Purpose

I believe that helping the world be a better place starts with helping someone be a better person. I found that this can be attained through the use of touch. This is why I practice thoughtful, informed, skilled, and therapeutic touch for bodywork. When I am a better person and help someone else be a better person, the world becomes a better place, one person at a time through shared wellness.

Wellness

Touch escape for wellness. Our modern lives are continuously being exposed to increasing levels of stimulation and stress. These elements can have psychological and physiological effects that pull our bodies out of natural balance, chi, or homeostasis. This affects ourselves and potentially others around us. Whether it is sitting at a desk, typing and mousing front of a computer, looking down at our phones, driving long distances, having a hard or stressful day at work, or running a marathon, we sometimes need to press our own ESC (Escape) keys to escape away from whatever we might be doing or thinking. Spend a moment to recharge and regain that balance. When we are more balanced, the world is more balanced.

Touch improves wellness. Touch is a therapeutic, natural, and non-invasive approach to help return balance back to the body. Massage has a large number of benefits, with primary areas including mental focus or relaxation, pain relief, posture, range of motion, and sense of well-being.

About

Robert Graf is a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) in the State of California who provides therapeutic massage for individuals in the Bay Area, particularly in the areas near the cities of Oakland, Berkeley, Emeryville, and San Francisco. He has a home residential space in north Oakland where clients may come for on-site service.

Robert is an alumnus of the National Holistic Institute where he graduated with highest honors in the Core 900-Hour Massage Therapist and Health Educator program, and is activity pursuing Board Certification through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. His areas of study include significant Eastern and Western modalities, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, myofascial therapies, business, and ethics.

Robert is currently providing massage therapy services through his solo practitioner private practice. He previously served as a Massage Professional extern for the San Francisco Bay Club Sanctuary Spa and the Touchstone Climbing Inc. Berkeley Ironworks rock climbing gym. He also fulfilled a Massage Professional role in the Public Clinic at the National Holistic Institute.

Outside of the field of massage therapy, Robert enjoys activities involving software and electrical engineering, amateur radio, neon glass bending, piano and drum set, photography, long walks, hikes, cycling, road trips, and continual learning and exploration.

Sessions

Your session – Your way. Every person is different, and the same person is different each day. The most effective massage session is tuned to a person’s needs on a certain day and at a certain time. Massage sessions are tailored from a combination of techniques, known as modalities, based on the needs of a client at the time of the session. The entire session could be a single modality, such as Swedish Massage, or it could be a combination of multiple modalities, such as Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Hot Stone Massage.

One session – One price – No tips. I would like to see the service industry move away from tips. Employees should be able to enjoy their work and be financially secure without relying on tips. Likewise, tipping places extra burden on customers that manifests financially and emotionally. Learn more about the history and current state of tipping by doing an Internet search for the “origin of tipping”.

Book

Book a session. Send a text message or call me at (510) 560-3661 to schedule an appointment. Please leave a voicemail message in the event that I am unable to answer the call. Thank you!