The Art of Massage by John

Based in San Francisco

In-studio services

Starting at $60

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Esalen & 7 other techniques

5 testimonials


Hello! I'm JohnPaul, in San Francisco! I offer Relaxing Massage Therapy for Men, welcoming regular and New clients! I am Well Trained in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Trigger Point, Sports, and Esalen techniques, and I blend these Techniques to create a massage specific to you.

I have an excellent Understanding of the body and I create a massage style with your specific needs in mind. I use a Heated Massage Table, Soft Flannel Sheets, Blended Oils, Relaxing Music, in... a Warm and Comfortable Setting. I also offer private, off-street parking!
I believe that massage should be affordable and a regular part of life, and not an overpriced, expensive exception. I believe in giving compassion, both in my touch, and in my massage rate.
I welcome all clients, Gay, LGBTQ+, All Races and Nationalities equally!!

I look forward to scheduling your first session with me, or to see my ongoing clients!


Based near: Quesada Avenue & Keith Street San Francisco, CA 94124


M: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tu: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

W: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Th: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

F: 8:30 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Sa: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Su: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

At John's studio

John's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Alexander Technique to Trigger Point

30 min.
60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash and Venmo accepted
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
Additional Info

Techniques: Alexander Technique, Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Esalen, Hot Stone, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Swedish, Tandem Massage, Trigger Point

Experience: 26 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Drinking Water, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom

Additional services: Fitness training, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching


Jan. - May 2002

Certified Massage Therapist

Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA

Jan. - May 2003

Certified Massage Therapist

McKinnen Institute, Oakland, CA

May 2004 - June 2005

Advanced Neuromuscular Degree

Pittsburgh School of Massage TherapySchool of Mass, Pittsburgh, PA


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

March 30, 2022 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

John continues to be my favorite massage therapist. It can sometimes be a little tough to get in last minute, but it is worth booking in advance. His place is warm and comfortable with private parking. Really nice music, and his massage table is extra nice. You couldn't ask for a nicer guy too. I always feel totally relaxed when I leave. He is a first class Masseur!

Oct. 02, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

John is a 5 star experience! I see him once monthly, and have never been disappointed. Warm and comfortable private massage suite, music, heated table, private parking, and John is so welcoming! He is vaccinated, and follows protocols that make me feel cared for and safe. He creates the massage just for me, going deep where needed, and relaxing, nurturing and comfortable techniques that made me drift off. A steaming hot towel, and he has the Best Music for relaxation. After so many great massages, I decided to write a review.

June 22, 2018 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

John Paul is a true professional — responsive, skilled and polite. I have had the pleasure to book multiple 90 minute massage appointments over the past 1.5 years and he never disappoints!

Your experience begins with John Paul greeting you in a private (gated) off street parking spot. You are then welcomed into his home wherein John Paul takes the time to understand your massage needs (i.e. general body pain, stress/tension areas and or athletic soreness).

Once you are on his massage table the real magic begins. John Paul uses his training, technique, oils, relaxation music and exceptionally strong hands to move you into a state of complete relaxation. From the beginning of your massage until the very end John Paul is 100% focused on reading your body and adjusting both pressure and technique.

John Paul is a gentleman in every sense of the word and he takes pride in offering a clean, professional, comfortable massage environment. You will never feel rushed, it is as if time stands still. After each massage I felt relaxed, rejuvenated and frankly like a ‘new man’!

Do yourself a favor and book time with John Paul and experience him for yourself. I always look forward to my next massage!

Jan. 19, 2018 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I have had massages before and know their lasting feeling when you have a massage therapist who has a unique technique. JohnPaul touch was amazingly refreshing and it rejuvenated me. He has a welcoming smile and his professional expertise from beginning to the end made the massage much more relaxing and meaningful. The oils he uses are therapeutic and I chose not to wash them off.

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