CTI practitioners provide...

seated and fully clothed massage to people living on the societal margins of San Francisco.


Seated Massage

Massage, or caring touch, is the heart and foundation of CTI’s history and mission. Providing massage in public spaces and in collaboration with local agencies is one way CTI embodies social justice. We believe that caring touch is not just about physical touch, but about touching the deep spiritual and emotional needs of our communities, leading both the client and practitioner into spaces of trust, respect and responsibility.


Free Seated Massage Sessions at our partner agencies

CTI considers itself to be one of many vital social service agencies in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. We strive to work in collaboration with those who provide food, shelter and healthcare to homeless and marginalized people. And we work to address an un-met need: the need for love, compassionate presence, and empowerment.


Partner Agencies include:

Tom Waddell Medical Clinic
230 Golden Gate Ave

MSC South Shelter
525 5th Street

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center
165 Capp Street – Ladies Night, Women Only

Tenderloin Self-Help
at 146 Leavenworth
Sixth Street Self Help
at 181 6th Street

Gubbio Project, Saint John the Evangelist, 1661 15th St.

Saint Anthony Foundation   150 Golden Gate Ave

Saint Anthony Foundation
150 Golden Gate Ave

Kelly Cullen Community   220 Golden Gate Ave  Residents only

Kelly Cullen Community
220 Golden Gate Ave
Residents only


Drop-In Weekly Schedule

Tom Waddell Medical Clinic - map

  • Tuesdays, 10 - Noon

  • Female patients only

Gubbio Project - map

  • Wednesday, 10 - Noon

  • Tuesday & Thursday, 10 - 1 pm

Six Street Self-Help - map

  • Wednesday & Friday, 1:30 - 4:30 pm


Kelly Cullen Community - map

  • Wednesdays, 10:30 - 12:30 pm

  • Residents only

Martin’s House of Hospitality - map

  • Thursday, 10 - Noon

Mission Neighborhood Resource Center - map

  • 2nd 3rd & 4th Thursday, 6 - 8 pm

  • Female residents only

Special Events

Four Corner Friday

Every first Friday of each month, Hospitality House joins neighborhood community partners like DeMarillac Academy, Curry Senior Center, Larkin Street Services, and other businesses and non-profits to activate the street corners of our neighborhood. Come join the fun at the next 4 Corner Friday, March 4th in front of Hospitality House's Tenderloin Self-Help Center at 146 Leavenworth. There will be chair massages offered by the Care Through Touch Institute, art activities, info tables, chocolate kisses, and musical tributes!


Project Homeless Connect

CTI is a regular participant at Project Homeless Connect (PHC). Every other month, CTI joins with over 1500 individual community volunteers to provide health and human services to the homeless and marginalized people of San Francisco. In this way, CTI continues to strengthen its connections with local service agencies that share our commitment to caring for those who reside in and frequent the streets of San Francisco’s poorest neighborhoods. The massage chairs of CTI practitioners are always filled at this day-long event!

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Lava Mae

Lava Mae brings critical services to the streets – delivered with an unexpected level of care they call Radical Hospitality™ – to rekindle dignity and hope for people experiencing homelessness through their Mobile Hygiene Service, Pop-Up Care Villages and buildIt toolkit. Once monthly we partner with Lava Mae at their Pop-Up Care Villages in order to offer therapeutic touch to our homeless neighbors.