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This does not change what I believe.

You are unique in all the world. There has never been, nor will there ever be, anyone exactly like you. That deserves to be honored, respected and celebrated.

That’s why at Melt Massage, I don’t leave a good massage to chance.  In your first visit we take extra time to review your unique history, to tailor a session to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

Since 2001, clients say things like, “There’s no substitute for talent.”

In 2022 Melt was nominated for Best of Oakland in Oakland Magazine’s Best of Contest.

Previous Awards include:
– Winner, Best Massage in Oakland and the East Bay by Oakland Magazine, 2017 & 2016
– Top 5, Bay Area A-List, 2017 & 2016
– Winner, Best Massage, Best of the Bay, Diablo Magazine 2013.

My greatest reward, though, is feeling the difference I make in people’s bodies, every day, relieving stress and tension, feeling your stress and tension melting in my hands, with every massage.

I’ve done over 10,000 hours of massage working with over 3,000 clients. If I haven’t yet worked with you, I invite you, when the time is right, to feel the difference experience makes for yourself. If I have, and it’s been a while, when the time is right, I look forward to welcoming you back.

Until then, be well,

Hana Levin, MA, cmt, Founder
Melt Massage LLC

Important News and Updates

DIY Muscle Magic Trick to relieve Neck pain

Posted On: November 2, 2023

Does it ever hurt to turn your neck? If the source of the pain is muscular, this little muscle magic trick can help. Keep in mind, a professional massage therapist with appropriate training can test whether your pain is muscular or joint based. That answer helps steer us in the right direction for the best and fastest solution. But, until you can get that testing done, this little trick may help and it shouldn’t hurt.

If you’ve had a massage with me and described neck pain, this process may seem familiar to you. If you don’t need it now, save if for later. Who else do you know who has neck pain and wants relief? Feel free to share this with them now.


Muscle Magic Trick for Neck Pain/Tension

Ideally this is done lying down on your back in a comfortable position with your head as flat as possible without a pillow. You can also try this seated.

This is a Quick and Easy 3-step process:

Before we begin, we establish your baseline (where we’re starting from so we can measure the change you’re going to.) With a  __slow__  movement turn your head to look over the shoulder of the side with pain and stop before it hurts.


Notice: How far can you turn your head comfortably right now?
Make a mental note of that answer.

Next:  Let’s imagine the pain you feel is in the right side of your neck, in this example. Then our magic trick will be working toward the left, the opposite side.*

1. Turn your head halfway to the left. Raise your left palm to the corner of your left forehead. This is the working position for the hand.

Remember, your neck is still strong even if it feels tight and painful in areas. You only need to exert 10-25% effort for this to work.

2. With the head turned left and the left palm against the left forehead, try to turn your head a little more to the left, but resist it with your left palm. This is the working movement for this trick.

3. The last piece is breath. Taking a deep breath in. While you’re holding that breath press your palm against your turning forehead, matching pressure, for a count of 5 seconds, 4 one thousand, 3 one thousand, 2 one thousand, 1 one thousand and then exhale.

Repeat the steps two more times.

* (If pain is toward the left, all instructions apply to the opposite, right, sides.)

Finally, let’s look for change.


Notice: How far can you now turn your head comfortably now?
Compare with before you started.


If it’s worse or the same, seek help from a professional; your bodyworker/massage therapist, chiropractor or your doctor. Meanwhile, feel free to contact me for a Complimentary Consultation to help you troubleshoot to feel better sooner.

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