage, it wasn't a torture, either. Alex focused on areas of my shoulders, spine and neck and the results have been great: no more neck pain and greater range of motion. I trust Alex and I'll see her again, I'm sure.
by Danielle on Apr 14
Amazing - I immediately felt comfortable. I loved how concepts were explained to me as we went along, it really helped me understand what my body was doing, versus just getting temporary relief. Thank you Alex!
by Cathy on Apr 11
Alex is extremely knowledgeable and attentive. She addressed my specific areas and I could really feel a difference when I left.
by scott on Feb 27
My favorite sheets
by Anonymous on Feb 22
Alex is th ebest practitioner of her craft.
by Emmanuel on Feb 20
Alex is very knowledgeable and her work and really understands the human body. Now seeing her has become a necessity for my personal wellness and I highly recommend anyone to see her and her beautiful space.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Myotherapy

Coaching

  • Corrective Exercise
  • Foam Rolling

Counseling

  • Consultation

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