Alex Schmidt

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

Alex Schmidt (formerly 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 move...

Alex Schmidt (formerly 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 Coaching, Bodywork, or Counseling services

by scott on Mar 10
I really like the temperature in the studio. Not too hot, not too cold, its juuuuust right.
by Anonymous on Mar 04
Alex is so knowledgable about the body - that's made evident right away. She is also warm and professional, someone who makes personal connections easily and authentically. Perhaps most importantly, she is effective! I was reminded of that in my recent session with her, and am about to make appointments for a couple more because it is so worth it... I would recommend her to anyone.
by Chris on Feb 28
I learned a lot about my condition, my anatomy, and the conditions that affect my back health. Also, the pain that was experiencing has been reduced significantly. What more could I want?! Alex is such a pro. She's patient and I was very impressed with the way she gathered information from me (and my body) to provide bodywork that was very focused on my current need. I felt immediately at ease with Alex and after only a single session, I have quite a bit of trust in her her methods.
by Anonymous on Feb 05
Alex is magical. She knew just where to dig in.
by Amanda on Jan 12
Alex is insightful and helpful above and beyond. Can't recommend her services highly enough.
by Freddie on Dec 20
Alex helped me release some tension in my lower back after throwing it out a few days before. She is great!
by Linda on Dec 06
Love my time with Alex.... it’s one of the top highlights of my month:):) Thanks for the wonderful healing body work!
by Anonymous on Oct 31
Alex is amazing in every way—knowledgeable, talented and compassionate. I felt so much relief from my neck pain and I look forward to receiving treatment from her in the future.
by Linda on Oct 02
Alex was great on intake without taking too much time. She shows great body knowledge, I feel I am in good hands. Great start and happy to be working with her.
by Anonymous on Sep 24
I feel fortunate to be able to have Alex help me ensure I get through training seasons.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Coaching

  • Corrective Exercise
  • Foam Rolling

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Myotherapy

Counseling

  • Consultation

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