Lose your pain fast. No surgery, no pills, nothing uncomfortable. Whether from a fall, car accident, pre or post surgery, sports, post-baby, headaches, migraines, or just the usual aches and pains, our goal is to have you feeling less pain from the very first session, and get you back into full swing, living your life again! Lose YOUR Pain! Do You Experience Pain or Limitation from Any of These Conditions? We specialize in pain relief, pain management, injury rehabilitation and functional training through non-invasive, non-surgical, movement and hands-on Active Myofascial Therapy™. The longer you continue to live in pain, the harder it is to get rid of your problem. Your pain-relief therapy will be provided by a Rehabilitation Therapist or an other qualified provider, based on your needs. In most cases, we can bill your insurance for therapy to help you recover from Automobile Accident Injuries, or provide you with a statement to submit on your own. Please note: Due to the fact we have such a high request for appointments, there are often times when we do not accept new clients, but you may request to be put on our wait-list. (If you are in serious pain or have had a recent injury, we always keep at least 1 session each day available for 'emergencies' so call if needed.).
Degenerative Disc Disease (D.D.D.) - Low back Pain
Fibromyalgia (FM) - Tendonitis
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Plantar Fasciitis
Poor Posture - Shin Splints
We primarily provide therapy through our signature program of Active Myofascial Therapy™-The Diamond Method. (Also called AMT) AMT was developed by our founder and director, Irene Diamond, RT. Irene has taught Active Myofascial Therapy to Physical Therapists, Massage Therapists, Chiropractors and Fitness Trainers across the country and continues to see a select group of clients each month in San Francisco.
Get You Out Of Pain
Improve Your Ability To Move Your Body With Less Stress & Strain
Teach You Easy Secrets To Improve Your Posture
Educate You On Proper Bio-mechanics & Ergonomics (How to lift, bend, sit, work, etc)
Have Less Pain
Move More Freely
Digest & Eliminate More Completely
How Is Active Myofascial Therapy Treatment Structured?
AMT is designed to work fast to eliminate your pain and improve your function as effectively as possible!
We highly recommend you start with either the "Accelerated Program"
which includes a thorough Initial Evaluation, plus four "Expanded" therapy sessions OR A "Jump Start Results Program" which will specifically address your long-term complaints to get you a fast, jump-start on long-term relief and results.
The Initial Evaluation is to determine exactly what is going on with your body
what your range of motion is, muscular strength, postural assessment, discuss therapies you have tried in the past, etc, and then based on these results, we design a full therapy plan which will give you the quickest pain relief and the most comprehensive improvements. The therapy sessions may include any combination of the Active Myofascial manual, movement therapy modalities or educational components shown here: AMT Manual therapy; Actions (AMT's exclusive style of therapeutic exercise); Postural education; Sleep education; Ergonomic education; Manual and mechanical traction; Heat and/or ice therapy. At the conclusion of either the Accelerated Program or JumpStart Results Program, you should see a marked improvement in your condition… That means Less Pain & Improved Function!.
You will also feel confident in what you will be doing to maintain your 'new and improved' condition
such as knowing how and when to do the Actions, how to maintain your posture, strength and flexibility.
If one of the full programs are not an option due to scheduling or budget needs
you will still benefit from seeing an Active Myofascial Therapist for one or two individual appointments. The therapist will perform a quick assessment and provide the therapy he or she feels would benefit you the most in the shortest time.
If You Are Not Sure:
You can always schedule your 1st session as a "Targeted Session" just so you can be sure Active Myofascial Therapy is for you.
This "Try-Before-You-Buy" option will let you experience AMT and you WILL know right away if Active Myofascial Therapy ~ The Diamond Method is for you!.
Initial Evaluation appointments are performed by our director, Irene Diamond.
Due to the popularity and success of the therapy, it is usually necessary to book your appointment up to a month in advance.
The AMT sessions should be scheduled close together with only a day or two in-between. If additional individual appointments are needed they are scheduled on an as needed basis, depending on your condition and specific situation. Once your program is complete and results are achieved, we suggest a maintenance plan of at least 1 Targeted visit per month to enhance and improve your condition and maintain your level of success.
To Be Considered For Active Myofascial Therapy:
Please call us to discuss your needs. You may schedule with one of our Rehabilitation therapists or Irene Diamond, the founder of Active Myofascial Therapy.
Irene does not work with everyone who is interested and will choose patients she feels she can get the best results for.
If you would like to discuss your therapy with Irene Diamond to be considered as a client, please call. We will consider your referral source and your situation and determine whether or not Active Myofascial Therapy™ - The Diamond Method or one of our other rehabilitation therapists are appropriate for you.
Motor Vehicle insurance (medical payment) is the only insurance we bill for Rehabilitation Services.
Medical Flexible Spending Plan / Health Savings Accounts: We provide you with an itemized receipt you submit for reimbursement from your company.
Out Of Pocket
We are able to provide you with itemized receipt for tax purposes.
Because it simplifies our business
some therapists provide a 10 - 35% discount off some sessions or programs when not billing insurance.
Some therapists are approved providers for Blue Cross
United Health, or Allied Health and therefore, if you have coverage through one of these insurance companies you might be eligible for a reduced fee on some sessions.
AMT is very effective to get you back in shape and out of pain. Our rates are not inexpensive, but are worth it!
When you finally get the relief and results you are seeking
what is that worth to you? (We have worked with so many people over the years, who have spent many hundreds and thousands of dollars on multitudes of therapies, pills, pillows, magnets, lotions and potions - all which haven't worked! When you finally come to us you will wonder why you didn't start sooner!).
Please Read about Our Unheard of 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!
We want you to feel you are absolutely getting your money's worth!
If you aren't happy, we aren't happy!.
Massage Therapy & Other Relaxation Services
We offer a variety of relaxation services including massage therapy as Single sessions or through membership in our Diamond Club where massage is an on-going part of your regular wellness program. Experience a personalized session of relaxation and de-stressing, or relief of every-day aches and pains. DWC accepts new clients & patients by referral and request only. Would you like to be invited to become a client? Contact us today at 415-921-1290 to discuss your needs, schedule an appointment or answer your questions.
Relaxation & Tension Relief Therapy
For Relaxation & Tension Relief Therapy in the Marina District of San Francisco.
We are known for our 'serious massage', rather than 'fluffy massage'.
We provide a combination of Massage Therapy, and other relaxation services.
Our unique approach is that we have three 'levels' of hand-picked massage therapists to choose from
to be sure you get the best fit for your needs (based on your budget and therapy goals).
Through a complimentary brief, personalized consultation over the phone prior to booking your appointment,
we help you decide what Level of Therapist would be best for what you are looking for.
We offer single-session rates and also have The Diamond Club, an invitation-only massage & therapy membership program.
Diamond Club members can receive up to 12 hours of massage each month, plus other HUGE benefits and BIG savings.
What are your therapy goals?
Choose your 'Level' of the therapist based on their experience and training.
Level I - "Apprentice" Therapists
Apprentice massage therapists are newer to the profession and are either finishing training school or are newly graduated. Apprentice sessions focus on de-stressing and relaxation, and relief of muscular tension. (As part of the therapist's training, we may ask you to take a few minutes after your massage to complete a quick written evaluation form.) Please note: Due to the fact Level I therapists are still perfecting their craft ~ We absolutely DO NOT recommend these beginner therapists if your goal is more than relaxation of tight muscles and reduction of stress.
Level I – Single Session Member Rates
Level I - Single Session non-member Rates
These therapists have a higher level of skill and experience, and offer a variety of corrective-based massage styles along with fantastic relaxational massage styles. You just tell them what you want and they will make it happen! Perfect for you if you have every-day aches, pain, and stress.
Level II Single Session member Rates
Level II Single Session Non-member Rates
Our Level III Massage Therapists have much more advanced training and experience, and have accomplished a high level of competency. These are the people to see if you have a more complicated physical history or a therapy goal that require a higher level of professional competency and skill. OR if you simply prefer to choose the best! These superb therapists offer a wider variety of styles and can address your simple to more complex issues or needs.
Level III Single Session member Rates
Level III Single Session Non-Member Rates
Your Choice of Styles of Massage.
Basic Swedish (Relaxation) Massage
Stress reducing and relaxing, this traditional massage focuses on your entire back, neck, limbs, hands, face, head and feet. It will renew your feeling of tranquility and revitalize your sense of well-being.
Designed to relieve tension, get rid of painful, tight, knotty areas, re-align scar tissue. It can also help rehabilitate injuries in ligaments, tendons and muscles. Deep Tissue/Sports Massage utilizes a combination of massage techniques such as acupressure, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and neuromuscular therapy. You and your therapist determine how to combine these techniques based on your unique needs and condition. Sports Massage is excellent as a "training massage" in between sporting events to help prevent injuries and to correct any problems before they get worse, and allow you to train harder. Pre & Post-event Sports Massage will speed your recovery time and increase the flexibility of your muscles and joints.
Seated Chair Massage (Quick Fix, Treatment For Specific Areas of Soreness)
When your time is limited or you don't want to undress, seated 'chair' massage is for you. The session is done with you sitting in a specially designed chair which allows the therapist to reach your back, shoulders and neck. Other areas of your body can also be worked depending on the length of session you reserve. You stay clothed so no wasted time, no greasy lotion, and you can easily get back to your day.
"Tune-Up, Fix-it" Sessions
If you have one area or spot that needs "fixing, " come in for a "Tune-Up/Fix-It Session." Usually done clothed, the focus is on reducing pain, and breaking spasms in one specific area of your body. $15 - $37 / 15-20 minutes (based on practitioner providing service - call for details).
Corrective / Pain Relief Sessions
When your condition or needs are focused on relieving or rehabbing a specific injury, post-surgery, or condition please contact us to discuss if you will be better served by seeing a Rehabilitation expert rather than a massage therapist.
No Greasy Mess
"More Pain - Better Results?" We Believe It Should NEVER Hurt! Some therapists believe, "The More Pain the Better!" We don't believe this to be true - nor effective! The level for therapeutic deep tissue work (your "Good Hurt") should stay around a 7-8 out of 10. We are happy to explain and demonstrate how we provide a deep, yet pain-free effective pressure to relieve your tension and satisfy your need for 'deep-tissue'.
Therapists use lotion or cream, not oil ~ so you don't feel like a greased pig when you're finished.
If you prefer, your therapist can use no lotion at all, and either just work through the sheet, your loose-fitting clothes, or talc may be offered instead of lotion.
Your therapist knows the correct way to get in deep and release spasms, aches and knots without causing you MORE PAIN by going too deep!
At Diamond Wellness Center, your therapist understands there are times to apply very firm pressure.
We say, "It should be a Good Hurt", that means applying enough pressure to do what needs to be done without causing you to tighten up and experience more pain!.
Always be sure to communicate with your therapists, since every body is different.
At Diamond we developed a "Rate of Perceived Comfort Scale" scale. This is "RPC" scale is a 0 -10 scale, where a '0' is no pain and complete comfort, and a '10' is absolutely too uncomfortable.
The level for therapeutic deep tissue work (your "Good Hurt") should stay around a 7-8 out of 10.
Soothing "Diamond Hot Packs"
Studies have shown that moist heat applied to tight, achy muscles helps to soften the area and increase blood flow to the area. Incorporate 'Diamond Hot Packs' into your session, at no additional cost. Enhance your experience, provide more therapeutic benefits and allow your muscles and fascia (the connective tissue) to soften so your therapist can easily get into your tight tissue with less pain, and better results! (Included at no cost for Diamond Club members).
(per hour session)$20.00
Incorporate our signature topical analgesic creams of Hot Stuff and Anti-flamme into your session to aid in enhancing your therapeutic results. (Included at no cost for Diamond Club members).
Your sense of smell is the strongest of all our five senses. To enhance your Rest & Relaxation ask your therapist to add Aroma Therapy to your massage. Choose from organic Lavender or Honey Almond to calm you, or if you're going back to work or out on the town try Grapefruit Mandarin or Lime Mint for a more invigorating session. (Included at no cost for Diamond Club members).
Our Professional Hour
Sessions booked for an hour or longer will end 5 minutes prior to allow you to get dressed leisurely. (Rates shown reflect our 55 or 85 minute professional hour.).
Your Location or Ours
We often provide off-site massage in private homes, hotels, offices, and at private parties and special events.
Weight Management, Fitness & Nutrition
Reach Your Weight-Loss & Fitness Goals
Just Had A Baby? Just Had Surgery? Just Want to Get In Shape? Lose Weight? Be Healthier? Look better in your clothes (or naked?).
Just Had It With Diets?
How Can THIS Weight Loss, Nutrition & Fitness Program Help You when None of the Other Diets Have? Because Irene Diamond, our Center's director, and exercise/ nutrition specialist, will lead you in your personalized, one - on - one "Get-Fit" Program. You will lose at least 5 pounds in your 1st Month! …Guaranteed! (And you will get in shape and feel better too!).
The "Get-Fit" Program is NOT A DIET!
Nooooo, it's a comprehensive program that Irene developed that will lead you through new life-style changes that she will help you achieve. Finally, the answer to all your questions and fitness problems!.
Is a Personalized "Get-Fit" Program for You?
Do you want to: Get Stronger? Lose Weight Strengthen Your Heart? Increase Energy? Lower Cholesterol Levels? Help a Bad Back or Knee? Move Easier? Feel Better? Have Less Pain Increase Bone Density? Enjoy Life? If you said "Yes" to one or more of these points, guess what? We can help you do it!.
Your "Get Fit Exercise Program" Consists of Four Parts
The initial Fitness Evaluation
To determine your starting fitness level, to develop your fitness program and as a point of comparison for future assessments. All portions of this evaluation are strictly voluntary and consist of: Circumference Measurement. Body-fat percentage measurement. Height and Weight measurement. Blood pressure reading. Resting heart rate and exercise target heart rate range determination. Testing for: Cardiovascular condition, Muscular strength & balance, Flexibility. Postural Assessment. Nutritional assessment. Personal Health and Fitness History. Define your Short term & Long Term Goals.
The Exercise Program
To increase your cardiovascular condition, develop strength, flexibility, cardiovascular condition and improve your posture; allowing you to function at your best with the least amount of pain. To speed up metabolism and reduce body fat if you need to, to get and keep you at your healthy level of lean body mass. To tone, define and sculpt your body to look the way you want it to look. your program will be individually designed based on the results of your personal evaluation, goals, time frame for exercise and the equipment and space available to you.
Irene will personally instruct you through your sessions to learn your personally designed program. We hold your sessions either in our facility, or in your home or gym. Frequency and number of sessions will be determined based on your fitness goals. Each session lasts 30-60 minutes.
Follow-up Fitness Assessment
To determine the effectiveness of your exercise program and to chart improvements. Re-testing is usually done every 8 weeks and consists of all or part of the testing done in the initial fitness assessment.
Your initial "Get-Fit" fitness package includes
Your complete Fitness & Nutrition evaluation
A written exercise program designed for you
7 additional sessions over the first month.
(If additional sessions are needed, they will be scheduled as needed.)Call Today to see if working with Irene in a "Get-Fit" Program is for you! 415-921-1290.
Ergonomic Assessments & Education
"The Science of Fitting the Job to the Person, Not the Other Way Around!" In our center or we come to you to assess your situation. "Ergonomics - The Science of Fitting the Job to the Person, (Not the Other Way Around!)". Rates for services are based on the actual scope of the job. Please call today to discuss your Ergonomic needs: 415-921-1290.
How Can an Ergonomic Assessment Help You?
he goal of ergonomic assessment and education is to assess needs and function of the job and then design (or redesign) workstations
tools and work tasks for safety, efficacy and comfort.
A successful ergonomic design will help reduce common ailments such as discomfort
pain, fatigue and injuries as well as increase morale and productivity! A better fit for your work environment will make you (and your staff) happier and more able to get a lot done!.
Do You Have
Work with greater comfort and efficiency in your office, industry or home!.
Sore Neck or Back?
Arm or Hand Weakness?
Pain, Numbness & Tingling?
Where Are You?
Regardless of what you do – (Work, Sleep, Kids, Life) You need to know how to do it easier, with less strain on your body!.
Do you have the most modern and complex office environment or are you squeezed into the most challenging and modest work place cubicle? Either way, we can help you set it up so it works for you and your body better.
Industrial or Other Type of Job
Do you do physical work? Work outside? Work with a sewing machine, heavy objects, up on high ladders or in a school?.
Do you spend a significant amount of time in your kitchen, bending over and lifting children, caring for an elderly parent or bed-ridden person, putting on your make-up, doing house cleaning?.
Special Note to New Parents
Handling a squirming child, breast-feeding, getting a kid into and out of a crib, car-seat or stroller can be extremely hard on your back, neck and arms! Especially when you are sleep deprived! (Two children of her own makes Irene Diamond an expert on Ergonomics for New Parents! Her new DVD – Ergo-Mommy should be released soon.).
Special Note to People Who Sleep
Of course we all sleep, but some of us have trouble getting a good night's sleep. Do you have a hard time finding a comfortable position? Do you wake up due to pain? Does your arm fall asleep before you do? Do you know you need a new mattress and/or pillow, but don't know what to buy?.
How It Works
A variety of ergonomic services are available and may be for a single person or for an entire department or company. Choose from a simple 15-minute assessment and modification, to a full evaluation and implementation. Sessions are provided by Irene Diamond, R.T. the director of Diamond Massage & Wellness Center at our location or yours. Sessions are best held at your location where the actual job or situation is occurring, but some aspects can also be taught by Diamond at Diamond Massage & Wellness Center.
Evaluation to assess your situation and needs.
Education to correct the errors that may be affecting your efficiency as well as harming your well-being.
Rearrangement to your workstation, (or other environment) will be suggested or actually completed on the spot.
If necessary, practical organizational tools or products will be suggested.
Instruction of proper body alignment, posture, lifting, bending, stretches and strengthening exercises (as needed) to ensure your safety, productivity, and comfort.
Diamond's Goals for YOUR Ergonomic Program
Determine your specific needs
Design the best ergonomic set-up for you, without spending more money
Make the changes needed or direct you to the proper resources
Pre & Post Pregnancy Programs
Pre & Post Pregnancy Programs
Keeping Mom happy, de-stressed, fit, and strong before and after delivery.
Baby Services & Programs
Learn Baby Massage, Ergonomics of carrying, Nursing positions to save your neck and back, and all else to support you and your baby through their first few years.
We can teach YOU how to Massage your baby or we can provide the baby massage for your baby. We Look Forward to Meeting YOU and YOUR BABY! Call Today to 415-921-1290.
You will love to give this gift of massage to your child or as a gift for a baby shower.
Whether it is held in your home or our Wellness Center your child will experience all the wonderful benefits of receiving nurturing, therapeutic touch from you or our trained, licensed therapists.
Why Infant Massage?
Infant massage is extremely beneficial to infants for several reasons. Research shows that massage nurtures babies' psychological, physiological, and developmental growth. Infant massage can help foster healthy self-esteem and increase bonding between parents and their babies.
Massage gives you a new and therapeutic way to bond with your child.
After your infant is brought home, sometimes it is hard to spend quality, nurturing time with your child due to all the changes that come with being a new parent. Massage can allow you to spend some dedicated one-on-one time with your infant that will allow you to express all those feelings of love and affection. Massage may not turn your infant into a young Einstein, or help her become an emotionally balanced adult, but it will help her slow down, relax, and pay attention to the world around her, which, in turn, will help her learn. Not a bad deal for something that feels so good!.
Some Other Benefits of Baby Massage
We are happy to massage your baby if you do not feel comfortable doing so even after you have learned with us. We can also schedule an appointment for you at the same time your Baby is receiving his/hers. Relaxation for the both of you! Call us if you have any questions on how we can help you and your baby through massage!.
Reduces spasms in the colon
Expels stuck gas
Regulates and stimulates digestion
Encourages and increases endorphin output to naturally reduce pain
Decreases stress and related hormones
Relaxes and calms
Aids in sleep
Increases Body Awareness
Learn Infant / Baby Massage
45 -60 minute instruction for up to two caregivers plus baby
Bring a small blanket and 2 towels
Bring lotion of your choice or sweet almond oil
Be sure baby is pleasantly fed but not stuffed
This is appropriate for babies 2 months or older
Additional sessions may be scheduled as needed
P.S. We offer Baby Shower Registry
P.S. We offer Baby Shower Registry
Just let your guests know you are signed up with us. They can call in any amount they want to charge to their credit card. Then you have that credit on your account with us to use in anyway you like. The credit NEVER expires! (Who needs another Diaper Geenie!) Having a baby or wedding? We are the perfect place to register!.
It's Easy! All you do is
Register with us by calling or email
Invite your guests to contact us to purchase any amount for your gift
Your Gift remains as a credit on your account
Your credit is fully transferable to spouse, parents, friends
Your credit NEVER EXPIRES!
We provide Services, Lectures, Presentations or Workshops for your staff, clients, customers and friends and family. We come to your home, office, party, school, organization or group: Choose Seated Chair Massage, Back-Care & Exercise Classes, Ergonomic Consultations and Advice, Fitness & Weight Management, or Health & Wellness.