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 Coaching, Bodywork, or Fitness services

by Jessica on Apr 30
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 27
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 25
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 13
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 07
Best body work this side of the Mississippi
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 Anonymous on Mar 22
Wonderful experience will definitely be back
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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Coaching

  • Foam Rolling

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myotherapy
  • Myofascial Release
  • Foot and Ankle

Fitness

  • Dynamic Stretches
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Core Integration Exercise

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