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Education

  • National Holistic Instiute
  • Tranformational Bodywork Association

Specialties

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Pregnancy Massage

James Girard

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. ...

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Where I Work

James Girard BodyWorks  
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32 Sanchez Street, San Francisco, CA 94114 Map it

 

Education

2010
National Holistic Instiute
Comprehensive
2012
Tranformational Bodywork Association
Transformational Bodywork

 

Notable Experiences

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.

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Overall Rating based on Verified reviews
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Customer Reviews

(14 Reviews)

Ricky J.
Jan 2017
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Service Received
120-minute (2 hour) session
5
James is a fantastic therapist! He's always very responsive to my body, and has both finesse and strength in equal measure.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Kevin K.
Jan 2017
Verified
Service Received
60-minute session
5
James performed really intense deep tissue work in the areas of concern, my shoulder and upper back. The massage was very painful but James talked me through it and let me know what he was doing, building trust and helping me to relax. He talked about his work as a collaboration between the 2 of us to change the paradigm of my body. Immediately after the massage my arms and fingers tingled with new sensations and increased blood flow. A few days later 75% of the discomfort I felt before the massage was gone. Definitely the most focused and effective bodywork I have ever had.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Stacey R.
Jan 2017
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Service Received
10 x 60-minute sessions
5
Great experience and am very optimistic now about finally healing from a very bad neck/shoulder injury. James is friendly and knowledgeable and his space is warm and welcoming. Very pleased with pricing on the 10 session package I purchased!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Tony E.
Dec 2016
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Service Received
90-minute session
5
James is a consummate professional who is both intuitive and knowledgeable and works with you to relieve the tightest muscle pain.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Jesse D.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
90-minute session
5
After James finished I felt broken in all the right ways. I highly recommend his massage services. And for those who are spiritually inclined, James is fully familiar with the body's chakras and energy paths too.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Adriana A.
Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received
90-minute session
5
James is a wizard!!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
rico z.
Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received
5 x 90-minute sessions
5
Thank you!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Richard T.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60-minute session
5
James creates a warm and welcoming experience not to mention the incredible knowledge and precision in his work to help restore and bring back the connection with your body. I would highly reccomend James for those interested in massage that's meaningful and produces results. One of the best !
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Anonymous
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
90-minute session
5
The best! Always on time, professional with a great demeanor. I look forward to all of my visits to see James!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Harry P.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
90-minute session
5
James has found what needed to be worked on. Our last session in particular was rewarding. It seemed like so many places were unlocked. I felt lighter, felt like I could really move again. It was a wonderful experience and I look forward to many more.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Mario C.
Oct 2016
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Service Received
90-minute session
5
Really talented practitioner. Listens to what's needed for work and then does deep work to relieve pain and expand range of motion. Highly recommended!!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Richard R.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
90-minute session
5
James is very skilled and knowledgeable about anatomy and deep tissue massage
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Miriam G.
Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received
60-minute session
5
James knows exactly what to do with the knotted up muscles of my aging body for me to feel relaxed and 10 years younger!
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0
Melanie S.
Sep 2016
Verified
Service Received
90-minute session
5
A truly amazing bodyworker and does the most intense, caring transformational work in the bay area.
Skill
5.0
Friendliness
5.0