October 2011

It has been a while since I’ve posted, and an update is overdue.

Last year in March, I started working at the UCSF Mission Bay Fitness & Recreations Center. I have settled in to two shifts: Saturday from 2:30-7:30 and Sunday from 9:00-2:00. The price structure at UCSF has so that it is now the same for students, members and the general public alike. The rates are now $38 for 30 minutes, $68 for 1 hour and $98 for 90 minutes. Non-members still get a day pass to use the gym when you get a massage.

Last year, I was also working with On the Spot Massage at Whole Foods’ Harrison St. location in San Francisco. Sadly, that service ended at that location when Whole Foods went through a remodel and decided they didn’t have space for massage any longer. I had hoped something would come up to replace the service in the SOMA district, but nothing did, at least with that group. I miss the folks who had become regulars as well as the conversations with a diverse group of people, so I’ll make an effort to join or recreate a similar setting in the future. But – that is a project for another time that is for now on a back burner.

My home practice has grown slowly, but surely over the past couple of years. Now I want to make a more concerted effort to build it further. I’ve invested in a Yelp ad which includes a one-minute video. If you’ve been to my front page lately, you’ll see it there. Four great clients helped put it together, for which I am enormously grateful.  I’ve also posted the video at the end of this post below the fold.

On October 10th, I celebrated my 40th birthday. In the spirit of both celebration and expanding my practice, I’m extending a gift to you by offering a one hour massage for $40 to new clients. This deal may be claimed only once, but feel free to share with friends. I am also doing a $45 Yelp deal, which may be used twice, and is open to current and past clients as well as new clients. Take advantage of all three for the best deal and save $95: 1 $40 massage + 2 $45 massages = $130 for 3 HOURS! of massage (vs $225 at regular rate). The $40 deal will only be around through the rest of October, but we’ll see how things go with the Yelp deal.

Feel free to call or email to schedule. I’ve also posted my Google calendar below the fold so you can see my availability.
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I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but have been waiting for some work-related changes to settle in. The short version is that I’m now working two new places in addition to my private home practice.

On March 6th, I had my first massage shift at UCSF’s Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center at Mission Bay. This is great for anyone who would prefer to see me in an office location rather than in my home office. I currently have regular shifts on Saturday’s from 2:30 to 7:30pm, Sunday’s from 9:00am to 2:00pm, and a sub shift Tuesday’s from 4:00 to 9:00pm (beginning April 6th). Gym members and UCSF students & staff may schedule online via the UCSF Fitness & Recreation Center website. Non-members may schedule by calling the Service Desk at (415) 514-4545.

UCSF Bakar Fitness & Recreation Center
1675 Owens Street San Francisco, CA 94158


Individual Services
30 minute 60 minute 90 minute
UCSF Students/Members
$34 $64 $90
Non-member UCSF Employee
$38 $72 $102
Non-member General Public
$45 $85 $120

Packages (purchase multiple packages and save)

3-Pack 60 minute 3-Pack 90 minute
UCSF Students/Members
$185 $257
Non-member UCSF Employee
$210 $291
Non-member General Public
$246 $342

On February18th, I began doing seated massage with On the Spot Massage at Whole Foods SoMa location in San Francisco. This is a great way for people to get a massage as a tune-up or a quick therapeutic treatment. I’m available Thursdays from 3:30 to 8:00pm. Appointments are on a walk-in basis only.

Whole Foods Market, SoMa
399 4th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Seated Massage Rates

5 Minute Tune-Up
10 Minutes
15 Minutes
20 Minutes
25 Minutes
30 Minutes


I’m continuing to test Practice Fusion‘s Electronic Health Record system as well as their Personal Health Record. I originally posted separately about that here. Having two new practice locations does change how I can implement it, not because of anything regarding the record system, but rather due to how things work at UCSF and with On the Spot Massage. If you’re interested in testing this EHR & PHR system with me in my private practice, sign up with me for 10 sessions of either 60 or 90 minutes each. I’ll discount these sessions as a package to $600 or $750 respectively, which can be paid in three installments of $200 or $250.

Finally, if you haven’t read my post on changes associated with the Chinese New Year back in February, take a moment to look at it. I think it’s a fun perspective on these changes in my professional life as well as on some on some of the volatility I’ve seen in events and the lives of people around me.