Are you living with pain, stress or anxiety?
You don't have to...
Come to my quiet and convenient San Rafael office for relief – healing, relaxing and detoxifying massage therapy. I’m Katharine Chaney, a certified massage therapist bringing you joy through gentle and effective Eastern-style massage and acupressure.
I’ll help you get unstuck – to let go of the ingrained patterns that cause discomfort and hold you back. Working with your body’s natural ability to heal, I provide input that reduces pain, calms your senses and improves your digestion and hormonal functions. Learn more about how I create lasting change through therapeutic massage:
What to expect from your massage
Whether you’re a working mom, musician, student or athlete, you can expect a customized, whole-body massage, focused on relieving tenderness and irritation and preventing further flare-ups. Rather than addressing just the symptomatic area, I work on the deep causes of pain without triggering more.
In warm, serene surroundings, you’ll experience a blend of circulation-awakening massage, passive stretching and light-touch acupressure. The result? You leave relaxed and energized, able to release thoughts formerly dominated by aches or distress.
Safe, relaxing clothes-on massage therapy
Bring stretchy shorts, sweats or yoga clothes so you’ll be comfortable and relaxed for our session. You’ll get the full range-of-motion benefits from the stretching exercises when your clothes allow you to move freely.
The Pure Joy Bodywork difference
Unlike most local massage therapists, I’ve centered my practice around combining several Asian techniques – tui na (Chinese medical massage), jin shin jyutsu, acupressure and chi nei tsang. I find that instead of relying on one style of bodywork, I blend these styles to bring you the most lasting benefits. Please tell me if you are seeing another health professional so I can make sure my work complements their treatment plan.
My philosophy focuses strongly on prevention – using massage to stay well – in addition to relieving pain, stress and other issues. Let me support your health with a caring and individually tailored therapeutic massage. Call with your questions.
Pure Joy Bodywork is conveniently located at 1206 Third Street in downtown San Rafael.