NeuroMassage of Santa Cruz County

Holistic Neurotherapy for Children and Adults 


Langdon Roberts, MA, CMT

Professional Member, American Massage Therapy Association


What is NeuroMassage?

NeuroMassage is a unique therapeutic system that combines biofeedback and bodywork to improve health by making intentional changes in the relationships between the brain, the nerves, the organs and the muscles. NeuroMassage allows the client to experience a deep state of relaxation. This state makes possible the release of chronic tension within deep muscles, re-setting of the "pain threshold" in order to reduce chronic pain, and a profound transformation of body awareness. With this new level of awareness, client and therapist work together to create an individualized plan for learning to access and maintain states of relaxation throughout daily life. In addition to bodywork, this plan may include the use of movement, breath meditations, EMG biofeedback (for reducing muscle tension), neurofeedback (EEG biofeedback) or any combination of these, depending on the client's specific needs.

NeuroMassage is helpful for both children and adults. It is effective in pain reduction, stress management, improving focus and creating a state of overall well-being. By using the NeuroMassage system, Langdon Roberts has helped people who have been diagnosed with conditions such as:

What can I expect?

The experience of NeuroMassage involves 6 essential processes:

  1. Releasing muscle tension, relieving pain, balancing body structure and mobilizing joints
  2. Learning effective breathing, relaxation and pain control techniques
  3. Developing body awareness
  4. Transforming habitual automatic stress responses
  5. Creating a unique strategy that will allow for access to relaxed, pain-free states during everyday life
  6. Learning to focus on difficult or stressful tasks while remaining calm

Clients often notice substantial improvement after just a few sessions. As treatment progresses, clients become accustomed to new levels of relaxation, focus and awareness. Gradually, they gain increased control over their own nervous systems. After the initial learning phase, periodic maintenance appointments are often recommended to support a continued higher level of well-being.

What techniques are employed?

Symptoms of pain and anxiety depend upon the state of a complex network that includes the brain, spinal cord, nerves, muscles and organs.  Therefore, a variety of techniques are employed to address the entire system in order to achieve long-term relief. The fundamental approach and many of the bodywork techniques are unique to NeuroMassage. However, some techniques are drawn from the other healing methods that Langdon has studied. Among these methods are:


Langdon Roberts was trained in massage therapy and holistic health education at the National Holistic Institute in Oakland, California. He received his Master’s degree in Neuroscience from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Langdon has developed neuromassage by integrating traditional Eastern and Western approaches to health with the latest theories of neuroscience and brain change technologies, as well as unique life experiences. In addition to his practice, Langdon is also enthusiastic about scientific research. His research at Brown included the study of the effects of sensory stimulation on the strengths of neural connections within the brain. More recently, he conducted studies of the comparative effectiveness of different methods of applying pressure during massage therapy. He currently conducts clinical research on the cumulative and synergistc pain-relieving effects of biofeedback, massage and microcurrent stimulation.  Langdon is also continually developing and refining the NeuroMassage bodywork system.

Since 1989, Langdon has been using techniques described on this site to effectively manage his own symptoms of Tourette Syndrome. He has worked with children and adults to provide healing support for a wide variety of physical and psychological challenges. In 1999, Langdon developed the NeuroMassage system and opened a practice in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2004, he moved to Santa Cruz County. Langdon has offices in Aptos and Watsonville, CA.

Fees and contact information

The fee is $120 for a 60 minute session or $180 for a 90 minute session.  A sliding scale is available for low-income clients.  Some insurance is accepted.

Please call or email for more information or to schedule an introductory session:  831-239-6353 or

Office location:  4624 Soquel Drive, Soquel, CA 95073
Home visits are also available.