I was involved in a serious motorbike accident a couple of years ago. I had a head on collision into a Toyota truck. The impact was severe enough to split my Helmut in half .I sustained open wounds to the face and neck along a fifth metacarpal fracture and multiple soft tissue injuries, a large diffuse haematoma in the anterior thigh left hand and large open wound to left medial knee.
I was in a wheelchair for a couple of months and crutches for 7 months. It took me almost one year to walk steadily without the aid of crutches or a stick and. I am still stretching and working on regaining dexterity in therapy.
During this time I experienced sympathetic disturbance in the left hand with discolouration, swelling and temperature changes with difficulty in co-ordination and dexterous tasks which typical of a reflex sympathetic dystrophy. To this day I have no hot and cold sensation in the left side of the body and stiffness with some neural irritability in the posterior thigh extending to the foot and lateral hip. It took 18 months to wean off the medication for the complex pain syndrome that I experienced.
I have been in rehab programs for 2 years throughout Europe and the USA and have had multiple therapists. I can say without a doubt that the work that Bomi Bilimoria is doing on my body is world class and 2nd to none. Bomi has an incredible gift, along with his vast knowledge of Anatomy he has a sixth sense that allows his hands to get to the exact points that need’s releasing and enables the body to speed to the recovery process . His strength is a blessing as he can work deep if need as with me the trauma was very deep rooted and Bomi is one of the very few that could release the deep scar tissue in my body that enabled me to gain more flexibility and have less nerve irritation.
I would highly recommend Bomi as a professional and an excellent body worker and the fact that he is one of the nicest and most caring human beings that I have ever met is just a bonus to the incredible healing work that he is providing. There are many therapists in the bay area however Bomi is well worth the 45-minute drive for me from San Francisco.
(David O'Reilly, San Francisco/Spain )
After a lifetime of suffering from sciatic pain, I took the recommendation of a friend and made an appointment with Bomi. Skeptical as I was, I felt improvement after the first massage therapy session. By the third visit, I was virtually pain-free! Bomi's magic hands have worked wonders on me - most recently with post-rotator cuff surgery mobility. I sent a family member to him, and she's seeing the same wonderful results that I did. I can whole-heartedly recommend Bomi to anyone in need of massage therapy. He is a blessing in my life.
(Delores R., Cupertino)
Bomi has helped me recover from a serious fracture to my leg. I first met with Bomi, 7 weeks after my surgery. I came to him hoping he could help me reduce the pain and stiffness in the muscles, and also decrease the amount of numbness I was experiencing over the newly inserted pin/plate. He has done that and much more. Bomi has reduced my recovery time and given me a head start on physical therapy. I would highly recommend Bomi to anyone seeking a knowledgeable, caring, and highly motivating massage therapist.
(Adam Morrella, San Jose)
I have been going to Bomi now for over 1 year and he works wonders with my neck and upper back. Before Bomi I would usually go and get a deep tissue massage as soon as my neck and upper back got tight, these never really helped and I felt the same after a few days. Bomi works deeper into your muscles then I never thought possible getting into the core of the problem. Bomi is also a truly nice and sincere person and I recommend him as soon as I hear anyone having any back or neck problems.
He is the best at what he does.
(Ingela Ruschin, San Jose)
I am a dual athlete and a cyclist who
trains 8-14 hours a week and races about 20 events per
year, so I get some amazing knots in my muscles. Monthly
massages either after or before a big race, really make
the difference for me. I first came to Bomi with some
issues in my left knee. I had been diagnosed with Chondromalacia
(also known as Runner’s knee)and hadn't been running
for several months. In our first meeting Bomi went straight
for my right hip and TFL, discovering some problems I
didn't even know I had. He also started working intensely
on the lower right quadrant of my back. After some 8 months
of seeing Bomi and following the stretching advice he
gave to me, I can report that my right TFL and lower back
have never felt greater. In fact, I don't even notice
the hip imbalance or low-grade back pain pain that was
nagging me most of the time. As far as my knee is concerned,
it too has never felt better. After 10 months of not running
at all, I'm running 3-6 miles a week now with zero pain.
The progress I have seen this season
with my body's ability to handle my training and racing
schedule is mostly due to the work Bomi has done with
me. I was able to train harder on the bike than ever with
minimal structural and muscular pain. I would recommend
to all competitive athletes to get a massage at least
once a month, but as I have learned the quality from one
massage to another and indeed one
Massage Therapist to another can vary dramatically. With
Bomi, however, you always know you're getting his very
BEST and I promise you with each session you will learn
something new about your body. But perhaps the most important
difference between Bomi and all the other Massage Therapists
I've seen, is that Bomi is the consummate professional.
His energy and disposition are remarkable and he has an
innate ability to create a meaningful bond with his clients
and create an atmosphere not only of total relaxation
but also TRUST. Every time I leave our sessions, I feel
absolutely fantastic and have a huge smile to prove it.
I honestly believe you would be hard pressed to find a
better massage out there and I'm very confident you couldn't
find a better person to get a massage from than Bomi.
(David Gantt Gurley, San Jose)
My story is such that I came to
see Dr. Zitman for extreme tightness in my back and shoulders.
Bomi at that time was going through his Massage Internship
at the Cupertino Clinic and was giving free massages.
I got in for my free massage on the very last day of his
Over several months Bomi treated
me through Therapeutic Massage for my tight and painful
shoulders & upper back. I was literally hard as a
rock in my neck & shoulders and Bomi sure took on
the challenge to help me. Systematically he worked on
all the tight areas of my upper body. As I often used
to remark to him that Bomi does Massage Therapy much like
an Engineer takes on a project ! Bomi & I both share
an Engineering background , so we always had much to talk
Thank you Bomi for making the
impossible quite possible. I appreciate all the help you
have been giving me in getting rid of the hard rocks in
(Donna Nguyen, Saratoga)
Thank you Bomi for all that you have
done. I have never had a massage that has ever really
done anything for me. However in the last year I
have had both upper back/neck issues and lower back problems.
After a one hour session with you I am able to walk out
of the building pain free. You are one of the very few REAL
massage therapists. I am and my back is forever grateful
for all that you have done for me. I will be a life long
client. Thanks again.
(William Schweitzer, San Jose)
One never knows what journeys fate has
planned for each of us. One of the more interesting of
my journeys began in October 2006. I fell down on my outstretched
right arm with what ultimately turned out to be much more
than the hairline fracture in the radius bone in my arm.
After getting the cast off the Wednesday
before Thanksgiving, I thought I would have a few sessions
of physical therapy for my hand and I would be well on
my way. But as the sessions progressed, I developed what
is known as “Adhesive Capsulitis”. In layman’s
terms it is known as “frozen shoulder”. And
I do mean frozen. Apparently, I fell with such an impact,
that my entire right side sustained quite a bit of trauma.
Conventional treatment was cortisone injections and possibly,
So I thought I would do some research
on frozen shoulder on the Internet and found several websites,
the most comprehensive of which, was Janzen & Janzen
Chiropractic. That was where I learned about an alternative
treatment known as Active Release Technique. In March
2007, I met with Dr. Mike Janzen and decided to pursue
treatment with the doctor and his team of colleagues.
The visits with the doctor are preceded
by a session in which the muscles in the injured area
are ‘warmed-up’ before the doctor begins the
actual ART treatment. On my third visit, I was fortunate
enough to have Bomi Bilimoria perform my warm-up. The
only regret I had during that visit, was that my time
with Bomi was not long enough!! After a couple of more
visits, I asked Dr. Mike about a regimen of seeing Bomi
for a full orthopedic massage session right before my
ART treatments. He thought that would be an excellent
course of treatment.
All I can say is that was the best decision
I had made. As soon as I started to see Bomi on a regular
basis in conjunction with the doctor, I noticed that my
condition began to improve more steadily. Bomi was absolutely
committed to restoring as much of my functionality as
he could. And he did. Bomi always asked about my progress,
took the time to explain what he was going to do and why.
HE ABSOLUTELY LOVES TO SEE HIS CLIENTS IMPROVE AND RECOVER.
Within five months, I had regained 75%
of my functionality. Today I have almost a full range
of motion all without having to undergo surgery. Rarely
a day goes by that I don’t think about what would
have happened in the days before the Internet.
(Maureen Andrews, Antioch)
Dr. Matt Janzen first introduced me
to Bomi in the early months of 2007. I was suffering
with a sciatic nerve problem and had much discomfort
as I went about my days. I have had much success
with Dr. Matt as my chiropractor and trusted his recommendation
to have Bomi treat me through massage therapy. I'm
so glad I did. The next several months Bomi treated me, I
became more mobile with less pain do to the various techniques
Bomi had learned through fabulous training, and which
he continues to keep current. Bomi goes the
extra mile. He is sensitive, and very intent on giving
the best care possible. After a session with Bomi I would
go home and make full use of my ice-pack and relax. The
next day I would notice great results. By November
of that year, I was more than ready to enjoy a three week
cruise and tour from Italy to Greece which was fabulous.
I was able to walk great distances and climbing as needed,
to see all, I went to see. Thank you Bomi and thank
you Dr. Matt. So much goes in to the work you
do and the care you give. I highly recommend your practice
With great appreciation,
(Gail Swander , San Jose)
I have been a client of Bomi Massage
for more than a year. I came to be working with Bomi as
a result of Diabetes induced frozen shoulder. Bomi's
work along with the team at Janzen & Janzen Chiropractic
quickly reduced my constant pain to a tolerable level.
This was after a year of traditional physical therapy
with only limited short term results. Over time, Bomi's
mixture of appropriate massage therapies and Active
Release Technique have aided in my partial recovery, elimination
of pain and preparation for the next phase of treatment.
I have found Bomi to be creative in his approach and sensitive
in terms of my personal pain tolerance. I am using his
services post surgery after the removal of a bone spur
in the same shoulder. and the results from the rehabilitative
massage sessions done by Bomi are quite amazing.
( Bob Durstenfeld
Director, PR & Investor Relations, RAE Systems,
If you are considering massage therapy
to alleviate your muscle tension, I highly recommend Bomi
Bilimoria. He has brought me progressive relief after
each of the past four massage therapy sessions, by methodically
addressing the root-cause for my discomfort.
A little about my situation: I have
been getting chiropractic treatment from Dr. Matt Janzen
for a while now for neck pain. The pain level was such
that it started to affect my sleeping routine, waking
me up in the middle of the night due to the discomfort.
Hence, I sought and received chiropractic treatment and
did experience relief.
Lately however, I have not been making
much headway with the chiropractic adjustments, due to
"extremely tightness” of my muscles in the
neck/shoulder/back regions. Dr. Matt suggested a little
over a month ago that a massage treatment from Bomi may
do wonders for me. Dr. Matt was so convinced himself of
the outcome that he actually paid for my first massage
treatment, to overcome my initial skepticism.
And boy, Bomi sure made a believer out
of me! After that very first session, I experienced noticeable
relief in my shoulder and back muscles. For the following
3 sessions, he proceeded with his methodical regimen of
deep tissue massage and stretching of specific muscles,
and suggested daily neck exercises to me. I have continued
to feel noticeable improvements over the past month, with
some comfort in my last problem area, the neck region.
In summary, I wished I had started sooner with the massage
therapy sessions with Bomi, rather than waiting till I
was offered a free session. Nevertheless, I am very satisfied
with the progress I have made and expect to be virtually
pain-free in the next couple sessions!
(Gus Liu, San Jose)
I have been visiting Bomi Bilimoria
for massage therapy as part of a program of chiropractic,
massage, and physical training in an effort to control
pain caused by a herniated disk in my lower back. Bomi
is excellent at listening to my condition and applying
massage techniques that are moving me toward ever increasing
periods without pain. Together we have worked on a journal
system for me to track my everyday activities to continuously
adjust the treatment. Not only do I feel very much better
as a result of Bomi’s treatments, but besides his
very skilled hands, I really appreciate his attention
to detail and his sense of humor.
Bomi’s massage therapy is intelligent,
compassionate, professional and healing. Some of
my neck muscles had been rigid and stuck for many years
and he was able to soften and relax them in just a few
sessions. I have also seen his medical massages
produce released muscle tension and renewed life in a
recovering spinal cord injury. Bomi’s sensitive
hands and intuitive knowledge become a fusion of several
modalities and respond beneficially to the needs of his
clients. I feel confident that my friends and students
can benefit from his excellent work.
Yoga Instructor( Saratoga)
"Bomi is simply the best massage
therapist I have ever encountered. His knowledge
of the body and muscles is excellent but his
ability to gently release pain and tension is unsurpassed. If
you are new to massage or a massage veteran, Bomi makes
you feel comfortable from the moment you meet
him. Massage by Bomi, whether for rest and
relaxation or for physical therapy, is one of the
very best experiences you can give to yourself or
to one you love!"
Karla Earnst (Saratoga)
What sets Bomi apart from the many massage
therapists I have seen over the years is that he brings
a unique combination; knowledge about the mechanics of
the body, a deep compassion for his clients and their
pain and a good set of hands. By "good hands"
I mean someone who uses touch with respect as well as
strength and skill. It is rare to find someone so committed
to the well-being of others.
Anyone who’s had a muscle injury
knows that full recovery depends upon a number of things:
a positive attitude, rest, excellent nutrition, patience,
physical therapy or a re-training and strengthening program,
After years of doing all the right things
to deal with chronic shoulder pain, including massages
from various Swedish, Shiatsu, and general practitioners,
I was continually frustrated when something as simple
as reaching for a jar in the cupboard or lifting one of
my grandchildren would send me back to Square One.
It got to the point where, because I
was either in pain or afraid the pain would return, my
kayak was covered up in the garage, the tires on my bike
were flat from lack of use, and swimming for aerobic exercise
was no longer an option.
And then I discovered Bomi Massage.
Just as a personal trainer develops
a workout routine for you to meet your specific needs,
Bomi Bilimoria creates a specific massage therapy plan
that targets the exact muscles that need attention and
teaches you what you need to know to get better and to
stay that way once treatment is completed.
Thanks to Bomi, after all those years
of chronic pain, I am now back to paddling, riding my
bike, swimming, and playing with the grandchildren without
fear of pain or re-injury.
Trust me, this is not your run of the mill, fru-fru massage!
It’s worth every minute and every penny. Think of
it as an investment in yourself and your future.
(Kitty C- Age 64- Antioch)
I started seeing Dr. Matt Janzen over
a year ago, after being told that my neck and back were
so tight you could play basketball off them. And they
felt it, too.
With hopes of getting that area to become
more like living tissue and less like varnished hardwood,
I started scheduling therapeutic massages with Bomi to
complement my chiropractic care. At each visit, Bomi takes
time to ask -- and listen - about symptoms, so he can
determine the best therapeutic approach for that day.
Each massage is specifically geared to address those symptoms.
Bomi takes therapeutic massage to level
of competence, care and professionalism that exceeds anything
I have experienced. The fact that he is also a delightful
and warmhearted individual is a bonus to
all his patients. I have recommended him to friends and
family, and will continue to do so.
(JM, San Jose )
For a period of almost two years, my
lower body had been bothering me. My hamstrings were tight,
my quads ached, and my knees felt weak. I even found it
difficult to walk at times because my feet were in so
much pain. I soon discovered massage therapy and began
attending sessions with Bomi on a regular basis. At first
I was skeptical of massage therapy as I figured it would
be no different than other regular massages that I had
previously received in my life. But, this experience was
Bomi provided a very detailed analysis of my symptoms
and worked with me to get my body right again. Although
painful at times, Bomi was able to loosen up my hips and
take much of the strain out of my quads, calves and hamstring
muscles. After each session, I felt incredibly refreshed
and ready to get on with the rest of my day. The fact
is that I believed that much of the pain I was feeling
was simply the result of working out hard at the gym.
I was a believer in the “no pain, no gain”
form of thinking and figured that must be why I was hurting.
But, the reality was that it had nothing to do with working
out hard. My body was injured and needed to be properly
healed. Bomi was able to provide that healing to the point
where I feel so much better now than I ever did before.
I am grateful for not only Bomi’s massage therapy
treatment but also his friendship.
(Randy.W, San Jose)
August 10, 2008
I can’t thank you enough for the
incredible results I’ve already seen with just 4
massages. The knots in the muscles of my neck and back
have been with me for so many years, I had just learned
to live with it. But more recently the inability to rotate
my head even a reasonable degree and the daily headaches
were becoming something I could no longer ignore. It was
affecting all aspects of my life. It gets to a point when
it just doesn’t make sense to “tough it out”
any longer. The normal body massages I had gotten were
not getting to the heart of the problem and didn’t
provide relief for more than 24 hours.
Dr. Matt Janzen recommended some spinal
adjustments in conjunction with seeing you (the “magic
fingers guy” as I like to call you!) Your methods
remind me of the correction I had to make on my i-Phone
yesterday. One application had gone “down.”
With a “soft reset,” it restored all of the
applications to the original factory settings, reminding
the i-Phone of what it was originally designed to do.
What a perfect analogy to your work…doing a soft
reset to my muscles and neurological system to “remind”
them how they’re supposed to work together in unison.
Much like my i-Phone, there will probably
be another “glitch” in my body with so many
complex applications running simultaneously, but I now
know the problem is correctable with a minor “soft
reset” of the muscles.
Thank you and Dr. Matt Janzen so much.
(Melanie Kemp, Los Gatos)
Bomi, I want to thank you for your professional
and even fantastic work. Over the years I have made it
a point to trust my bodywork to only the best and you
have been there, right at the top. I appreciate your dedication
and passion for your work and it shows in how much you
have helped me and Joan over the past few years. I know
I presented a challenge as you began working on my tight
back and realized that I was a chiropractor. I am glad
that you did not become too nervous!
Your confidence in and knowledge of
what you were doing was evident and my back responded
beautifully. In my experience, very few body workers rise
to the level of expertise you have reached and if I were
not now retired, I would be referring my patients to you
to take care of the soft tissue issues that always seem
to slow the healing process during chiropractic care.
Thank you and please consider me one
of your best references, if you ever need it.
And so, Bomissimo!
( John D. Young DC, San Jose)
I have suffered from neck and shoulder
pain for over 30 years due to an auto accident at age
17. I have taken as many as 16 Advil a day to cope with
the pain and continue working. Although for the most part
the bone structure has improved the muscle damage was/is
I have had many types of therapy in
attempts to just ease the pain regardless of trying to
fix the problem.
I was referred to Bomi by my chiropractor.
I found his intense caring and pleasant personality refreshing.
Bomi's technique and fusion of “physical therapy
with massage” has incredible results. After a few
sessions I had a remarkable decrease in pain. I actually
started sleeping through the night and not waking up in
I do recommend Bomi to ALL my friends
as a first resort and not the last. After many years of
suffering, time and money I know that BOMI IS "THE
(Lenita Cobb, Sunnyvale)
I have been a happy client of Bomi's
for well over a year. I began using his treatments
to clear up some chronic back and shoulder pain and his
very thorough and thoughtful approach to Orthopedic Massage
was exactly what I was looking for. This is not
the "resort and spa" treatment - it is a rigorous
and deep approach to the problem areas.
My real appreciation of Bomi's talents
were when I decided to get the shoulder surgery I had
put off for many years. Once that decision was made
Bomi focused his attention on relaxing and keeping the
shoulder as loose as possible. I had a 2 hour session
the day before the operation and I believe that was responsible
for the speed of my full recovery. Two months after
the surgery I began working with Bomi again and his focused
Orthopedic Massage in parallel with the post surgical
Physical Therapy really worked wonders to control pain
and gain full shoulder mobility. I have my shoulder
Can't thank him enough.
Matt Barletta, San Jose
Director of Technical Marketing
Wireless Networking Business Unit (WNBU)
“Bomi’s expertise continues
to amaze me. As a result oriented massage therapy client,
my expectations are high. When I’m in pain, I want
it to go way, period.
I like the fact that Bomi explains what
he’s doing as he works with you. His orthopedic
massage skills, coupled with muscle energy technique work
quickly and the results last.
As soon as you meet Bomi, he makes you
feel relaxed. As you tell him your concerns, you can tell
his focus is not only on your discomfort, it is also on
your overall wellbeing.
He really listens to what’s going
on with you.
I refer Bomi to all my friends including
other moms, family members and my boot camp buddies. The
feedback is always the same, “wow, he really knows
what he’s doing”.
For those women out there who are apprehensive
about getting a massage from a male therapist, I have
to tell you that Bomi is on a whole different level than
your typical male therapist. I don’t know how else
to describe it other than a feeling of safety. Feel comfortable
that you will be receiving a nurturing, results oriented
therapeutic experience. Bomi is the best therapist
(Susan McPartlan, San Jose )