contact

sonya.thompson@gmail.com

(415) 710-6544

 

 

527 Irving St
SF, CA, 94122
United States

415 710 6544

Sonya is a California Certified Massage Therapist (CA Licence # 55322). Trained at the San Francisco School of Massage and the McKinnon Institute, she has been practicing manual therapy for almost 10 years. Sonya teaches yoga in the Inner Sunset and has practiced massage therapy at In-Symmetry & East-West Integrative Medicine and Presidio Sport and Medicine in San Francisco.

She specializes in therapeutic massage tailored to each client, including myofascial release, deep tissue massage, pre-natal, neuromuscular re-education, structural integration, hot stone, trigger point and TMJ work.

She especially enjoys working with new mothers, TMJ issues, post-surgical recovery, RSI, neck & back pain.

Massage & Bodywork

 

Everyone has a different goal when coming in for a massage. Whether working with a specific injury, condition, or whether it is with the overall aim of relaxation and integration,  I work with each client to tailor the manual therapy to each individuals specialized needs. With specific, or acute conditions my work with clients often is done in the form of a progressive series with a time table and end goal in mind. 

Massage/ Manual Therapy help with:

  • Aid pre-event performance and assist post-event recovery
  • Release of adhesions ('knots') and fascial binding (scar tissue)
  • Improved circulation and joint mobility
  • Aid injury repair
  • Improve sleep and overall wellbeing
  • Ease hypertonic muscles (tight or solid feeling muscles) 
  • Restoring pain free range motion       
  • Relief from muscle discomfort, pain and soreness

Specific Conditions and Injuries:

  • Acute or chronic pain and discomfort 
  • Muscle Strains and Sprains  and pulls
  • Neck pain and movement restrictions
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pre and Post-operative recovery (including post-joint replacement work, shoulder repair and post C-section recovery, etc.)
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI) (Tennis Elbow, Golfer's Elbow, Carpal Tunnel issues, etc.)
  • Thoracic Outlet Symptoms 
  • Tendinosis
  • TMJ / Jaw Pain, or Jaw Popping and clicking
  • Chronic Tension Headaches
  • Sciatica, Piriformis syndrome and lower back pain
  • Illiotibilal band friction syndrome
  • And much more

If you have any questions, or would like to talk about whether massage is right for you, please fee free to call, and we can discuss your specific situation.