An international blend of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, with a hint of Swedish, Chinese acupressure, American deep tissue, and Lymphatic Drainage make for a truly relaxing experience.
The Hawaiians look at all things in terms of energy flow. They understand that an idea or belief can block energy flow as much as muscle tension and treat all symptoms accordingly. With a focus on opening the heart, breath and hips, lomi lomi is described as “a hula on the body”. Combining fluid, rhythmic motions with deep tissue kneading strokes and specific point work, this technique releases stress and muscle tension without the pain that results from San Francisco’s more common massage modalities.
Massage is most recommended for:
Relaxation | (Non-chronic) Pain | (Non-chronic) Stress and Tension | Athletic Health | Strengthening the Immune System | Healing After Injury and / or Surgery | Aiding a Detox Process Shortness of Breath & Asthma | Improving Circulation | Supporting the Body through Grief | Autoimmune Disease Pain | Neuromuscular Dysfunction | Healing the Body after Trauma | Pregnancy & Postpartum
Massage is not a fix for chronic stress or tension.
For ongoing pain, tension, and stress Rosen Method bodywork is the appropriate treatment.
If you are unsure which treatment makes the most sense, choose the Eureka! option when scheduling to allow time for an in-depth discussion of issues and goals.
…because basic massage is a skill every human should have.
We instinctually touch those we love – to connect, to comfort, to express what words cannot. Touch is hard-wired into our genetic make-up, but what if you could fine-tune what nature gave you?
The following classes offer participants technical skills to deliver a therapeutic full-body massage. Designed according to each partner’s inspirations and needs, your class will be an entirely unique experience. Private classes are held at Mind-Body SF’s studio. Group classes are offered periodically at various locations, including participants’ homes. Please inquire by e-mail if you’d like to host a group class.
Couples Massage Classes
Couples Classes are designed to relieve tension and pain, deepen communication and sensuality, and develop a more embodied self-awareness. Most often enjoyed by romantic couples, classes are open to platonic pairs as well.
Single-Sided Massage Classes
Designed for the person who wants to develop massage skills as a solo achievement. Whether you want to impress your friends, you’re considering professional massage training, or you’re seeking an exercise in generosity, this class is for you. Participants are required to bring a buddy to receive during the class.
Infant Massage Classes
There’s a reason you can’t take your hands off your baby, and it’s not only the cuteness factor. Touch is actually required for neurological development; it allows for non-verbal communication, healthy attachment and bonding. Skilled massage techniques do all of that, while enhancing baby’s sleep, improving digestion and circulation, and boosting immunity. Beginning a daily massage routine in infancy will reward you and your child, emotionally and physically, well into the future. The full body massage is divided into a 5-part series, offered both privately and in groups. See Happiest Baby for full details.