The Stress Management Center of Marin

FEATURING: Ashiatsu Massage

We are the only studio in the Bay Area to offer the "deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet"TM! Ashiatsu (AOBT) is the original western barefoot bar massage technique using deep tissue/compression effleurage strokes that cover the length of the body. The Therapist uses bars above her head for support and balance as she glides her feet in specific strokes that create structural change in chronic soft tissue damage, relieve chronic inflammation and provide deep relaxation. Clients report that they feel like they get a 2 hour deep tissue massage in about an hour. Developed by massage therapist, Ruthie Piper Hardee, in 1995. This massage style is by far the favorite of our Deep Tissue clients!


We welcome Sandra Billings and FACE ELEMENTS to the SMC family! For more information about her services, click here

Wellness Massage

Based on the Swedish style massage, our therapists combine long kneading strokes with a variety of complementary techniques to relax and revitalize your body and soul. For your overall well-being, this full hour massage will assure you the best night's sleep of the week!

Deep Tissue Massage

In this massage, the therapist uses strong pressure to move progressively deeper into layers of muscle and tissue to work away tension, sports-related pain, improve posture and restore an overall sense of well-being. The client and practitioner work together using breath and movement to release deeply held tension and return length and fluidity to the tissue.

Acupressure & Tuning Forks

Acupressure is an ancient healing art. Finger pressure is used on key points to stimulate the body’s natural self-curative abilities. It encourages the release of muscular tension, the increased circulation of blood, and the flow of the body’s vital life force ‘shi’. Clients should wear comfortable clothing. No lotions are used in this work. (Color and tuning forks on the meridians included).

Doubles Massage

Relax together! A great opportunity for partners, friends and family members to share the experience of therapeutic touch. Two practitioners will work in one room. A great gift idea!

European Reflexology

Your feet and hands are maps of the entire body. By massaging your reflex points in your hands and feet, abundant nerve endings connect directly to your digestive, lymphatic and skeletal system. It feels so good and helps the circulation so that blockages held in the body can be released, benefiting the blood, organs, glands and nerves. (Essential oils and color essences included).

Hot Stone Massage

Imagine the weight of a warm stone sinking into a tight spot while the massage therapist is smoothing the rest of the muscle group. This combination of heat and pressure is sure to please.

Massage for Children

Often requested, this is a special offering for our children 12 and under. 15 or 30 min to relax and calm the mind and body — a great reward for a job well done!

Pre and Post-Natal Massage

The joy of the childbirth process can be accompanied by stiffness, sciatica and swelling. Our Practitioners have experience with these and other issues surrounding the pre-and post natal experience. A great shower gift!