My name is Juan Pablo, I am a licensed and skilled professional massage therapist with over eight years of experience providing clients with a level of comfort that allows them to experience new levels of bliss. I intuitively design each session to meet the needs of each client by catering to their verbal requests and responding to their body's non-verbal cues.
I specialize in providing relief from stress, body discomfort, release of knots, back pain, tense muscles, headaches, improve circulation and range of motion, muscle overuse, sleep improvement and repetitive strains from sitting at a desk for long hours.
My technique is a blend of the many modalities I have learned including Swedish, Vibrational Healing, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, and sports massage.
I am certified by The California Massage Therapy Council.
Although I was born and raised in Colombia, I have lived in San Francisco for over 18 years and will always consider San Francisco home. I was trained at The San Francisco School of Massage, Skyline College (Massage Program) and The World School of Massage and Holistic Arts where I learned the skills needed to pursue a career that gives my life more meaning; healing people with touch.
Your massage will take place in a private, quite, warm room with optional soothing background music, candles and aromatherapy. A Hepa air purifier has been added to improve air quality in the massage room. During your massage you will lie on a heated massage table designed for your comfort. At the end of the session warm towels will be used to wipe excess of massage oil or cream on your body. For a mobile massage appointment a massage table will be brought to your location. Please provide ample space and time to set up the massage table.
Before your massage you will be asked to complete a health history intake form to help determine the needs of your body. You will be given the opportunity to discuss any personal preferences for soft, medium or deep pressure, areas of your body that are in pain, and need relief or special attention and address any questions or concerns you may have.
How Should I prepared for my massage?
Prior to your massage please be freshly showered so your mind can be completely relaxed and free of uncertainly about your cleanliness. In the event you are not able to shower beforehand, a clean private bathroom stocked with soap, shampoo conditioner, towels and a hairdryer is available if you have requested an In-studio massage.
Do I have to get naked?
Massage is traditional performed with the patient unclothed; however, it is entirely up to you what you want to wear, You should undress to your level of comfort. You will be properly draped during the entire session.
Will lotion or oil be used?
Yes, Oil or lotion is used during your massage to prevent excessive friction on the skin and to provide smooth soothing strokes. Only the highest quality of natural, scented, unscented, and hypoallergenic professional massage oils and lotions will be used. If you have a preference, please state it before your massage begins.
Are there any medical conditions that make a massage inadvisable?
Yes. It is very important that you inform any health conditions or medications you are taking on the intake form. Consult your doctor before receiving a massage if you a serious or chronic medical condition, fever or a contagious disease.
Massage is a tool to help heal. Whether it's stress, illness or simply pamper yourself. The benefits of massage can be life changing. I would be honored to take that journey with you.