About CAN

Expertise. Integrity. Service.

My name is Christopher Allen Neumann, and I love to help fix people’s bodies. I love being the guy that can provide hope when hope has been lost. For many of us pain is debilitating and I love seeing joy return to people’s lives. In fact it is the greatest reward in my life to be able to help clients and patients regain freedom of movement and freedom from pain.

 I opened CAN Therapeutics Massage Clinic in the Fall of 2019 after moving to Ashland from Santa Monica with my wife Kym. Since then it has been an incredible adventure of learning, healing and service. These days I find that my clinic is filled mostly with folks who have pain conditions that haven’t been resolved by any other means. From Plantar Fasciitis to Chronic Headaches and debilitating neuropathy and folks who have had strokes. I am honored that I have acquired the skills and knowledge to be able to help release people from what can be sometimes decades of chronic pain. When it comes to providing a long and therapeutic classical massage I love doing that to. A deep and thorough massage to the entire body is one of the most powerful healing modalities I have come across. That is why I started my journey in the field.I began my practice in San Francisco over 15 years ago at the World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Healing Arts. There I trained in Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage with the San Francisco Giants Team Massage Therapist and other more energetic modalities. In my first year of practice in the East Bay after becoming certified I found that for some people I was putting a band aid on, and not helping to get the root of clients pain. This sent me on a quest throughout my twenties and early thirties for healing modalities including lifestyles that would lend themselves to optimal health and well-being. 

Throughout my twenties and into my early thirties, while using my basic massage training to live and travel in the world I trained with experts in the field of manual therapy and therapeutic exercise. The culmination of my education, practice and personal experience has given me a wide Lenz and perspective with unique and skilled perception of the Human Body. With this I bring to each individual case I work with.

I am a humanitarian. I am interested in what we can create together to build healthier and happier lives and a better planet for us to live in and pass on to our children. In the words of modern business lingo, I am relational not transactional. I am not a soulless machine, I care about people.

When I am not working with others you can find me meditating, hanging out with the family, attending workshops, enjoying films, music and art, journaling, doing research on things, playing sports and exploring movement arts, and of course basking in nature, and maybe even climbing a mountain or snowboarding down one, or traversing unexplored lands, on the inside or on the outside.  

 When Covid hit I began to focus my services online. The Online Clinic was built. I offer that as a compliment to my bodywork services and vacations so that I can help people wherever I am and wherever they are to get out of debilitating pain conditions. I am constantly growing and learning and expanding how I can best be of service to the world around me. And I wouldn’t be able to feel fulfilled or know who I am, or what my gifts are without the community of people in my life. I am most grateful for you all who come into my life. I have learned that we are here to help each other and in that sincere meeting of each others needs, true friendship blossoms. 

I look forward to being a part of your path towards health and longevity!

-Christopher Allen Neuman



Certified MyoKinesthetic System Practitioner

Of all the modalities I have trained in, the MYK system gets a wider array of pain conditions relieved in a quicker amount of time then anything else I have come across. See Massage Therapy tab.


1000+ hours

of certified massage therapy at two premier massage schools in the bay area including specialized training with the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Raiders Team Massage Therapists.


200+ hours

of training with Pioneers in Sensory Motor Education, Somatic Education based on the work of the Late Drs. Moshe Feldenkrais and Tomas Hanna.


Advanced Clinical Training

6 Months of Advanced training with Structural Therapeutics Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Clinic.


Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Certification with Dr. Jahnke’s Integral Tai Chi and Qi Gong.  Training with Lawrence Chew and the Chinese Community in Downtown Oakland, at Madison Square.

8 Month Yoga Teacher Training

certification with Tahil Gesyuk and the Ancient Wisdom School of Yoga, Oakland, CA.

I look forward to meeting with you!