Jason GarciaJason Garcia

Jason, often known as the “massage guru” at Psoas, began his journey with massage in 1997 at the prestigious National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, California. He immediately gravitated towards learning about more challenging clinical situations and was soon asked to mentor with one of his instructors, Erik Beavers. For the next 2 years, a passion for trigger point, myofascial release and deep tissue skills was born and honed, working at the Recreation Center for the Handicapped. These abilities, combined with in-depth assessment and superb listening skills, allows Jason to customize each session to meet his clients’ needs.

Since 2005, Jason has taken an interest in neuro-scientifically based techniques. He became a certified Feldenkrais practitioner in 2009 and a NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT) practitioner in 2011. His emphasis on the brain’s ability to make changes and adapt to new patterns of movement has given him a unique insight into clinical conditions. By seeking the root of the problem, his clients enjoy long lasting results.

Jason joined the Psoas team in 2006 and immediately knew he had found a home that shared his passion and high standards for massage. He is extremely versatile and considered an expert, whether his client is pregnant and dealing with low back issues, a desk worker troubled by carpal tunnel syndrome, a professional athlete sidelined with recurring knee pain or just normal Joe/Jane looking for the best deep tissue massage they have ever had. He is considered a senior therapist at Psoas.

With over 1,800 hours of training and over 20,000 hours of massages under his belt, Jason is one of the most experienced practitioners in the Bay Area. His education, skill, and experience, combined with a teaching and public speaking background, made Jason uniquely qualified for his promotion to Clinical Education Supervisor at Psoas. He works closely with Psoas therapists in their ongoing growth and development as practitioners.

Jason is happily busy with his wife Melanie and three daughters Kylie, Amelia and Liliana. He continues to teach both new practitioners and advanced workshops in sports and clinical massage to seasoned therapists around the Bay Area and enjoys shaping the future of the profession. He has thoroughly enjoyed his work since day one.

Michael TalbotMichael Talbot

Confronting his struggle with cancer, having been given a 30% chance for survival prognosis, Michael was losing ground. That is, until he began a program of restorative bodywork. Within a year, he had recovered. That was all it took to convince him of the power of human touch; nine months after being declared cancer-free, he had earned his CMT.

That was in 2002. By 2007, he had been studying and practicing NeuroMuscular Reprogramming® (NMR) for five years, and had become the lead therapist at the Neuro Rehab clinic at Healus Institute in Corte Madera. At this point, he became one of the charter members of the then-new NeuroKinetic Therapy® (NKT) study group, about twenty therapists meeting and working together with the founder, developing their knowledge and the scope of that modality more fully.

Since 2009, he has been at Psoas Massage + Bodywork in San Francisco, continuing his development of neurologic bodywork. Over the course of attending to thousands of clients’ movement dysfunctions, brain trauma, and pain, his work has evolved into a new, cutting edge modality called Motor Control Therapy (MCT).

MCT taps into the neural pathways our brains use to transmit directions to, and receive information back from, our muscles. This continuous, ongoing neurologic conversation between our brains and our muscles is where all movement begins. By accessing the source of movement kinesthetically, MCT can be the ultimate solution to pain and movement problems, whether one is a high performance athlete, a hardworking mom, or a desk jockey who just wants to be fit and comfortable.

Michael is currently teaching a Level 1 class in MCT in concert with his life and work partner Beverly (also a MCT therapist). They live in San Rafael’s West End, where Michael reports the weather is perfect! Wildlife and birds abound all around their home, and they garden with a passion, bringing both joy and grounding to daily life.

David BacomeDavid Become

David’s passion for bodywork began at the young age of seven, when his grandparents’ complaints of shoulder soreness and painful headaches inspired him to massage them until they felt better. They remarked that their discomfort continually decreased, and David was so thrilled with their recovery that he dedicated himself to therapeutic bodywork from then on. Viewing bodywork as a direct way of improving peoples’ quality of life and reducing the causes of discomfort and pain, he focused his training, assistant teaching, and extracurricular studies on structural, neurological and movement-based bodywork methods.  He graduated from the Sierra Massage School in 2006, the San Francisco School of Massage in 2009, and the California Institute for Bodywork Education in 2010.

Inspired by the pain reduction his family achieved, David began a blend of sports massage, deep tissue, and myofascial therapy in 2010, working primarily with people who had pain, injuries, and soreness that had not been successfully treated by other professionals. In 2016, David became fully certified in Active Release Therapy (A.R.T). Using a blend of sports massage and deep tissue that’s greatly informed by intensive study in fascial release, physiology, and neurological bodywork or full A.R.T sessions, David has had great success in helping athletes and people in ongoing pain and discomfort find relief and increased performance through massage. By actively listening to each clients’ needs and asking about their daily activities, his attention to detail and knowledge of the interconnectedness of the body, along with his integrated style of bodywork, allows him to catch and retrain subtle movement patterns that keep people in pain, and perform deep tissue that addresses soreness and discomfort while treating their underlying causes.

This attention to detail and passion for truly therapeutic work led him to be selected as a sports massage therapist for the America’s Cup Oracle Racing Team in 2012 and 2013. He brings this experience and 4 years of clinical bodywork experience treating pain and movement imbalances to his sessions. An avid swimmer and hiker, David loves to explore natural spaces in the city and find new running trails.

Sarah DaySarah Day

Since 2003 Sarah has been facilitating the balance, awareness, and ease of clients through hands-on bodywork and movement education. Sarah’s sessions are tailored as collaboration towards each clients optimal desired potential. She compassionately integrates structurally oriented Deep Tissue massage, functional alignment balancing, and Myofascial Release with Swedish massage and subtler modalities. Her bodywork emphasizes a respect for natural biomechanical design and encourages an approach of loving-kindness for one’s body. Sarah also offers Lymphatic Drainage work, as well as caring Pre & Postnatal massage.

Having studied with an array of wonderful faculty at the Monterey Institute of Touch in Carmel Valley, she continued her training at Twin Lakes College of the Healing Arts, took clinical anatomy courses, and invested many years in studying biomechanics for dancers. She spent the first years of her massage practice teamed up with a PT and chiropractor, experience that provided a basis for addressing specific issues such as carpal tunnel, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, tension headaches, structural imbalances, and working with myofascial restrictions from both patterns of use and from scar tissue.

A Certified Axis Syllabus Teacher, Sarah brings to her work a background in dance and movement arts, many years of experience that deeply inform her approach to bodywork. Her first hand understanding of the body in motion has been an asset in caring for clients, whether they be athletes or individuals looking to feel more at home in their body. Gleaned from this training, some of the elements that inform Sarah’s approach in massage sessions include:  functional alignment principles, healthy joint parameters, training the body for multi-planar activity, the mechanics of weight distribution, and the ways in which the body generates and harnesses kinetic potential for dynamic situations.

Sarah would love to assist you towards your personal wellness goals, whether addressing chronic, acute, or repetitive stress pain conditions, expanding your movement capabilities to deepen into your particular embodied practice, or simply creating space for the innate wisdom of your body to flourish.

Ginger WilliamsonGinger Williamson

Ginger combines her training in deep tissue, Swedish, trigger point, and Reiki into bodywork that is profoundly healing and relaxing. She uses her excellent, intuitive touch to provide sessions suited to the needs of each individual, helping her clients connect with their bodies while also achieving deep rest.

Ginger received her certification in 2005 from the San Francisco School of Massage. Before beginning her career in bodywork, Ginger worked at a desk for over 25 years. Her deep knowledge of the stress office work can cause in the body consistently guides her approach to therapeutic relief. Today she continues to refine her skills, expand her knowledge of how the body works, and find new ways to offer her love of bodywork to her clients and community. She loves hearing her clients’ stories, cooking, hanging out on the beach, and running in Golden Gate Park.

Some of Ginger’s specializations include:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint) Discomfort, Headaches and Sinus Stress
  • Swedish
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Reiki Energy Work

K.C. WassnerKC Wassner

K.C.’s work aims to create fundamental change in his clients’ bodies. As a Certified Rolfer™, he assesses the body in motion and then responds to each client’s structural and functional patterns. With a more moderate approach than most Rolfers™, K.C.’s manual therapy can often feel like deep tissue without the lotion – complemented by slow and subtle Osteopathic techniques. Through single sessions or the traditional Rolfing® 10-Series, he helps clients increase awareness, reduce pain, and find the alignment that allows the most possible ease.

K.C. studied at the California Healing Arts College in 2013 before graduating from the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration in Boulder, Colorado. He loves working with clients committed to changing the way they feel and move, and works particularly well with postural and alignment issues. He’s also had a great deal of success with cases of carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and more. He loves to read, plant trees, and – once upon a time – he used to be a monk.

Some of K.C.’s specializations include:

  • Rolfing®
  • Repetitive Stress Disorders
  • Deep Tissue
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Myofascial Release
  • Spinal issues

Amos Scattergood

Using a variety of clinical manual therapy techniques, Amos tailors his bodywork sessions to efficiently treat sources of pain and improve movement. His appointments start with a conversation detailing history, symptoms, and goals – all to inform a treatment plan. Clients generally remain clothed to facilitate movement on and off the table, allowing Amos to continually evaluate progress.

Amos became interested in therapeutic bodywork through the physical therapy and massage treatment he received after a bicycle accident. Looking to leave his desk job in Operations, he was certified by the National Holistic Institute (Emeryville) in 2012. He continued studying at NHI’s Advanced Neuromuscular Therapy program and discovered Active Release Techniques® while interning at a chiropractic clinic. ART® is now the fundamental system Amos uses to identify and treat soft tissue injuries. He also complements his ART® work with NeuroKinetic Therapy (NKT®) to find and treat neurological sources of movement dysfunction.

While Amos enjoys working with all types of workers and athletes, as a former bike racer, he relates especially well to the needs of cyclists and endurance athletes. He is also happy to work with a variety of complex conditions, including rotator cuff injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, TMJ, headaches, sciatica, and more. When he’s not performing bodywork, Amos spends time cycling in the Berkeley Hills, surfing and cooking.

Some of Amos’s specializations include:

  • ART® (full body certified) + NKT® (level III certified)
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Trigger Point + Sports Massage
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Rock Tape Kinesiology Taping
  • Achilles Tendinitis + Plantar Fasciitis

Derek Lozupone

Derek aims to do deep clinical work that doesn’t feel clinical. Focusing on releasing trigger points and facial adhesions, his sessions can also include Pilates mat training to help his clients follow through with their care at home.

After leaving a career as a copywriter in advertising, Derek graduated from the Swedish Institute in New York City in 2011. He relocated to San Francisco in 2013 and began training as a mat and Reformer Pilates Instructor. For several years, Derek honed his clinical skills at a Physical Therapy office, drawing from his background in competitive swimming and tennis to support athletes through their recovery. Today, Derek loves using Pilates and bodywork to help all clients suffering with pain, recovering from injuries, or looking to keep their bodies at peak performance for the activities they love. Aside from his work, he’s an active member of the San Francisco indie theater community and is often sitting at a piano.

Some of Derek’s specializations include:

  • Deep Tissue & Sports Massage
  • Athletes
  • Pre-natal Massage
  • Mat Pilates & ROCK Taping
  • Scoliosis
  • Rotator Cuff Issues

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