Tim Cowen

  • CA License #: 74362
  • 29

"Living life with an open heart and doing what you love can only manifest great joy!"

Hi there,
I am originally from Boston Ma. but I have lived in San Francisco for over 20 years. I worked for UCSF for over 20 years, but recently decided to transition back into private practice, I also teach spin for a local Cole valley studio called Lavation SF. My passions are cooking and good wines, taking vacations when I can get away and time spent with family.

Education: San Francisco School of Massage, Kripalu Yoga Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mayo clinic, Liddle Kidz...

Hi there,
I am originally from Boston Ma. but I have lived in San Francisco for over 20 years. I worked for UCSF for over 20 years, but recently decided to transition back into private practice, I also teach spin for a local Cole valley studio called Lavation SF. My passions are cooking and good wines, taking vacations when I can get away and time spent with family.

Education: San Francisco School of Massage, Kripalu Yoga Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Mayo clinic, Liddle Kidz Foundation, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Certification: Swedish, Deep tissue, Myo-Fascial, Sports massage, Hospital based massage Oncology massage, Pediatric and Pre–post–natal, Holistic lifestyle teacher, Infant massage teacher, Kripalu Yoga Instructor

Experience: Massage Private practice since 1993, Massage Practitioner UCSF Fitness & Recreation 1997-2016, Massage Services Manager UCSF Fitness & Recreation Centers 2005-2016 , UCSF Inpatient Massage Services UCSF Benioff Children’s hospital Palliative care team 2012-2016, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine Oncology massage research project 2001-2005

Specialization: Deep Tissue, Sports, Prenatal, Swedish, Myofascial, Trigger point and assisted stretch, specialized medical training for Oncology Massage for Adult and Pediatrics, Neurological disorders, Burn/surgical scars and Lymph edema. 

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Where I Work
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

CA # 74362

Massage Practitioner/City and County of San Francisco CA

# 07291

Education
1992

San Francisco School of Massage

Massage Therapist

2015

San Francisco School of Massage

Prenatal Massage

2015

San Francisco School of Massage

Deep Tissue

2014

Mayo Clinic

Hospital based massage

2015

Liddle Kidz Foundation

Pediatric Massage 1 & 2

2015

Liddle Kidz Foundation

Massage in the NICU

2014

Liddle Kidz Foundation

Infant massage teacher training

1995

Kripalu School of Massage

Kripalu Bodywork

2012

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Medical massage for the cancer patient

2015

Handle with care Massage Therapy

Burn/Scar Massage

Experience
Bodywork

University of California, San Francisco

1997-2005 Massage therapist, Instructor Kripalu yoga, Spinning, Couple's massage 2005-2009 Transitioned into management and facilitated startup for the new UCSF Bakar fitness center, developed the massage program. Hired and recruited new staff, executed marketing, purchasing/inventory management, managed online booking systems, website content management, maintained HIPPA compliant client data base, customer service, created PCI compliant billing systems and additional operational duties. 2009 -2016 Expanded operations to include UCSF's Millberry Fitness center massage program and created a multi site employee based seated massage program. 2012 - 2016 Developed and managed a fee based UCSF medical center inpatient massage program, implemented a pediatric inpatient oncology massage pilot, that led to a funded program for the UCSF Benioff children's hospital, now including patients on the Pediatric BMT unit, PICU and NICU. 2016 Created 2 Adult inpatient massage pilots, Coauthored an 8k grant for Antepartum and co-created a crowd funding campaign with over 10k in donations for Adult BMT patients

TLC MASSAGE Therapy

1997-Present Owner/ Massage therapist - Private practice specializing in working with Clients experiencing Neurological and Auto-immune diseases such as Muscular Sclerosis, Parkinson's and HIV, including Adult & Pediatric Oncology massage and Sports massage incorporating deep tissue and active and passive stretching.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Christy on Nov 18
Tim was absolutely amazing. He was soft spoken, I felt calm and comfortable in his presence and he gave a fantastic and thorough massage. It’s clear that he has been in this industry for many years.
by Anonymous on Nov 08
The best massage therapist. Really understands the body and how to relieve tension and tight spots.
by Anonymous on Oct 28
Tim started by asking questions to understand my injury and what's helped it in the past, and then spent the hour working specifically to alleviate my nerve pain. Within a day of his treatment, my symptoms began to subside. Tim was also very welcoming and easy to talk to -- I had a great experience.
by Sharon on Oct 14
Tim’s an excellent massage therapist. This was my 3rd massage with him and he has adjusted his technique, depth and concentrations based on my issues each session. Highly recommend!
by Anonymous on Sep 24
Tim asked what areas to focus on and did a great job on those areas requested.
by Audrey on Sep 16
He is sensitive, empathic, non-judgemental, experienced, and funny :)
by Anonymous on Aug 18
Tim helped solve the tightness in my shoulders which I went to some other massage places for but weren't helped.
by Anonymous on Aug 17
very knowledgeable
by Anonymous on Aug 04
Tim just very obviously knew his s**t. I never knew I have hyper flexible joints and that explains a lot about why I've suffered several injuries in my life. And he was able to tell me that, for the first time (I'm 33!). It was amazing not just to walk out of there so relaxed but to really have someone who knows so much put such careful attention on my body. Incredibly grateful for my experience on Saturday and will definitely be coming back.
by Danusia on Jul 01
Tim is amazing!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Mobile Swedish Massage
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Other
  • 15 min add on
  • A blend of massage techniques
  • Deep Tissue
  • 30 min add on
  • Add on
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Chair Massage