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Massage Therapy

Massage in Pleasanton

As our world seems to be awash in chaos, now more than ever, people are seeking to relax and reduce stress with massage. Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue-mainly muscle but also the fascia, which is just under the skin. We are pleased to provide massage therapy in our Pleasanton office. We believe that just about everybody can benefit from massage therapy!

  • Deep tissue
  • Myofascial release

  • Prenatal
  • Swedish

We’ll have you complete some paperwork prior to your appointment. Here are some other ways to prepare:

  • It’s best to have finished eating about an hour before your massage
  • If you take medication, you should do so at least an hour before your massage
  • We recommend that you shower before your massage as quality lotion will be applied

Once you come in our massage therapist will let you know what to expect. We will also check out any areas that need special attention. For example, if you have a chronic condition or have been in an auto accident, she can address those concerns.

$55/30 mins. $95/60 mins. $125/90 mins.

Meet Our Massage Therapist

Woman getting prenatal massageJoni Larrieu

After a 25-year career as a preschool teacher, Joni took a 5-year break and then decided to become a massage therapist. “I always enjoyed hands-on work, and it was a good and very relaxing contrast to being a preschool teacher.”

In 2010 she graduated with basic certification and then began to do some massage therapy from her home. She continued her education by taking additional courses to work toward her California certification.

Promoting Relaxation & Optimal Posture

“I offer more of a therapeutic style of massage versus a spa-type massage.” Joni also does some trigger point therapy. “With this therapy, you’re releasing tight muscles with pressure using different techniques that work for deeper muscle therapy.” Joni loves to see how people respond to massage and improve their physical condition.

Given how much time people spend on their digital devices, postural problems and issues like “tech neck” are prevalent these days. Joni likes to promote proper posture, as it’s important to protect the curves in your spine.

Joni likes to give her clients tips and exercises on how to improve their posture.

In Her Spare Time

When she’s not at work, Joni enjoys gardening, playing guitar and singing. She also likes to hike, read, walk, knit and embroider.


Does my health insurance cover massage therapy?

In California it is very difficult for in network chiropractic offices to get paid for massage. Therefore, we only accept self-payment for massage. The only exception to this is people who have been in an accident and are treating under that accident case.

Do I have to get undressed during my massage?

How little or how much you want to undress for your massage is always your choice. You can talk with Joni before your massage and discuss the areas of your body on which you want her to work. You also can let her know if there are certain areas that you’d like her to avoid.

Before your massage, Joni will give you a sheet to cover yourself with and allow you to undress in private. She will use proper draping techniques once she starts your massage.

How often should I receive a massage?

It’s a personal preference and depends on what your goals are. If you’re seeking stress reduction, we recommend having a massage about once a month. Weekly sessions are recommended if you’re getting a massage to alleviate injury-related pain or muscle tightness.

Do chiropractic and massage go hand-in-hand?

Yes, massage can help to relax the muscles before an adjustment and it also can help the muscles relax after an adjustment.

Book Your Time

Contact Alexander Chiropractic today to schedule your session!

Massage Therapy Pleasanton CA | (925) 875-1459