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Welcome to Shoreline Massage Therapy:

Transform Your Performance with Shoreline Massage Therapy! Our office is centrally located in beautiful Bankers Hill in Southern California. There is allocated space for a variety of arts and crafts, yoga, and healing workshops.

Massage therapy is the primary tool used to address patient concerns while movement therapy, biomechanic evaluation and nutritional counseling may be used as adjunct treatments to optimize patient well-being. Using these noninvasive techniques, Christopher Brenner has had great success in relieving pain quickly and permanently so that patients can return to everyday activities, without the use of additional medication or surgery.

Christopher Brenner has been involved in the successful resolution of a wide variety
of pain management cases including, but not limited to, the following conditions:

  • Headache symptoms from cluster migraines to low grade daily discomfort
  • Pain as a result of compressed cervical nerves and brachial plexus involvement
  • Sciatic pain
  • Lower back, hip and pelvic disorders
  • Knee pain from inflammation, impact and over use

What a great way to end a hectic day of work, travel or sightseeing by enjoying a therapeutic massage. Shoreline Massage Therapy offers out-calls upon request to the comforts of your home, office or suite. No need to fight traffic or search for parking. Shoreline Massage Therapy can transform your area into a sanctuary of soothing relaxation.

Enjoy comforts at our location or yours. A licensed massage therapist will provide a massage table, fresh clean linens, meditation music and focused intentions to your specific needs. Shoreline Massage Therapy offers numerous treatment options listed under the services tab above. If you have a special preference not listed, we will do our best to accommodate your request

Every Body Deserves A Massage, and Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego offers its clients massage therapy session tailored to meet their body's needs.

Massage therapy is more than relaxing me time. Multiple clinical research studies prove that regular massage therapy treatments provide physical and emotional benefits. As the number of proven health benefits grows, so do the number of people who regularly schedule massage therapy sessions at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego to balance their lifestyle.

At Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego we believe massage therapy is an essential ingredient for optimizing health and wellbeing. Scientific research continues to validate what we at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego see every day with our patients: that massage therapy provides tremendous benefits to the individual, ranging from the alleviation of pain and discomfort, to relieving the tensions and stress of daily life. Massage therapy is a much recognized treatment option of many rehabilitation programs for competitive athletes. It has proven to be extremely beneficial for arthritis, chronic conditions, fatigue, diabetes, high blood pressure, bursitis, depression, immunity suppression, infertility and many more diseases. Our therapists at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego are all licensed in the State of California, with at least 500+ hours of training required by licensing requirements. We are dedicated to helping you benefit from all of the services available at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego. Your mind and body will thank you!!!

What Makes Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego Different From the Rest?

Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego sessions are designed to provide you with an authentic massage that frees you and your body from stress and chronic pain. We provide our clients personalized sessions with full focus and attention to the requirements of their body. Before going forward with a massage therapy session, we first sit with our client and discuss with them their medical condition, any injuries they have had in the past and discuss with you a goal orientated treatment plan. Your massage therapy treatment may include: stretching and traction techniques, deep tissue massage therapy, passive and active range of motion therapy, medical cupping, gua sha, and application of personalized herbal medicated ointments. Our goal is to reduce and eliminate your pain and get you back to enjoying your life.

The therapists at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego use the best quality massage oils and lotions. We believe in effective communication with our clients throughout the sessions. All are massage rooms are hygienic and private providing our clients with a soothing atmosphere. We respect the privacy of our clients and therefore provide proper body cover during the sessions, and additional sheets are provided at request. The therapist would uncover only the required area of the body where the massage is needed. All our massage tables are comfortable and well padded. A serene music runs in the background, unless you wish otherwise.

Benefits of Getting a Massage at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego

  • Alleviates Pain
  • Relieves Stress
  • Encourages Relaxation
  • Improves Posture
  • Improves Circulation
  • Lowers Blood Pressure
  • Reduces cortisol levels
  • Relieves Headaches
  • Improves Flexibility and Range of Motion
  • Reduces soreness in muscles
  • Increase Joint ROM
  • Improves Rehabilitation after injury
  • Enhances Post-Operative Rehabilitation
  • Helps Epileptic, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis patients
  • Prevents strokes and cardiovascular diseases
  • Treats scars and injuries
  • Helps athletes recover from muscle injuries

Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego Offers Complete Treatment

Most people believe that massage therapy is a once a month visit to a spa. However, to fully benefit and relax your body from massage and treat chronic pain, regular and multiple massage sessions are required. If you desire to treat your chronic ailments with a healthy massage therapy, Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego offers great discounts to regular customers. Military, Teacher, Student, Nurses all receive $10 with ID. You also may be eligible for a 25% discount if you have medical coverage through Aetna, Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield of CA, Cigna, Health Net, Kaiser, or Sharp. We accept Flexible Spending Account cards (FSA) and Health Saving Account cards (HAS).

Specializing in medical and therapeutic massage therapy, our therapists aim to improve your wellbeing through healing and holistic health care practices that result in productive and healthier lives.

Our Specialties

Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego is known to provide effective massage treatments using various techniques and massage styles. To help you choose the best massage, suitable to your health requirement, Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego has organized a variety of massage sessions based on the four basic reasons people receive a massage therapy:

  • Stress Management
  • Pain Management
  • Functional Mobility, and
  • Relaxation

Each session with Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego is carefully tailored to meet the requirements of your body. Whether it is relaxation you seek or relief from a chronic neck pain, our trained therapists combine their knowledge and experience to ensure your body receives proper relaxation and relief from all pain.

Here is the list of massage treatments offered at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego:

Sports Massage

Essentially, sports massage applies western medical and scientific knowledge to prevent, recognize, assess, manage and rehabilitate injuries related to sport, exercise or recreational activity. Sports medicine is targeted not only to the professional athlete but the person with an athletic or active lifestyle to enhance health, fitness and performance.  Sports Massage is to address the athlete’s healing potential thereby strengthening the patient, and as a result, decreases injury rehabilitation time. Getting the athlete back to their desired activity, enhancing performance and preventing re-injury through treatment and education is the goal.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage uses a technique called effleurage. The technique involves rubbing with gliding strokes towards the direction of blood returning towards the heart. Swedish massage therapy has more benefits than relaxation. It is beneficial for increasing the oxygen level of blood, improving blood circulation, reducing muscle toxins and increasing flexibility of the muscles while easing the tension.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a therapy that focuses on the alignment of deeper layers of connective tissues and muscles. It is helpful to relieve chronic tensions such as low back tightness, stiff neck, sore shoulders etc. Similar strokes are applied in the classic massage therapy, however deep tissues massage involves slower movement with pressure concentrated on areas of pain and tension. It physically breaks down the adhesions to restore muscle movement and relieve pain.

Cupping Massage

Cupping utilizes a vacuum inside of a glass cup to create suction on the skin. This helps to stimulate the flow of blood and moves qi in the body’s channels. Cupping can be used to treat respiratory conditions such as bronchitis, asthma, and congestion; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders; and certain types of pain. Cupping may leave marks on the skin similar to a bruise; however, the marks are usually painless and disappear in a few days.

Graston Technique

Graston Technique is very similar to the TCM technique of gua sha. The Graston technique does not leave marks on the patients skin therefore the same physiological process of gua sha is not achieved. The efficacy of the Graston Technique is based on various instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations that enables clinicians to effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. The technique utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to specifically and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation.

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage aims at reducing swelling of the muscles, stress, aches, and pains in joints. It is one of the most recommended massage for pregnant women. Women with lower back pain, restricted from medication can always go for prenatal massage. Not only is it beneficial to reduce pain and tension of the muscles, but also helps a pregnant woman with emotional stability during the hormonal change.

Medical Massage

Medical massage is performed with the intention of improving medical conditions diagnosed by a doctor. Using various modalities, a medical therapy session aims at restoring the structural balance of the body, reintegration of musculoskeletal dysfunctions, sports injuries and chronic pain. Primary modalities include myofascial release, functional assessment, mobilization of scar tissues, PNF stretching and particular home-care protocols.


Aromatherapy refers to a technique involving the use of aroma through inhalation, including application of essential oils the fragrance of which lifts the spirit, balances mood, create a soothing atmosphere and dismiss negative emotions. Chinese herbal medicines readily use a combination of essential oils to treat depression and trauma.


Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a whole medical system developed in China thousands of years ago. It is based on the concept that disease and injury are the result of a disruption or imbalance of qi (an essential substance that nourishes and constructs the body). This imbalance may create pain if the body’s qi is not moving properly through a specific area. The imbalance may create a variety of symptoms. Acupuncture consists of the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points shown to be effective in the treatment of specific health problems. Does acupuncture hurt? Simply answer is NO. Most first time patients are surprised and pleased to find acupuncture treatment is relaxing and pleasant experience. Are the needles sterile? Acupuncturists only use single-use, factory sterilized, and disposable needles. How many acupuncture treatments will you need? We are all busy and “extra” money is hard to come by. We all hope for rapid results to help alleviate us from our discomforts. The average initial course of treatment consists of eight to ten sessions.

It is important to remember- you didn’t get this way overnight and you are not going to heal overnight either. Here at Shoreline Massage Therapy, San Diego we are results-orientated and my goal is to get you to the point that you can stop treatment or transition to maintenance care as quickly as possible. On the other hand those patients who have patiently committed to consistent treatments as preventative maintenance maintain an overall healthier and pain free lifestyle.

How does Acupuncture work? See it here.

What conditions does acupuncture help with? Because acupuncture stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself, acupuncture is a valuable complement to conventional medical treatment of almost any condition. Click Here for an introduction to acupuncture from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Diseases, symptoms. or conditions for which acupuncture has been proved through controlled clinical trails to be an effective treatment:

  • Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Low back pain
  • Depression
  • Sciatica
  • Joint Pain
  • Ophthalmology
  • Premenstral Syndrome
  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)
  • Prostatitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Irritable Bowel syndrome
  • Incontinence
  • Recurrent lower urinary tract infection
  • Epigastric pain (including peptic ulcer, acute and chronic gastritis)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Hyper Hypotension
  • Bells Palsy (one sided facial paralysis)
  • Stroke
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chemical Dependency (tobacco, drugs, alcohol)
  • Eczema
  • Herpes Zosters
  • Pruritus (itchy skin)

Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese herbal medicine is a vital component to Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese herbs are most commonly used in combination in a formula. In contrast to pharmaceutical medications that contain a concentrated element, Chinese herbal formulas can be modified for the individual to reduce the risk of side effects while still having therapeutic effects. These formulas work within the same Traditional Chinese Medicine theory as acupuncture. Additionally, many single herbs have been studied and shown to individually have specific effects on specific conditions. Chinese herbs may be used internally and externally. They can be taken in tea or pill form. For external use, commonly herbs are applied to the skin in a powdered form mixed with a medium to allow them to stay put. Additionally herbs may be soaked in a medium to create a liniment that may be rubbed into the skin. Herbal products can treat a variety of conditions, including colds, digestive disorders, insomnia, headaches, arthritis, skin disorders, asthma, and many other problems usually treated with prescription medications.