Tim Cowen

  • CA License #: 74362
  • 39

"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 Christine on Mar 15
Terrific as always!
by Anonymous on Mar 14
Always a solid attentive massage.
by Anonymous on Mar 08
very friendly!
by Alexei on Mar 02
Clear explanations, Amazing massage. The best.
by Anonymous on Jan 28
Great pressure and ability to read the body
by Rosie on Jan 25
Tim was AMAZING! Before starting my massage, he asked about my problem areas and he addressed every single one of them. He knew exactly what to do. After the massage was over, I was so relaxed! I was no longer feeling pressure or discomfort....and it remained that way for the next few days. I would most definitely book another appointment with Tim.
by Maria on Jan 15
Tim was AMAZING!!! I'd def come back to Massage Lab SF and make another appointment with him!
by Annie on Jan 06
Tim is very professional
by Anonymous on Dec 21
I doubt that there is anyone better.
by Anonymous on Dec 18
I doubt that there is anyone better.

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