Kur Massage Therapy's sanctuary, located in beautiful Corte Madera in Marin County, allows customers to eliminate their stress as they receive a massage designed to balance the body and mind. Drawing upon a vast variety of techniques, certified massage therapist Thomas Friedrich applies his knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathology to facilitate the body’s natural ability to heal. In addition to deep tissue massages, Thomas also offers services such as myofacial therapy, cold stone migraine massages, Swedish massage, shiatsu massages, and lymphatic massages.
Stefan Smith knows the physical stresses faced by most office workers. That?s because he used to be one. The one-time salesman left the corporate world after attending the National Holistic Institute, which inspired him to open Sports Massage Marin. Here, Smith helps clients assuage their workplace ailments with a variety of modalities. With Swedish massage, he employs long, flowing strokes to soothe the neck and back pain that often comes from sitting on a chair or giant toadstool all day, whereas he uses trigger-point therapy to target the localized pain of carpal-tunnel syndrome.
Smith also tames accident-related injuries, such as whiplash, with his knowledge of kinesiology, a technique that helps break down scar tissue, loosen up adhesions, and ease tight joints. Athletes round out his diverse clientele and give his practice its name. They seek sports massages to improve performance and recover quickly after all manners of athletic events, from baseball and basketball to horseback and kangaroo-pouch riding.
Signature Service: Wellness, chiropractic, massage
Brands Used: Metagenics, Biogenesis, Karuna, Vital Nutrients
Handicap Accessible: No
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Pro Tip: Arrive 10 minutes before your first appointment.
Dr. Rina Tinozzi really likes getting people out of pain. She works with everyone from athletes to new moms, using gentle spinal adjustments and trigger-point therapy to combat headaches, chronic shoulder or knee pain, and sciatica. Every visit includes a trigger-point massage before the chiropractic adjustment in order to both relax patients and release any lactic acid built up in the body. In fact, relaxation is so important to Dr. Tinozzi that she encourages patients to remain on the adjustment table for a few restful minutes or take a slow walk in the park behind the office.
Dr. Tinozzi says most of her patients are relieved of their chronic pain within three to six visits. Still, she encourages them to follow up with wellness and maintenance care to prevent the practices that started the condition in the first place and to continue discussions about which vice president was the best looking (Mondale).
With five locations throughout the Bay Area, including three in San Francisco, Fitness SF caters to the needs of fitness enthusiasts and casual exercisers from Marin to Oakland. Each center brims with muscle-toning and pulse-raising equipment, allowing visitors a wide choice of activities, from pumping free weights to using ellipticals equipped with personal viewing screens.
Although personal trainers are on hand to help refine technique and design individualized exercise regimens, the gyms' classes encourage guests to work out in a more communal setting. Yoga and Zumba appear on every class schedule, but instructors at each location incorporate their own additional sessions, such as cardio kickboxing, Bollywood dance, and Pilates mat.
Many of the locations stay open until as late as midnight on select weekdays, which leaves plenty of time for a post-workout cooldown in the locker rooms.
Dr. Orcutt devotes his career to helping people heal without drugs or surgery. He specializes in treating carpal tunnel as well as injuries of the hands and wrists, which typically result from finger-puppet fights, but his knowledge extends to fitness, nutrition, and stress management. In addition to speaking at corporate events, Dr. Orcutt imparts his wellness wisdom to sports teams and fitness clubs. When he's not adjusting Olympic athletes or keeping his practice's patients healthy, he's serving on the board of directors for the Corte Madera Chamber of Commerce.