57 Reviews
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is fantastic really knows how to help with my situation Place is so nice Highly recommend


Susan V.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is a Professional that has dedicated his skills to better our health and wellness...he truly understands the body. I will definitely use his services again.


Juan H.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Very good muscle detail work


Carla Soberanes

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

One of the best.


Andrew Foster

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Very thorough and therapeutic. One of the best massages I have ever had.


Kendall S.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris was great! I had an issue with my shoulder for months, he helped so much. It was definitely the best therapeutic massage I've had in a long time. He was friendly and very informative. I will go back and would recommend him.


Synnamon B. ·

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

He is excellent , very experienced and knowledgeable.


Mary L.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I feel my shoulders and back are completely released. He did really good job, definitely will recommend to my friends


Grace K W.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I found out about this place via groupon and I was a little skeptical since there were only 2 reviews but I really needed a massage thus I came here. The place is quaint and quiet, and setting up an appt was pretty easy via yelp.

Chris states that what he does is not technically considered a "massage" which I agree with. He told me that he works with the fascia which is a sheath that covers the muscles, and sometimes they get matted after much overuse or with incorrect postures (i.e. sitting a lot, working on the computer, etc) and he works to put the muscles back into place and release the fascia. He either does upper body or lower body. I opted for upper body since I carry a lot of stress in my shoulders.

This is definitely not therapy for the weak. I would say I have decent tolerance for pain since I've done many massage, deep tissue, etc etc. But this was moderately-painful haha. He applies slow steady pressure and although it's not relaxing during this time, it definitely opened up my shoulders and my posture and I felt great after. He helps to increase your flexibility and loosen your shoulders and joints. If i ever feel really tight I will definitely come back!


Grace K W.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is very knowledgeable. Excellent at deep tissue work. If you are seeking a thorough, holistic remedy to pain through muscle, tendon, deep tissue work make an appointment. Beautiful location. Easy parking


Mary Ley

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is unbelievably awesome and skillful. I get a lot of massages and this was seriously one of the best massage I’ve ever had. I will be back Chris! Thank you :)


Xue L. ·

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is a great message therapist! The pressure he applies is just right and checks with you to ensure it is not too light or too hard. I highly recommend his services!


Christos S.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great bodyworker. Really help with deep relief.


Sheryn M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris really understands the muscles in the body. He does a great job and you definitely can feel the results in a most postive way


Laurence A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris definitely knows how body works and how to fix it. Strongly recommend.


Conan Guo

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris does an excellent job addressing your various areas of pain. I went to him for 3 hour sessions each week so he could work on the whole body. I have been suffering from adhesive capsulitus or "Frozen Shoulder" and I believe he assisted in "releasing" the adhesions that were causing so much pain.


Fr. Mark A. Strader

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

great massage.



★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is great! I like a deep tissue massage and this was one of the best I have had!


Ellen F.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This review is difficult for me. I purchased a Groupon as an introduction to this fine massage place. I read the reviews before I purchased it.

The reviews seemed to indicate that this is not your typical massage, and it is NOT! However, it was oh so good!

So, in my experience, massages are gentle to medium (at least for my tastes). I don't know if that is or is not the purpose of a massage; however, it is very comfortable and it feels good. You throw in the lights and the music and it makes for a very relaxing day. I love those types of massages.

I also loved this massage; however, it is 100% completely different. This guy seems to know the body very well, almost as if from a medical perspective.

You will feel muscles and areas being massaged that you didn't even know existed. He constantly checks in with you, and if it is too much, he will definitely release the pressure slightly -- so don't worry.

So, was this comfortable? Not 100%. Did I feel more amazing after this massage than any other one ever? YES! Meeting him with the first time, he told me that in this 90 minutes he won't do the full body; however, he will do mid section and lower or the mid section and higher. I chose the higher option and it worked well. I definitely will have to go back to him now to get the lower half done.

I have learned that not every massage should feel like you are in paradise during the massage. However, Chris made me feel great as I left.

I would most definitely return to him; however, I will still go to my other places in addition to him -- so I can maintain that level of spa service that I am used to. He is a great addition to my intended plan for massages.


Ryan S.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

I find via email has been fastest for same day response. Best bodywork; only thing for me (my friends have mentioned the same) is I'm used to and prefer silent but verbal-as-needed to communicate effectiveness during massages and there's a lot of chatting expected about things I'm not trying to discuss during massage (work, other clients, etc); it might not be a relaxation massage but I'd rather focus on breathing and communicating for my understanding and my pain. Not client gossip or my work. I'd politely try to segue a conversation back to the bodywork and have actually said "I don't want to talk about work right now" and he circled back to it minutes later, oddly. I think he can stand to be a bit more professional in that regard. I have to mention it since every person I've referred would update me and the first thing they'd mention is they felt they were being asked unrelated questions and hesitated booking him.

Now that I don't have that knee issue, his going over the IT band didn't have the same issue (last time the effect was noticeable in a few hours, not so this time) and it was clearly on just my right leg; my left leg that had no knee compression syndrome issues didn't flare up like my right after his IT band work last session. He didn't clear up everything (if I could focus on my breath maybe) and missed the connection of tightness to my pecs major and minor but did notice tightness on my brachiallis except didn't make the pec minor connection to it.

He can get to cavernous recesses of tightness. Saw a deep tissue masseur 3 days prior and Chris got at a lot of tightness still very much painfully there. Even though my last masseur spent 60 minutes on my upper body and mostly my back, Chris got into the recesses of my upper traps by my scalenes that was the precise source of all my symptomatic troubles last week. I've tried getting in there myself (I knew it was the source of my pain) with a barbell, the edge of a wall, the end of a stick to no avail...I've also tried getting at the psoas major and subscapularis and he always gets at it more effectively to where I can notice the difference. My traps weren't the only source as it's a whole related and integrated complex so I love when he gets at the smaller parts masseurs miss - the forearms, triceps, hands, feet...even when they get at the feet it's not the same as Chris and especially the hands. His work on the hands (!!) is my favorite because I've never had it done that way.

After a spontaneous and random muscle spasm from accumulated tightness the right half of my body felt like I was hit on just that side by a car because of my piriformis and traps and the compression. It hurt to lift my arm past my shoulder. I wasn't worried because I knew the cause but the feeling was horrible. Just loosening it with another masseur instantly relieved my nerve compression which I easily get and my mobility improved at the right shoulder but it wasn't quite everything. And that's where Chris' thorough integral work came in today.

It helps to breathe deeply but sometimes it's hard during the painful release process and I go tense and restrict my breathing. I notice how much relaxing and breathing helps him release but not always easy to abide by during release although I'm getting better at it.

Really like the rejuvenating essential oils afterwards.

Next time going for the sessions package as it's pretty much like getting one session free. I know I'm going to need it anyway so instead of just buying one and paying a third of a package, buying a package will be a better deal. Chris was kind enough to honor a discount I mentioned I received but had lost.

Be sure to sign up for his text alerts for deep discounts.

All the friends I've recommended to Chris love his work and feel the difference and both look forward to and fear (in a good and much needed way) going back. There will be a lot of grimaces but it's worth it! I also find myself getting better used to and adjusted to the releases. The investment is worth it and you won't realize it until you've had the work done.

You must try Chris' bodywork at least once and you'll never view your body and isolated massage work the same. I don't understand people that can get the less thorough frou frou "idea of luxuriously treating yourself but not really doing much for your body overall" type of massages which imho aren't worth it if you consider it both by the minute as well as the overall long lasting effects over time...full bodywork or bust! It's not me though - my body does not like partial frou frou massages and is very good at communicating this to me, among other things.


Anna N.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This trip to California was the 1st time I had heard of Structural bodywork Massage, my wife found Chris online with 5 star ratings. I have used Shiatsu deep massage therapist for many years. I would say of all the massages I have had this was by far the most effective. I have been having some problems with my legs lately and the sciatic nerves, on the lower body (legs) I must admit two things this was the most painful massage I have ever had, I also must admit this was by far the most effective Massage have ever had. The results could not be denied, it was so effective I booked four more sessions with Chris. My legs are 100 percent better shape, I felt like I had regained total use of my legs. ONe thing that is abundantly evident is Chris's in depth knowledge of the human body, muscle, nerves, etc... I had three lower body sessions and one upper body. On the upper body my neck had a tendon that was as hard a a rubber band, many Shiatsu masseurs had tried to fix it with no luck after one upper body session Chris fixed it, he mentioned where most make the mistake is they treat the problem area and not the source. I highly recommend Chris and the Structural Body Massage.


Ellis Dent

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great first time structural massage. Chris knows the anatomy very well and is good with his hands. Great technique !


Ana R.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Deep tissue massage, not an ordinary rub down I bought the 90 minute seemed like about a half hour I was so engrossed in the experience. Simple one on one, a table, easy listening music and soft light nothing fancy. You will feel like new in a few days he corrected a very bad shoulder that was out of alignment. Either upper or lower body you really need and like 3 hours and to do the whole thing.


Michael M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Simply wonderful. Attention to detail and your personal needs


Patricia G.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is masterful and extremely intuitive!!! I suffered chronically and daily with problems throughout my entire back and arms due to a cervical spine injury. Since beginning structural bodywork with Chris, pain that used to be chronic has become intermittent. I'm looking forward to a complete healing...I know I've found the right person that will assist me on my journey. Thanks, Chris!


Bridgette B.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is great at what he does and is different than most massage therapist in that he practices a very thorough style that gets to the root of the issue in addition to relaxing your body. I recommend him to anyone in the area.


Jeremy S.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I came here for a 1 hour deep tissue massage last week not really knowing what to expect. Chris made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. I booked this appointment pretty last minute (called Friday for a Monday appointment) but he was more than accommodating. He's really easy to talk to, we had a great conversation about school, fitness, anatomy, and more. He seemed to know exactly where I needed massage. I gave him a little bit of info ahead of time, but he took the words out of my mouth and read my mind without me even trying. His pressure was perfect. It was firm, but not painful. He has a unique style of massaging that focus's on the Fascia, which is the fibrous connective tissue that is present throughout the entire body, not just the muscles. My back feels phenomenal. I have nothing but praise for this establishment.


armand yazdani

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris does AMAZING body work!!! I'm am grateful that I found him via a Groupon. I can move in my world so much happier and with less pain since I've been having bodywork done by him. I have only been twice, but I will not hesitate to book with him again next month. Treat yourself! More importantly, treat your body:)


N Evans

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I came here for a 1 hour deep tissue massage last week not really knowing what to expect. Chris made me feel completely comfortable and at ease. I booked this appointment pretty last minute (called Friday for a Monday appointment) but he was more than accommodating. He's really easy to talk to, we had a great conversation about school, fitness, anatomy, and more. He seemed to know exactly where I needed massage. I gave him a little bit of info ahead of time, but he took the words out of my mouth and read my mind without me even trying. His pressure was perfect. It was firm, but not painful. He has a unique style of massaging that focus's on the Fascia, which is the fibrous connective tissue that is present throughout the entire body, not just the muscles. My back feels phenomenal. I have nothing but praise for this establishment.


Neil S.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is skillful and really nice



★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Incredible massage. Chris really knows the body. I've sent friends and they agree. Very deep tissue


elizabeth simone

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is very professional and amazing at what he does! You can tell he is very passionate about actually helping his clients achieve maximum relief. I have always had pain in my upper back and I can finally say I feel like a new person. Just one thing to note - he specializes in structural body work so the sessions can be intense but so worth it!! If you want to be freed of your sore muscles and pain....go to Chris!


Pamela Miller

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris's technique is unlike others and I find it to be the most effective for my persistent neck and back aches. He is great! So far his is one of the best deep tissue massages I've had, although what he does isn't really considered a massage. After my first session, I was hooked and bought a package deal. I highly recommend Chris.


Tweety O.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Very clean and relaxing space. Chris is very informative. Applied pressure to your liking. I'm SO happy I chose Chris and his techniques! I'm a happy camper, looking forward to the next session!!!


Joanna P.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is incredible and really knows the body. It's more healing than your every day massage. I like deep tissue work and Chris knows what he's doing. I've sent friends and they agree. He's absolutely wonderful.


elizabeth Jean s.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This is real therapeutic massage! Definitely not the so called massages one sees advertised from numerous establishments. It was a bit awkward initially as he is a bit of a quiet guy, but afterwards made me feel relaxed during the session. The one thing I liked is that he asked me first what am I looking to gain from the massage and what, if any, do I suffer from. I have carpal tunnel and was prescribed medication by my doctor which I didn't really like; it made me feel sick and dizzy. Chris style of massage is intense but equally beneficial. I felt relief soon after! I liked it so much that I'm already looking for my next appointment!


S M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

This was a wonderful and personalized experience. This is not your traditional "Deep Tissue" massage, but individualized pressure work. It was most enjoyable and something I cannot wait to do again!


Larry W.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Nice guy. Very professional.


Jalie A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great massage. Chris knows what he is doing.


K C.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I felt better a few days later after my muscles had time to heal.


Michael M.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

He is a gifted massage therapist.


Armando A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Best deep tissue massage. Really knows his stuff! Will go back!


Kathleen W.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Friendly, professional and caring!


Lisa A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris really understands the muscles and postural positions of the body. This type of massage is not gentle and there's not much kneading. Rather, it's intense and uses long strokes to get inbetween places that might be stiff or painful. I like this type of pressure and have found the results to be much longer lasting than a typical Swedish or Thai massage.


Lauren V.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

very knowledgable


Roy B.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Great guy! I felt like a million bucks after the massage! Will definitely go again.


Marco R.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Felt great!


Monica A.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris helped get rid of my back pain. I will definitely go to him again.


GeGe E.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris is very knowledgable and intuitive about tight muscles and knots. I felt like this kind of massage was great for me, but people should know that Structural Bodywork is very different from Swedish massage. There's no kneading but instead slow deep strokes are used to get inbetween tight areas. I'd recommend it for people comfortable with deep pressure and passive stretching, especially if you work at a computer. The effects lasted



★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Very knowledgeable and professional. Probably one of the best massages I have ever had.


Andrew V.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

The message was very good. The location was very quiet and quaint. I felt like I was in an oasis. Chris was very professional as well. Highly recommended.


Tiff C

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Chris was great! He really listened to what I needed and I felt like a new person walking out of my first really deep massage.


Kelsey N.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Wow Chris did an incredible job! I felt amazing. He really has a calm disposition about him which made the massage that much better! Thank you Chris!


Rebekah R.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

He was awesome. Really knows the body and very strong!


Eunice T.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I hadn't realized, but Chris doesn't really do "massage" as we think of it. He does physical therapy/putting everything in your body right back into place where it should be. Not sure what the name for that would be lol. I'm a dancer and his stretches were incredible - I felt so limber, loose, and revived in my next class. He has a keen knowledge of the human body and is a sweet guy.


Andrea V.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

He was awesome and very thorough.


Lisa S.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

I had a a 60 minute massage and it was a great experience with Chris! He was knowledgeable and offered tips on exercises and stretches on problem areas. His deep tissue technique was great. He kept the communication open, making sure he wasn't applying too much pressure. My upper back across my shoulder blades felt so tight and knotted. Chris was able to get the knots out and it feels great. I will definitely make an appointment with


Lisa R.