Therapeutic Massage

Massage in San Francisco

Welcome to a realm where ancient wisdom meets modern wellness. At Alchemy Acupuncture, nestled in the heart of San Francisco, we offer a unique blend of therapeutic massages that not only relax your body but also rejuvenate your mind and spirit. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Sarah Maiden, our clinic stands as a sanctuary for those seeking holistic healing and a balanced approach to health.

Experience the Art of Healing Massage at Alchemy Acupuncture

The Philosophy of Our Practice

Understanding the Balance of Yin and Yang

At Alchemy Acupuncture, we believe in the harmonious balance of Yin and Yang, the fundamental dualities in traditional Chinese medicine that influence your health and well-being. Our massage therapies are designed to restore this balance, ensuring a holistic healing experience.

Embracing the Five Elements

Our treatments are inspired by the Five Elements theory, which states that wood, fire, earth, metal, and water are the basic elements of the universe with specific energies and properties. We incorporate this concept to enhance the effectiveness of our massage therapies.

Our Specialized Massage Services

Swedish Massage: A Gateway to Relaxation

Indulge in our Swedish massage, a therapy known for its gentle, flowing strokes that soothe muscles, improve circulation, and foster relaxation. It’s an ideal choice for those new to massage or looking for a tranquil experience.

Deep Tissue Massage: Releasing Deep-Seated Tension

For deeper muscular issues, our Deep Tissue massage focuses on the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. It’s perfect for chronic pain, injury recovery, or dealing with deeply rooted tension.

Meridians and Qi: The Energy Pathways

Our approach to massage involves understanding and working with the body’s meridians – the pathways through which Qi (Chi), or life energy, flows. This focus helps in unblocking and balancing Qi, vital for health and vitality.

Cupping and Moxibustion: Ancient Techniques for Modern Wellness

Experience the benefits of Cupping and Moxibustion, age-old practices that stimulate the flow of Qi and blood, promoting healing and relaxation. Cupping uses suction, while Moxibustion involves burning herbal preparations near the skin.

Energy Work and Bodywork: Beyond the Physical

Our massage therapies extend beyond physical techniques, incorporating Energy Work to harmonize and balance your life force. This holistic approach ensures a comprehensive healing experience.

Herbal Medicine: Nature’s Touch in Healing

Incorporating Herbal Medicine, our treatments offer a natural, side-effect-free method to enhance wellness. These herbs complement our massage therapies, amplifying their healing effects.

The Expertise of Dr. Sarah Maiden

A Journey of Healing and Mastery

Dr. Sarah Maiden, our lead acupuncturist and massage therapist, brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Her expertise in traditional Chinese medicine and various massage techniques ensures a personalized and effective treatment for every client.

Connect with Us

Schedule Your Healing Session

Ready to embark on a journey of healing and relaxation? Contact us at (415) 504-2416 or reach out via email at Our clinic is conveniently located at 1801 Bush St Suite 107, San Francisco, CA 94109.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Expect During My First Massage Session?

Your first session will include a consultation to understand your health history and goals. Dr. Maiden will then tailor the massage to your specific needs, ensuring a comfortable and beneficial experience.

How Long Does a Typical Massage Session Last?

Massage sessions typically last between 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the type of massage and your specific requirements. It is normally a part of a regular acupuncture session.

Are There Any Conditions That Massage Can Particularly Help With?

Massage therapy can be particularly beneficial for stress relief, muscle tension, chronic pain, headaches, and improving overall well-being.

Is Cupping or Moxibustion Painful?

Both cupping and moxibustion are generally not painful. Some clients experience a mild, comfortable sensation during these therapies.

How Often Should I Get a Massage?

The frequency of massages depends on your individual needs and goals. Dr. Maiden can provide guidance based on your specific condition and wellness objectives.

Can Massage Therapy Be Combined With Other Treatments?

Yes, massage therapy can be effectively combined with other treatments like acupuncture and herbal medicine for a more comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

Do You Offer Customized Herbal Medicine?

Yes, we offer customized herbal medicine formulations tailored to complement your massage therapy and address your specific health concerns.

Embark on your journey to holistic health and rejuvenation with Alchemy Acupuncture’s expertly crafted massage therapies. Contact us today to schedule your session and experience the transformative power of traditional healing arts blended with modern wellness practices.