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“I love Carolyn’s calm and confident energy while working on me. There are so many different techniques she uses and it feels so good; I always sleep like a baby after my massages with Carolyn. She truly has gifted hands!”
I have been going to Stan for years and years and years, and absolutely consider his massages part of my self-care/health regimen. Before Stan, I had booked 60 minute massages, and really did not have a designated masseuse. Those massages were so so and I often found myself wanting more (and sometimes less) pressure, and even after requesting an adjustment, was not happy with the quality.With Stan, and his awesome 90-minute massages, he seems to apply just the right amount of pressure and consistently finds areas of soreness that I didn’t know existed. The location is convenient, and the room is peaceful, quiet, and relaxing. I now see him every 6 weeks religiously, an cannot recommend him highly enough.
I have been a client of Stan’s long before he began Synapse Massage & Bodywork. I decided to try two of the new therapists working with Stan, Jaimie and another day, Julia, and I was happy I did. I really appreciated their professionalism and the variety of touch that Synapse now has available between the different therapists. I was right to trust my thinking that anyone working out of Stan’s studio would have to be experienced, caring, with good hands. I also very much appreciate that the space is clean and peaceful, and the sessions begin and end on time.I highly recommend Jaimie and Julia for their respective skill and professionalism.
I highly recommend Stan. I had my doubts about a 90 minute massage– that it would be too long. I was wrong. It’s perfect. Now, I don’t think I can ever do anything but a 90 minute massage. I went to Stan to reduce stress, and it worked! I felt totally recharged and relaxed afterwards. I am definitely going to be a regular.
Massage is my #1 indulgence in life and my search for the perfect massage ended when I met Stan – simply the best!
“Jamie is an extremely talented massage therapist. She can target specific muscles to improve mobility and function while also providing a holistic approach to health and well-being. Her knowledge, professionalism, skills and warmth are true gifts to all her clients. I’d definitely recommend Jamie to anyone seeking sports-specific or general massage support.“
Magicians! Actually, they are pros who know what they are doing. I’ve been to Carolyn, Liz and Stan and I’ve thought after each massage, “This is the best massage I’ve ever had.” Before finding Synapse I had one or two massages per year. Now I get it. With a 90-minute session they can spend extra time on whichever muscles are nagging the loudest. Their treatment rooms are a special blend of elegant and cozy and the whole experience is the ultimate reset button after a jam-packed day or week.
Synapse Bodywork is where I go for my regular tuneups. As a bodyworker myself, I’m extremely particular and have bounced all around Oakland in search for great massage therapy. I always come back to Synapse. Stan uses a quicker pace, while Carolyn is a bit slower. Both therapists are super thorough, professional and provide a great session.
I went in for a massage with Carolyn because I was having trouble with plantar fasciitis. My feet were in a lot of pain and they really needed some attention. Carolyn listened carefully as I explained about my feet as well as other areas of my body that needed attention. I felt that she heard every word clearly and that I was in good hands.Not only did she make my feet feel great, she relaxed my whole body. The pressure of the massage was perfect and she relaxed areas of my body that I didn’t even realize were tight. I walked out of there feeling so good that I booked another massage for the next day!The massage room was also very comfortable and relaxing. I have gone to see Carolyn other times since that initial visit and I highly recommend her to my friends.
I have been going to Stan for massage for years and he is absolutely the best! Whether I’m dealing with an injury or just need to get a way for a relaxing massage, Synapse is the place to go! Aside from being an exceptionally knowledgeable and talented massage therapist, Stan has a wonderful way of being and is really just a great person. I’m excited that Stan is growing Synapse and I’m certain that any massage therapist that he adds to the business is quality.