This particular type of massage therapy focuses on realigning muscles and connective tissues. It is particularly helpful for people that have chronic tightness and stiffness. When chronic muscle tension or injury is present adhesions are formed in the muscle tissues, tendons and ligaments. Adhesions can inhibit circulation, limit movement and cause pain. Deep tissue massage works to break down these adhesions and restore movement.
When deep tissue massage is paired with chiropractic care, the benefits are terrific. This approach allows your chiropractor and massage therapist to discuss your problems and symptoms so that they can both approach the issue. Your chiropractor can focus on the structural misalignments while your massage therapist can target the muscle adhesions. This allows for maximal rehabilitation.
About Our Massage Therapists
Beth is a licensed massage therapist at SF Custom Chiropractic. A graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage in multiple modalities, including Zen Shiatsu and Basic Lymphatic Massage, Beth remains an active member of the school, assisting in the instruction of students in the Advanced Massage program. Beth performs integrative massage with an emphasis on intent, patience, and effective deep tissue work. She enjoys working with athletes of all levels, whether beginner or professional, with specific focus on deep tissue and sports massage. As a massage therapist, and an avid long distance runner, Beth wants to consistently use her practical knowledge and techniques to assist clients in getting the most out of their training and their life. Techniques that increase flexibility, improve circulation, release adhesions, alleviate muscle pain, and promote relaxation for an athlete to maintain optimal performance.
Zoe is a licensed massage therapist and a graduate of the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork. She draws on her education and experience with massage techniques, ranging from deep tissue massage, sports massage, and Thai massage, to create a personalized blend of treatment modalities for each patient. Zoe continues to pursue educational opportunities in order to provide her clients with the latest treatment modalities available. Zoe is passionate about the environment and education, and when she is not working, she is involved with San Francisco's Park and Recreation Department. She also enjoys biking, hiking, camping, cooking, and spending time with her friends. Zoe's massage schedule is Mondays and Fridays at the Financial District location.
Alexandrea has been a licensed myomassage therapist since graduating from Irene's Myomassagology Institute in Michigan in 2009. Her passion for massage therapy shows in her wide variety of skills. Medical manual therapy, myofascial release, deep tissue, and sports massage are just a sampling of what she incorporates in one session. Alex enjoys CrossFit training, pilates, hiking, and the local music scene. Alex's massage massage schedule is Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at the Mission/Bernal Heights location.
Call 415-639-9166 to schedule your Deep Tissue Massage. As a reminder, the total amount for the services scheduled with the massage will be charged in full for clients who "no-show" or fail to cancel their appointment within a 24-hour time period.