Pain Relief

Whether it’s from a recent or previous injury, stress, overworked or inactive muscles, this unique approach to deep tissue therapy will bring effective long-term relief.

Targeted Bodywork

Much like you call your mechanic for car diagnostics, I do the same thing for your body. After assessment, I target the approach of treatment.

Body Mechanics

Dedicated to supporting health beyond office treatments, I encourage methods of self-care. I help people help themselves.

What Clients Say

“Amazing, that is what Ben is… amazing. He knows the body and the muscles like no one else I…

Ross L.

Casting Director

“Ben is a healer. He is extremely knowledgable about the body and truly cares about helping…

Loren L.

Clinical Psychologist

“I was referred to Ben as someone who could potentially help me recover from frozen shoulder…

Adella C.

VP StrongBoard Fitness
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Ben Guevara, LMT


I arrived into the field of bodywork through my own challenging physical recoveries from many sports injuries. Being a competitive athlete for most of my life, I’ve pushed myself to achieve the highest level of performance possible. I’ve been surfing, skiing and skateboarding for 40 years, raced sailboats for 20 years, and professionally for 4 years. I enjoy extreme carving, kite surfing, mountain biking, wind skating, golf, tennis and many other sports. I’ve sustained various broken bones, torn ligaments, sprains, strains, and found that alternative medicine modalities such as acupuncture, chiropractic, aqua-therapy, chroma-therapy, visualization and focused massage therapy gave me a much faster recovery......and without any surgery.......contrary to all my orthopedic doctors and surgeons.

It has been the journey through my rapid and full recoveries that I chose to pursue the path of healing manual therapist, helping others get quickly back to their best. The foundation of the work is based on Schulman Therapy, with a focus on increasing the bodies natural ability to heal itself. By implementing focused structural and myofascial therapeutic techniques, along with mechanical corrections to posture and gait, I target specific areas of the body that need opening, realigning, re-structuring and/or strengthening.

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid
  • Atrophy
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondromalacia
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Gait Instability
  • Golfer’s Elbow/Medial Epichondolitis
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Discs
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Impingement Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Joint Laxity
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuralgia/Neuritis
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Patellofemoral Syndrome
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation
  • Radiculitis
  • Repetitive Motion Injuries
  • Rib Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Sacro-illiac Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains
  • Strains
  • Subluxations
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow/Lateral Epichondolitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • and more...

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Shin Splits

SHIN SPLINTS: ANATOMY AND FUNCTION The term shin splints is a catchall phrase that refers to nearly all pain in the lower leg except calf and Achilles tendon injuries. There are two types: anterior shin splints and medial shin splints. Anterior shin splints appear as pain in the fleshy muscle in the front of the lower leg. Although this injury is common when runners first begin running after a layoff, it is rarely serious or persistent. Medial shin splints (technically termed a periostitis), which appear on the inside border of the lower leg bone (tibia), are much worse. They occur from overpronation when you run too far too soon, straining tendons that attach to the tibia and pulling the periosteum, the paper-thin tissue covering of all bones, away from the shin bone. SHIN SPLINTS When you move your body forward over a weight- bearing foot, the toes are extended and lifted upward, winding the plantar fascia taut like a skin […]

The Importance of Proper Hydration

Most Americans are chronically dehydrated…now add exercise and daily activities. We simply do not drink enough water. In a survey of 3003 persons in 15 major US cities, participants reported drinking an overall average of only 4.6 – 8 oz. servings of water per day. Once more, 44% said they drank three or less servings of water per day and nearly 10% said they didn’t drink water at all. WHAT IS THE ROLE OF HYDRATION ANYWAY? You cannot always see dehydration, but it is crucial you do not ignore it. The reason is that almost every single chemical reaction in the body depends upon water, and in Every single chemical reaction in the body depends upon water. In order for the body to perform at it’s very best, we MUST be properly hydrated. FUNCTIONS OF WATER IN THE HUMAN BODY • Improves oxygen delivery to the cells • Transports nutrients (very important for healing) • Enables cellular hydration • Promotes […]

Don’t Take Osteoarthritis Lying Down

I have what may be the most common disease among middle-aged and older adults: osteoarthritis. But unlike many similarly afflicted, I don’t take it lying down. And neither should you. In fact, you and your doctor should be paying more attention to it even before it happens, because if you live long enough, it almost certainly will develop in one or more of your vital joints. There is much you can do to forestall it, minimize its symptoms and overcome the disability that can result. Even what you eat and don’t eat, as well as whether and how you exercise, can affect your risk of developing arthritis and your ability to cope well despite its effects on your joints. Recent evidence indicates that osteoarthritis is not simply the result of years of wear and tear on the cartilage in important joints like knees and hips. Rather, it may be promoted, and perhaps initially caused, by chronic low-grade inflammation that is […]

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