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Novato Muscle Therapy Practitioners

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  • 18 years in business
  • 394 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Sheila A.
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I had Jennifer give me a massage right after the Nike Women's marathon. It was THE BEST decision I made. I believe because of her great massage therapy I was able to recover more quickly from the event and not be as sore as I thought I would be. I prefer really firm massages and she was able to accommodate for that. I had other friends who were also massaged by her and I know they don't care to really firm pressure so it was great that she could accommodate all these different requests.

Dessi Issaeva, CMT
4.9
from 74 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 118 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew I.
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Dessi is very professional and clearly very knowledgeable about sports and injury related massage therapy. Highly recommended.

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Impress Bodywork
5.0
from 66 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Stephanie W.
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Sam is fantastic - she listened attentively to my needs and concerns and worked with my specific issues to give me much needed relief (including tips for managing my aches and pains going forward). She has an intuitive and healing touch - strong where you need it to be and nurturing where you need it to be. I definitely recommend her!

Daily Relax Bodywork
5.0
from 34 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Mindy L.
Verified review

Lawrence gave me a fantastic therapeutic massage to help rehabilitate an upper back muscle strain I have. He was professional, on time, and thoughtful. He followed up with me the next day to see how I was doing. It's timesaving and comfortable to have a massage in your own home. I've already booked another massage with him!

Rob Smith Bodywork & Massage
5.0
from 33 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Konan P.
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After neglecting a long time issue with periformis syndrome that physical therapy failed to help, I started seeing Rob for bodywork. Since my initial booking with Rob and one follow up, I've seen huge improvements in my pain level and mobility. His method is very technical but also intuitive and holistic which is exactly what I wanted in a massage therapist. He's not only helped me with his massage, but he's also pointed me in the right direction for other kinds of helpful exercises and stretches off of the table. I've also learned a lot about how my body moves which aids my healing. Rob is a very kind and patient person and seeing him makes me instantly more relaxed. In the future if anyone I know complains of pain, I will always recommend Rob. I'm very happy I found him:)

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Surely Kneaded
5.0
from 29 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Kimiko R.
Verified review

It was a last minute job and thank goodness she responded. 3 clients back to back and she was great across the board. Plus my husband is a rock and needs strong hands. Amazing therapy massage. She knows what she is doing, equivalent to going to a medical spa massage. Strong knowledge, better than if I went in to a spa. Bring the spa to you! Plus her prices is hard to beat, so so reasonable.

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Shannon Kenoyer, CMT
4.9
from 35 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Lynn S.
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Sometimes massages are just on point. For me, Shannon is it for deep muscle tissue massage. She does exceptional work on my neck /shoulders which are chronically tight. I highly recommend her

  • 7 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Pam L.
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Xavier is one of the most hardworking and dedicated trainers I know. I needed help with my Army Physical Fitness Test training, particularly with my two-mile because I had a huge mental block and never broke that barrier or dropped my time no matter what I did. I found out that Xavier had done extensive research prior, and there were many days we went over one hour but he did not charge extra. He is someone I would describe as not after your money but truly cares about helping you reach your goals, no matter the cost and extra burden on him. The special thing about Xavier is really what you are getting in his packages-- it's not just physical training, but a package that addresses all three things: physical, emotional, and mental. With my mental block, he took me to speak to his wife, who was professionally certified. All at no extra cost to me-- it was all on his dime. Why? Because like I said, he cares about the person and his/her goal rather than just making money. When I was injured or on the brink of getting injured, he was able to help me with physical therapy as well (he's a massage therapist) so I didn't even have to go to a doctor for that. (He really knows what he's doing with physical therapy and massage; I actually feel that it's his specialty). It obviously worked because I was somehow able to avoid all those close calls, recover from a strained shoulder and strained hip, and prevent further injury ALL while intensely training at the same time nonstop for the twenty days I had left. We definitely went over just one hour everyday but Xavier never said anything. I know what I was able to achieve earlier, and I had reached my wits' end with making any improvement. Today, saying I reached my goal is an understatement. I completely smashed my goal and broke a mental and physical barrier forever along the way-- by almost 2 minutes. Something I couldn't break by even a minute for NINETEEN years by myself. But only twenty days with Xavier and suddenly I broke it by not just one but TWO minutes in an already short two-mile run? AND somehow got over my greatest fear at the same time? That's what I call a miracle. Got above and beyond for everything else. At times I know I gave Xavier a hard time because sometimes I wouldn't listen to him or argued with him about what was right. But it doesn't matter who was right or wrong at that time because all that matters to me is the end result-- and I succeeded. Thank you Xavier!

Angel's Touch
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Dana R.
Verified review

Angel was great! She called me ahead of time to discuss my issues and what we’d be working on, so that we were able to begin the appointment as soon as I arrived. She worked deep in my muscles and got a lot of the kinks out and was very attentive to make sure I was drinking water, etc. Really appreciate the work!

Anatoly Volokh
4.6
from 18 reviews
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Yollanda G.
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Anatoly Volokh is an outstanding professional masseur with incredible knowledge, expertise, and sensitivity of the human body. I was impressed with his healing hands, energy awareness, and respectful boundaries. As a professional dancer in the past, I've received many massages, and the Ayurvedic massage that I received from Anatoly left me so deeply relaxed and calm, that I highly recommend him!

  • 8 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Alexandra S.
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My session with Teliah was the best massage I've ever had! She has such a calming energy, and took the time to understand and discuss my goals for the treatment. It was a very therapeutic experience. I also really appreciate that she prices her work affordably, so that more people can access massage therapy as part of their healthcare. Thank you Teliah!

  • 9 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Gorazd D.
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I hired Bill after 6 months of severe pain due to impinged rotator cuff. I tried physical therapy and exercising, but was still in severe pain, was taking strong painkillers, barely slept, and was basically disabled. Bill designed a specific program for me. It included targeted exercising, massage therapy, and muscle relaxation and stretching using Yamuna balls. The beginning was ‘typical’: very painful and discouraging with no improvement. After a month or so, the pain was still there, but I noticed that the range of motion in my shoulder was bigger and I slept better. This motivated me to keep seeing Bill. With a few ups and downs and diligently following his instructions and program, I was off the painkillers and completely without pain in 4 months. Interestingly, after a ‘slow and not promising’ beginning, the improvement was fast. I need to mention that Bill is a very patient person. I am sure I was not the easiest client. I had lots of questions and ‘requests’ for explanation of and justification for the things I was doing; I am an MD. Bill patiently and politely answered them, even if I asked them more than once. I would hire Bill again without any hesitation.

Top Pro
  • 12 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top pro on Thumbtack
Alex L.
Verified review

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!

Body Balance Massage
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Diana L.
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I work in the spa industry and Reynda is the BEST massage therapist I've ever had. She listens to my needs and concerns and focuses on areas where I need to to work on. She is very knowledgeable about the anatomy of the body so she is able to help me relieve knots, spasms and pain as a results of severe chronic inflammation. Reynda helped me through my entire pregnancy by safely relieving my sciatic pains and was invaluable for the aches, muscle tightness and injuries during training for three bike races and 10 half marathons. I highly recommend Reynda for consistently wonderful massages that help relief chronic aches and pains and leaves me relaxed.

Massage by Patricia
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Cory M.
Verified review

I've had many massages by Patricia. She is wonderful! Adept at both deep massage or a more gentle application if that's preferred, she's sure to provide the therapy that's just right. She's a lovely person, good company and intuitive to the level of engagement that's desire. With much enthusiasm, I can highly recommend Patricia.

Fireside Massage
4.8
from 9 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Bill A.
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I had an amazing one hour massage earlier this evening from Johnny. He was professional, friendly, and instantly put me at ease. His massage style is therapeutic but also very relaxing; and he uses a wonderful light massage cream which does not leave you feeling greasy. The room is very inviting and the fireplace gives off a warm glow, and the perfect amount of heat. I will continue to see Johnny when I am in town visiting SF! I highly recommend him. Bill

Attunement Massage
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Raymond S.
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Nathaniel is a great massage therapist that not only knows massage but multiple modalities of bodywork. He performed deep tissue, trigger point therapy, and myofacial release on my body. After one session my body immedietly had more Range Of Motion. As a personal trainer for fitness 19 i even started referring my clients to Nathaniel for their bodywork. Most massage therapists are either too soft or aggresive but Nathaniel knows the sweet spot for each individual. If your looking for a good massage therapist Nathaniel is your guy.- Raymond Sunga

Dale Fanning LAc
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Dave P.
Verified review

Dale Fanning is a wonderful acupuncturist. He achieves comprehensive, lasting healing by blending his skill in acupuncture with a high level of intuition, patience and empathy. He imbues the Chinese Medicine view of whole body health with these attributes and the results are nothing short of fantastic. I went to Dale with a constellation of symptoms including chronic illness, musculoskeletal issues thru years of wear and tear on the body, as well as basic urban stress and insomnia. At my initial intake, and now updated at my weekly visit, Dale tales the time to get a thorough view of my health history and current state. His treatments consistently reset the dials, improve my condition and leave me feeling centered and full of life force! The sessions themselves are deeply restful; most of the time I fall into a deep sleep as the parasympathetic nervous system is allowed to kick in. This carries over into the evenings where I always sleep best on treatment days. Overall my conditions have improved substantially. As many people do, I regularly receive chiropractic treatment, massage, physical therapy for specific muscles/joints and have a great family doctor. Of all the things I do, the treatments with Dale are the deepest are always the most effective across the board. This is due to the very nature of Acupuncture, which is it treats the source and the symptom. Over the last 15 years I've received treatment from some of the most well-known and highly respected acupuncturists in the Bay Area and the west coast. I took a lot of care and time to write this review as I would never suggest a practitioner to someone lightly. I recommend Dale without hesitation. His treatments are on par with best in field, and in his own style, he surpasses my previous experiences. I understand he is working in the fertility field and have heard nothing but accolades from his patients I meet in the waiting room. He seems to have a capabilities across a wide range of issues. I say he gets extra points as he has gone to lengths to be able to accept multiple insurance plans to make it possible for the largest number of people to be treated. 5 stars for Dr Dale for sure.

Maya's Massage Therapy
4.5
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Laksh M.
Verified review

I just had an Ashiatsu massage at Maya's Massage Therapy with Maya and it was amazing! I highly recommend this place. She was able to locate the tightness and pain and release it. As a person with chronic pain, I had great relief with this type of massage. She is intuitive and highly skilled as a massage therapist. I can't wait to book again. Thank you so much Maya!!

Total Fitness Master
4.5
from 10 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Errin M.
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It takes a certain caliber of trainer to be able to deal with my resistance. Jason is one of those few individuals that has been able to get me to preform even admits An exorbitant amount of bitching. He has and amazing personality and his sessions Will save you a tone of money on therapy. Not only am I more physically fit my mental well-being has vastly improved as well. Offers a ton of fitness knowledge and makes totally Achievable accommodations for more difficult exercises in the beginning. For instance my wrist gives me some pain and he works out a routine that very minimally affects it. I originally signed up for 24 session and have since continued to his group sessions because I recognize the value in his service. Each session brings me closer to where I’ve set my goals. If your looking for someone to help you reach your goals I highly recommend Jason. Amazing gym it is kept very clean which is key to keep me coming. I watch trainer wipe down every machine at the end of our sessions. Top of the line equipment and very functionally placed. They have towels and complementary water which is also a plus because I always forget mine. I totally recommend training There!

Muscle Butter
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew K.
Verified review

I've been to see Alex two times now, and plan on scheduling future visits. Extremely thorough and customized approach to body work. She has helped me identify problem areas and develop a routine of self massage and therapy to address them.

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