Massage Services

We specialize in Shiatsu, Swedish (Classic), Myofascial Release and Lymphatic Massage. All massages come with warm compress if performed at the office. If you are interested  in combining massage with acupuncture, see service acumassage options  here. Choose the style that best suits your needs. Please note, all in-home services prices are calculated for visits within San Francisco. Out of the city visits are available but different rates apply. 15%-discount offered to seniors, students, friends and colleagues.

Shiatsu       

Home: 75min $170 |  90min $180 |  5-pack at 5% off  ||  Office: 60min $100 |  75min $110 |  90min $125     BOOK NOW

 

This is Japan's primary manual therapy. 'Shi' means the application of finger, and 'atsu' means pressure. The pressure is applied with thumbs, hands, elbows, knees or feet to the acupuncture points on the body. It also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points along 12 primary meridians that control musculoskeletal framework of the body, reflexes to internal organs or nervous system, mental, emotional or energetic imbalances. It is traditionally performed with sheets over the body and without massage oil.

Shiatsu - Swedish Combo       

Home: 90min $190 |  5-pack at 5% off  ||  Office: 75min $120 |  90min $135     BOOK NOW

 

The combination of Shiatsu and Swedish massage is great for relieving stress and general muscular tension. You can choose to focus on one or two areas of chronic tenson or to do a full body massage. 

 

Myofascial Release 

Home: 75min $175 | 90min $190 |  5-pack 5% off || Office: 60min $105 | 75min $120 | 90min $135   BOOK NOW 

 

This type of massage is especially beneficial for chronic pain or repetitive muscle strain such as compromised posture when working on computers all day. It employs strong pressure and may give you muscle soreness a day or two after the session. This is typically the result of toxins released and so it is important that you stay well-hydrated to help your body flush toxins out.

Lymphatic Drainage   

Home: 75min $175 |  5-pack at 5% off  ||  Office: 75min $120     BOOK NOW 

 

Lymphatic massage, also called manual lymph drainage, is a technique developed in Germany for treatment of lymphedema, an abnormal accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery, e.g. after mastectomy, melanoma or colon surgery or it can be a result of a radiation treatment.  Lymphedema can affect as many as four limbs and/or other parts of the body. Symptoms include swelling and pain. However, lymphedema should not be confused with other types of edema resulting from venous insufficiency, cardiac conditions, kidney failure, or other inflammatory processes. These swelling conditions are systemic, while lymphedema occurs only in the specific regions of the body.

Lymphatic drainage is very gentle, is not painful and doesn’t have a stimulating effect. Therapy is usually performed once a day four or five times a week for two to four weeks. One study showed that the greatest reduction in swelling from lymphedema occurs in the first week of treatment and stabilizes during the second week.

Lymphatic massage may also have some esthetics benefits such as preventing skin on the face from sagging or improving the skin tone. For this purpose, often a facial cupping technique is applied.

Acumassage  

Home: 75min $235 | 90min $265 | 2hrs $295  ||  Office: 75min $181 | 90min $210  | 2hrs $239   BOOK NOW 

 

This treatment involves a combination of a full body massage and acupuncture in time ratio 3:2. It is best for a specific musculoskeletal complaint of acute or chronic origin or for stress relief. It is especially helpful for conditions that failed to resolve with a single modality. A health history will be taken and exam will help assess the root cause. Acupuncture is ideal for accessing deep muscle layers and release fascia. 

Massage Add-ons 

  • Aromatherapy, $10

  • Body Cupping, $25/$50 (15/30min)

  • Facial Cupping, $25 (15min) 

  • Body Gua sha, $25/$50 (15/30min)

  • Facial Gua sha, $25 (15min) 

  • Paraffin for hands, $30 (20min) 

  • Moxibustion, $20

  • Local Near Infrared LED Light therapy (R+/NIR+), $35 (15min), $30 (add.15min)

  • Herbal Plaster, $5