Jim Tillotson helps you reclaim comfort, ease, and joy of being in your body. As a licensed Physical Therapy Assistant, California State Certified Massage Therapist, Registered Watsu Practitioner and Instructor, he has taken great satisfaction in the past 24 years helping his clients undo the abuse to their bodies from overuse and injuries, find comfort and ease, and experience authentic healing by providing the best in Hands-On Bodywork, and Aquatic Therapy. For ten years he provided outpatient as well as inpatient Massage Therapy in the Massage Department at Mills-Peninsula Health Services in San Mateo and Burlingame from 1998 until January 2008. From 2008 to present he has enjoyed a Thriving Private Practice in San Mateo and Burlingame. Jim's experience includes working in sports rehabilitation, hospital rehabilitation, aquatic therapy, as well as Private Clients.
Jim's clinical background plus his intuition and extensive experience in reading the body allows him to provide the most helpful Assessment and IndividualizedTreatment.
Jim gained his deep respect for the wisdom of the body from his personal healing experience through authentic movement. He likes to say that each session is an opportunity to listen to and remember what the body already knows. His ability to 'Dialogue' with the Body in the way he works allows him to function as a metaphorical "Soft Tissue 'Whisperer' "
His diverse training includes Aquatic Bodywork, Breathwork, Chakra Balancing,"Extra Hands" Myofascial Release, Energywork, , Hot Stone Therapy, Magnetic Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular and Orthopedic Massage, "ACCELERATED HEALING" Stress-Trauma Release, Strain-Counterstrain, Swedish-Esalen, Trager, Trigger Point, Watsu SM (Water Shiatsu) and Zen Shiatsu.
Influenced by Alexander, Feldenkrais, Rosen, and Trager movement awarenes disciplines, Jims' sessions may also include somatic (mind-body) tutorials to aid clients enhance and integrate their experience from the 'hands on' portion of the session into their regular activities of daily living.
Check out Jim's channel to see video demonstrations of his work. These videos can also be found on this website.
Now Located at Kahala Wellness Center: 851 Burlway Road #166, Burlingame CA 94010