Life is a Verb!

There is something compelling about being able to put my hands on people and make them feel better.

While I was formally trained at the National Holistic Institute in San Francisco in 2009, I have been giving massages my whole life. My mother tells stories of back rubs I gave at age of 7, and my college friends fondly remember study breaks with shoulder rubs and hand massages to keep us all going.

It is something I have always chosen to do, and to make it my career seems pretty magical. ...

There is something compelling about being able to put my hands on people and make them feel better.

While I was formally trained at the National Holistic Institute in San Francisco in 2009, I have been giving massages my whole life. My mother tells stories of back rubs I gave at age of 7, and my college friends fondly remember study breaks with shoulder rubs and hand massages to keep us all going.

It is something I have always chosen to do, and to make it my career seems pretty magical. I get to spend my day making people feel better and live healthier, more authentic lives. I truly love what I do.






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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Education
2010

National Holistic Instiute

Comprehensive

2012

Tranformational Bodywork Association

Transformational Bodywork

Experience
Bodywork

Embace Health Chiorpractic - Lead Therapist

Working closely with Chiropractors and Acupuncturist to develop comprehensive holistic treatment plans for patients.

Transformational Bodywork Association

Experiencing and working with the developer of Transformational Bodywork, Dr. Fred Mitouer, designed to unearth psychological, emotional and spiritual pain and trauma by addressing where it is being held in the body.

Yoga

Mattamayura Institute - Retreat Therapist

Working alongside experienced yoga instructors, providing the bodywork as an adjunct to a deep yoga practice.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anne on Jul 21
Your technique is unmatched and fantastically effective every time!!! And I just love your new space.
by Eric on Jul 09
Best massage ever. Located all my knots and coaxed them into surrender.
by Anat on Jul 02
Amazing job prying my butt muscle off my spine!!! And for being a great thought partner in making positive changes in my life!
by Lucid on Jun 24
James is a pro with strong hands, keen listening, intuition and deep skills. This kind of body work has the ability to go way deeper than everyday stress, it can truly be transformative. James went deep into some places I had been holding old stuff, holding patterns from injury and emotional stuff... Much had been moved and I felt renewed upon leaving. Magick happened. James knows how to communicate with fascia!. So grateful!
by Tiffany on Jun 06
Seeing James gives me hope that I can get stronger and more athletic. He makes you feel cared for and welcomed. I have frequent neck and shoulder issues. My first time seeing him my shoulder released into a better position and my nerves felt restored. My last visit I walked in with my shoulders high and tight and walked out with them relaxed and naturally positioned down my back which restructures my shoulders and alleviates my neck pain. No other masseur has worked this well for me. The only problem is you have to book far in advance so you need to have other PT support in case of an immediate treatment need. I look forward to my visits and even more to after my visit. Half the time I want to cry in joy when I see him because I know it means relief and healing.
by Jenny on Jun 05
James is amazingly intuitive and the massage is always exactly what I need!
by Wayne on Jun 04
James is one of the best massage therapists I have ever known!
by Anonymous on Apr 21
James is a true professional. He is a fabulously talented massage therapist, but also someone who truly cares about his patients, listens and works hard to help them achieve their goals
by Susan on Apr 06
The best massage therapist ever. I live in Philadelphia and I'm going to have to plan more trips to San Francisco to see James!
by Laura on Mar 18
Speechless. James has a truly astonishing gift for this work. He's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I'm on the old side and have seen countless massage therapists over the years - but the skills of even the best of those does not approach the abilities James possesses. I know it sounds like hyperbole, but it's true! He's amazing. THANK YOU JAMES!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Other
  • Pregnancy Massage

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