From 31 reviews
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 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!”
Going to Synapse is a treat!! Stan is the primary massage therapist that I see. He offers just the right amount of pressure for me and subtly releases my knots. I always feel relaxed and renewed after I leave.
Had an amazing deep tissue massage given by Stan. Excellent pressure and effective techniques to get at the shoulder and neck tightness. He was also very gracious in changing my time as my car had been broken into and items stolen. Was great to walk into their space and feel the quiet and calm. Will definitely be back.
“I’ve gotten massages all over the world and Stan is at the top of the list. He pays attention to what is going on with all aspects of physical well-being. I heartily endorse his work.”
I’ve been meaning to check out Synapse for ages. As a bodyworker, I always like to know who’s doing good work in my neighborhood. I’ve seen Liz outside of that practice and her work is excellent, so I wanted to know some of the other therapists.I had a session with Jamie a few weeks ago and it was really excellent. She was professional, attentive, kind, and very skilled. She listened to my litany of aches and pains and paid specific and relevant attention to each area. Her pressure was strong, steady, and consistent. Her pacing was slow and smooth and I felt both deeply relaxed and very safe. I left feeling better than I had in a while.
“I have been seeing Carolyn for about six months now. After my first session, I knew right away that I wanted to rebook, which I have been doing every six weeks. First of all, Carolyn is a delight. She tunes into your body and applies just the right amount of pressure to relieve your stress and leave you completely reinvigorated. Needless to say, I very much look forward to my relaxing sessions with Carolyn!”
“Liz is an amazingly skilled bodyworker. I have had many providers over the years to help deal with a challenging chronic medical condition that includes muscle pain and stiffness. Liz is in my “elite group”. Liz has that gift of feeling into the tissues so that they give—but not pressing too hard. She is good about listening to feedback, and a kind and friendly person. I feel totally comfortable having her as a provider.”
Stan and Liz, as well as their entire team, are just awesome. Beautiful offices, easy and free parking in the back are just the beginning.But their bodywork is what shines, and you will not be disappointed. And, they have weekend hours!
“Liz has been a fantastic addition to my overall health program. As I consider myself an “older” athlete, she really takes her time to work through any current issues I might have as well as keeping me tuned up for the demands I put my body through. Whether you are an athlete or not, I would highly recommend Liz for her thoughtful approach to bodywork.”