Find an Acupressure Professional near Pleasant Hill, CA

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Top 10 Acupressure Professionals near Pleasant Hill, CA

4.9
from 183 reviews
4.9
(183)
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

Top Pro
4.9
from 80 reviews
4.9
(80)
IN HIGH DEMAND
  • 5 years in business
  • 126 hires on Thumbtack
"Extremely empathetic and compassionate professional who clearly knows how to do both massage as well as alternative approaches to wellness."

$100

estimated cost

Top Pro
4.8
from 23 reviews
4.8
(23)
GREAT VALUE
  • 8 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
"Angel is amazing! I've been having lower back for a while, and after our massage I felt so much better. I even lifted two days later and felt so pain!"

$70

estimated cost

5.0
from 11 reviews
5.0
(11)
GREAT VALUE
  • 12 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
"Gave a gift certificate and the recipients were delighted. Great, easy to use website. Wonderful chair massage."

$60

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
"Lisa provided me with expert skill. She was professional, polite, punctual, and her hands were magic with the added surprise of cold stones and light skin scrubbing. I would recommend Lisa to anyone looking for a high quality professional massage."

$75

estimated cost

5.0
from 12 reviews
5.0
(12)
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
"Bridget is great! A true pro with much experience, knowledge and a full "toolkit" of techniques and modalities she can put to good use, depending on your needs. I will recommend Bridget to others and return for another 90-minute massage."

$80

estimated cost

5.0
from 2 reviews
5.0
(2)
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
"Patrice has been doing an amazing work with me for the past 5 years. I highly recommend him!"

$90

estimated cost

5.0
from 6 reviews
5.0
(6)
  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
"Thank you for a great in-house massage!"

$85

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

Q & A

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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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