Frequently Asked Questions

Deep Tissue bodywork for Shoulder Pain

You work out of several locations/offices; when do you practice in San Francisco?

I work in the city on Monday and Thursday out of two different  locations.  On Monday I am downtown at 300 Montgomery St, Suite 650, and Thursday I am at 290 Division St, Suite 200.

And when are you in Santa Rosa?

I practice in Santa Rosa on Tuesday, Friday and the first and third Saturday of the month out of the same office at 4765 Hoen Ave.

What measures are you taking in regard to the spread of Covid-19?

I will be following California's recommendations for barber and nail salons, as well as requirements for elective health practitioners.  The full list can be seen here, and include the following:

  • Regular hand washing and sanitization
  • Facial coverings (masks) to be worn be myself and all clients during treatment
  • Regular sanitation of all common spaces and surfaces 
  • Touch free temperature screenings of all clients prior to treatment
  • Restriction of the use of the lobby and/or common office space

What is your cancellation policy?

I require a minimum of 24-hours notice when cancelling a session.  If an appointment is cancelled within 24-hours I will require full payment for the session, unless a substitute is found to take the open space.

How does your work differ from other massage therapists?

I do not do massage therapy.  My work is best described as manual therapy as influenced by physical therapy and osteopathy.  I work with clients clothed and use a variety of techniques in order to release tensions within the musculoskeletal system and increase the likelihood of healing and restoration of function.

What types of payment do you accept?

I accept cash, check, all major credit cards, Square Cash, Apple Cash and Apply Pay. There is a 2.75% swipe fee for all credit/debit transactions; and at this time I do not accept health insurance though I do qualify to accept most flexible spending and HSA account payments.

What are your rates?

My rates for San Francisco and Santa Rosa are different.  In San Francisco I charge $150 for an initial 60-minute session and my standard 50-minute session is $130.  In Santa Rosa, my initial session and follow ups are $100 each.