Hi and Welcome! I’m Christopher Allen Neumann, and I opened CAN Therapeutics in the Fall of 2019 after moving to Ashland with my wife Kym. I began my practice in San Francisco over 15 years ago, and am passionate about the healing power of massage and movement therapies.
I believe that massage therapy is irreplaceable. And restores the body and mind to balance. I’ve worked with hundreds of clients from all over the world and have acquired over 1,000 hours of certified training and over 5,000 hours of clinical practice. And I continue to be amazed at how bodywork transforms a person’s quality of life. Not only does it provide relaxation and relief, but it also has the ability to heal longstanding injury. I address chronic muscular pain, stress, tension, and physical immobility through massage, bodywork, and movement education.
Besides my accredited schooling, I have continued my education with professional certifications from: the Oakland Raiders and San Francisco Giants Team Therapists, Trigger Point Medical Clinicians, Holistic Chiropractors, and Somatic Movement Educators. I have accumulated extensive experience from years of private practice and also working at spas and sports clubs in Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Colorado, and Southern Oregon.
I love tailoring sessions to the needs of the individual and the needs of the day. I have a gift for ‘hitting the bullseye’ and instinctively finding the exact spots that need work to find solution for my clients. These days, I find myself resolving painful muscular conditions held in people’s bodies for years or even decades. I enjoy bringing the relief that hasn’t been found yet. I consider massage therapy to be a cornerstone in stress management, health care, and a powerhouse for fostering well-being for all ages.
I live to connect with great people, the great outdoors, and the great mystery of life. And look forward to being a part of your path towards health and longevity!
-Christopher Allen Neumann
* Some fun facts about me:
1. I walked across the United States with The American Indian Movement in 2008 and was honored in front of United Tribal Representation in D.C inducted as Grandson into Dennis Bank’s Family. Co-Founder of the American Indian Movement. A 5 Month journey walking and visiting with Native American Communities across the United States of America.
2. I got on my first skateboard when I was 5! And from the ages of 13 to 21 I spent countless hours mastering the art of downhill skateboarding hitting my highest speed of 65 miles per hour. That is slow these days! Our dream was to be sponsored for years by a big Skateboard company. When the Longboard Skateboard company I worked with told me that Red Bull was offering to sponsor me to be a Downhill Racer for Ladera Longboards, I declined! The opportunity to travel the world and longboard the best hills came! It came just when I was feeling spent on the sport!. After so many years of downhill skateboard experience I was done. I thought I would be carving big hills (which is basically urban snowboarding, cement instead of snow), into my old age. Things certainly do change.
3. I have dual citizenship. I am a Citizen of USA and the E.U France.
from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado in Interdisciplinary Studies. Focus in Contemplative Psychology, Environmental Studies and Education.
of certified massage therapy training including the National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, CA and The World School of Massage and Holistic Healing Arts in San Francisco, CA.
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
8 Month Yoga Teacher Training
certification with Tahil Gesyuk and the Ancient Wisdom School of Yoga, Oakland, CA.