Massage by John

Based in Emeryville, CA

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $95

Deep Tissue, Swedish & 3 other techniques

8 testimonials

Overview

Offering professional massage and bodywork to gay men and men of all types, including all members of the LGBT community. Women also welcome.

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I work with a focus on pain reduction and increased range of motion.
The work tends to be very slow, utilizing deep tissue techniques, gentle stretching and joint mobilization to open fascial lines and bring movement to an area. Knowledge of anatomy, working... with the breath and using PNFs facilitate the work. I also offer general relaxation massage.

A strong belief in the importance of physical and emotional health led me to practicing massage. Trained in the following techniques; Swedish, clinical massage, deep tissue, myofascial release, stretching and mobilization, neuromuscular therapy, trigger point release.

Certified in 1987, re-certified in 2015 at the San Francisco School of Massage, I have over 700 hours of professional training.

Location

Based near: 40th st & San Pablo Ave Emeryville, CA 94608 Mobile services within 10 miles

Hours

M: ---

Tu: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

W: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Th: 9 - 11 a.m.

F: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Sa: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Su: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Massage Pricing
In-studio 60 min. $95
  75 min. $110
  90 min. $125
  120 min. $165

Mobile 60 min. $115
  75 min. $130
  90 min. $145
  120 min. $185

  • Cash, Check, Venmo accepted
  • Gift certificates available.
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for senior citizens, repeat clients
Additional info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Swedish, Trigger Point

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

Mobile extras: Music, Massage Table

Affiliations: Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Education

July - Dec. 2014

500 hour CMT

San Francisco School of Massage, San Francisco, CA


June - Aug. 1987

250 CMT

Body Electric, Oakland, CA


Testimonials

March 09, 2018

By Vacationer in Palm Springs, CA

I called John for a massage because I had been having lower back pain for the first time in years. I explained the issue and he was able to incorporate some stretches that really alleviated the discomfort. He lives on a quiet street with plenty of parking, which is such a relief in the bay area. He was cheerful and pleasant and put me at ease immediately. The massage was so relaxing that I felt that I was in a trance at one point. I will definitely be back soon.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: March 07, 2018, in Emeryville, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Nov. 26, 2017

By Luke in Emeryville, CA

John provides an exceptionally sensitive and replenishing massage. He is caring and committed to making the experience comfortable; he creates an environment that is relaxing and inviting. I've never had a massage as good as the one John offers, and that is why I keep coming back. He focuses on points of tension as requested, and does so with immense care, but he also provides attention to other muscles groups where undiscovered tension might lie. I leave his massages feeling deliciously tired, relaxed, refreshed.

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: Nov. 26, 2017, in Emeryville, CA (outcall)

Time booked/actual duration: 75 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 24, 2017

By Ken H in Richmond, CA

John's space is very relaxing and he really knows how to get in there and dig out those knotted up muscles I wanted a really deep-tissue massage for a chronic problem with my upper back, neck and shoulders due to years of working at a computer. John's bodywork is amazing! Thanks!

No. of appts.: 2

Most recent appt.: Oct. 22, 2017, in Oakland, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 22, 2017

By Ricky in Emeryville, CA

John is very polite and welcomed me at his front door. He gave me the comfortable massage and help me fall into light sleep during massage.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Oct. 20, 2017, in Emeryville, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/75 minutes

Technical details: Medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 21, 2017

By tallone in El Sobrante, CA

John is a master of massage. He is intuitively talented with his hands. He spends time talking to know what you expect from the massage and he will deliver in a big way. I am a former dancer and John made me mobile again. I hope to become a regular customer. Sometimes you just want a great massage and John is a master.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Oct. 21, 2017, in Emeryville, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Wide range pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Dec. 16, 2015

By Stephen in Mill Valley, CA

Absolutely unbelievably amazing. Actually used deep tissue and he knew what he was doing. Completely professional. I would recommend him to ANYONE who wants a fantastic massage!!

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: Dec. 10, 2015, in Mill Valley, CA (outcall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Extra deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

Oct. 03, 2015

By Jeff in Oakland, CA

John is an artist with a table. His massages are exceptional! His understanding of body mechanics and healing are beyond what I've experienced and it is wonderful! He's a gentle man with a spiritual attitude born of seeing a lot of life and his compassion is always evident.

No. of appts.: 3

Most recent appt.: Sept. 15, 2015, in Oakland, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 90 minutes/90 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Deep pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5

June 07, 2015

By AC in San Francisco, CA

After a very tiring day, I was in need for a relaxing massage. I decided to call John. He immediately responded to my text and scheduled a session in less than 2 hours. I was so glad that he was able to accommodate me in such short notice. As soon as I arrived at his place, he greeted me with a nice smile and warm welcome. During our initial chat, I already felt very comfortable and sensed that I was in good hands. Then he guided me to his massage studio which was very clean, warm and cozy. He left me alone for a minute or so to get ready for the massage. During the massage, his deep understanding and knowledge of anatomy presented itself right from the beginning. Every touch felt just right. I can genuinely say that this was one of the best professional massage that I have ever had. After the massage we had a very pleasant conversation. John is simply the best masseur in the bay area. I will definitely see him again and I highly recommend him to anyone who are in search for just the perfect massage.

No. of appts.: 1

Most recent appt.: June 05, 2015, in Oakland, CA (incall)

Time booked/actual duration: 60 minutes/60 minutes

Technical details: Lotion used; Light to medium pressure

Technical expertise: 5 / 5

Comfort level: 5 / 5

Ambiance: 5 / 5