Scott Schwartz

Massage Therapy, ART
LMT License #25178

I’m Scott and have been a professional body-worker since 2002 but my love for the human body began in the 80’s.  Through 2019, almost the entirety of my massage career has been as Owner and Clinical Director of Psoas Massage + Bodywork, San Francisco’s Premiere Sports and Therapeutic Bodywork Clinic from 2003-2019.  At that location and time, I provided massage and bodywork treatment for an extremely diverse clientele including the very most difficult clients seen at the clinic, created and ran a training program for elite therapists in the area, and mentored entire therapeutic staff.

Philosophy

I am in awe of the human body and how it works, how we can increase athletic output, how it can be trained to be strong or flexible, or both, and how it heals and keeps from breaking down. How both relaxation and exertion effects it.  I have mad respect for the puzzle pieces–bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, nerve, the nervous system, organs, along with bodywork, stretching, understanding, exercise, rest, food, mental and emotional stability. They all amaze me continuously.  I am grateful that I can use my knowledge and experience of these puzzle pieces to help you achieve and maintain health or reach your movement and athletic goals.

Modalities

Most sessions include multiple modalities which may include:

  • Deep Tissue
  • Myofascial Release
  • ART (Active Release Techniques)
  • Trigger Point
  • Structural
  • Sports Massage
  • Movement specialist
  • Taping
  • AIS (Active Isolated Stretching)
  • PNF (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation)
  • SFMA (Selective Functional Movement Assessment)

What A Session Looks Like

A session with Scott can be many things.  Please wear or bring shorts, leggings, sports bra–sessions are often active.  You always have the final say on all session plans.  If you want 60 minutes on your feet, that’s what you get. However, most people want my help in designing a session, a treatment plan or maintenance plan that will best aid in reaching their goals.  A session with Scott could be on the table, a chair, the floor, all and more.  It could be doing bodywork, designing an at home stretching program or learning corrective exercises that will reestablish functional movements.  Scott’s sessions often include education and homework, if wanted.

Treatment Specialties

While I do see clients for one off deep tissue sessions, my clients mostly fall into three distinct groups:
treatment, maintenance, and athletic enhancement.

Treatment I work with a wide variety of ailments, including:

  • Sciatic issues
  • Acute and Chronic low back pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis and Frozen shoulder
  • Sprains, strains and tendonitis
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • All types of pain, discomfort, ache
  • Peripheral nerve entrapment (numbness in hands, arms, legs and feet)
  • Range of motion issues

Maintenance most clients continue getting maintenance work with me after treatment has concluded. I believe that getting regular maintenance work will allow most people to do the things they love and be more active with less pain and discomfort for longer into their lives.

    • Athletic pains from training and competing
    • Increased flexibility
    • Maintaining flexibility
    • Maintaining health

Sports Massage/Athletic Enhancement –

    • I take an active interest with my sports clients whether you are a professional or Olympic athlete, a weekend warrior or you just want to be able to hike on the weekends or play golf or tennis into your 80’s and 90’s
    • Recover from training and competition quickly
    • Develop functional movement patterns and increase flexibility and stability
    • Enhance athletic output
    • Increase Range of Motion
    • Design personalized stretching programs
    • Access hidden power

Hours Available:
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Monday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Thursday: 9:30am – 6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed