Holistic Body Work | Mission: Dr. Smith is a talented body worker in San Francisco offering a mind-blowing array of services. His office is located in the Mission at Mission & 21st. Dr. Smith incorporates a wide variety of techniques which he tailors to fit each client’s specific needs.
“Make sure that you always have the right tools for the job. It’s no use trying to eat a steak with a teaspoon, and a straw.”
~ Anthony T. Hicks
Body Work | Mission St.
Dr. Smith believes that no two treatments should be the same because no two people are the same. He combines so many different modalities that it is almost hard to describe. He passes seamlessly between chiropractic, massage, energy work, deep stretching, guided meditation, and craniosacral. Dr. Smith teaches while he works and instructs while he heals. You will leave his office understanding what it was that brought you there and what you need to do after you leave. He is sometimes subtle and at other times intense. Following is a list of his commonly used techniques and a brief description of each.
Dr. Smith practices the Usui system of Reiki and was attuned to the level of Reiki Master in 2010. He has provided thousands of sessions over the years. A Reiki session is both relaxing and healing. It can affect the entire body, inside and out. Dr. Smith is now offering Reiki instruction. Learn more
Dr. Smith applies kinesiotape to help reduce swelling, help your body more fully recruit underlying muscle fibers, and to stimulate proprioceptive input from the area. While the research is still mixed, many high-level athletes find benefit from this technique, and there is very little downside. Learn more
The soft tissues in our bodies profoundly affect the nervous system. Craniosacral Therapy is a subtle treatment technique which focuses on the skull, sacrum, and fascial connections throughout the spine. It was originally developed by Osteopaths and is a central part of many of Dr. Smith’s treatments. Learn more
Microcurrent Point Stimulation (MPS) Therapy is the world’s first integrative therapy developed exclusively to sympathetically DE-Regulate the ANS and fight chronic pain. The theoretical underpinnings of MPS Therapy are based on combining the “therapeutic pearls” of acupuncture, osteopathy, integrative dentistry, and neural therapy with modern neurology and microcurrent. The future is now! Learn more
Expect to leave with a clear understanding of your issue and what you can do to further the healing process. This may include stretching, strengthening, supplementation, or any number of other useful strategies. The more active your participation, the better your results will be. Learn more
Acupressure as a therapy developed over 5,000 years ago. It as an important aspect of Asian, especially Chinese, medicine. It uses precise finger placement and pressure over specific points along the body. These points follow specific channels, known as meridians – the same channels used in acupuncture. Learn more