Find an Acupressure Professional near Belmont, CA

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Top 10 Acupressure Professionals near Belmont, CA

4.9
from 184 reviews
4.9
(184)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 18 years in business
  • 430 hires on Thumbtack
"When I came into see Jennifer I was in a VERY SORRY state. 28 weeks pregnant (and counting), had been on a road trip for the last 3 days (~300miles of driving/day), 3 nights of different cruddy mattresses, being in a car accident where we were rear-ended, and had JUST suffered a bout of food poisoning that same morning. I had a high-stress weekend ahead of me full of family obligations and a wedding and I knew I would not be at my best in my current state. My back muscles were so tight I was in constant discomfort and I felt negative and exhausted. I was sooo relieved she was able to fit me in on the same day I requested the appointment. Jennifer listened to me vent about how horrible the past few days had been, she asked about my pain-related symptoms and their locations and then she got down to work. Within minutes we were both laughing as she worked diligently on me. I must admit, I was skeptical about her approach of "energy work" which involves lightly rocking/shaking hands on problematic areas and even areas which don't SEEM to be connected to the problematic area. For example she worked on some (trigger?) points in my forearm that she claimed would help relax muscles in my shoulder. I wasn't convinced during the treatment, but I do believe in pressure points, accupuncture lines/merridians/channels, etc. so I did my best to breathe through any discomfort and try to do MY part to let tension go. By the end of the session I definitely felt my muscles had loosened up a bit and "settled down". I thanked her and left. I slept like a BABY that night and the next morning my back was fully relaxed and I caught myself singing and laughing (a 180 from where I had been the previous day). I feel recovered and that I can confidently take on the upcoming challenges now that my body is back in function. Thank you Jennifer! If I lived in this area, I would totally be one of your regular clients, but as I was just passing through I must say "thank you" in the form of this review and wish you the best as you continue on your journey of being an excellent healer. Thank you for rescuing what was left of my vacation. I am sure I would still be in a world of pain and misery without your skilled hands!"

$85

estimated cost

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4.8
from 23 reviews
4.8
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"It was a very nice experience. The massage really made my whole body feel so much better. Angel is a gem. Very nice & polite. I would highly recommend anyone to try Angel. I am absolutely going to be returning for another massage."

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
GREAT VALUE
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"I'm an athlete who has to work a lot and Bridget keeps me going. I've had neck and shoulder aches from sitting at my desk all day then running straight to the gym to lift or go train jiu jitsu. My traps, neck, and upper back always feel tight and knotted. Bridget does great massage on these areas that relieves that tension and makes me feel limber again. She's fantastic! "

$80

estimated cost

4.6
from 7 reviews
4.6
(7)
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Gary comes to my office and does chair massage once a week. He does such a great job that I made an appointment for a full table massage and that was even better. He is able to zero in on the exact place that needs attention and work everything out. He's really good at what he does. Highly recommended."

$85

estimated cost

4.3
from 3 reviews
4.3
(3)
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"Patrice made me feel comfortable right away with the first massage. I like his technique and can vary his style based on my requests to focus on a particular area. I always feel the tension leave my body and I am rejuvenated every time. I highly recommend him and will continue to use his service."

$90

estimated cost

5.0
from 1 review
5.0
(1)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"I've got massages from Jessica since December 2017. I keep having low-back problems from time to time as I'm sitting all day at work and my hamstrings become too tight. She carefully listens to my requests and develops unique plans combining various massage techniques, moves, and stretches. She resolves the problem areas with smooth, uniform pressure, and also helps me become deeply relaxed. She works very efficiently and with great precision, and usually leaves me with some great tips on posture. She thoroughly understands the human body and never hesitates to explain the cause of my problems with the scientific names of muscles, ligaments, and bones. Jessica is extremely professional and takes great care to make me feel comfortable throughout the session. She has a calm, kind, intuitive, and scientific nature and it is such a wonderful experience to get a massage from her."

$100

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
  • 12 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
"Alexander was phenomenal. I went to him for a deep tissue massage to address some tightness that had arisen from my yoga practice. He was very friendly and professional, and his space was quiet and clean. Per his advisory, the massage was definitely not gentle, but it was deeply healing. He always made a point to coach me through moments where I was experiencing heightened discomfort due to built-up tension. I was particularly impressed with how sensitive he was to the slightest movements within different muscle groups (even when I wasn't aware of them myself). We chatted for about 10 minutes afterward, and I was impressed with his thoughtfulness. He explained that we often carry tightness and pain in certain areas as manifestation of experiences and feelings. He encouraged me to 1) notice what feels different after bodywork and 2) consider what may have caused it. Many bodyworkers speak to the psychosomatic nature of muscle tension, but our conversation was particularly enlightening for me. His candor and kindness really made the experience for me. Do yourself a favor and book a session with Alex!"

$145

estimated cost

4.0
from 1 review
4.0
(1)
  • 19 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"I had a very good experience with Ace Massage Therapy Solutions. Yusef Najem was quite friendly and professional. He was very much responsive to my needs and was really interested in helping me reduce my body discomforts."

$75

estimated cost

4.8
from 8 reviews
4.8
(8)
  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
"My health coach, Tara Marple, is knowledge, personable, persistent, an effective communicator and enthusiastic in her well rounded approach to educate and challenge clients. In the years' time that we have worked together, due to her support (via weekly lessons, homework and discussions) I have achieved significant improvements in my overall health (reduced weight, healthy food intake, regularly exercise) and through her guidance have started experiencing the benefits from a more positive mental and emotional outlook. Yet these changes have not only benefitted my life's journey but also that of my teenage daughter, who due to better nutrition has more energy for school and sports. For these reasons I highly recommend Tara as a health coach to anyone who is serious about making the commitment to a healthy and happier lifestyle. She will provide positive support and encouragement not only during the initial challenge to change but will create a solid foundation to achieve and maintain the journey till your goals are met. "

$120

estimated cost

5.0
from 35 reviews
5.0
(35)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 7 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
"Very comfortable, relaxing, and therapeutic atmosphere in the location. Rob was very professional, knowledgeable and skilled in my opinion. The massage really improves the pain that I was having in my shoulders. I would definitely come back again for another therapy."
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What is Thai massage?

Thai massage, also called Thai yoga massage, combines acupressure and assisted yoga postures. Thai massage is based on the flow of energy through the body and focuses on energy lines called “sen.” It doesn’t use oils or lotions and, instead of rubbing muscles, the massage therapist compresses, pulls, stretches and rocks the recipient’s body to promote the flow of energy through these sen. In this form of massage therapy, practitioners use their hands, knees, legs and feet to apply deep muscle compression and stretch the body. It’s often performed on a mat on the floor instead of on a massage table. Like most forms of massage, Thai massage is used to relieve stress, improve range of motion and enhance flexibility. Some people also use Thai massage to address a range of health issues, including:  

  • Relieving tension headaches
  • Decreasing back pain
  • Reducing joint stiffness and pain
  • Stimulating circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • Boosting energy

Because a traditional Thai massage session covers all of the muscles in your body, it typically lasts 90 minutes to 120 minutes.

How much do you tip a massage therapist?

All forms of massage therapy, from Thai massage to Swedish massage to deep tissue massage, are similar to other spa or hospitality services. So it’s appropriate to tip a massage therapist the standard hospitality rate of 15 percent to 20 percent of the cost of the session. For example, the national average cost for a deep tissue massage is $70-$90, so expect to tip $12-$18. Of course, you can always tip more or less depending on your experience, especially if you’ve opted for extra services. For example, expect to tip more for a couple’s hot stone massage session that includes aromatherapy. Also, if you’re paying with a gift certificate or coupon, or purchasing a discounted multi-session package, make sure to calculate your tip based on the full price of the massage.

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