Tune Ups

Massage Services to Help Heal the Pain

“Gary’s approach is very targeted to the area of discomfort and is “neuromuscular” as opposed to just muscular. He finds trigger points, hones in on them and tracks down the problem up and down the affected muscle(s) and connections. I view his specialty as much more focused on the therapeutic, like going to a chiropractor for pain relief.”  –Jeff H.

large-2You already know Gary is not your usual massage therapist. Sure, like most massages, you’ll feel good after one of his sessions, but feeling good isn’t good enough for Gary. He wants to make you feel better. And it’s the manner in which he approaches every client that gets you the results you want to feel refreshed and refueled.

Gary’s unique process starts with a diagnostic road test, an intake session, as he calls it. He learns everything about you, your health history, your injury, where and when and how it happened, what the pain is like, and how much overall stress you have in your life. (As if you didn’t already know this, stress is the #1 contributing factor that activates “trigger points” aka “knots” in the muscles.

“I had been sleeping with one of my arms above my head for decades and it had caught up with me. Gary walked me through what he had found, how we were going to fix it and oh my am I reborn. After an hour with him my range of motion for both my shoulders shot through the roof. I’m totally back to normal and have Gary to thank for that.”  –Garrett F.

Using Different Massage Modalities To Heal

Gary is an Advanced NeuroMuscular Massage Therapist. Once he understands the mechanism of your injury, and how it happened, he can more definitively explain the appropriate massage modalities he uses to relieve that pain. And he’ll walk you through a test drive to demonstrate the benefits of each modality.

Gary is also a Health Educator, and teaches his clients how to gain more awareness of their own bodies. He provides you with various tools to recognize and treat your own triggers, which allows you to continue your therapy at home.

2020 Massage Rates & Series Special

Purchase a massage series and save big bucks during your tune-ups this year.

New Client Session: $180  (New Client Sessions range 90-120 minutes in length.)

1 Massage Session:              $140 (standard massage rate)
3 Massage Sessions:            $399
6 Massage Sessions:            $756
12 Massage Sessions:          $1,428
24 Massage Sessions:          $2,688 (may be paid in 2 payments of $1,344/ea)


Sessions include:
intake, assessment, bodywork, and reassessment.
Massage Sessions range 60-90 minutes in length.

Cash and checks are accepted.
Prices subject to change.

Want to send someone to see Gary?
Gift certificates available for purchase.

Gary sees clients at his Lower Haight office located in the Thriving Life Wellness Center at 557 Waller Street in San Francisco. To set up your intake session and learn more on how Gary’s healing methods can work for you, give Gary a call or contact him now.

Book your Tune-Up now by clicking here.

Dear Clients,

Just a quick note to say that we are keeping abreast of the developments with new Health Care directives and orders from the SF Public health department.

At this time- We will remain open, with our safety protocols in place, as part of Routine Health Care Services under the category of Critical Infrastructure. This includes all regular Neuromuscular Therapy in a health care setting, as recommended by a chiropractor or physician. 

We will be closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. 

We will continue to follow our physical distancing, pre-screening, masking, sanitation and ventilation procedures and ask that you arrive on time, but not early for any appointments.  If you or people in your household have travelled outside of the region, please wait 14 days before coming to any in person appointments.

If you feel uncomfortable with our in-person session you can book one of our Online Structural Assessment with Stretching and Strengthening Session here.

We appreciate all of you, and wishing everybody a safe and healthful December as we buckle down and get through this hard but hopeful successful winter period. I am so grateful that we have been able to be operating and keeping people on a path of wellness and adaptability, even through a very challenging time.

And we truly wish everyone healthy and happy holidays at home, even if we haven't had a chance to see you in person for a while. 

I'm always available for a FREE 15 Minute Consultation online as well, if you need support with home ergonomics or stress management.

Warm regards,
Gary Mendelson