Massage Bliss by Richard

Based in Richmond, CA

In-studio services

Starting at $100

Deep Tissue, Swedish & Esalen

4 testimonials


I offer a personalized Swedish-based massage with long repetitive strokes, increasing the pressure with each stroke. Stretching is included in the massage. We discuss your needs/ preferences before we begin.

Massages given in Richmond, CA with CoVid 19 precautions in place, HEPA filter in studio. I use hand sanitizer, touch-less thermometer, disinfectant wipes, table and cradle moisture guard, Fully Pfizer vaccinated: 2021 + 2022 Omicron booster 5/3/2023, new booster 10/5/2023.MPX 8/19/2022, 2nd 9/14.../22.. You must be fully CoVid19 vaccinated with recommended booster{s}. Please show vaccination card.

Work is done on a sturdy heated massage table with fully adjustable face cradle. I use an unscented professional hypoallergenic massage gel, which is designed to remain on the skin for 12 to 24 hours for maximum effectiveness.. The length of the session can be from one hour to 2 hours. Most clients prefer the hour and a half. Consider it a tune up for optimum body health. Candles and soft music aid the relaxation.

Catering to men in the gay, bisexual and straight community. All 18 years of age or over [show proof if under 25] are welcome, regardless of body type, physical condition, or race. Discount for students with proof.


Based in Richmond, CA 94804


M: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tu: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Th: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

F: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sa: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Su: 3 - 9 p.m.

At Richard's studio

Richard's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending Deep Tissue, Esalen & Swedish

60 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash and Paypal accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Thursdays
  • Discounts available for massage therapists, students, active military, emergency workers, airline crews, birthdays, AIDS ride participants
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Esalen, Swedish

Experience: 24 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom

Additional services: Body trimming


Gathered by Richard from admiring massage clients to share with you.

April 16, 2023 in Richmond, CA (in-studio)

I believe Richard has given me the best massages I've ever had. His hands apply the perfect amount of pressure and it does feel like he is reading my body's needs. Felt very comfortable and easy to interact with before, during and after the massage. Technical 5.0 Comfort 5.0; Ambiance 5.0; Overall 5.0

Jan. 13, 2023 in Richmond, CA (in-studio)

I reached out to Richard just before a planned visit to San Francisco and scheduled a massage. After two hours on his table, I felt as though I had been taken apart and put back together, minus the tension and stress. Friendly, funny, intuitive, patient and thorough, he lives up to his title as a ‘Gentle Giant.’ My one regret is that he’s not based back east, so for anyone local to the Bay Area, I highly recommend! I will be seeing him again when I return to SF.

May 05, 2020 in Richmond, CA (in-studio)

A great experience at the hands of Richard during my massage. His professionalism and technique was absolutely the best I have received. He is truly an expert in his field and I would recommend him to anyone looking to have less aches in life. Richard was very accommodating in my appointment time and we discussed my needs fully and he met all of my expectations. This is one fine gentleman and I left feeling on top of the world. Give him a try.

June 05, 2017 in Richmond, IN (in-studio)

Right off the bat, Richard was very accommodating with the date and time I requested for my massage. At the last minute I asked to move the appointment up a bit earlier and he was flexible with the change. A quick ride on the BART and he's there to pick you up. He's got strong hands that kneaded through some tough knots on my back and tight plantar fasciitis tissue. But he adjusts the pressure as needed to help you relax overall. The experience was very pleasant. Richard is a warm person and clearly a talented masseuse who will work with you to help you feel better before you get up from his table. Definitely recommend.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.