“If you are looking for a fabulous therapeutic massage Element is your place! All the therapists there are great but Jennifer is my favorite. Every time I have gone to seen her she has worked miracles on my lower back and IT band that were injured as a result of a car accident.”
Valerie Cherrin is a dream come true! She is a master practitioner – bringing strength, energy and expertise to her clients. She is by far the most talented massage therapist I have ever known. She makes me breathe! She soothes my aches and pains! She brings me joy!
I came to Valerie after my shoulder surgery in 2006 for help in regaining flexibility in my shoulder. In addition to working on my shoulder, she showed me a variety of at-home exercises that benefited me in the long run as well. Based on that success, I have been a regular client since then. Valerie always listens to your ailments or stresses, and then explains exactly what she will work on as needed. She has helped my stress level tremendously as well.
I’ve had 2 massages with Eugenie. They were both great. I’m trained as a massage therapist in both Swedish and deep tissue/trigger point techniques and my massages with Eugenie are right up there with the best I’ve ever had. Also, as a transgender person it can be scary to get a massage from someone new. It was a non-issue with Eugenie. After explaining how my body might be different from what she expected I didn’t have to give it a second thought. My only regret is that I’m not home in SF enough, nor wealthy enough to get longer and more frequent massages!
My hubby booked an appointment for my birthday present and I had a wonderful massage today with Eugenie. I had a baby a few months ago and my body has been in some serious need of TLC, so many tight knots and my shoulder and back felt like they were constantly in pain.
I told Eugenie all of my issues and she got to work with just the right amount of pressure and worked out a lot of the kinks. At some points during the massage, I actually fell into a light sleep! It was refreshing, calming, peaceful, and invigorating. I left feeling a thousand times better and overall happier and calmer.
Adam worked on a very strong muscle spasm in my foot during our first meeting, when I could barely walk without significant pain.
Immediately upon beginning to work, the muscle relaxed, and when he found the source of the pain, he expertly worked on it for no more than 10 minutes and there was total relief. He is a complete professional, and i was so lucky to have met him when I did. If I lived in SF this would be a weekly healing visit for me!
I had planned to see Adam tomorrow for a regularly scheduled massage. But I recently had a major sciatica attack again Sunday which gradually got worse into Monday. My chiro helped with some of the relief Monday evening, but I was still in considerable amount of pain and couldn’t continue my early morning skating lessons.
Adam is hands-down the best massage therapist in the city. I’ve tried numerous therapists (back and shoulder knots and tightness from computer use), and no one has the professionalism and skill that Adam possesses. He seems to know exactly where your problem/pain originates from and fixes it. I don’t know how he does it, but compared with many of the other therapists I’ve tried (sports massage, thai massage, deep tissue), he is by far and away the best at what he does.
I know this may sound dramatic but Element Bodywork literally changed my life. I hurt my back years ago and the doctors said I would never run again. As you can imagine I was devastated as running was a true love of mine. My mind also went to, “I want to have kids, how will this back issue effect that?” I went to various doctors all ending with doors closing on the thought of having a smooth pregnancy or running again. The icing on the cake was me throwing my back out literally minutes before getting on a 6 hour cross country flight. At rock bottom I was scanning for different sites for some solution at 3am and came across Element Bodywork.