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"Tom Sherman is a man with penetrating vision.

His impressive stature and compelling voice certainly draw your attention, but what you can't ignore or forget are his eyes.

They invite you into the moment, putting you in touch with the depth of his presence.

When he greets you to do a bodywork session or explains his work with nature as healer, the light of his inspiration shines through. When he gives you a massage, you can feel that he is doing it to transform lives, yours and his.

His message, whether spoken or felt is LIVE FULLY."

From an article titled: CHAKRA MAN: AIDS, BODYWORK, AND INSPIRATION by Stephanie Mines, Ph.D. Massage and Bodywork Magazine, October 2000.



Tom Sherman, “CHAKRAMAN,” offers healing services in both Oakland and Calistoga, California. He holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development, has completed post doctoral study in ecopsychology, is a licensed Massage Therapist, and is certified in both Healing Touch and Acupressure.

Tom's current work integrates his consulting background, twenty-five year personal practice of yoga, experience in various massage and healing practices, eco-psychology, and his experience living with HIV/AIDS for over 20 years. His preparation as a healer has included training in:



  • Healing Touch (Colorado Center for Healing Touch--Certification as a Healing Touch practitioner in Spring 2000)
  • Muscular Massage (Kona School of Muscular Massage and apprenticeship at the Centre for Well Being at the Orchid at Mauna Lani--Licensed as a Massage Therapist in Hawaii (MAT #5487) in December 1999)
  • Acupressure Modalities (Acupressure Institute, Berkeley, California, Certifications in Advanced Shiatsu and Acu-Yoga in 2006 and Stress Management in 2007.)
  • Taoist Breathwork and Erotic Development and Healing (Body Electric School, Oakland, California)
  • Lomi Lomi Massage (Study/Apprenticeship with Papa K, Hawaiian Healer, Big Island-Hawaii)
  • Thai Massage (Centre for Well Being at the Orchid at Mauna Lani, Big Island-Hawaii)
  • Alternative therapeutic modalities (Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California)
  • Shamanic Healing techniques (travel to sacred sites in Peru and study with a Peruvian shaman. Study with traditional African healers in Africa and with Malidoma Some in Oregon)
  • Eco-Psychology and Wilderness Passage Rites (School of Lost Borders, Big Pine, California



Tom currently maintains a private healing practice in both Oakland & Calistoga, California. He offers individual bodywork sessions and personalized wellness consultation for clients combining massage, energy work, Acupressure, adventures in nature, self created ritual, and self care recommendations. He offers a variety of transformational workshops focused on Energy Medicine. Tom is also a faculty member of the Acupressure Institute in Berkeley, California and the Healing Arts Institute in Sacramento Californiawhere he currently teaches three classes (see workshops).


Tom Sherman

email: chakraman@earthlink.net

Calistoga, California: (707) 942-6467

Oakland, California:  (510) 451-0610