Rossmoor Massage and Bodywork Club
Promoting massage and bodywork in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA
We are sorry that the May 16 2015 meeting had to be canceled. We did not find out until the day before that Hillside would be closed due to a water leak and has no way to contact non-members who want to try our club. If anyone has any ideas of what we could have done to get the word out let us know.
Bodywork is a general term for a wide variety of hands on therapies including massage. This include various forms of hands on manipulative therapies as well as energy work. Massage and bodywork is the primary form of complementary and alternative healthcare in this country.
This club is for people interested in learning, experiencing, and promoting massage and bodywork in Rossmoor.
Today most residents either have therapists come to their homes or have to find facilities outside of Rossmoor. Finding the right therapist for your needs is very difficult because each works differently with different people and for different problems. At times you may need the services of different therapists to fix a specific problem. Much like medical specialists, bodyworkers have different talents and skills and to make things even more confusing the best therapists often take training from different sources and combine them into a personalized form of therapy. This is why it is best to actually experience the individual practitioner's work to see who is best for you are your current issues.
The club promotes bodywork and massage in the following ways:
Sponsors periodic bodywork sessions where residents can come learn about and receive work from different practitioners compare different styles of bodywork and find therapists who can best help them with their specific problems.
Provides access to therapy for residents on fixed incomes because in most cases this type of therapy is not covered by insurance. To do that the events we sponsor provide free sessions.
Provides information and education to the residents because the nature of the wide varieties of available forms of bodywork and the complexity of laws and regulations to protect the public is confusing.
Maintains a voluntary registry of therapists to insure that the businesses and people who come into their homes or practice on Rossmoor property are properly licensed, insured and are operating in conformance with Walnut Creek and California regulations. The club maintains the records and posts a list on this website. Businesses outside of Rossmoor that provide massage and bodywork and monitored by the city and county to insure that the practitioners who work in the establishment are properly licensed. This registry provides a similar function. For that reason it is restricted to therapists who live and work in Rossmoor. Therapists who do hands on demonstrations at Rossmoor are also eligible. It will not apply to therapists from hospice, John Muir, Kaiser and any other large healthcare organization because they do their own internal verification. This is not intended to be a Yellow Pages of local therapies because the focus of the club is to bring bodywork to Rossmoor.
Lobbies GRF and the fitness center to get facilities for massage and bodywork. We are working on a program to offer massage & bodywork at the fitness center. If you are a practitioner and are interested in practicing at Rossmoor click here.
Annual dues are $5. Members may bring guests. Non-member residents and guests can pay $5 at the door. Monthly meetings are on on the Third Saturday of the month (except December) at 1:30 in the Las Trampas room at the Hillside Clubhouse.
We will invite different outside therapists each month and rotate therapist so that members can try different types of therapy each month. On months that we do not have outside therapist we offer a walk in clinic.
The club sponsors the Unofficial Rossmoor Clubs website.