Bodywork & Massage

For a spa appointment, please contact 415.292.1248 or spa@jccsf.org.

Talented JCCSF massage therapists are well versed in a wide variety of techniques to fit your preference. To get the most out of your session, arrive early and relax with a hot shower, steam or sauna. Consider adding a 15-minute foot massage to any session.

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SWEDISH

Detoxify, relax and renew. Popular Swedish full-body massage soothes away tension with long, gliding strokes, kneading, heat and friction. A classic way to simply let go and feel tensions melt away!

ACUPRESSURE & SHIATSU

Relieve stress, rebalance and energize. Traditional Eastern pressure point techniques invigorate skin, muscles, internal organs and endocrine glands. Focusing on energy flow through the body's meridians, this treatment promotes a healthy circulatory and nervous system.

DEEP TISSUE

Awaken dormant muscles and release deep aches. Slow strokes and deep pressure on specific areas relieve tension that is often responsible for recurring pain. Not recommended as a first time massage. Not a full-body massage.

SPORTS

Enhance performance and prevent injury. Focusing on muscle soreness, lactic acid buildup, recovery from fatigue, strain, tendonitis or injury, this method treats muscle groups specific to your particular sport. Sports massage also improves flexibility and agility.

HOT STONE

Melt away knots and soothe away tension. The penetrating heat of smooth basalt river rocks takes traditional Swedish massage to new depths. Positioned at strategic points, the stone's heat helps to alleviate painfully tight muscles, mild injury and arthritis.


REFLEXOLOGY

Re-educate, re-pattern and re-condition. Focusing on specific pressure points in the feet and/or hands, your body's neural system is reprogrammed to calm and correct itself. As nerves recover and improve their communication with the body, muscles relax and systems reboot. A reliable and noninvasive way to maintain good health. Not a full-body massage.

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CRANIO-SACRAL

Unravel chronic stress and rejuvenate breathing patterns. Gentle palpitations and "listening hands" restore the body's tidal rhythms and relieve respiratory blockages compounded over a lifetime of physical trauma, emotional stress and toxicity. Great therapy for migraines, TMJ, chronic fatigue, recovery from neck injury and overall tension. Wear loose, comfortable clothing. Choose either a 60- or 90-minute session.

REIKI

Balance and restore. The heat and energy of the practitioner's hands are used to dissolve tensions, encourage the circulatory system and jump-start the flow of energy along the body's chakras. Available in 60- or 90-minute sessions. For a taste of Reiki, ask your practitioner to combine Reiki with your Swedish, Acupressure or Deep Tissue massage.

PRENATAL & POSTNATAL

Nurture yourself, sleep soundly and embrace changes. Our speciallytrained massage therapists understand how to address the rapidly changing physiology of pregnant women. Prenatal massage soothes lower back or leg pain and edema while bolstering overall health. Postnatal massage encourages muscle recovery, enabling new mothers to calm body and mind.

AROMATHERAPY

Amplify immunities, eliminate toxins and balance the mind. This gentle massage employs light strokes and pure, essential plant oils to stimulate the skin and regulate the lymphatic system.

THAI

Stretch, breathe and energize. Through assisted deep-muscle stretching, breathing and acupressure, Thai massage improves flexibility, invigorates inner organs and oxygenates the blood. Perfect for athletes, yoga practitioners, dancers and anyone suffering from stress and fatigue. Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

M.A.T. • 60 Minutes

Restore strength and rebound from injury or fatigue. Identifying musculoskeletal weaknesses, M.A.T. bodyworkers improve range of motion by reducing pain and tightness. An effective compliment to Pilates, yoga and injury rehabilitation.

ROLF METHOD® of STRUCTURAL INTEGRATION • 75 Minutes

Strengthen, balance and rebuild. Over time, injuries and imbalances cause connective tissue to tighten and contort our bodies. Releasing deep muscle and fascial strains, this individually customized method re-educates muscles, corrects movement and aligns the skeleton.

GUIDED IMAGERY • 60 Minutes

Visualize, adapt and overcome. Talking you through relaxation exercises and directing your thoughts, therapists help you channel all of your senses toward a relaxed, peaceful state. Especially valuable to people dealing with health issues (blood pressure, weight loss), addictions (smoking, alcohol), chronic pain or aggressive medical treatments such as chemotherapy.