Melt Massage Blog

More Birthday Gifts for You!

Giving you a customized therapeutic massage tailor-made to suit your body’s needs is how we honor your uniqueness every day.

We love to celebrate your birthday with you with expanded gifts from Melt

Now $10 off a 1-hour massage,

$15 off a 1-1/4 hour massage or

$25 off a 1-1/2 hour massage

when you get a Melt Massage the month of your birthday!

Book now!

Client Appreciation Party! May 7th, 10am-1pm

June 7th update – what a Great party! Thank you to all of you who came and gave us the chance to celebrate you. To see pictures of this fun event, check the May 7th post on our Facebook page.

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In receiving massage from us, you give us the gift of satisfaction, knowing our lives are helping yours, helping you feel better and better. For this gift to us, we are deeply grateful and want to Thank You.

To show our gratitude, please join us as we celebrate you, our clients, at our Client Appreciation Party, Sunday, May 7th, from 10am-1pm at Melt Massage.

If you have a friend who you’ve been wanting to try Melt, this is a perfect opportunity to bring your friend along.

Free gifts and Raffle prizes up to $300 in value!

Please RSVP to

Thank you!!!

Have a cold, but want a massage? Why it’s a bad idea:

You’re sick. You want to feel better. You’ve felt better after massage so you book a massage.

But, getting a massage when you’re sick is contraindicated: a bad idea. Why? When you’re sick your body is already working hard to get rid of toxins. Massage may push toxins through your system faster than it can handle and make you sicker. Not only that, you can spread your sickness to the therapist. Even if the therapist doesn’t catch your cold or get your sickness, they may be a carrier to the next client or someone else with whom they’re in contact, like many of our clients who are new moms, and their babies.

Also, if you are not actively sick, but have been exposed to someone who is sick within the last 3 days, please contact us before coming in. The CDC says we usually catch a cold or the flu a day before we show any symptoms.

If you have symptoms of being sick or have been exposed 24-48 hours before your appointment, please reschedule to avoid our 24-hour cancellation fee.  If you show up to an appointment sick, in order to promote your health and ours, you may be declined service, charged the full rate for your appointment and sent home without your massage. Because we don’t want that to happen, our system sends appointment reminders 2 days in advance.

Please reschedule if you are sick. A cold can be spread by sneezing, coughing or talking. According to the CDC, a cold is thought to be contagious for up to 5 days of symptoms.

Thank you for preventing the spread of illness and for understanding our commitment to your optimum health and healing.

Be Healthy as Seasons Change

A little planning can go a long way when the change of seasons stresses your immune system.
Minimize your risk of getting sick by:

– managing stress
– giving “no touch hugs” or bumping elbows instead of shaking hands if you are sick or worried someone else might be
– staying hydrated
– getting extra sleep & good nutrition
– getting massages regularly*

*However, if you feel symptoms of cold or flu that would cause you to be cautious visiting a sick friend or a newborn baby, within 24-48 hours before you have a massage booked, please rebook that massage.

“Getting over a cold” = still sick.

Getting a massage when you’re sick can make you sicker and spread your sickness. Help us help you get well by rescheduling your massage and limiting the spread of sickness.

Melt’s Cancellation Policy

Old Gift Certificate? Know our New Policies

For over two years we have been honoring the full service of gift certificates purchased before our rates last changed August 1st, 2014.

As of November 1st, 2016, we adjusted pending gift certificates to correspond with our current rates. This means, for old gift certificates (purchased before August 1st, 2014 and unused to-date) when redeemed, the service length will be reduced to align with our current corresponding rates, but only by a matter of minutes. Otherwise, we can upgrade to the full service at our current rates, for a small balance.

If you have a pending gift certificate, why wait to redeem it?

Book now

(Original notification sent in an eblast to existing clients in October, 2016. To ensure all clients have access to it, we are posting it here.)

Ghost Ship Fire Victims Donations

Update: 12/21/16 Thanks to the generosity of Melt Massage clients, we raised $230 for those displaced survivors of the Ghost Ship Fire. Every little bit helps. Thank you!!

There are no words to express the loss of the 36 young people who perished in the Ghost Ship Fire and the contributions that their creative futures would have brought. Our hearts go out to the friends and loved ones left behind.

To benefit those 20 people who survived and are now displaced by this devastating tragedy and the high cost of housing in Oakland, Melt Massage is contributing 5% of gross sales from Tuesday, December 13th through Thursday December 15th, to the Ghost Ship Residents Support fund. To donate more, please come by Melt and add to our collection jar or go directly to: Ghost Ship Fire Residents Support or add your name and contribution to the Google doc (Sheet 1) set up by the community most intimately affected by this loss.

May there be peace…

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