We're open - with a medical referral from a healthcare practitioner!

Stay at Home orders require many spas and “personal care services” to temporarily close. As most of you have discovered, we are not a spa. We’re a bodywork clinic. Bodywork is an essential healthcare service and we are dedicated to being here to help you with pain relief, injury treatment, and improved function in your daily life.

We take the order very seriously and after careful consideration have decided to remain open during this and any other Stay at Home order that may come our way. We made this choice based on the many stories of genuine, deep pain that came out of a lack of bodywork availability during the last shut down as well as the support of our staff who have confidence in our ability to operate safely.

How to get a Medical Referral for our clinic? It's simple!

Email or call your health provider today to request a referral. The note can be from any medical provider like a primary care physician, physical therapist, or a chiropractic doctor, like our own Dr. Katherine McCarty. Let us know if you’d like to schedule an exam with Katherine to obtain one through our clinic.

Your message to your provider should include an area of concern or symptom that massage/bodywork helps you with and a request for a referral to massage in a timely manner. Feel free to copy and paste the template below:

Sample Request Letter to send to your Healthcare Practitioner

To Doctor/Health Provider:

I use (or would like to use) massage therapy to help with my ________ (see list below). Massage/Bodywork provides me with ___________ (symptom relief; pain relief; general well-being, etc.)

In order to continue to receive this essential health service during this time, I need a medical referral for massage. Rest assured, I’m receiving care at a clinic that has stringent health + safety protocols during Covid. 

Please provide a medical note that mentions the timely need for treatment with my massage provider. Thank you for supporting me with my wellness goals especially during this time.


**Please note, the list of medical providers above is not all inclusive, other healthcare providers may include (but are not limited to): counselors or therapists, acupuncturists, orthopedic surgeons, dulas and/or obstetricians. See California State’s consumer guide to healthcare providers to see if yours qualifies.

Ailments, symptoms, and pains that our clients see us for

  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Headaches + Migraines
  • Knee Pain + Post Op knee support
  • Back Pain including herniated discs + scoliosis 
  • Neck + Shoulder pain
  • Sciatic Issues
  • Prenatal + Postpartum Massage
  • Hip Pain
  • Ankle + Foot Pain
  • Chronic/Acute Stress + Anxiety
  • General Soft Tissue Injuries, Strains, and Tension
  • TMJ Pain + Issues
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sleep Problems
  • Autoimmune Disorders like Fibromyalgia
  • Arthritis
  • Maintenance + Prevention of Old Injuries + Repetitive Strain Disorders

Important Notes:

  • You only need one medical referral.
  • Email your referral to info@psoasbodywork.com and we’ll help you book your session.
  • Our Health + Safety Plan is approved by  SF Health Department. 
  • To learn more, please reach out to our intake specialists at info@psoasbodywork.com or call us at 415-227-0331.