Pampering Massage by Daniel

Based in San Francisco

In-studio services

Starting at $160

Deep Tissue, Sports & Swedish

19 testimonials


Tired, sore muscles? Need some pampering? My massage table awaits you! Treat yourself to my relaxing bodywork specifically catered to gay men. This massage incorporates long, full body strokes as well as deep pressure techniques in the areas needed most. Stretching is included throughout the session. I use high quality, unscented professional massage lotion, a very comfortable heated massage table and my studio is very clean and pet free.

As a certified personal trainer and avid gym-goer, this is the... kind of massage I want for my muscles. With over 10 years of experience, you will receive a massage that will leave you feeling truly satisfied! I'm located in San Francisco, Castro neighborhood and parking is easy on my street. To set up an appointment, please text me. I look forward to seeing you on my table for a great session!


Based near: Market Street & Danvers Street San Francisco, CA 94114


M: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Tu: 1 - 8 p.m.

W: 1 - 8 p.m.

Th: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

F: 1 - 8 p.m.

Sa: 2 - 8 p.m.

Su: 2 - 8 p.m.

At Daniel's studio

Daniel's Signature Massage

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

80 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash and Venmo accepted
Additional Info

Techniques: Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish

Experience: 10 years

In-studio amenities: Free Parking, Massage Table, Shower


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

Jan. 08, 2023 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I just had a wonderful session with Daniel today. I had hurt my lower back at the gym last week. Since Daniel is a trainer, he knows about workout injuries. He did his magic and included extra attention to that area. Daniel's hands are amazing. He knows how to use not only his hands but also his elbows and forearms throughout the massage. The pressure was perfect all over my body. Daniel's space is very relaxing, and he played some great music. I will return - thanks, Daniel!

Oct. 20, 2022 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

As I told Daniel after my last session - "Daniel, you are SF's best secret!" He is clearly experienced and talented with his hands. I try to see him every other month and it is truly something I look forward to. He is such a great guy and very easy on the eyes. His place is easy to get to, nice clean studio, great massage from a strong guy, overall fantastic experience.

Aug. 09, 2022 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

My husband and I have seen Daniel a couple times now and we are so pleased we found him. We book back to back massages and it is a wonderful experience from start to finish! Always easy to set up as Daniel is a great communicator. We both have had incredible massages and really enjoyed the time with him. Skilled hands, great personality, and such a delight. Highly recommended!

May 14, 2022 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

One of the best therapeutic massages I have ever had. Legit skills. I knew from the first couple of min of the massage that I was in very good hands. Daniel has a pleasant demeanor and a clean, comfortable space. He is also incredibly handsome … his pics don’t do him justice. Highly recommend him. Great experience! I’ll be back.

Feb. 22, 2022 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I had the pleasure of getting a massage from Daniel when I was visiting SF. Right away I knew I was in good hands. His touch is intentional, firm and smooth. I was truly relaxed for the session. He told me to be like jelly on the table and that's exactly what I felt like! His hands and arms felt so good as he got a couple knots out in my back. He's a super nice guy with great energy. Well worth every penny!

Oct. 07, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

What a fantastic massage I received from Daniel. His pressure was just right- deep when needed and relaxing throughout. His warm table felt so comfortable. He checked in with me a few times to make sure I was doing ok. My legs were so sore from my workout and felt so much better from the massage. A truly wonderful experience. Also, his pictures don't do him justice! Highly, highly recommend Daniel.

Aug. 20, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Daniel provided one of the best massages I've had and definitely would recommend. He was quick to respond, making it easy to coordinate a time, and his place was conveniently located in the Castro with easy parking. Big hands and big arms, this man is well equipped to make you feel good. His pressure was nice and firm, and he catered his routine to my requests (legs were so sore from workouts). His pics don't do him justice either - he's the real deal man's man! He was friendly, down-to-earth and a pleasure to chat to before and after, ensuring I was comfortable during my visit.

June 09, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

I’ll keep this simple: Book with Daniel! Warm table, strong hands, instant relaxation. It was an amazing massage by a sweet, friendly guy. Easy communication, perfect pressure, worth every penny, looks just like his pictures. U got yourself a new regular client, Daniel!

March 09, 2021 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Daniel - better than any other massage I've experienced - was able to get me to relax. The ambiance was great, his voice deep and soothing, and his touch reassuring. He was able to get into several tense areas- shoulders, legs, and hips. Whenever he sensed me tensing up, he backed off and got me to relax. I left there feeling relaxed and amazing.

Nov. 12, 2020 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

What a treat Daniel's massage is! I texted Daniel in the morning and he was able to see me that afternoon. He answered the door wearing his mask and told me we could keep our masks on for the entire session if I wanted. His place is super cute and clean and I loved that the table was heated. The massage was really great! So relaxing and I went into the almost asleep mode many times. I def found my new massage therapist. Highly recommend him. Thanks Daniel!

Jan. 02, 2020 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Had the pleasure of having a massage with Daniel, who promptly accommodated with my last minute request despite his full schedule as I had just arrived in town.
His apartment was cozy and warm, and his heated table was so comfortable and relaxing that I almost fell asleep a few times.
The massage itself was probably one of the best I have ever had. He was deliberate and careful with his skillful strokes. Despite it being at the end of a long day, Daniel still clearly gave his full effort for me to have a a great session. It is obvious that he is very experienced in massage. Well worth my time and expenses. Would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody.

Nov. 07, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

What a treat to get a massage from Daniel. My body called for much needed attention and Daniel certainly delivered. My legs were so sore from my workouts and Daniel was able to make them feel like jelly! He is definitely going to be my regular guy from now on. His place is clean, inviting and cozy for a great massage.

April 23, 2019 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Daniel's massage is an absolute pleasure! He has such great energy and makes me feel so comfortable. I have been seeing him regularly for a couple years and I always feel so relaxed after our session. I love that he uses warm lotion and a heated table. It is pure bliss!

Jan. 13, 2018 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

great first experience with Daniel ! his massage technique was excellent ; his studio is pleasant and warm and Daniel has a great personality..

Oct. 15, 2017 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Appointment set up was easy and communication clear. Daniel was very warm and friendly when I arrived and the ambience was relaxing. I tend to prefer deep tissue massages, but I decided to give the RELAX massage a try and I'm so glad I did. The massage was exactly the relief I was looking for, and I left feeling relaxed and refreshed.

June 21, 2017 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Daniel is the real deal. He could not be more accommodating and gracious. Tehnically he knows what he is doing and is clearly very experienced as a professional massage therapist. He has a very soothing and awesome touch that immediately puts you at ease while at the same time working your problem areas to maximum effect with the appropriate pressure. He is also incredibely friendly and sweet -- you will be very happy to have chosen him for a session. I'll be back.

Aug. 28, 2016 in San Francisco, CA (in-studio)

Daniel provides an extraordinary massage and has a wonderful sense of how to access knots and areas of tension which result in relaxation. Highly recommended.

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